Saturday, November 22, 2008


I know its a crazy weekend filled with studio tours, slide shows and openings. Tomorrow is the last day of the studio tour.

Please come support my efforts to raise money for my solo show in the spring and purchase prints from my Sorority Rush, Repository and Hide series. All prints are priced to move. I have both framed work and loose prints in a number of sizes.

The studio is located at 3409 Werner Ave 78722. We are #138 on the east austin studio tour guide.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Slideluck Hits Austin

Finally Slideluck Potshow is coming to Austin, Texas this Friday night, November 21st. The slide show begins at 7pm and is being held at a new bar on the east side called Shangi-La at 1016 East 6th Street.

Slideluck Potshow is a New York City-based, non-profit arts organization that provides an opportunity for artists and arts-appreciators to gather around food, friends, and artwork for an unforgettable night.

I attended my first Slideluck event a few years ago in Manhattan. Once I got wind that it might be coming to Austin I quickly joined to form the Austin crew responsible for organizing the event including finding a location, securing donations, press releases and submission guidelines.

Please join us this Friday night for what's sure to become an annual event. The slide show will be held outdoors so please dress for the weather.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Parent Advisory

You know its a good show or at least one worth seeing when you are greeted at the entrance with a parent advisory notice.

I was pleased and also dumbfounded why a photograph of just my breasts cause such a ruckus when viewed within an artistic context. And in this specific case in an exhibition. I don't blame the gallery or museum I blame the public.

Its a heated topic for me and I'm sure other artists whose work is called pornographic, racy or is censored. I go round and round on how to change the public's view on nudity or partially nudity when a piece of art is being considered. Are all Greek and Roman statues now censored? I went to the Louvre several years ago but do they have a WARNING outside the entrance or before the many, many nude or partial clothed female figures which are seen covering the walls? I think the human body is amazing. Its beautiful, its mysterious, its erotic, its natural, its life giving and nurturing. The body is unique and at the same time ordinary when compared to everyone else's.

I realize my work has a specific audience. However I am always amazed by the comments I receive from perfect strangers. Last night, I met an older couple at the opening who loved the work. They did not mention the nudity and only commented on how moved they were by the work and how the women was brought to tears. This is not the first time this has been said to me about the work.

I don't usually blame the venue however, I feel its a real shame the Grace Museum in Abilene which is the next venue for the New Art in Austin: 20 To Watch exhibition is censoring the two partial/semi nude self-portraits. Unfortunately I will only have once piece in this venue. I can understand excluding or censoring work which is clearly pornographic or has specific sexual intentions. This couldn't be further from the truth with my work. So many woman have related to the self-portraits on many levels and I truly am sorry the woman of Abilene will miss the opportunity to see the images at their intended scale and final form. Luckily they will have two more opportunity's to see the work at Art League in March and at Diverseworks in May.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

3 x 3

As of late I've been on the road more than I've been at home. This week is no exception. I'll be headed to San Antonio this time for the New Art in Austin: 20 to Watch exhibition which makes its next stop at Blue Star Contemporary this Thursday from 6-8pm.

Then I'm headed back home to Austin for two openings on the east side. At New East Arts Gallery, Location: Body opening on Saturday 7-10pm, I'll be showing older pieces, yet not previously seen in Austin in a two person show with my partner Gary Schott. At Co-Lab, I'll be doing a one-night-only video installation so be sure to come out on Sunday evening from 7-11pm.

Hope to see you out at one of the shows.