The Living Book

One thing I love to do is collaborate with creative people on exhibits. For the Library Company’s most recent exhibition, The Living Book : New Perspectives on Form and Function, I was given a chance to stretch my creative muscles and really bring these books to life in the Library’s first film installation on display in the main gallery. In this reel, you’ll see books that transform, books that transport, and books that surprise. It shows that a book is more than something we read, but also a playful object, a record, a tool, or a keepsake.

The Living Book, curated by Jennifer Rosner, Andrea Krupp, and Alice Austin is now open through January 5, 2018 at The Library Company of Philadelphia. To check out more about the exhibit please visit thelivingbook.librarycompany.org.

This film is a collection of stop motion animation and videos I created to highlight rare book materials from The Library Company.

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OPENING TOMORROW!!

 

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The Philadelphia Cartoonist Society is showing at the Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts in Millville, New Jersey. I will have no less than EIGHT new pieces in the show and will be in the fine company of my fellow PCS members. Above is one of my new pieces.

If you can make it, please join us tomorrow for our opening reception :

PCS takes Millville!  // 6PM – 9PM // Riverfront Renaissance Center for the Arts // N High Street // Millville, NJ 08332

There will be refreshments and merchandise available at the opening. Hope to see you there!! Also, big thanks to Kyle Margiotta for spearheading this exhibit.

 

BT-Smoke

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Hello! Above you’ll find BT-Smoke from the Boom Town show (closing this Wednesday) at the Last Drop Coffee House.

I know, I know, I promised more frequent posts. What happened to January anyway?

What artists should learn from showing in exhibits, is to listen to and watch people at the openings. At my reception, I learned what folk gravitated toward the most, what elements of my pieces struck them, and what price point was an upward limit. Being December, and being a coffee shop, I did not expect to sell the more expensive pieces, but that is why I had a range of price points. This is all stuff I learned over time and pricing is still something I struggle with.

BT-Smoke
Gouache on Panel
SOLD

BT Machine – purple

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What is a Boom Town without machines? I painted this piece in reference to my Drifting Parade show in 2012.

BT Machine Purple
8X10 Gouache and Pentel Brush Pen on Panel
$65

Remember if you haven’t seen the show yet, it is up through February 5th at the Last Drop Coffee House!!