Sunday, July 17, 2011

Chain Letter Opening at Samson Projects Boston

Chain Letter is a global group show wherein 10 artists have been invited to participate. Those 10 then invite 10 artists that they admire. Those 10 invite 10 more and so on. This cycle continues for 30 days. The result is an exponentially massive, artist-curated group show based entirely on admiration.

My friend and fellow Artist Joshua Nierodzinski invited me to be in this show.  It was great to be in a show with him.

Here are some pictures from the opening.
(These photos were taken at the end of the one night exhibition, some of the work had already been removed)  

 painting in center by Joshua Nierodzinski

Photo of my construction (center)

 View of my piece through the work of Todd Pavlisko

What another blog is saying about the show: Joanne Mattera

You can find a link to the list of participating Artists here: Samson Projects

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Previous Work, revisited selections...


plastic and wooden picture frames
22" x 77"


acrylic, string on canvas
30" x 65"


mixed media on canvas
41" x 30"

I was updating my website, and came across three images that I feel speak to each other.  It is interesting to see your own jpegs, stock-piled on your hard-drive, that somehow lead you to see them in a different way.  This experience lead me to make this post.  A mini-retrospective of the year 2010.  These works visually sum-up my ideas and practices for a very creative time for me.  This time came just before discovering the rigid foam I use so much now.  These assemblages/combines come direct from my core, a core that loves object, loves shape, loves color harmony and uniform, and most importantly: composition. 

I am reminded of how the "domestic" life influenced these works.  They are portraits haunted by the ghosts of the past, by one's desire to decorate to create a comfortable homestead, and also deal with familial isssues. 

As my work takes a new direction in 2011, I'm reminded of where I came from.  I love to assemble, to build, to use chroma and compose to achieve visual poetry. Here's to the new.

Thanks for reading. -Phillip

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Interviewed by David LaMorte from Newmediator.

I met artist David LaMorte via the internet, we crossed paths due to both of us being artists and podcasters.  He invited me to be on his show, Newmediator, and I gladly accepted the invitation! The topics detail the beginnings of my artist interview podcast, ahtcast, and some discussion about my work. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.

Please use player below to listen to the interview from back in March of 2011. (39:47)

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Tech. savvy!??

Mundane Chronicles Vol. I by the Phil (EP)

Above is a recorded thought session.  The elements: music by Mountain Man, beer by Bass, thoughts and stray sounds by Me.  A snippet, if you will, of my thinking as it relates to my Art making process.  It may reveal how music effects my paintings or it may not, no guarantees!  It may reveal how my thoughts effect my painting, it may not!  Welcome to the "Mundane Chronicles Vol. I"