This is a long way from a state art festival
I've been to an expo or two in the last six years of my career but enjoying an art show and showing your own work on the big stage were very different experiences. Instead of meeting artists and gallery representatives, I met people from all over the country and world who flew to New York City specifically to purchase art. I had fun conversations with collectors from Miami and challenging conversations with Architects from Bejing.
Not So Nude, Nudes
Over the course of four days, I saw hundreds of people take pictures with "Left Alone." It is a wonderful feeling of validation after spending so much time not believing I could do this sort of work.
Also an aria, of sorts. Left Alone is my favorite saxophone solo. A 1978 piece by Archie Shepp. The model for both of these is the beautiful Angelina Aho.
On exhibit here at the same 6'x4' size as Aria. Both pieces are editions of 15 and start at 36" in height.
One "Left Alone" (the red and white) was collected at the show and another is on it's way to Maimi. Aria is being packed and shipped this weekend forits new home.
The piece that named the collection as a whole. An ariais a piece of music written for a solo artist, think opera. That powerful performance is how I think of these photographs.
Here was shown a 72x48 edition mounted to acrylic with a recessed frame.
Next up for the year is Art Expo Santa Fe, July 12-15th. I'll be showing the landscapes. It is still up in the air at the moment, more to come on that later. Later this year I will show both the landscapes and the nudes in San Diego and Miami in October and December.