Friday, May 25, 2018

Subway Drawings at Ground Floor Gallery this summer

I’m proud to be showing a broad selection of subway drawings this summer as a part of Ground Floor Gallery’s fifth anniversary program of exhibitions, “…in five acts.” The gallery has selected five artists who’ve shown in their group exhibitions, and we’re each having a solo show. My work will be up July 19-August 12, or Act IV of the set, so if you’re in or around Brooklyn during those weeks, I hope you’ll be able to stop and look. It’s fun and rewarding to share my stuff on Instagram, but I do believe the work is best seen in person, so I am very excited. The program has begun this month with Peter Gynd, who will be followed by Ryan Sarah Murphy in early June, Erika Ranee in late June and early July, my work, and then the final act is Mie Yim’s work, opening August 16. I’m looking forward to getting to know these artists’ work, and from what I can see already, I’m honored to have my work exhibited in a program with theirs.#groundfloorbk #groundfloorgallery#subwaydrawings #subway #art#upcomingshow @groundfloorbk#drawing #painting #nyc #brooklyn#infiveacts More info/reflection to come as we get closer

Monday, January 22, 2018

2017 Sketchbooks

Last year's sketchbooks, full of mostly subway drawings, in pen, wash, watercolor, crayon, pencil

Thursday, December 21, 2017

Ho Ho Ha Ha

two color linocut holiday card, 2016

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


Portrait of the Artist as a Young Quasimodo (Halloween 1975) Gel pen, watercolor, crayon on paper. 2017. 6x6in.

Friday, March 3, 2017


This is a pile of sketchbooks. I filled these in the past year with about 900 drawings, more or less. The vast majority were made on or around the NYC subway, quickly, sometimes furtively with a soft pencil or litho crayon (Stones) or gel pen (pilot G2 07). Often I worked back into them at home, using memory and improvisation, and often adding color with caran d'ache neocolor crayons or schminke pan watercolors. Other subjects in the books -- baseball, NYC parks, cityscapes, landscapes (several from Ohio), a few movie pieces, and the political stuff. What began as a way to reconnect casually with observational drawing became a vein of satisfying work unto itself, and the subway rider drawings in particular took on added resonance of diversity and inclusiveness for me in the heated campaign year. Working this way was a necessity, as certain circumstances (good, personal ones) kept me away from the studio more than I'd like this year. I'm not sure I'll be able to sustain this pace, but I'll see what happens.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Marked Urgent

These three drawings, based on drawings from my subway sketchbooks, will be in a group show at Ground Floor Gallery this weekend, with portions of all sales going to help a journalist organization. More info here 

Friday, January 6, 2017

Group show

These two will be in "Noir: Defining the Melodrama," a group show as part of the Bronx Council on the Arts' Longwood Arts Project. 2/5-5/3. They are both oils and part of my B movie series. Top is 18x20in on linen, and the bottom is 20x28in on canvas. #painting #bmoviepaintings #oilpainting #limitedpalette #noir

Friday, November 4, 2016