I’m back to shooting bugs! This is the first polaroid test, and is a very early version of what the final will look like. Appropriately, considering the blast of winter we got here in Chicago these last few days, this bug is the powerful Ice Queen! I have ideas for creating compelling and appropriate lighting, as well as some major re-structuring of the (very mini) props, among other things. I’m working on it further tonight and the final image will be ready next week.
If you want to go to a fun art party Friday night, I’m part of a group show at Black Cloud Gallery which is having the opening Fri, Feb 4th from 7-10:30. I expect a big crowd, and I’ll be there for sure! They are at 1909 South Halsted St in Chicago.
But bigger news for me is my next solo show, which will be in the Condé Nast building lobby at 4 Times Square in Manhattan, NY. The opening is March 3; reception is 6-8pm; it closes April 18. I’ll have 15 large pieces, all 32×40′s and 44×55′s from the Alley series.
Last week I gave a talk to the art students at Amos Alonzo Stagg High School in Palos Hills, IL. I talked to several classes in the auditorium where my images were projected 20×25 feet. Wish I had a photo of that! D’Oh!
And I was asked a few months ago to jury the submissions for this year’s Old Town Art Fair. I’m really looking forward to this – its a real honor! It will take place this Sat afternoon. I don’t know the figures yet, but there usually are well over 1000 applicants, each showing 5 images of their work. I may need ice packs on my eyeballs when I’m done.