Two new paintings will be debuting at Vertical Gallery in Chicago this Aug 3rd. The two pieces are titled "Sometimes I Stand And Stare" and "Four Robots Who Just Heard A Joke They Don't Understand". The larger of the two Stand and Stare is a further exploration of clouds, sunset color pallets and imaginary skies.
Earlier in the process I was just blocking out the color shapes of the clouds. Then working around to where the sunlight would be emanating, then placing the robot.
The concept for the show is interesting:
Vertical Gallery and Thumbtack Press are partnering together to produce an exciting group show at Vertical Gallery (1016 N Western Ave., Chicago). The exhibition, “The Economics of Art 2013” August 3 – 31, comes from the incredible proliferation of mediums that art is available on today. It's truly a unique moment in the history of the economics of art, so the show will not only explore the various forms art can take, but how those forms affect value. It will open the conversation for understanding the value of original work, hand-painted multiples, editioned work, and open edition prints. For the new collector, entering this new art market can be a confusing experience, and for the experienced collector, there are numerous opinions.
This exhibition will feature essays on the topic of art value in 2013 along with 12 artists showing their work in all the mediums. We'll allow the collector to purchase their work as the original, edition, or open edition.