Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Legend of Bud Shark & His Indelible Ink: Homage to Enrique Chagoya

You could not invent a more "appropriate" response to the art of Enrique Chagoya, now showing with 9 other artists at the Loveland Museum Gallery. The exhibit was curated by Cydney Payton for the Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver, Colorado, in 2009. The group show features lithographs, monoprints and woodcuts by world renowned artists created with Master Printer Bud Shark, of Shark's Ink, Lyons, Colorado.

Art lovers will be well rewarded for the effort of working their way through the protesters on the sidewalks in front the the Loveland Museum Gallery. In addition to the intricate, thirteen color lithograh and woodcut by Chagoya entitled "The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals 2002," are works by: John Buck, Bermard Cohen, Red Grooms, Jane Hammond, Don Ed Hardy, Robert Kushner, Hung Liu, Hollis Sigler, and Betty Woodman.

The lushly printed catalog includes all of the works in the show and is available at the gift store for $60.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Painting Rejected: "Naked in Lyons II"

Feedback: no nudity, too abstract, title too dark or negative: "Ode to Persephone: Her psyche was undergoing a bit of a rough patch during its transformation after  ___________________."

"Gutter Artists Go Naked and Dance in the Rain"

This week, I completed the first printed version of "The Gutter Aritsts Oath and Manifesto." The theme for this year is "Releasing all that no longer serves."

I am also making cards using an image of the piece I did for "Naked in Lyons 2."

Here is the image: 'Study: Homage to Matisse" (After "Blue Nude [Souvenir de Biskra]" by Henri Matisse, 1907. The original painting by Matisse was considered so controversial in 1913 when it was shown at the Armory Show in Chicago that it was burned in effigy. What is it about burning things? What is the symbolic meaning?

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Fourmile Canyon Friends and Neighbors

A Tribute from Lyons Artists Salon:

Living now in the shadow of the Fourmile Canyon Fire near Boulder, Colorado, we look at the work we produced at our first Lyons Artists Salon Artist Trading Card Session three days before the fire began, and now are amazed by the imagery we see--on the news, on the web, on blogs, on YouTube--of blazing infernos, aerial drops of fire retardant, displaced persons and animals. Our hearts go out to our friends and neighbors who know they have lost their homes and to those who, living in dread, still do not yet know the fate of their homes.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

24 Hour Comics - Abstract - Oct. 2, 2010

Oct. 2, 2010, 24 hour comics day. How to do it? What do I need? Finding out and will post here later.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Naked in Lyons #2

August 21, 2010: From 5 to 9 p.m., I will be showing a few of my Art-Toons that have appeared in this blog. The Gutter Artist Leaps for Joy again. And of course, I will be showing two actual paintings. I need to get them photographed for my portfolio. See all my art buddies at Art-4-Art Trading Cards at the Lyons Depot Library at 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 21, at 3:30 p.m.

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Gutter Artist Gets Suspended from a Social Network

Apparently, it is very difficult to get your personal information off some social network communities. After requesting that my page be deleted, I learned that the moderator has suspended me from the site. Now, I can't go to the site to be sure my page has been deleted.