Graham and Rose Rocking it out at the Greater Reston Arts Center!
A former classmate of mine from Shepherd University, Graham Boyle and his amazing friend Rose Jaffe are making their mark all around the D.C. area.
This work behind them also includes the hand of another form classmate Chris Ridler, the three of the artists are part of the DC 51 collective.
DC51 is an artist collective that grew out of the love for art, urban life, and the people. We bring paint to the streets, fine art to galleries, gear to the kids, beats to the crowd, and politics from the block. We’re always lookin’ for the lovers of local music and art, and love lookin’ out for the inspired musicians and artists that bring the creative energy that feeds DC. Contact Cesar Maxit: 202-294-9202
This morning I saw Eszter Burghardt’s images of volcano scenes made of steel wool. I love the delicacy of fibers and the depth of field used. Naturally I went to her website and found that Burghardt is another wonderful artist that I can get behind. Check out her work at www.eszterburghardt.com today!
Farm to Fair Exhibit at The Barns of Rose Hill in Berryville, Va Sunday August 12th, 2012 3pm. Open to the public.
When I was realizing that breaking out of the frame was indeed the direction for my photographic work Annette Messager’s My Trophies (1987) struck a cord within me. Messager was to become one of the influential artists that would help to inspire my personal aesthetic.Trendland has some nice images of that series and some other works here:
Today I did a quick presentation on Buff Diss. Diss is a nontraditional street artist who’s medium is tape rather than paint. Check out this link on Environmentalgraffiti, an off beat news page.
Dalya Luttwak speaking about her work brought a smile to my lips for more reasons than just her pleasing accent. Her sculptural works “Roots in Black and White” and “Hidden” are those types of sculpture that I have an instant connection with. Perhaps because roots themselves are laden with meaning of family, growth and history themes which I am drawn to work with as well. Luttwak’s ability to combine scientific and metaphor through the medium of steel reveals the true beauty of life.