Monday, October 31, 2011

Charcoal & Wax

I did some tests with charcoal & wax. It's nearly impossible to erase, so unless I plan very well or come up with new techniques, these few experiments might be as far as I go with these materials combined.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Solo Exhibit Reception Photos & Video

Tonight was the reception for my solo show at the Calvin 106 gallery! It was held in conjunction with the Free Radical event in downtown Grand Rapids. 

Musician Jake Down sang & played for the reception! 

And finally, a (very poorly made) video of the exhibit! 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Thesis Exhibit Installation

Yesterday and a little bit of today was spent installing & lighting my thesis exhibit. It's finished!

I don't want to give much away yet, so here's a shot from the back of the gallery (featuring the trusty cart full of fabulous hanging supplies).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Drawing Update

I changed this drawing from my original idea & like it much more...

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Small Solo Show Sneak Preview

I'm "borrowing" these photos... taken by Miss Jacki Granger while I took the Advanced, Thesis, and Grad printmaking classes for a preview of my solo show. 

Stolen from...

Friday, October 21, 2011

Solo Show - Website

Check it out, my show is now on the Calvin 106 Gallery website!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Drawing Sketches II

I like how both of these drawings/sketches turned out, and think I'm going to work on this look some more...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Drawing Sketches

With all the prep work for the solo & thesis show, I haven't completely forgotten to do some work for my drawing class. I tried a couple different ideas yesterday... here are two of them.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Solo Show Installation Complete!

Yesterday we finished installing the work for my solo show at the Calvin 106 Gallery. Most of the time was spent hanging the three 9ft prints in the windows, besides just a few more prints on the walls. It's very nice having that installed earlier than scheduled, so I feel as if I can breathe just a bit before installing my thesis show.

Also, my postcards for the solo show came in...

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Solo Show Installation

Much of yesterday and today was spend installing my solo show at the Calvin 106 Gallery. Much was accomplished, so it looks like a few hours tomorrow & possibly one more day next week should finish off the installation.

I don't want to give anything away yet, but I wanted to share how wonderful it is that all of the work for the show fits into these three boxes:

I should also be getting the postcards for this show in tomorrow, so I'll likely post about that next time. 

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Friday, October 7, 2011

Second 9ft Print Preview

This is as much as you are going to see of the second 9ft print for my solo show until it opens...

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Printing Frenzy

I've recently had 4 very good and productive printing days - usually printing about 1 layer on each of usually 8 prints each day. Those prints are each 36" x 39", 39" x 72", or 3' x 9', which creates the problem of where to hang them all to dry in my studio.... and thus the current state of my working space. I don't want to show too much of the recent work with shows coming up, but here's a glimpse at my studio - not counting 2 prints hanging in my friend's studio plus 4 prints and 5 drawings hanging on the edges of my studio outside this photo.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Starting Large Green Drawing

It's big. It's on dark green paper. It's a newly sketched out drawing. 

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Square Drawing

So I started another drawing... here it's sketched in with white chalk pastel and a bit of charcoal on black paper.