Thursday, September 21, 2017

BOSTON GALLERIES - 09.08.17



Kalimah Muhammad, Integration, 2017

Kalimah Muhammad

Kalimah Muhammad, Belief, 2017

Jeff Perrott


Jeff Perrott and sübsamsøn installation

Sean Downey


Sean Downey





LINKS:

KALIMAH MUHAMMAD – Journey @ Boston Sculptors Gallery

JEFF PERROTT – Last Abstractions @ sübsamsøn

SEAN DOWNEY – Wholly Idle @ Steven Zevitas Gallery




Sunday, September 17, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 09.20.17


This week I want us to use Automatic procedures to produce compositions for your paintings.

We will talk about how Surrealism produced these forms of Automatic Painting.

You may want to bring some India Ink (or colored if you have some) and paper for the exercises.  I will bring some ink/paper to share too.

As always have a surface for painting (canvas, paper, wood, or found flat item).

Here's Thomas Nozkowski (who clearly uses some form of unconscious automatic drawing):







Tuesday, September 12, 2017

The Arcaides – Contemporary Art and Walter Benjamin @ The Jewish Museum



Collier Schorr, Jennifer (Head), 2002-14

Bill Rauhauser, Drawing Compass, 1960-70


Sanya Kantarovsky, Two Suns, 2017


Michael Löwy


Michael Löwy

Dacha/Staff Building, Geshundheit! Institute, Hillsboro, West Virginia, April 2004






The Jewish Museum
LINK




Monday, September 11, 2017

BRENT RIDGE - NAC CLASSES 09.13.17


Welcome all to a new season of 

the Abstract Process of Painting


In this space I will give short inspiration and directions for our classes,
week-to-week.

TO BEGIN: BRING SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW, AND SOMETHING BLUE.

That means I want you to bring some old painting(s) that
you wouldn't mind re-investigating with a new attitude.
It will be good to share something from the past and talk about where you want your painting to go.
Bring some new surface to work on: canvas, board, or paper
And bring something random that can be used as inspiration.






Sunday, September 10, 2017

JIM FORSBERG - Motiefs in Color and Form @ Provincetown Art Associtation and Museum

Jim Forsberg



Jim Forsberg

Jim Forsberg, Aspire, (relief print) 1948

Jim Forsberg

Jim Forsberg, Phoenix III, 1991

Jim Forsberg, Cut Up, 1990




LINK




Saturday, September 9, 2017

PAUL RESIKA - Recent Paintings @ Hudson D. Walker Gallery


Paul Resika, Fish, Moon, Dragonfly, 2017

Paul Resika, Romance, 2014-15




LINK



TIM MCCOOL - Most Improved @ Montserrat College of Art


Tim McCool, installation

Tim McCool, detail of installation

Tim McCool, detail of installation

Tim McCool, detail of installation

Tim McCool, detail of installation

Tim McCool, detail of installation


Tim McCool, installation


Tim McCool, installation


Tim McCool








Monday, August 28, 2017

ERIC OLSON


Erik Olson, Christoph, 2015

Erik Olson, Fentanyl, 2017

Erik Olson, LALA, 2017

Erik Olson, Lou, 2017

Erik Olson, Programmer, 2017

Erik Olson, Vitamin D, 2017






LINK





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

SUMMER WHEAT - Sculpture




Summer Wheat, Prada and Payless Pretzel, Acrylic, Plaster, Etc




SUMMER WHEAT
Sculpture
LINK




Thursday, August 10, 2017

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Etching Workshop @ FINE ARTS WORK CENTER, Provincetown



There it is (Fine Arts Work Center), all bathed in sunlight on this sandy patch of earth


Getting started

My work space, in construction of 'films' to be used for the photo etching process

Finished 'films' with some monoprint/collages I brought along

James Straud, the master printer inking my plate, thanks!

James Straud printing my plate

Wow-zy


Me (Brent Ridge) doing my best act of a being a real printmaker

Me (Brent Ridge) doing my best to crank this press

Here's one plate run through with black intaglio and orange ink roll-over

Here's the second plate run over the same print with black intaglio ink


Robert Mother's former studio etching press at the Fine Arts Work Center


Open Studio for the Fine Arts Work Center, and prints from all the etching students is up to show off

Brent Ridge, Leah Wong, and Sarah Laurie (left to right) prints displayed for open studio


My three prints

Brent Ridge

Brent Ridge


Brent Ridge

Back at the press with a 3-color plate

Brent Ridge

Rolling out a gradient for a roll-over technique

Gradient roll-over with black intaglio ink

Gradient roll over technique with 2 plates, one in green intaglio ink and the other in black intaglio ink


James Straud with Brent Ridge at an art opening at the Fine Arts Work Center, at the end of the workshop week




FINE ARTS WORK CENTER
BRENT RIDGE
LINK
JAMES STROUD - CENTER STREET STUDIO
LINK





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Boston, MA, United States
I'm an artist originally from Flint, MI now residing in Boston, MA. In-between I practiced my art in NYC and overseas in Scotland. I've been using this blog to situate Boston art and artists amongst the International scene of contemporary art. You can find my art on www.brent-ridge.com