Friday, August 18, 2017

Bonitas Canciones, New Work by Nancy Charak

Bonitas Canciones Series II, No. 8612, graphite, prismacolor, oil stick on 140# Fabriano Artistico, c. 2017, Nancy Charak, artist. 

Bonitas Canciones Series II, No. 8615, graphite, prismacolor, oil stick on 140# Fabriano Artistico, c. 2017, Nancy Charak, artist.

Bonitas Canciones Series II, No. 8617, graphite, prismacolor, oil stick on 140# Fabriano Artistico, c. 2017, Nancy Charak, artist.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

I Walk in Agnes Martin's Footsteps

I write frequently about Agnes Martin on this blog. You can see more, learn more about this critically important artist over at ARTSY's page. Agnes Martin the master of the minimal.

In my own Art Statement I say this: "I walk in the footsteps of giants: Helen Frankenthaler, Agnes Martin and Joan Mitchell for the purity of their thought and action on the canvas as well as Linda Karshan, Sandra Blow, Vija Celmins, and Katherina Grosse. Whether what they do is lyrical, expository or just plain brash, to my way of thinking they are all pure abstract expressionists who make marks, lines, shapes, colors on paper, canvas, even buildings, and say to us, “here look at this, make of it what you will."

Below are some of my latest pieces from my website, rounderstudio dot com. At the moment this series is labeled Long Short, but the name is being changed to a more lyrical, hopefully more mysterious title, Bonitas Canciones, beautiful songs as sung by Mili Bermejo. This is an ongoing series, there are yet more to come, some are at my photographer, Jack Kulawik jrkphoto [at] yahoo [dot] com in Tucson AZ.

These are 11″x30″, graphite pencil, conte, prismacolor, erasure, pencil shavings and smudge on 90# Stonehenge, 2017. After a long summer working on paintings on canvas, I decided to challenge myself to return to working with drawing on paper, in an unfamiliar format for me, longitudinal. I cut 22″x30″ sheets of 90# Stonehenge in half. The self-imposed limitation of just drawing helped limit the palette to mostly grey tones and bits of color.

Bonitas Canciones #19, Nancy Charak artist c.2017

Bonitas Canciones #22, Nancy Charak artist c.2017

Friday, June 16, 2017

Symbiosis, Contemporary Artists of Tucson Exhibit


Symbiosis: A Group Show presented by Contemporary Artists of Tucson--
Opening reception July 1, 6-9 p.m., Steinfeld Building, 101 W. 6th Street, Tucson, AZ. Together with Greta Ward, Kathryn Wilde, Jack McLain, Nancy Drigotas, I am exhibiting with Contemporary Artists of Tucson. The “Symbiosis” show will run from July 1 through 9, 2017 with an opening reception First Saturday, July 1 from 6-9:00 p.m., at the Steinfeld Building, 101 W. 6th Street at 9th Avenue, Tucson, AZ.

I'll be showing my series Cri de Coeur, watercolors on panels featuring large splashes of color.

Please come on by.

AND ONE MORE THING...

With the assistance of Jack Kulawik, my photographer, and Emily Rapport, my web advisor, my website has been updated. Please take a look at the latest series Long Short.


Long Short Series No. 21, 11″x30″, graphite pencil, conte, prismacolor, erasure, pencil shavings and smudge on 90# Stonehenge – created 2017



Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Artist of the Day: Paul Conly, Tickles his Theremin


Paul Conly, musician, composer, singer, songwriter. Cousin, in-law, friend, big-time family. One of the hand people. You will find Paul on YouTube. His work is captured on IMDB, composer, soundtrack. Also on Discogs.

Paul Conly and Bebe

Friday, March 24, 2017

Artist of the Day: Nancy Rosen

Here's my artist of the day Nancy Rosen. We exhibited together at Woman Made Gallery in 2008. Nancy Rosen's work can not only be seen where she exhibits, plus her website, but also BIG-TIME on Grace and Frankie on Netflix. Nancy's work is featured as the artwork of the Lily Tomlin character Frankie. Sweet.

Nancy Rosen, artist...

Monday, January 23, 2017