June 29, 2007
Join an eclectic mix of 18 emerging and established artists from the DC area, as well as The Lobsterboy Revue for Art in Heat! Opening night festivities are June 30, 7pm, at the Warehouse and will run late into the hot summer night. Lobsterboy will be on hand at 8pm and 11pm with his “Tiki Party from Hell.” DJ Adam will be keeping the party going in the upstairs gallery.
The selected artists represent the best of DC’s Outsider, Lowbrow, and Pop Surrealist artists. They’re notable for creating work that’s fun, twisted, sexy, and just plain wrong. Featuring: Ed Bisese, Chris Bishop, Scott G. Brooks, Lisa Brotman, Anna U. Davis, Jared Davis, Alan Defibaugh, Margaret Dowell, Dana Ellyn, Gregory Ferrand, Linas Garsys, Laurel Hausler, Candace Keegan, John Lancaster, Emily Greene Liddle, Albert Schweitzer, Matt Sesow, and Ben Tolman.
On Saturday, June 7th, join us again for “A Very Special Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.” Bring your sketchpad and twisted little mind for an evening of art and burlesque.
Art in Heat will unofficially kick-off this year’s second annual Capital Fringe, which opens July 19th along the 7th Street corridor. The Warehouse is a popular venue and meeting place for Fringe, and Art in Heat is the perfect appetizer.
June 27, 2007
The past month has been a crazy marathon of painting to get ready for the big group show, Art in Heat. But as of two days ago, I finished the three paintings I have in the show and can now sit back and enjoy the summer from my balcony… for a few days! (more about that later)
As for the paintings (the beginning of my series on guns in America), I’m happy with them though a bit ambivalent about whether or not I think they are a complete success… but that’s always the feeling I’m left with when I am working under so much pressure to get things doneon time.
Below you can see a little of my work process. My paintings are really planned out from the beginning. Here you can see one of the paintings evolve from a rough sketch to the final thing. I planned on taking some photos of the painting in progress, but never got to it. Next time!
"Boy, I'll Make a Man of You Yet!" (before and after)