Wednesday, February 24, 2010
the middle of things
I recently painted this piece to be included in an exhibit themed "Hard Times". This show is a collection of works by living painters that address the current worldwide financial problems we are all facing, and the socioeconomic environment we live in. Maynard Dixon's Forgotten Man was a catalyst for this exhibit.
For a couple years I've wanted to attempt a modern interpretation of Daniel Ridgeway Knight's "First Grief". Never was I really shooting for the level of naturalism that Knight was committed to, it's almost like apples and oranges, but I definitely gained an even greater appreciation for the nineteenth century painters.
For those in the local area, this piece will be included in a show exhibited at the Springville Museum of Art from March 15th - April 25th. You will not want to miss the opportunity. The show includes pieces from some of the country's most accomplished renowned realist painters. Some of my all-time favorite artists including, Steven Assael, David Kassan, Burton Silverman, Gary E Smith, Sean Diediker, Warren Chang, Trevor Southey, and David Linn. The reception is scheduled for March 24th, 6-9pm. After Springville, the show will travel to museums on the east coast.