Friday, January 29, 2010

The Figure Now 2010 Exhibition: Update

I previously wrote about my participation in the Figure Now 2010 Exhibition at the Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery at Fontbonne University. (Click here to see previous post)

I didn't mention that the painting I entered into the exhibition was awarded 2nd place. I thought I'd wait for the gallery to announce it first. It is a nice honor to receive and I was excited to hear the news. If you are in the area check out the exhibit. If not take a look at the work in the exhibit by visiting this website.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

The Figure Now 2010 Exhibition

I am participating in The Figure Now 2010 Exhibition at the Fontbonne Gallery of Fine Arts at Fontbonne University in St. Louis, Missouri this next month.

The exhibition runs from February 5th to February 26th.

Click here to visit the site.


Below is the information provided by Fontbonne Fine Arts Gallery about The Figure Now Exhibition 2010

February 5 - 26, 2010

Opening Reception February 5, 6-8 pm

An international Juried Exhibition which reconsiders traditional and contemporary approaches to the figure. With over 250 enteries these were the images chosen by the three jurors: Sophie Sodoin; Alex Kanevsky and Nicholas Uribe to be in the 2010 Figure Now Exhibition.

Tension in Silhouette, oil on canvas, 30 x 40 inches, 2009

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Preparing the surface.

I have spent this last weekend getting new panels ready. I have been wanting to make panels that have the smooth surface that is similar in feel and look to the mylar I have been painting on. Through some experimentation and practice I was able to get the surface the way I like it.

When I say make panels, I don't build them any more. I enjoy making them, but find it takes me way too long to build them proper. It is just easier for me to hire someone who knows what they are doing make quality cradled panels for me. I have them custom made for me from someone in the East Bay. He does great work and I get nice quality cradled panels. All I do is prime the surface.

I use gesso as my ground. I lay down about four or five layers of gesso sanding between coats to build a nice base. Then using a squeegee I work over the surface until I get a nice smooth surface. This a long process but after it is done I pleased with the results and am ready to paint.


Friday, January 8, 2010

Artist Reception -The Inner Figure

Some pictures from the artist reception last night at Gallery 625.
1. Paintings
2. Me, gallery rep Thelema Dietler, and my wife Hsuan-Chi Chen
3. More paintings
4. During reception
5. Hsuan-chi and I

Monday, January 4, 2010

January Events and Exhibits

The Inner Figure Exhibition is now up at Gallery 625 here in San Francisco. I have 17 new paintings displayed along side my wife's, Hsuan-chi Chen, paintings. The the exhibit will be up until February 1st.

The opening will be this Thursday starting at 5:30 PM, hope to see you there. For more information click here.

I also have several paintings available at the Geras Tousignant Fine Art Gallery

I have a painting that was accepted into the 24th International Juried show at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey from January 15th to March 19th.

Resist, oil on canvas, 18 x 24 inches