Substack was like "You haven't posted in a while"
So I guess I'll talk about my new show
Long time no post, according to Substack. I have been properly guilted by the automated robo-reminder, so here I am.
Since my last post I’ve had three more solo shows: one in Lorton, VA at Workhouse Arts Center; one in Washington DC at the National United Methodist Church’s Great Hall Gallery; and my current one: Lives of Noisy Desperation at Rare Bird Coffee Roasters in Falls Church.
The title is from a book, Homecoming, that was making a play on the Thoreau quote, “Men live lives of quiet desperation.” A character in the book mentions that they don’t want such a life.
The character he’s talking to replies, “So you want a life of noisy desperation?”
“Noisy desperation” is an apt descriptor for the subjects of my work, who tend to be in the throes of woes of one kind of another.
I’ve had a battery of solos over the past few months, but after this one, I don’t have any others lined up until my Foundry Gallery show in December. I might apply for a few group shows here and there, but for now I’m content to have a couple of solos bookending the year.
Anyway, here’s my featured print for the week (I’ll try to do these weekly moving forward):
The piece is titled Crocoplank, and it’s from 2021. The original was maybe my first “serious” art sale, and since then it’s been my best-selling print. You can grab one for yourself here.