Archive for the ‘my life’ Category

I think I’ve lost faith in humanity. Reprehensible behavior by another contractor at the office, along with recent political events in the United States left me reeling. After seeing news coverage of a woman with no soul giving a press conference, I was totally defeated. Why are some people evil? All of this along with a lingering upper respiratory infection makes me want to take to my bed and never get out.


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The Migration

Every few days, a new contractor shows up at the office. All of the new people are from firms not holding a large presence at client’s office. None of the new people are Indian. All of the new people are United States citizens. It looks like the migration away from the major player has started. Unofficially, I’ve been told the company wants to reduce its reliance upon H1-B visa holders. All of the recent job posting requirements by the client include the ability to read, write, speak and understand English and the need to display professional, positive and approachable attitude/demeanor. I think that’s a good thing.

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Abstract Wonderland

Space Gallery opened a group abstract show on Friday night. The previous weekend I had met Patricia Aaron and Jeff Wenzel, two of the artist included in the exhibit. I wanted to see what type of work they were producing. This show did not disappoint. The gallery was packed with large scale abstract paintings along with sculptures. I liked every painting in this show. The gallery was crowded with art admirers, collectors and fixtures from the local art scene.

Patricia Aaron, Awash, wax and mixed media on panel, 48 x 48, $7,200.

These next two paintings were inspired by Patricia’s visit to Prince Edward Island.
Patricia Aaron, Mustad and Sky, wax and mixed media on panel, 48 x 36, $6,500 (on the left)
Patricia Aaron, Trade Winds, wax and mixed media on panel, 48 x 36, $6,500 (on the right)

Jeff Wenzel, Borrego, mixed media on wood panel, 44 x 63, $6,800

Jeff Wenzel, Angus, mixed media on wood panel, 56 x 80, $9,500

John Wood, mixed media on paper mounted on panel, 15 x 19, $,700 each.

A view from the mezzanine which demonstrates the size of some of the paintings.

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Islands Influencing Art

I met an artist at a brunch last Saturday. Her work is included in a group show opening at Space Gallery tonight. The works were started two years ago on a trip to the Bahamas, continued at artist residency in Iceland and a on a visit to Prince Edward Island. I hope to snap a few pictures tonight.

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Is There A Steven In Your Life?

Click the link below to read a moving post by Dogpoet. I think this man is an undiscovered talent who deserves recognition.


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Italian Landscapes

I ventured out alone on Friday night. I only made it to two galleries.

Gildar had an opening for William Stockman, one of the stars of the regional art scene. The gallery was packed with fixtures of the local art scene. The art was stunning. No prices were posted which tells me the show is aimed at collectors.

My second stop was Spark Gallery. I stopped in to see Kate McGuiness and have a second look at her new paintings. I adore Kate and her art is always stellar. Kate and I had a great conversation. I blew off attending the opening at Pirate because I was enjoying Kate’s company.

The associate gallery at Spark has new works by Patrice Sullivan. It a mixture of paintings and drawings inspired by place, family and experience. It a small but impressive presentation.

Kate and I closed up the gallery and I headed home. A cold front was moving in which would bring much cooler temperature and rain for the rest of the weekend.

Spark Gallery, Patrice Sullivan, Italian Landscape, charcoal on paper, about 20 x 30, $175.00 each.

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Confused By Obsessive Infatuation

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.

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