Sunday, February 28, 2016

Michael Miller

              Michael Miller  Night Feeders  1973  multi plate color etching  23.75" x 17"

Michael Miller was a seminal connection in my development as an artist. Without his support and encouragement I would not have had the chance to go to SAIC in the mid 70's and had many of the opportunities to excel as a creative person. The above print is an example of the work he was doing in the mid 70's. He was included in many print and drawing exhibits nationally around that time as was I. We had a mutual and shared interest in funky imagery that was highly crafted personal and idiosyncratic.

Michael's passing last year was rather sudden and a surprise and it is only now that I feel I can write about how important he was to me. He was a mentor, friend and colleague. I recently did an artist talk about my recent work and referred to an artists antecedents and how important it is to recognize them. Michael was certainly one of my most important influences and continues to be. I learned from him the importance of humility, hard work, craftsmanship and above all, generosity. He was the main reason I would return to Chicago every few years so I could reconnect with a past that is now beginning to fade.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Steve Gibson

                         Steve Gibson  Vishnu In Tecate  2015  oil on linen  54" x 40" 
Sad to be taking down my show at Point Loma Nazarene University Keller Gallery this week. I will be proposing it to other venues in Southern California soon. So, if you missed it here there may be another opportunity to see it in your neck of the woods soon.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Paint Like an Alien

This is the last week to see my show at PLNU Keller Gallery. Thanks to all that showed interest by stopping by for my talk as well as the opening. 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Chris Martin

Chris Martin  Untitled  2009  mixed media on canvas  46" x 38"

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Willy Heeks

Willy Heeks  After Image # 1  2012  mixed media on paper   26" x 24.5"

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Magali Gurin

Magali Gurin  Untitled (Bondage-Candy Twist)  2015  oil on canvas  14" x 11"  

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Steve DiBenedetto

Steve Di Benedetto  Quasiopolis  2015  oil on linen  21" x 25"

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Dominick Di Meo

Dominick Di Meo  Night  1964  synthetic polymer and synthetic on canvas  50"x 58"

What once was old is new again.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Robert Donley

Robert Donley  LBJ  1968  oil on canvas  46" x 31.5"