Flowerball 2

Study for a larger ball

Bee Pollen Humper

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2”x24” - “Bee 🐝 Pollen Humper” - 2017 pen & ink on paper. I was going to watercolor this but I got a shitty batch of Fabriano Artistico (Hot Press Bright White 140# watercolor) paper and the sizing is fucked. It won’t accept watercolor or any water media without bleeding all over the place. I’m going to have to switch brands of paper and after 25 years of using Fabriano almost exclusively I’m very sad. Arches - you’re on deck. 

2”x24” - “Bee 🐝 Pollen Humper” - 2017 pen & ink on paper. I was going to watercolor this but I got a shitty batch of Fabriano Artistico (Hot Press Bright White 140# watercolor) paper and the sizing is fucked. It won’t accept watercolor or any water media without bleeding all over the place. I’m going to have to switch brands of paper and after 25 years of using Fabriano almost exclusively I’m very sad. Arches - you’re on deck. 

6 new ink studies

Background pattern sketches

Prospect Park doodles

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When first I moved from Manhattan to Brooklyn in 1998 I was struck by the differences in park lamps between those in Central Park (Manhattan) and those in Prospect Park (Brooklyn). The Manhattan lamps were ornate with beautiful details - really gorgeous. The lamps in Prospect Park were cheap, shitty imitations of the nicer Manhattan lamps. Today, 19 years later, I saw (and drew both here) many of the shitty Prospect Park lamps were replaced with the nicer (though not quite as “genuine” looking as the ones in Central Park, if my memory is correct) with better versions. Notice how on the shitty lamps the metal strips on the sides (swipe to the image to the left) don’t even bother to reach the bottom metal ring holding the glass in place. It used to infuriate me, but I’m glad there are nicer lamps in Brooklyn now - so - happy days.

TODAY!

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DATES:
Thursday, October 19, 6 - 10 pm
Friday, October 20, 6 - 9 pm
Saturday, October 21, 1 - 5 pm

LOCATION:
EFA Center
323 West 39th Street
New York, NY 10018
 

EFA OPEN STUDIOS 2017 is an annual event of the EFA Studio Program that invites the public to come explore and interact with our member artists in the intimate setting of their studios. It is an opportunity to see the most recent works by artists at the site of their origin and to gain meaningful insight into their process of creation. The EFA Studio Program is a vibrant and diverse community of over 70 artists working in a wide range of media and artistic sensibilities. All are professional artists with an established studio practice and recognized career. Rarely can curators, collectors, dealers, artists, and art lovers see so many internationally recognized artists working under one roof in Midtown Manhattan.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS (Floors 3 - 10): Samira Abbassy, Rashwan Abdelbaki, Clytie Alexander, Richard Barnes, Keren Benbenisty, Wafaa Bilal, Rhona Bitner, Martha Burgess, Mattia Casalegno, Jordan Casteel, Patty Cateura, Noa Charuvi, Cecile Chong, Elizabeth Colomba, Vicky Colombet, Sarah Dineen, Michael Eade, Sally Egbert, Jonathan Ehrenberg, Sean Fader, Cui Fei, Del Geist, Alex Gingrow, Lauren Gohara, Mahmoud Hamadani, Richard Hart, Valerie Hegarty, Pablo Helguera, Amy Hill, Catherine Howe, Akira Ikezoe, Edgar Jerins, Richard Jochum, Tamiko Kawata, Yongjae Kim, Noah Klersfeld, Ming-Jer Kuo, Greg Kwiatek, Sarah Leahy, Eun Young (Lydia) Lee, Patricia Leighton, JC Lenochan, Dana Levy, Patte Loper, Katinka Mann, Jeanette May, Toyin Ojih Odutola, Morgan O’Hara, Sener Özmen, Thomas Pihl, Shahpour Pouyan, Simonette Quamina, Armita Raafat, Maria Rapicavoli, Javier Romero, Alex Schweder, Karina Skvirsky, Howard Smith, Suzanne Song, Xin Song, Steed Taylor, Dannielle Tegeder, Scott Teplin, Yuken Teruya, Johanna Tiedtke, Denise Treizman, Liselot van der Heijden, Carlos Vega, Marjorie Welish, Bryan Whitney, Saya Woolfalk.