Dan McCarthy is well known in the Boston area. Half for his drumming in The Helms and half for his super poetic drawings, prints and paintings. I wish I had posted his work earlier. Right now there's a show of his work at Gallery 1988 in San Francisco. It's up until April 25th. Sorry about the late notice, guys. In any case, you should check him out. He's got a sweet print-of-the-month club.
flyer by Know Hope.
Andrew the ever gracious, rad dude and co-proprietor of Needles + Pens asked me last year to curate a show at his gallery/shop in San Francisco in May. I was delighted to be asked, especially because N+P is one of my favorite places in SF. I love what Andrew and Breezy are doing. They really support community and give it their all. It's my first stab at curating a show, so I am a wee bit nervous and beside myself with excitement. I will be posting bits and bobs over the next few weeks to fill you guys in with what's going on with the show and share with you some of the work. I'm really excited and if you are in SF, I hope you'll come by and say hello.
I have to say after Andrew asked me to set up a show, it was incredibly hard for me to choose from the many artists I have covered. I decided, in the end to ask artists that I have covered extensively to be in the show...They are as follows:
1911 kate bingaman burt jill bliss will bryant kime buzzelli john casey lisa congdon liam devowski bill dunlap kenn goodall maxwell loren holyoke hirsh know hope olivia jeffries aidan koch ashley lande brown jeremiah maddock leslie martinez terri olsen von schaub mike perry shannon rankin dan szymanowski
I just made a facebook account for the blog. I'd love it if you added the blog as your friend! You can upload your art or links or anything you want to share with me there. I'll share art related links, photos and other things there. I'm excited to see what happens...and slightly relieved because now my obsession with Stevie Nicks and cheez-its can only be shared with my friends and family.
Hey all, I want to start by stating how much of a pleasure it is to be writing for Stampede again. I've got a whole lot of artists I'm eager to post about. I figured I'd start with the woman who taught me how to draw like a pro. Dana Clancy teaches painting and drawing at Boston University's College of Fine Arts. She's really smart in the way she plays with representation, incorporating visual elements that can change the role of both the subject and the viewer.
If you're in Boston check out her new solo exhibit at Laconia Gallery, Sight Plan. It's up until April 25th.