Friday, November 30, 2012

Mary, the Blessed Mother

I'm so excited to finally be able to tell you about this! I have a piece in the amazing group show Girls: Fact & Fiction, opening December 7th and running until January 4th, at Light Grey Gallery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The concept for the show is that there will be two rooms in the gallery, one dedicated to real life females and one dedicated to fictional female characters/figures. I chose to make an illustration of the Virgin Mary (who, along with other religious figures and mythological beings, is considered "fact" for this show). Because of my Catholic upbringing, Mary has been an important female figure in my life for about as long as I can remember. It was a fun little challenge I set up for myself, attempting to depict in a new and interesting way a person who has already been depicted millions of times before.

You can order prints of the piece here! And if you order before December 7th you're guaranteed to get it before the holidays. How perfect would this print be as a Christmas present?!

Also, if you purchase $100 or more worth of merchandise in the Light Grey Gallery shop, you get a free copy of the Girls book, which includes images and write-ups for all of the pieces in the show. If you need suggestions for other prints to buy, I have several friends who also have work in the show: Jimmy Malone, Julianna Brion, Mika Nakano, Kathleen Marcotte, Celine Loup, Kyle Fewell, Kali Ciesemier.

I won't be able to attend the opening on December 7th but if you're in the Minneapolis area you should definitely check it out!

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Cats & Dogs and Dogs & Cats

Howdy do, everyone? If you're in the Baltimore area you should definitely check out the Cats & Dogs and Dogs & Cats show at Spur Gallery THIS FRIDAY NIGHT, 6:30-8:30PM. It includes my work along with several other people I know and adore, including a number of my former instructors and schoolmates at MICA. There will also be real, live, and adoptable (caged) cats and (roaming) dogs at the reception, courtesty of BARCS! Plus, 50% of the proceeds from the sale of art will go directly to BARCS to help out more cats and dogs in need.

I created this piece specifically for the show. I don't actually know that much about dogs so I thought it would be fun to learn about some breeds. Since there's, like, a gazillion, I narrowed it down to extant breeds originating in America.

I also included my Cheshire Cat piece and a painting of some cats that I plan on using for a pattern one of these days (you may remember getting a peek at it when I was interviewed by Brown Paper Bag).