The exhibition STARK at the Foothills Art Center is opening tonight from 5:30 – 8, and the exhibition will run through July 3. For this show, curator Michael Chavez asked me to create a large-scale installation that incorporated the stained glass windows in the exhibition space, which was recently renovated. A former church, the walls were recently renovated with crisp new drywall, which highlights the orginal stained glass. I have been busily at work in the space for the past two weeks, painting an image that I created from the pattern within the windows, duplicated and overlayed with that of a willow tree. STARK features 5 local artists: Nathan Abels, Chris Perez, Monique Crine, Steve Legg, and myself, all working in black and white. In addition to the large wall painting, I will also have a new small ink and gouache drawing, seen below.
In other news, Tonia Bonnell and I recently had an eloquent and glowing review of the Ironton exhibition by Kyle MacMillan of the Denver Post. You can read the article here.
And, I will be participating in the 100 days project again this summer, started by my friend and painter Carianne Mack Garside. Check back for link to the blog – we will be starting the project May 26.