Sunday, May 29, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

In honor of all the super heroes who have served

The Hospice, 2002 by Gilles Barbier
at The Margulies Warehouse
Miami, FL

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Jason Brammer "Obscura Futura" at Jackson Junge Gallery

The Timeless Art of Jason Brammer
May 6 - July 3, 2011

Jackson Junge Gallery

Jason Brammer resides in Chicago's Logan Square community and has a studio in Ukrainian Village. His work has been featured in numerous local and national art exhibitions. The artist has created site-specific installations and murals for a variety of venues. 

Jason Brammer "Time Box"

Acrylic, plaster, antique hardware, and tubing on canvas
17" x 23" x 11"

This work joined my collection in 2009

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

RACHEL NIFFENEGGER & PAUL NUDD - May 20 to July 22 - Western Exhibitions

Gallery Address:119 N Peoria St, Suite 2A
Chicago, IL 60607


RACHEL NIFFENEGGER and PAUL NUDD traffic in arresting and grotesque imagery, depicting the body in ridiculous levels of distress. Though their goals differ -- Niffenegger’s heads and body parts suffer damages from external sources; Nudd’s figures seem diseased, comically so, from within -- both artists wrestle an indelible, even beautiful power from repulsive and revolting sources and materials.

Paul Klein reviewed Nudd's work at Western Exhibitions in his May 19 ArtLetter:

Paul Nudd

As I posted the picture of Scott Fife's sculpture of Diana Ross at the Body Builder and Sportsman Gallery, I noticed Paul Nudd's four framed drawings directly above the Fife sculpture.  I acquired the square Paul Nudd drawing at the top of the stack of four.

This Paul Nudd drawing resides happily in our home studio.

Here is a pic I snapped of Paul Nudd in his booth at the Artist Project 2007.  This was the inaugural run of the Artist Project and ran concurrently with Art Chicago.

Paul Nudd has a two person show at Western Exhibitions in Chicago at this time as well as a piece in
Seeing Is a Kind of Thinking: A Jim Nutt Companion
at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago

Scott Fife: Bear Season - May 27 to July 2 - Platform Gallery

Platform Gallery
Artist's Reception, First Thursday, June 2, 6–8PM
114 Third Avenue South
Seattle, WA 98104

Photo by Mark Davison

Scott Fife - images from Aqua Art Fair 2005

We first admired Scott Fife's sculptures at the Aqua Art Fair 2005, Miami FL.  Both Body Builder and Sportsman Gallery of Chicago and Platform Gallery of Seattle exhibited a few of Fife's sculptures.  The first three pics are at Body Builder and Sportsman and the second two are at Platform.

Monday, May 23, 2011


I'll be posting my photos of art exhibits and my thoughts regarding art.  I'm based in Dallas, TX.  My partner, Rusty Scruby, is an artist, so I'll be posting quite a bit about Rusty and his art, too.