Apr 10, 2012
Abbey, continuing to inspire while I adjust to life with an infant. How do people get things done with babies?
Apr 8, 2012
Abbey’s embroidered screen door is the smartest most interesting thing I’ve seen in months. My mind is a little preoccupied with Polly and I haven’t had a chance to think about work much less make it. But seeing her sew on her screen door gave me all kinds of idea.
High Five Abbey!
Mar 29, 2012
Mar 27, 2012
Current state of the studio.
Right now my studio is kind of a dumping ground for things we need to deal with. Bags of non-seasonal non-maternity clothes brought down from the attic, spare sheets from the old guest bed that need to go up to the attic so we can make room for diaper storage, a yoga ball that I used to bounce on in that last month of pregnancy and my January calendar hanging on the wall. I never made a February or March and it will be April in a few days. I’m out of Bristol too.
I may be letting go of that project got a while. When I start back up I think I’ll use the backs of the other calendars from dating back to 2007.
Mar 21, 2012
See my sculpture hanging in the upper right corner?
Impending baby kept us from NY for the opening and a conference I was supposed to present at but thanks to the internet I get to see this.
I just returned from a Southwestern roadtrip, so I am a little behind on posting pictures of the Awkhold event that I organized…Here is the packed opening on the 3rd, more pictures to come tomorrow.
Mar 20, 2012
Mar 18, 2012
This sums up my week. More to come.
The things print nerds notice… Welcome to the world, Pollyanna Jean Tillman. Born March 12, 2012.
Mar 10, 2012
These Polly Apfelbaum prints have always been my favorites. They’re fundamentally fun and I love that they’re made with modular relief blocks. These have inspired me for years. I love that these just showed up on the Kate Spade tumblr.
polly apfelbaum @thearmoryshow #popofcolor (Taken with instagram)
Mar 10, 2012
thinking about that blue background.
Mar 10, 2012
I like where the spectrum breaks down.
HANDSCHY COLOR SYSTEM
Feb 29, 2012
Hey, hey we’re the Monkees… RIP, Davy Jones
I first became a Monkees fan when I was in the fourth grade and the TV was showing re-runs of the show. I had a greatest hits tape that I made my mom play in the car for months.
Even today they are on heavy rotation in the studio and I finally got around to watching HEAD this spring.Davey was my first Monkees crush. I eventually went through a phase for member of the Monkees. RIP.
Feb 25, 2012
Loving Michael Perrone’s paintings lately.
While we never overlapped there’s something about an Iowa connection that makes me feel even closer to the work. I like that this painting captures the ‘we must get out of the studio’ feeling of a night at Colonial Lanes.
This week I spent four days painting the figure from observation with my students. An odd experience since it’s nowhere close to my subject matter. But I ended up with pretty cool paintings and an experience with color and line that makes me want to not be in the studio. Maybe once all this baby nesting action is over I can use some of the two weeks I have left before she gets here to make some art. This pregnancy has been awesome but totally unproductive in the studio.
Feb 18, 2012
Feb 15, 2012
Feb 14, 2012
In Brooklyn? The release for Awkhold 2 is going to include a show. I’m sending three high-five related pieces- they are awesome.
March 3-April 1, 2012
The Booklyn Art Gallery is pleased to present Awkhold, a publication, and corresponding show, featuring: Annemieke Beemster Leverenz, Christine Buckton Tillman, Sam Kalda, Andrew Liang, Aimee Lusty, Becca McCharen, Asa Osborne, Jan Razauskas, Jason Roy, Ryan Jacob Smith, Crystal Stokowski and Erin Womack.
Awkhold is a portfolio of unbound contributions by 12 artists, produced in an edition of 150, on the condition that each artist is responsible for reproducing his or her own work.
The artists are not given any conceptual or stylistic theme. Instead, the work is united in its expression of each artist’s process when confronted with the challenge of producing multiples. Alike in their willingness to participate, the artists nonetheless work in varied styles and media; their submissions range from 150 photocopied prints to series of 150 unique drawings.
A companion exhibition at Booklyn Artist Alliance works to provides further context for its printed counterpart. The same twelve artists were invited to submit work that will interact with or inform their piece in the publication, widening the lens of the project.
Curated by Jason Kachadourian.
Feb 8, 2012
Feb 7, 2012