Sunday, April 29, 2007

a compendium of "studio views"

Tony was looking at the website of John Annesley the other day-- a maker of very fine artists panels and stretcher bars, located in Healdsburg. He found that John has on his site a gallery of artists who use his supports, and from there, links to photographic tours of their studios, apparently taken by John when he makes a delivery. A glimpse inside the studios of many notable artists of Northern California...

at left: studio views of Christopher Brown, Squeak Carnwath, Jamie Brunson, & Frances McCormack

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Miscellaneous Painty-ness

Here's a medley of stuff I'm working on, all very much in progress. There are a few new things developing, (but then, aren't there always?), and I've been hesitant to post photos, because they have been so much in that developmental phase.

In some, I am continuing to layer onto pieces started oh so long ago-- the two red panels have been hanging around for some time, as has the bottom image...)

Saturday, April 21, 2007

news flash!

Tony finishes painting,
posts to blog!
(approx 48 x 44; click to see that the surface is covered with hundreds of pencil drawings... like the Burning Man projects we've done, but these are all drawn directly, and all by Tony.)

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

New Mexico Art Update

In spite of less than stellar weather (including strong winds and SNOW!) my dad and I had a good visit to New Mexico: Santa Fe & Taos (I'd never been to either). We saw, of course, tons of art. I don't know how many galleries there are in Santa Fe, but hundreds, it seems. Many of them along Canyon Road, which I couldn't have imagined without seeing it. Artist friend Ines (see previous post), gave me some clues as to galleries she thought I might like. Below, in an as-yet dis-organized, unlabeled way, are some photos of some of what I saw. These pics are from, in no particular order, Klaudia Marr, Selby Fleetwood, Winterowd, Gebert Contemporary (formerly Chiaroscuro?), LewAllen, Victoria Price, Tadu; and in Taos, Parks and Fenix. Click images to enlarge. Further details (artists names?) may come.

Ines Kramer in Santa Fe

We know Ines from back in the day-- when we were all in the same critique group in the East Bay. Three plus years ago she moved to Santa Fe. When I was there last week, she was furiously trying to finish up work for an upcoming show at Winterowd Fine Art, a gallery on Canyon Road (and recovering from a back injury).
She helped me to narrow down the field of HUNDREDS of galleries in Santa Fe to the ones she thought would be of most interest to me, which was hugely helpful! Anyways, here are some of her pieces that were already at Winterowd (her show opens April 22nd). If you know her work from before, it's really changed!
More here: Ines Kramer

Sunday, April 15, 2007


I've been away... and I'll soon have pictures from that trip to post, but in the meantime, my friend Shtebe (Stephen to you!) had a show open at Van Brunt Gallery in upstate (Beacon) New York. Looks like a great show, and a good time, too. See more of Shtebe's work here, or at his blog...

Saturday, April 07, 2007

painting developments

Yes, actually I *have* been painting, off and on, all appearances to the contrary... And things have taken a bit of a turn, in some ways that I'm excited about, and have been formulating thoughts on-- but I depart early tomorrow for a somewhat impromptu trip (spring break) to Santa Fe (I've never been) with my Dad. Tony will be holding down the fort, and says he may even guest blog, but I wouldn't be holding my breath.
So I'm sure I'll be back with many photos and some reflections on the art scene and so on-- and more on what's been happening in the studio. See ya in about a week...

Thursday, April 05, 2007

the ultimate 'studio view'

What you see in this first photo is "Santa Cruz Studio", an installation piece by Thomas Campbell made inside a museum in the Netherlands (which I'm assuming is a full-scale re-creation of his actual studio.)

Tony gets Juxtapoz Magazine, and while I always look at it, a lot of it is often too low-brow (&/or narrative- based) to be specifically inspiring to me in my work. But the profile on this guy, and his time spent as a resident artist at the Marin Headlands, (which I've been hearing a lot of good things about lately) got me off my butt and into the studio yesterday morning.
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