November 16, 2017

RUNNIN’ DOWN A DREAM

Two shows of note open at Cranbrook Art Museum, Bloomfield Hills MI, this Friday, November 17, 2017. Keith Haring: The End of the Line, revisits Haring’s temporary mural made for Cranbrook in 1987 through documentation and reference to later works, “Apocalypse” and “The Valley” with poet William S. Burroughs. Basquiat before Basquiat: East 12th Street, 1979-1980, archives a young Jean-Michel Basquiat before his ...

READ MORE

November 11, 2017

GETTING A HANDSEL ON IT

The funny thing about support is that it can come from anyone, anywhere, at any time, no matter how busy. It’s got addresses and frequent flyer miles impossible to follow; friends-of-friends you’ll be lucky to ever physically meet; social media accounts flooded for its attention; families, responsibilities and interests it also is trying to upkeep. And yet, somehow, support finds time to send an encouraging note, a word ...

READ MORE

August 29, 2017

PIGEON POST

A huge thank-you to everyone who came out for the William DeBernardi and Dale Huffman, and IOI OOI New Primitives artists’ reception at BoxHeart Gallery Saturday night. The event was a homecoming welcome away from home: one that will stay with me forever, thanks to a new friend. Although already a heavy-weight, I hope this friend can carry one more message: My best always to the BoxHeart family (and extended ...

READ MORE

August 21, 2017

CITE-SEEING

A preview of the IOI OOI New Primitives exhibition installation at BoxHeart opening this week! Also showing are William DeBernardi and Dale Huffman on the main floor. DeBernardi’s oil paintings capture unsuspecting people in everyday situations: texting, paying a parking meter, visiting a museum and more. In their examination of what’s in front of them (snapped with cell phone pics!), DeBernardi’s subjects ...

READ MORE

My new show, IOI OOI New Primitives, prefigures liberty–Liberty Avenue that is–at BoxHeart Gallery, Pittsburgh PA from August 22 to September 22, 2017! The Exhibition is a collection of hand -painted and -folded, gampi-paper modern artifacts inspired by the early expressions of primitive man and subsequent invention of art. For me, personally, this is the work that has developed my understanding of form and ...

READ MORE

January 24, 2017

DORA’S EXPLORER

Anyone familiar with Pablo Picasso knows that the artist had many liaisons, with many women, which inspired his many, artistic periods. One muse, Dora Maar–whom Picasso first spied at the celebrated Parisian café Les Deux Magots playing the knife game in gloved hands–was to be the most thought-provoking to, yet badly treated by, the well-known lover. For Picasso, Marr was fecund in intellect and ideas. It was Marr who ...

READ MORE