Artist's Vision: Landscapes of the Imagination
Come see select works – created in collaboration with Jodi Lightner – in Landscapes of the Imagination @ Lakewood Center for the Arts Upper Hallway Gallery. This exhibit features scenes from the imagination, and the improbable.
Show Dates: Friday, Saturday & Sunday, June 21 – 23, 2019
Times: 10 AM – 9 PM, Friday & Saturday, June 21 & 22
Times: 10 AM – 5 PM, Sunday, June 23
Where: Lakewood Center for the Arts, in downtown Lake Oswego
Address: 386 S. State Street, Lake Oswego, OR
Website: Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts
Be sure to also see the Open Show @ Lakewood Center Pavilion Tent. Then cross the street to Art in the Park @ George Rogers Park for food, music, and over 100 artist booths. See web for easy shuttle parking.
Artist's Reception: Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 7 – 9:00 PM
Show Dates: October 5 – 23, 2018
Where: Multnomah Arts Center Gallery in Multnomah Village
Address: 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Portland, OR
Guest Juror: Nim Xuto
Website: Multnomah Arts Center Gallery
I've been selected to show three of my figure works in the 12th annual international show, Au Naturel – The Nude in the 21st Century. Below is one work from the show. Collectors of the nude, come see all 61 works from 41 artists.
Artist's Reception: Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 @ 6:00 PM
Show Dates: January 25 – March 15, 2018
Where: Royal Nebeker Gallery, Clatsop Community College
Address: 1651 Lexington Ave., Astoria, OR 97103
Juror: Arvie Smith
If you're in KC now through February 26, 2016, stop in at UMKC's Gallery of Art to see how works from Reinventing Self add to the conversation on body-mind connections. It's all part of an interdisciplinary approach on building identity curated by UMKC'S Graduate Art History Association.
The collaboration work I did with Jodi Lightner, Reinventing Self, will be on display at Weinberger Fine Art from December 5 through January 5, 2015. Come see it! To learn more, read the post: The Collaboration Process.
In my work, I often combine rendering modes. And so naturally I began to wonder how it would be to combine rendering modes between two artists in the same work.
I asked grad school colleague, Jodi Lightner, if she'd consider working in collaboration with me. I sensed that our different styles and preferred subject matters could complement each other with contemporary results. She took me up on the idea instantly, even though we were separated by 900 miles.
Here's a quick look at our collaborative process. (Click left image to toggle through to a larger view of each stage.)
First, we decided on the theme Reinventing Self, based on the common experience of reshaping our lives after grad school. Then, we agreed on the rules: flexibility, autonomy, and trust. We responded creatively to the other's work over the distance of three states. We'd each start a work solo, ship it off with a brief explanation of our intention, then allow the other person to contribute without further discussion, unless requested.
We played to our individual strengths: Jodi created the environments, I painted the figures. We each started six of the twelve works. Starting a work gave the lead artist opportunity to concept the direction and title the work. Continuing a piece challenged the second artist to further that concept, which often resulted in expanding the intended meaning in new ways.