My painting, Two, will be up at auction at the Pouch Cove Foundation benefit fundraiser in Toronto this week. Details about the event can be found on at PouchCove.org under "Fundraiser 2008." You can bid by email.
If you have any doubts as to whether this singular residency program in Newfoundland deserves your support, simply look at the list of artists who have given to the auction at the PouchCove.org site and see the breadth of artwork that has been donated. Each artist, I am sure would agree that it is an extraordinary place full of extraordinary people producing extraordinary work at the edge of our continent.
My paintings are to be included in the most recent issue of New American Paintings this month (the North-East edition). I have yet to see which paintings, exactly, are to be included. You should be able to find it at most significant bookstores, and stores which sell high-end periodicals.
More information to come on this, soon, of course...
Though I have yet to title both of these paintings, they are going to be making their way to the Recent Paintings page soon. These are large pictures: the top one is eight feet across, the bottom one, six feet.
Abraham Brewster, Swap, 2008. Oil on Canvas. 28 x 96 inches.
I just want to post a quick thank you to the hundreds of people visited my studio over the weekend to look at my paintings. I was mobbed! It is a rare chance to be able to show one's work in such an intimate setting, and to hear and see reactions to it.
(This is a week or two earlier than in previous years!)
My Studio --and hundreds of others -- will be open on Saturday and Sunday; last year, the times were from noon-6 pm, but the D.A.C. has yet to post details on its site. I will update this page when it does.
Occasionally, as those familiar with my work know, I go through significant periods of research and development of new ideas, both visual and theoretical, for my paintings. The last few months, perhaps beginning with this image, have been such a period. Of the dozen or so paintings I started, about 4 got to any sort of completion. Each one taught me something, clarified an conjecture, or showed me the error of my ways, and all gave me ideas about where to go with the next.