The Animals Altered opening night reception was a great success! It was amazing seeing the Takoma Park Community Center come alive with so much incredible art this evening. It was so good to see my Splotch Monster Island art exhibit alongside the work of Susan Hostetler, Kyujin Lee, Marta Gutierrez, and Ghavuri Kumar, and I am so grateful to Shanthi Chandra-Sekar and Brendan Smith for putting this show together, and to all the wonderful people who came out to see the show, and purchase artwork! The exhibit will be on view until September 9, 2018.
After roughly six hours (including an hour lunch break) Kris and I managed to get all fifty-two pieces hung. I wanted to show the Endangered Kingdom meets Splotch Monster Island series in its entirety, in public for the first time, and it was so good to finally see all the work on display, together. This will be a big exhibit too, since there will also be work from four other amazing artists from the DMV area. It was nice to meet the people who make such spectacular art, yesterday, and it’ll be exciting to see it all together on opening night. If you’re in the area, stop by the Takoma Park Community Center tomorrow night, Thursday for the opening reception, from 7-8:30pm!
I finally got both The Sea Shaman, and The Bird Watchers scanned professionally, so I thought I'd post some low-res versions here at the blog. On Tuesday I'll be at the Takoma Park Community Center installing my Endangered Kingdom meets Splotch Monster Island series, to be shown in its entirety, together, in public, for the first time. One of the reasons I've been behind on posting my daily Splotch Monsters is because setting up for the show has consumed a good chunk of my free time. That said, expect the daily series to resume next week. In the meantime, as a reminder, the Endangered Kingdom meets Splotch Monster Island works will be among the work of several other extraordinary local artists, as part of the Animals Altered group show. The reception will take place on Thursday, July 12, from 7 - 8:30pm at the Takoma Park Community Center. Hope you can make it!
Here’s the second piece reworked for the upcoming show in Takoma Park, called “The Sea Shaman”. This is the second time I added more to it, and I think it’s finally finished. Included are five endangered fish species, starting with, from left to right, the Humpback Chub, June Sucker, Japanese Eel, Devils Hole Pupfish, and the Knifetooth Sawfish. The Animals Altered exhibit, located at the Takoma Park Community Center will feature my work, as well as work from several other wonderful artists working and living in and around the greater DC area. Opening reception will take place on Thursday, July 12, starting at 7pm!