Friday, April 27, 2012

Hot Off the Presses

An upcoming show, a new catalogue

Gearing up for an upcoming exhibition May 17-20 in Long Island City just two blocks from my studio.

Forty-nine paintings will be on view in a former carriage house, converted to a photographers studio and gallery space. I will be exhibiting paintings depicting the Long Island City nabe as well as urban landscape and architectural studies of other places in New York City. This show was curated by Daniel Dougherty, an enthusiastic collector of my work.

In anticipation of the exhibit, I've gathered images of LIC paintings created between 2009 - 2012 and have printed a third catalogue, L.I.Changing • Volume III. This 20-page volume captures paintings of a more recent LIC neighborhood than Volumes I and II and many of them are included in this exhibit.

My exhibit will be on view during the LIC Arts Open Festival 2012. Many events are scheduled in LIC and you can view an online listing at

Friday, April 13, 2012

Court Square Station

"Court Square Station Reflections"
Oil on canvas
12x9 inches

A new painting that I'm really happy with. A reflection in the window of the Court Square Diner in LIC. The light was very bright and saturated and I loved the teal of the station reflected against the chrome and red of the 45th Road side of the diner. I had done a smaller study of this scene a few months ago and I'm glad I went ahead and worked up a larger painting. Sometimes paintings just flow and this one certainly did.

This painting will be included in my upcoming exhibit in May at Ten10 Studios and I'm looking forward to it's debut.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Upcoming May exhibit in LIC

"Jesse's Place"
Oil on canvas
12 x 12 inches

Today's painting is a new one and the building depicted will be the site of my upcoming exhibit in May, during the LIC Arts Open. Jesse Winters, a fine photographer, has taken over a small, two story space as his photography studio/workshop and gallery space now named Ten10 Studios. He has hosted some interesting exhibits since coming to LIC and I'm looking forward to showing my work there. Dan, an enthusiastic collector and proud owner of several "Florins" here in LIC, offered to curate an exhibit of my paintings and everything fell into place. The show will be up from May 17-20 during the LIC Arts Open when there will be many art and theater events, open studios, restaurant specials and more in the nabe. I'll post more information about the exhibit as the date gets closer.

On another note, I started this blog around this time 5 years ago in order to share my paintings with those people interested in art of the urban environment, and in my case, the New York City scene in particular. It's been interesting to pick paintings and write something about them, adding another dimension and backstory to a work of art. After 5 years, I find I'm slowing down a bit with posting to the blog (blogger burnout does happen), but I do plan to continue sharing my art and news. Thank you to all who've been following these posts.