When the gallery asked for a piece they could use for the promotion of me in the show, I sent them this painting. Can you guess why it was rejected?
That's right, the nipple piercings.
They explained that it is too risque for their gallery, and although it was a bit of a bummer, they know their clientele and their sensibilities, so I completely understood their reasoning. I decided later that the painting didn't need the piercings in it because it didn't add much to the concept anyway, and if it was going to be a distraction, it'd be a bad move artistically to leave them in. Besides, I've never included her piercings in any of my paintings of Vaunt since, so there was even less reason to keep them.
To end this anecdote on an uplifting note, I ended up selling this painting on my webstore! Woohoo!
Here are the 2 new paintings accepted into the show. These were done on Arches oil paper primed with gesso. It's an interesting surface to paint on, because it has different textural qualities that let me do things I wouldn't normally be able to do on canvas. Click on the photos for a higher resolution picture you can study the texture from better. I'm experimenting here with a looser more tactile treatment.
But wait, there's more! I am also showing 2 pieces previously exhibited at Capital Artworks but being moved to Elliott Fouts Gallery in Sacramento where they will have a much wider audience.
•Speaking of which, here is the info about the show I am participating in. Elliot Fouts always does some nice graphics for their shows. Here are some photos with a couple of representational artists I'm showing alongside.
Elliott Fouts Gallery
1831 P. Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone (916) 736-1429
Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
40 & Under, a group show featuring artists 40 years old and younger.
Ali Cavanaugh, Angie Renfro, Gabriella Soraci, Jeanne Vadeboncoeur, Jose Di Gregorio, Tobias Tovera and Sergio Lopez.
Feb 1, 2014 - Feb 28, 2013 • Second Saturday opening reception: February 8, 2014 from 6:00 to 9:00 PM.
Drawings For Sale
Prints For Sale