Friday, November 26, 2010

Tiffany Bozic and Eleanor Grosch

I arrived home today, post-Thanksgiving, to find two envelopes on my desk. The first was from fine artist Tiffany Bozic. She included in the envelope a card from her NYC Joshua Liner gallery opening two weeks ago, which included a nice thank you note with some kind words of encouragement. As for the artwork, I had to spend a minute or two thinking about which way was up and decided on the configuration below, based on the shadows under the two birds and the fact that the bow should be hanging down (at least according to the laws of gravity).




The other envelope was from Philly-based vector-artist Eleanor Grosch, who, in my opinion, is like the Dr. Doolittle of the mid-century style art world. Her art is so animal-focused, it's almost more accurate to call it a "menagerie" than a "portfolio". That's what I love about it. I have met her a few times at past Bumbershoot Flatstock events (she is such a sweet person) and still have the lovely hand-screenprinted Of Montreal poster with flying fish I purchased from her in 2006 for $20. It used to hang in my kitchen when I had my own apartment but I now share a house with other people and unfortunately wall space is a bit limited. Also, a few years ago, I had the incredible luck of taking a trip to Portland and just happening to walk in to Powell's books at the same time she was having an exhibit there. A very happy accident.

Sent: "And then what happened?"

Received: "I landed in some flowers!"

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Allison Sommers

First off, let me just say that it's pieces like this that make dropping all my originals into the letterbox, unsure of their fate, all worth while.

Allison Sommers
' paintings and sculptures generally feature suggestive and grotesque anthropomorphic scenes. However, for Mailbag Art Museum, she chose to paint something a bit more tame, although equally enjoyable. I love the humor of this piece and the fact that she used both the question as well as her answer as a basis for the subject matter. In truth, that is the real purpose of having the questions there; to provide inspiration if it's needed.

Question: What is your favorite section of the zoo?

Answer: The Break Room.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

30 and counting...

Cards sent out today:

Here's a screenshot from iPhoto showing all 30 cards sent out so far.

14) Tiffany Bozic - "Sea Witch" sent 10/16/10
15) Jillian Tamaki - "Antique Photo" sent 10/16/10
16) Leah Chun - "The Viewer" sent 10/21/10
17) Moira Hahn "The Nightwalker"sent 10/25/10
18) Eric Fortune - "The Contest" sent 10/26/10
19) Gary Baseman - "Space Ghosts Enjoying Themselves" sent 10/26/10
20) Audrey Kawasaki - "English Rose" sent 10/27/10
21) Yoskay Yamamoto - "Woman with a tattoo" sent 10/29/10
22) Asaf Hanuka - "Smoke Break" sent 10/29/10
23) Tomer Hanuka - "Blind Spot" sent 10/30/10
24) James Roper - "Underwater Flora" sent 10/30/10
25) Eleanor Grosch - "Little Bird" sent 11/2/10
26) Shaun Tan - "Roommates" sent 11/2/10
27) Leif Parsons - "Unseen Forest" sent 11/8/10
28) Allison Sommers - "Victorian Portrait" sent 11/9/10
29) Resa Blatman - "The Vamp" sent 11/9/10
30) Julianna Bright - "Is it Fall Already?" sent 11/9/10