Sunday, February 27, 2011

Reception in Palm Desert

Posted by: Kate

Here are some photos from my reception last night.  There was a great turn out and Dave and I had a lot of fun.  Thank you Howard for all your hard work!


My work.


The evening in full swing, just before Sabin's unveiling.


Left to right, Sabin Howard, Howard Schepp, me, and Dave.


After everyone left Dave and I were able to take a picture of our work hanging together.

Dave and I will post more soon.  For now we're going to try to enjoy our last day in the sun before going back to Toronto.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Painting Dopplegangers

Posted by: Kate
 
Rupert Grint and "Portrait of a Man" by Hans Memling.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Representation in Charleston

Posted by: Kate

"Vanitas," 20x24", oil on linen on panel

Dave is now represented by M Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina.  If you are in that part of the world you can find his "Vanitas" (above) in the window of the gallery.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Show Opens in Palm Desert

Posted by: Kate

Today my show in Palm Desert opens! My gallery, Howard Schepp Fine Art, is hosting a group show featuring work by Sabin Howard, Jeff Faust, Josh Simpson, Fred Wessel, Toland Sand (great name for a glass artist), Paul Anders-Stout, and myself. There was delay with FedEx and my paintings only just made it to the gallery on Wednesday. I was so stressed out I was checking the tracking update every hour for the past few days.

Here are the paintings that I have in the show:
 "Bottle Fly", 16x24", oil on linen on panel
A frog finds he has outgrown the exit to his habitat.  The 
feathers, the window, and the green bottle fly build 
on the theme of captivity and freedom.  Dave and I have 
found ourselves in a similar position recently, feeling the 
need to move but finding it really difficult just the same.
 "The Nest", 24x36", oil on linen on panel
Two House Sparrows are building a nest inside a skull 
in a dilapidated barn.  All around junk is scattered.  
Commentary on trying to make a home under less 
than ideal circumstances.
"The Pair," 24x48", oil on linen
A girl and her dog double back to search for her 
missing glove.  Sometimes two things belong together.
"The Firefly," 18x24", oil on linen
A girl shares her discovery of a firefly 
with her younger sister.

Unfortunately I've just realized I didn't get a proper photo of my Snail Shell painting.  Here's pretty low-quality one:
"Snail Shell," 6x6", oil on linen on panel
The title pretty much says it all.

There are also a few framed charcoal drawings of bird studies--prep work for "The Nest."