Thursday, February 21, 2013

there went that resolution

Really ridiculous. What kind of a self-promoter am I? First of all, after resolving to post more often, here it is the end of February and I have not posted since the day after Christmas. Not great at following through, obviously. But there are extenuating circumstances. This semester I'm teaching three classes and am curating the Al-Mutanabbi Starts Here book exhibition at school. I've hardly gotten to the studio at all, which always makes me a little crazy. If only I didn't have a dog to take care of, too. But you dog owners know it's worth it to take their needs into account. It's just sometimes I feel she's running my life instead of the other way around.

Anyway, today I noticed a whole lot of traffic to my website from  a blog called If you're reading this, you may very well have gotten here from there. Well, thanks Lana, whoever you are, and the other wonderful blogs who have featured me in the last months- jealous curator, youme&charlie, designtaxi, and others, besides the big Kahuna, It's been exciting and gratifying! In fact, the year has started off fantastically so far.

My work is in an exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of Art called "Art on the Edge," and it was curated by Toby Kamps, who is the curator at the Menil Collection in Houston. Very prestigious. It opened in January and I was thrilled to find out that the museum has chosen my work for their permanent collection! Here is a snapshot of the installed work taken with my phone. I hope to have better photos provided by the museum at some point.

And as for other news, a new gallery, Fitzroy Knox, which will be based in NYC, has added me to their program. For now they're doing the art fairs, but they intend to look for space in the city next year. A new venture, very exciting. And I'll be in a group show of works on paper in CB1 gallery in Los Angeles at the end of June. 

And now, I have to get back to real life. The dog needs walking.