Entries for July 2013

04 jul 2013Studio Summer

Andrea_Joki_Electric Avenue_painting.jpgElectric Avenue, 2013, oil and acrylic on linen, 24" x 30"

I'm in Cleveland for the summer - inspired and ready to work through a new series of paintings.  (Sundays are for the beach.)  Here's a fresh one that came together soon after returning from New Mexico.  I reworked a painting that had been in Arizona for a few months, adding layers of vibrant lines.  My paintings are open-ended and most often seem to have the potential to become new again. 

04 jul 2013Residency Work

It's been a busy few months with exhibitions and an artist residency.  My time at the Santa Fe Art Institute opened up new directions in my work and planted a seed for a site-specific project of cliff-side rope jumping sessions.  

Another important leap that I was able to make is the formalization of my project, Field Work 20/20: Just Being.  These site-specific performative paintings will occur once per year for the next twenty years (if I'm lucky!).  The first performance was staged in the Mojave Desert in February 2012 (pictured below).  The second performance will take place this September in a hot-air balloon landing field in Indianola, Iowa.  

I continue to make smaller format gravity studies in the studio.  The ones below were made during my residency at SFAI.

Mojave Project_Still11_webblog.jpgCapillaries Kiss, 2012, 22" x 30" (Field Work 20/20: Just Being #1)Gravity Santa Fe_study 1_webblog.jpggravity study 1, acrylic on paper, 18" x 15"Gravity Santa Fe_study 3_webblog.jpggravity study 3, acrylic on paper, 18" x 15"Gravity Santa Fe_study 2_webblog.jpggravity study 2, acrylic on paper, 18" x 15"

04 jul 2013CAN Journal Benefit Auction

Cleveland's Collective Arts Network (CAN) Journal held their inaugural benefit auction last weekend to raise money for continued coverage of the arts in our region.

I was happy to support the cause with this drawing from 2010.

Clearing_web.jpgClearing, acrylic on paper, 11" x 8-1/2"
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