Sunday, September 18, 2016

"Shades of Noir" at RiverSea Gallery

"The Blueprint Remains" 36”x48”

I am once again proud to be the featured artist at RiverSea Gallery. The show opening is October 8th, from 5:00-8:00pm. The featured show exhibit will be hung in the main room through the month of October (but remember my work is always available at RiverSea!)

For this exhibit I have created a body of work based on images from classic film noir. 
Each piece is created using a multi-step process: 
First I procure the source image from a film. Sometimes I find images from the internet, but more often I capture a screen shot with my camera directly from my TV screen as I play the movie. 

This image is from the famous movie "The Killers"

From this image I create several drawings. 
Then I make a small collage based on the drawing. The collage’s tiny size makes it necessary for me to simplify and abstract the shapes in the image. I pay careful attention to simplifying shapes, color relationships, and the interaction of darks and lights. I sometimes start on a dark brown ground, which further helps me to edit out unnecessary details and distill the image to its essential parts.
"The Blueprint Remains Miniature" 4.5"x6"

 I then create a large piece based on the small collage. 

RiverSea Gallery is located in beautiful Astoria, Oregon on the northern coast that features great painting, sculpture, craft and jewelry. 
Open Monday-Friday 11:00-5:50
Sunday 11:00-4:00
Show Opening: October 8th, 5:00-8:00pm