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New Painting: Lasher

16×16″ oil on panel. (click to expand)

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GURLS Pre-Orders

After much pestering from a lot of people, I’ve gone ahead and made a pre-order for the reprint of GURLS, as well as for GURLS volume 2!

Pre-Order one or both here!

They will be released November 15th, 2017 which is earlier than I had anticipated but hey, makes a good Christmas gift, right? The last two runs sold out within 9 hours, and over a weekend respectively, so this way you are guaranteed a copy.

By the way, the show GURLS has been extended at FB69 Galerie if you would like to purchase an original. Here’s a new interview in Scene Magazine about my GURLS, btw!

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New Painting: Eater

This is actually a redux of an older painting that was bothering me. 12×12″ oil on panel.

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ArtMeow

The next group show I’m in is all about cats! They will have a portrait of my late feline, Milkshake, and a survey of 100 years of artists in NE Ohio who have done cat-related art. I also hear there will be real cats there to adopt!

Opens Friday, June 16th 5pm-9pm at the ArtNEO Museum inside 78th Street Studios, Cleveland, Ohio.

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With over 100 years of cats by Cleveland area artists on display, ARTmeow explores the cat’s iconic role of artistic muse. As cat memes and animated gifs take over the internet, it is a good time to reflect on how our feline friends have impacted the history of art. ARTmeow not only looks at the past and present representations of cats in fine art, it also presents an interactive visitor driven display consisting of an Instagram slide show composed of photos tagged #ARTmeow.

Dublin to Münster Art & Gig Whirlwind

This has to be the only time I’ve ever scheduled an art show around a concert, but it all worked out very well. I had a great time in Dublin, Ireland seeing The Jesus and Mary Chain with Mel Butler and John Butler. I was deaf in one ear for a good week! There was an afterparty thrown at Garage Bar which was highly appropriate; they hosted my husband’s book party on our last trip. We also took a tour of the Caravaggio show at the National Gallery, had a private tour at Radio8 (Thanks Dan!), saw a number of bands at my favorite haunt Whelan’s, and made the rounds at all the pubs on my list as per usual.

Then it was a flight over to Münster, Germany for my show. I’m totally in love with Münster, by the way. I like that it’s walkable, has architecture exactly how I pictured it in my mind, and the fact that there was a whole lot of candy, and everyone has a dog (or so it seems). I even recognized a lot of paintings in their art museum! Easter Sunday service at the cathedral was very surreal as well. I’m just glad I didn’t burst into flames upon entering. We stayed with my fabulous gallerist and his partner, where they live in a former zoo keeper’s residence, where the ape habitat once was. It was appropriately named Monkey Hill. I guess the zoo keeper had a favorite monkey that he would let drink beer. Why not?

Anyway, here’s a bunch of photos. I’m sure there’s more, but this will do.

 

GURLS and Jeff Koons!

GURLS opened at FB69 Galerie and is now on view for the next few months. We had a great turnout and sales despite the Easter holiday, and it was a blast!

Apologies for the late post (and more to come) as we did a lot of travel in-between to Dublin and to Detroit and I am still going through all of my photos.

The biggest surprise was all the press I got for my drawings, including, having one of them appear next to Jeff Koons in a magazine! WHAAAAT!?

More to come, and if you find yourself in this amazing town in Germany, please check it out!

GURLS at FB69

I’m headed to Germany for the first time since I was a toddler!

My solo show GURLS opens with a preview Thursday, April 13th from 6-8pm (first 20 people get a signed mini print) and then the reception on Friday, April 14th at FB69 Galerie in Münster.

We will have limited copies of my sold-out zine on hand, as well as a show of all my drawings. There will be posters for sale, too! I hope to see you there, and I’m really excited to spend some time in this city.

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GURLS was conceived in sketchbooks while Arabella was recovering in bed from multiple surgeries, and oil painting was no longer an option. Sarcastic, silly, and in a loose style that deviates from the painting she has been known for, her GURLS comment on the current state of technology, relationships, and “first world problems”.