Pirate had a remarkable and thought provoking exhibit by Julie Jablonski whose run ended on Sunday. I meant to write a post about the work but life got in the way. Her show deserved more than just a few lines of text but I never found time to compose a decent post about her work. Julie assembled an incredible installation along with paintings. The exhibit was titled, Twitterpated (confusud by obsessive infatuation).

Julie wrote one of the best artist’s statements I’ve ever read. Click here to give it a look. Here are a few photos of the exhibit. I look forward to seeing more from this talented rising star.


Sunday Art

Kate McGuinness opened a new exhibit of paintings at Spark Gallery on Friday night. She is of my favorite artists. Here are a few pictures from the show.

Spark Gallery, Kate McGuinness, Everybody Move, painting on wood panel, 36 x 48, $2,300 each

Spark Gallery, Kate McGuinness, Summer Roadside, painting on wood panel, 48 x 48, $2,800

Cubicle Life

My female boss informed me of a pending move into a cubicle. That is, when the next person moves out of my quadrant of the floor. Will I miss watching the highway traffic every day? Will I miss watching the private jets landing at Centennial Airport? I may miss a few things about my plastic table by the window but I look forward to cubicle life again.

The Circus Continues

I finally have an ID badge at work. It took seven weeks to set up. My company issued laptop has been in the IT department for almost three weeks waiting to be re-imaged. I have a borrowed company laptop but it can’t access all the applications I need. Nobody can figure out why the applications are being blocked on a company laptop. The circus continues.

Can You Say Narcissist?

It didn’t take Perry long to take Paddy up on his offer. On Monday, she left messages on both of his phones along with texts. When he didn’t respond promptly, she left messages at the salon, on salon owner’s phone and with three of the stylists. Perry needed her hair cut and colored before she left on a planned trip on Wednesday. Oddly, she went more than six months without cut and color during the rift. Now she was having a hairmergency. Paddy offered Perry an appointment on Tuesday. The time wasn’t good for Perry. She told Paddy he was inconveniencing her. Paddy told Perry to take it or leave it. He didn’t have any other openings. Perry took the appointment. She showed up thirty minutes late. She also hadn’t washed her hair for six days. Paddy was disgusted by her stinky hair but he rose to the occasion. Perry left happy.

Perry got $350 worth of services free. Yet she was being inconvenienced and showed up late with dirty hair. Can you say narcissist?

Tech Center Cranes

Every day on the light rail I pass these two cranes at a construction site in the Tech Center.  They are in a different position each day


Friday Favorites

Sandra Phillips Gallery, Walker Fine Art, Michael Warren Contemporary and Dateline had opening on Friday night. Here are my favorites.

Waker Fine Art, Melissa Borrell

Michael Warren Contemporary, Allison Stewart, Crevasse #2, Skyfaring #10, mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48, $8,500 each

Michael Warren Contemporary, Heidi Jung, Olive, sumi ink and charcoal on mylar mounted on panel, 48 x 36, $3,800

Dateline, Luis Valle, acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 $2,500 each