Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"The Great God Pan" show announcement

My first solo show of new work in some time is finally scheduled! It's called "The Great God Pan" in reference to the theme of my recent series of paintings and drawings.

The show will be hung at Robert Jeffrey Salon in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago and will run from December 30th, 2011-February 24th, 2012. A reception will take place on January 6th, the first Friday for the new year! I will be printing postcards and sending them out, and making frequent Facebook and blog posts as the show draws closer.

More details to come in the next few weeks. Also, please be sure to check out my website for images of new work (although seeing them in the flesh is obviously the recommended way to experience them!).

Memento Mori

This is my interpretation of the classic idea of the Memento Mori, or, a reminder of one's temporal and fleeting existence on this mortal coil. The drawings are meant to invoke feeling representative of each stage of one's earthly experience: the growth and change we assume as we move through Life; the release from the mortal husk of one's body at the point of Death; and the inevitable rotting and decay of one's body, facilitated unremittingly by Time.

Conceived as a triptych, this piece is a way of reconnecting with classical themes and values in art, concepts that I feel aren't touched upon as frequently in contemporary art.

All pieces 22"x28" chalk pastel on black paper

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Portfolio Website is operational!

Just wanted to let readers know that I've finished up my website, and it is now live. Still working out a few technical kinks, and I'm hoping to get a real domain name here soon, but for what it's worth, check it out: