19 November 2011

getting a dog to sit still

The other day, Michael's mom asked for a picture of Michael, Morey and I for their Christmas card. I don't know if it was the excitement of being allowed to sit on the couch or what his deal was, but Morey was not interested in having a picture taken. And the camera battery was dying. We finally got a good one.

15 November 2011

Weekend in Connecticut

my mother, of course

my RuthiePat

GP, with her fur

Yams; head in the bushes

Vera; Prime Cat?

painting, today

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06 November 2011

stop motion film coming as soon as I'm finished killing myself on my written thesis

opening for Out In Out

It was really a great night. Great people, great wine, great art.

Panty Series

my wall with (L to R) Sofya Mirvis, Matej Branc and me

the incredible Sarah Peoples on her perch

a glorious evening, thanks to everyone who came :)

I just realized, I should have included a picture of the show as the night progressed:

04 November 2011


November 4 – November 27, 2011

Opening Reception: Friday, November 4, 6 – 9 PM

MBN Studios presents Out In Out, curated by Michael Moore and Paul Hamanaka.

Michael and Paul both teach drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

It is our wish that each drawing will consist of the ingredients that are similar to those of

human beings – an epidermis, an outside, a surface - that introduce and reveal a life

being lived within, enticing and encouraging others to look harder and inquire more, to

better know the interior – the energy, personality, mind, spirit, and soul – so that the life-

affirming dynamic relationship between what-we-can-see and what-we-cannot-see in your

drawings will inspire in us something about those same qualities in all of us - how we look

because of who we are and who we are because of how we look – just like drawing, just

like art – Out In Out.

There are various forms of drawings presented: Video drawings, color drawings, assemblage drawings, installation drawings, and even performance drawing.

We hope that this exhibition will deepen the view of drawing as a viable form of material craft, and broaden our understanding of the origins of the impulse to draw.

Artists presented are:

Jannalyn Bailey, Phillippa Beardsley, Jessica Braiterman, Matej Branc, Gretchen Diehl

Diana Dodson, Kirsten Fisher, KatrinaFunk, Eric Huckerbee, Adam Lovitz,

Ana Maria GomezLopez, April Loveday, Sofya Mirvis, Cynthia Oswald, SarahPeoples,

Ana Vizcarra Rankin, Brian Spies, Susan Stromquist, Chelsea Thoumsin

Gallery Hours: Saturday & Sunday 12pm – 6pm and by appointment

Out In Out is on view Friday, November 4, 2011 – Sunday, November 27, 2011. Free and open to the public. Appointments can be made by calling 267-236-3049 or 215-519-5998

03 November 2011

preparing for Out In Out

It is my hope that this body of drawings trigger several associations within the viewer. I have removed the outer layer of clothing, and exposed what may, or may not be under every lady’s skirt. That’s for the viewer to decide.

Some drawings are serious, some are humorous or delicate and they all quake with ephemerality. The bodily region I have chosen to objectify is marked by so many things that predate our modern society; sex, childbirth, shame, cleanliness, pleasure, maturity and puberty. I can’t help but notice, in our late modernity, image has the power to define or deny anyone.

opening for Out In Out this Friday, November 4th 2011

carving (well, dremeling)

{found branch, approximately 12 inches}

using words

"All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other existence of mediocrity."

"a scream"

"sometimes naked"

"living alone"
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