Avoiding Mastery: Whitespace Contemporary Art 2014 Mastery, according to the Webster dictionary is knowledge and skill that allows you to do, use, or understand something very well and a state of having attained complete control of something. My conundrum as an artist is that, whilst ‘understanding something very well’ might seem an appealing and mature virtue,Continue reading “Avoiding Mastery: the paintings”
Put Up Your Dukes! Blue Oyster Art Project Space, Dunedin 18 June – 20 July 2013 the latest Achronological Manor project is Put up your Dukes! an exhibton/pulicaton/performance played out as a visual debate between Gabrielle Amodeo and myself. The project utilised the structure of the Douglas-Lincoln debate format used in the campaign for the Illinois senateContinue reading “Put Up Your Dukes!”
These are some studio trials for my one-day exhibition this Friday, 18 May. It is part of the One Day Wonder project, a series of 24-hour shows at the Pearce Gallery, Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design. My exhibition is an experimental installation developing some of the ideas I have discussed in previous posts onContinue reading “My One Day Wonder”
Blue Oyster gallery in Dunedin turned 13 in April and I was asked to join in the celebrations by contributing a work to the group show Silk and Lace. The show is also reviewed on Eye Contact The show required the invited artists to address the title Silk and lace and also to respond toContinue reading “Happy Anniversary Blue Oyster”
After a lengthy silence I have returned with some drawings developed from the Flower Power/ animals debate I have been having with myself. These are A3 sized ink and water colour drawings made for a group show at Kobo Chika, my gallery in Tokyo.
Animals and their relationship to humans is still on my mind. I have also been thinking a bit about the flower power movement of the late sixties/ early seventies. This was sparked by a very brief aside in Barry Schwabsky’s introductory essay to Vitamin P: New Perspectives In Painting. In defining the advent of postContinue reading “I’m dreaming of Flower Power”