Friday, March 1, 2013

Tap, Crack, Bellow - A Monumental Painting and new work @ The Butler Museum


Well, at last, it's nearing the zero hour of my first solo museum exhibition opening at The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown: this Sunday, March 3rd, from 1-3pm, in their skylit, Davis Gallery. Of the 9 spanky new works exhibited will be a monumental painting measuring over 31 feet wide and over 5 feet tall, titled Tap, Crack, Bellow, from which the exhibition is named. The massive abstract was painted over the span of 2012 in a dingy studio acquired specifically for the 5 panelled piece. A special thank you to Richard Moore and The Bonfoey Gallery who made this exhibition possible. All work will be available for purchase through The Bonfoey Gallery.  Accompanying the exhibition will be a 24 page catalogue of the work, including a lovely introduction by the museum's prestigious director, Dr. Louis Zona, and a brilliant essay by the talented art writer and painter, Douglas Max Utter. Catalogues will be available to the public at the exhibition. I hope to see many friendly faces there. Please come and celebrate with me!

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