This morning I dropped a couple of pieces by Gallery 62 for showing in the Members Room through July and August. Yes, we’re doing this again: exhibiting artwork. Feels natural, feels weird. Anyway. The gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays, and the main show is “Space Is the Place”, showcasing artwork that is inspired by outer space. Just to be clear, my work is not part of that show and has nothing to do with outer space; inner space is enough for me at present.
I included for the gallery two acrylics from last winter, and you can see them in the above wobbly shot of my studio wall – the one farthest to the right and the uppermost. I’ve posted each of these on the blog before: Damastes here and Untitled (1 5 21) here. They’re on the wall because I’d just put hanging wire on them.
The other pieces are all recent work/in progress that you haven’t seen because I’m still unable to set up a proper photo session due to the excessive heat. The studio cooler problem continues, and the replacement plan has been stalled on the vendor’s end. Hopefully we’ll be able to start putting in the new cooler late this week; my fingers are crossed. In the meantime, snapshots are what we got.
It’s a motley group, I know. But I believe in all of them, and they represent several different threads that I continue to pursue. The two larger black-and-whites on the left are in the Carbon group. I’ve started working a little larger with these, 14 x 18 in. in this case.
That can’t-miss-it red piece is a companion to The Heart in the Bardo, featuring my usual heavy black gesture but on saturated color rather than white or gray. Makes for a very different animal.
And the final one on the bottom, in white, black, gray, and raw umber, is in the same vein as Urchin and Pause Point and has been much fussed over. I’m determined to bring it in; I think it’s getting close.