Friday, January 16, 2015

Creoddity video

Here's a wonderful video from @Creoditty featuring some of my paintings:

Here's the write-up on the "Art Day" gallery profile page. Thanks Anna!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

2015 Mid-Year Exhibition at the National Academy

I'm happy to announce our Mid-Year Exhibition at the National Academy School, 5 East 89th Street, New York, NY, from January 9-24, 2015.

Please drop by if you're in the neighborhood! Here's my archived post on Leo, a portrait in mixed media.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Reflections on the Classical

I'm pleased to have "Male Torso 10" as part of the Reflections on the Classical exhibit currently on view at the National Academy School.

October 2, 2014 to November 16, 2014
8 AM - 9 PM
5 East 89th Street. New York, NY

Reflections on the Classical features works by faculty and students that engage with classicism and classical subjects. The show complements the Beyond the Classical exhibition in the adjoining museum.

Also on view are five of my paintings in the student lounge. Many thanks to the National Academy for the opportunity to exhibit my art work.

Sunday, September 28, 2014

On Pleasure

Pleasure is a freedom-song, But it is not freedom.
It is the blossoming of your desires,
But it is not their fruit.
It is a depth calling unto a height, But it is not the deep nor the high. It is the caged taking wing,
But it is not space encompassed.
Ay, in very truth, pleasure is a freedomsong.
And I fain would have you sing it with fullness of heart; yet I would not have you lose your hearts in the singing.

Some of your youth seek pleasure as if it were all, and they are judged and rebuked.
I would not judge nor rebuke them. I would have them seek.
For they shall find pleasure, but not her alone;
Seven are her sisters, and the least of them is more beautiful than pleasure.
Have you not heard of the man who was digging in the earth for roots and found a treasure?

And some of your elders remember pleasures with regret like wrongs committed in drunkenness.
But regret is the beclouding of the mind and not its chastisement.
They should remember their pleasures with gratitude, as they would the harvest of a summer.
Yet if it comforts them to regret, let them be comforted.

And there are among you those who are neither young to seek nor old to remember;
And in their fear of seeking and remembering they shun all pleasures, lest they neglect the spirit or offend against it.
But even in their foregoing is their pleasure.
And thus they too find a treasure though they dig for roots with quivering hands.
But tell me, who is he that can offend the spirit?
Shall the nightingale offend the stillness of the night, or the firefly the stars?
And shall your flame or your smoke burden the wind?
Think you the spirit is a still pool which you can trouble with a staff?

Oftentimes in denying yourself pleasure you do but store the desire in the recesses of your being.
Who knows but that which seems omitted today, waits for tomorrow?
Even your body knows its heritage and its rightful need and will not be deceived.
And your body is the harp of your soul,
And it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it or confused sounds.

And now you ask in your heart, "How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?"
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower,
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee.
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life,
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love,
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy.

- Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, September 25, 2014

KwangHo Shin

KwangHo Shin
Creation Under Collapse
September 11 - October 16, 2014
UNIX Gallery
532 West 24th Street
New York,NY 10011

Monday, September 15, 2014

Táctica y estrategia

Mi táctica es
aprender como sos
quererte como sos

mi táctica es
y escucharte
construir con palabras
un puente indestructible

mi táctica es
quedarme en tu recuerdo
no sé cómo ni sé
con qué pretexto
pero quedarme en vos

mi táctica es
ser franco
y saber que sos franca
y que no nos vendamos
para que entre los dos
no haya telón
ni abismos

mi estrategia es
en cambio
más profunda y más

mi estrategia es
que un día cualquiera
no sé cómo ni sé
con qué pretexto
por fin me necesites.

                                                                                                                                        - Mario Benedetti

Instructors Exhibition at The Art Students League of New York

September 2 to October 9, 2014
215 West 57th Street
New York, NY 10019