....And that person who writes the nasty comments thought that he was rid of me (I'm planning on being an irritant to you for many years to come by the way...it seems like you need something to do anyway).
I'm actually in Amarillo today, but I was in Atlanta a few days ago and managed to make the rounds. It was great to see Brian Holcomb who I hadn't seen in months...he's been in Connecticut getting all Frenchified.
Of course, a few shameless plugs for my friends:
A soon-to-be-friend (and friend of QP artist Elizabeth Huey) has a show that opened yesterday at Garage Projects. Patrick Brennan's show is entitled "in the end we like it here just fine". Here's a excerpt from his statement:
"The base of my work is to replace real life imagery with my own invented language. This is so that landscapes, figures, and stories take on a new and original identity. Most importantly I want to develop a relationship with the viewer. I want them to read the work as a sort of invitation into my anxieties, desires, and fears. I am very aware of my surroundings and want to reconstruct this awareness. I have been focused on how I deal with where I live. I am rarely comfortable and am always investigating why that is. I work from a combination of found images/objects, photographs from my travels, fashion, and symbols. Whether it’s a painting, drawing, sculpture or time based work I want to engage the viewer in questions that are not so easily answered. There is a space between our memory and our imagination. I want the work to be about that space."
And a few samples:
Over at Marcia Wood, Katherine Taylor continues her ongoing themes in her new body of work. The more-articulated drawings add a new dimension to the work in that they become a bit about memory as well.
And at Jackson Fine Art, I was really excited about Sanna Kannisto's sciency and forensic images of insects, repitles and plants. The lighting (right out of a autopsy exam room) is what makes them work.