RISING START

Every year, I curate a show for Rising Start. One hundred percent of the proceeds to to Change For Kids to help out children in inner city schools. Please, check out our website.

The Armory

Last week was the Armory Show in New York. There were also a ton of satellite fairs around the city. Here are some cropped pictures I collected that week from the art fairs.  

 

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PEOPLE I LOVE: Ercole Lelli

March 7, 2017 marks the 251st anniversary of Ercole Lelli's death. He is one of my favorite artists/anatomists. A lot of his OB/GYN models can be found at the Museo di Palazzo Poggi in Bologna. Below are some pictures of his work.

 

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SMILE - SAUDI ARABIA

A couple of months ago, I traveled to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to install a collection of murals. One of the pieces that I really loved was a 45' W x 8' H text installation on a brick wall. Originally, I wanted to use the word "LOVE," but because of the religious restrictions of the country, I wasn't allowed to do it. Below are some of the pictures of the process.  

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A computer mockup.  

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The work in progress.  

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A selfie with my team. ❤ 

NIQAB

A niqab or niqāb is a cloth that covers the face as a part of sartorial hijab. It's worn by some muslim women in public areas. Below are some images of the process of making the new collection of works on paper called, of course: Niqāb.  You can see the works here

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Creepy Doll

I found the creepiest doll on the streets of Brooklyn. 😳😳😳 

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New Peonies

These are some of the paintings we're making for the "Peonies" collection. What do you think?

New Screens

Take a look at the films for my new screens. I hope you love them as much as I do.  

 

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Studio Visit: Peonies

Last week, Katia Tallarico came to visit mms studio. I showed her some of my new paintings. You can check the video here

Peonies

I started a new series of silkscreen paintings. I'm not sure if I love them or hate them yet. (Which is a good sign.) Here are some pictures:  

 

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Liz Nielsen

Yesterday, I had an awesome time at Liz Nielsen's studio. She's labeled a photographer, but she's so much more than that. The girl paints with light in a dark room. Check out her work here

John Chamberlain's work

Remember John Chamberlain? The guy who became famous for making gorgeous abstract expressionist sculptures out of car parts. Well, recently, I was visiting Dia:Beacon and took some close-ups of his work. Enjoy!  

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