5/21/10

What A Rush

Fearless! This is the single word I would use to describe the work of emerging painter, Richard Rush, whose artwork goes on display this month at the Gilman Contemporary. Rush’s large playful and abstracted compositions are often saturated with intense color and dotted with graffiti-like markings and figures. The details are tiny so you have to get up close to decipher the images that reveal his stories. This Idaho based painter works in multiple mediums and you can see the urban influences of his time spent living in New York and growing up in Chicago. His new works will be on display in a two person show featuring the landscapes of Abby Grosvenor, May 25th through June 25th at the Gilman Contemporary in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Artist: Richard Rush
Richard Rush, a self-taught painter, creates works that are often dream-like, futuristic landscapes or scenes in which nature and technology are evolved and imagined. His work is an attempt to create a permanent record of a feeling that exists only in a moment, be it from a dream, a person or a place.






All of the images featured above were provided by Richard Rush. For more information visit his blog.

5/6/10

Play May

Curious?
Work continues to flow in the studio for my upcoming solo show this July but all work and no play makes for some dull dinner conversations. So…here’s one of the playful distractions I have discovered when I am in need of a little break. Ever wonder what your artwork would look like in a museum exhibition? Well now you can see your work displayed larger than life and presented in a world class museum setting. This entertaining software lets you upload your images and superimpose them into a museum or gallery setting and the results are really fun and inspiring. This is a great tool to visualize your work in a new environment. Check it out at dumpr.net.
Is this fun or what?
Below is a triptych I am working on for my show. The three panels will be tiled into a single frame to make one long image. There will be several similar abstract landscape pieces like this in my "Forces of Nature" show.The exhibition opens July 2nd at the Gilman Contemporary in Sun Valley Idaho and runs through August 1st. My work is also still on display at the Alexis Hotel until August 3rd.

Mixing oil paints to work into the surface
 Photo credit: Ann Darling 2010

Detail from Tangerine Tide -Triptych, 24 x 64 , encaustic, oil, shellac 2010
Photo credit: Ann Darling 2010



Tangerine Tide in progress - Triptych, 24 x 64 ,encaustic, oil, shellac 2010
Photo credit: Ann Darling 2010