Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Funkytown Group Show

(Show card by participating artist, Mary Zeran)

I am pleased to be a part of this group show curated by Kimberly Rowe taking place in Berkeley, CA.
I am showing along side of artists that I respect and am inspired by. Thanks Kimberly for putting an fabulous group together!

Show details:

Opening Reception
Thursday, November 17th
5 - 8pm
Urbano Cellars Art Space
2323 Fourth St. Berkeley, CA 94710.
Show runs: 
November 17th, 2016 through January 8th, 2017
Participating artists include:⠀

Cande Aguilar – Texas⠀
Jeffrey Cortland Jones – Ohio⠀
Tom Duimstra – Michigan⠀
Susan Carr – New York⠀
Seren Moran – California⠀
Paul Weiner – Colorado⠀
Mary Zeran – Iowa⠀
Mary F Coats – California⠀
Max Manning – Texas⠀
Jessica Simorte – Texas⠀
Amelia Layton – Oregon⠀
Sarajo Frieden – California⠀
Kimberly Rowe – California⠀
Megan Reed – California⠀
Loren Britton – New York⠀
Phillip J Mellen – Massachusetts⠀
Julia Couzens – California⠀

I have 2 paintings in the show, including the painting below:

Music for cello
acrylic on canvas
12 x 12 inches

Thank you for your interest and support.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) . v2

Fiction (With Only Daylight Between Us) . v2
A group show curated by Jeffrey Cortland Jones

Taking place at Corridor Projects (divisible) Dayton, Ohio.
Opening Friday September 2nd 6pm - 9pm.
1001 E. 2nd Street, Building 100, Second Floor B-C Door, Dayton, Ohio.

Quite happy to be in this show! Thanks for the honor, Jeffrey Cortland Jones. All the best to my fellow artists in the show! 

Once the opening has passed I will post the piece I have taking place. 

Thanks for your support! 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Dead or Alive

Dead or Alive: A group show exhibiting the collection of Cande and Sally Aguilar at Galeria 409 in Brownsville, Texas

Installation shot of a portion of the works on view.
My painting is located on the bottom right.

Artists in the show: 

Oscar Alvarez, Brownsville TX
Karl Bielik, London UK
Micheal Blair, Bronte TX
Valerie Brennan, Papshos CY
Barnardo Cantu, Denton TX
Susan Carr, East Fallmouth MA
Mark Clark, Brownsville TX
Ludovic Dervillez, Reims, FR
Echagonzal, Edcouch TX
Brian Edmonds, Huntsville AL
David Freeman, McAllen TX
Oscar Guerra, Austin TX
Chantala Kommanivnh, Chicago IL
William Lawler, Huntsville AL
Bonny Leibowitz, Dallas TX
Chris Leonard, McAllen TX
Phillip J. Mellen, Taunton MA
David T Miller, Ambler PA
Manuel Miranda, McAllen TX
David Myrvold, Trollhattan SE
Cindy Palmer, San Antonio TX
Ricardo Paniagua, Dallas TX
Jorge Puron, San Antonio TX
Jesus de la Rosa, Kingsville TX
Sabine Tress, Colonge DE
Paul Valadez, McAllen TX
Giovanni Valderas, Dallas TX
Pier Wright, Northport MI
Rebecca Young, Huntsville AL

Opening reception:
Friday April 15th
5 - 9pm
Galeria 409
409 E 13th Street
Brownsville, Texas 78520

I'm honored to be with such a group. Thanks for your support! 



Thursday, February 25, 2016

Musings on new collage work. 2016.

 Musings on new collage work. 2016.

Above is a pile of recently completed collage works.

“I will try to reach the landscapes of where you begin, not the reflection of what I pretend.” – From the song “Summertime” by The Fire Theft.


Soliloquy I

I begin with colors not unlike my acrylic paint palette. Selected colored papers, as well as earthy imagery, are invited into my collage process. I cut shapes as biomorphic as possible that often give way to sharper angles. These hard edges, for instance, stem from my abundance of time spent indoors meditating the outdoors, and vice-versa. These seemingly disparate states are automatically unfolding, and are the framework of my approach in image making and the steering through my thoughts during the process.

 Public Library Building
20 x 18 inches
paper collage

As my collage imagery is actualizing, I continue to render these as naturally and earthy as any idea I have ever had. However, looking back, I have noticed that nature has always been a part of my work. Though the previous ‘scapes derived from the act of play, memories fade so they are a bit fuzzy to me now. Presently, I record new subconscious imagery of a land I have never seen but can’t help but dream about. We are now meeting face to face. 

In exercising the practice of following visual prompts, I continue to compose lush and imaginative places. I’m pointing to nature, in a different way, without the poetry of words that my previous works may have elicited. This new work is more personal, though the opposite may be true, but in the end who knows? I will change that statement tomorrow, if it ever gets here. 

What has begun is a somehow story being told in these works. I record my thoughts/ideas as verbatim as possible. These pictures derive from what I think and feel, and/or what I think that I think and feel. This new imagery is an investigation into the different sides of myself that draw from the spiritual effects of places I’m at, and those I have yet to visit. I find that going there is possible because tomorrow hasn’t happened yet, and it never will. 

Oral history
18 inch diameter (approx.)

paper collage


This growing body of work is, in part, a record of what I envision tomorrow to be like. Before I know it, it’s already here and I am usually wrong. As I continue to focus on these themes, they always change. I have a responsibility to accept the unpredictable nature of this process. Only to find that these collages are also continuously wrong. I’m doing my best. 


Soliloquy II

I stand on the rock of nowhere. With images from the past that are not me, and never were.

I long for the safety on interior spaces. Rather than far off places. So I took the rock home. I’m still nowhere.


Thank you for your support.


Wednesday, January 6, 2016

First and Last of 2015

Happy New Year!


12 x 12 inches
acrylic on canvas

 Above: First completed painting from 2015

Below: Last completed painting from 2015

24 x 13 inches
 acrylic paint, pencil, foam, wood

Please click an image to enlarge

thank you for your support!