I am in New Hampshire... so a friend took this photo. He wished to show me two of the front windows of One Brooklyn Bridge Park Gallery in Brooklyn NY (thanks to ChaShaMa). The poster is new, adding a great way to advertise the show inside on a day like today, bright and sunny; day-time reflections hinder passersby from seeing the exhibit through the windows. After dark the interior lights allow clear views of the works of art on the walls through the windows. The interior light remain on all night.
The One Brooklyn Bridge Park exhibition of thirteen paintings and thirteen drawings is up and running! (Thank you ChaShaMa!) Please visit. Here are images of the show. Remember, the gallery is open only during Fridays and Weekends. Below I post the front of the announcement postcard again, as reminder of gallery's hours and location (facing Brooklyn Bridge Park).
All thirteen paintings that will be in the One Brooklyn Bridge Park exhibition (thanks to Chashama) are ready to go. The last one to be completed was 2017 No.14, which was the most complicated in terms of preparation. It required a finish, so much original painting was needed. I know the studio photos are not ideal. I do not have the time to make formal reproductions. Today I frame the thirteen drawings that will be in the show.
My exhibition at One Brooklyn Bridge Park is nearing. I will try to keep you up to date on preparations for the show. Here is a look at the final state of the painting 2017 No.13 in the studio AFTER being mounted on wood-panel and then re-painted around its edges. It is now ready for the exhibit!
I have nine more paintings that require touch-ups before the show. I also have eleven drawing that require framing. Much to do before I sleep...
I am getting ready for my solo exhibit at One Brooklyn Bridge Park. I have had to conquer a few problems to be ready. The major problem is shown in this studio photograph. Three of my most recent, and most important, paintings required mounting on wood panel. No one I know has done this, i.e., mounted large canvases like mine on wood panel. I had to ask a lot of questions and invent the mechanism. Basically it is plywood with 1x2 inch wood bars as reinforcement. The plywood was sealed with multiple coats of shellac, then I glued the canvas with wheat paste to the panel. This is an archival method of mounting the canvas: it will not damage the canvas and the canvas can be removed without damage. Mounting was neither quick or easy. The three works that required such mounting are seen in this photo. Why did I mount them, rather than stretch them in the traditional manner? Because I painted these canvases on the wall you can see on the right in the photo. I paint on canvas while tacked to wall. In these three canvases I painted too close to the their edges to stretch them using traditional wood stretching frames. I like the result. Now I need to retouch all of them around their edges. The other ten canvases in the exhibition have been stretched in the traditional manner. Thank you to Chashama for supporting this upcoming exhibit from March 16 through April 8, 2018. If you go to the Chashama Current Events Calendar you will see this event's announcement and the description of the exhibition.
It is unlike me to be absent from art-making. This blog's last post was nearly two weeks ago. My time has been swept away by preparation for an exhibit of my paintings and drawings, opening March 16 at One Brooklyn Bridge Park (for details view the reproduction of the postcard announcement, above).
The Artist Reception is 5 - 7 pm on Saturday, April 7.
There will be 13 paintings and 12 drawings in this exhibit. One Brooklyn Bridge Park is a splendid exhibition space, a 2000 square foot store front facing the park and waterfront between Piers 5 & 6.
Very soon I will post a Photo Gallery of all paintings and drawings in the show.
As it says on the postcard, this exhibition is made possible by support from ChaShaMa.
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