Archive for April, 2009

the sketchbook project.

Monday, April 6th, 2009

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Last month I participated in a great show hosted by Art House Co-op called “The Sketchbook Project.” Art House asked artists all over the world to complete a small Moleskine sketchbook to the theme “Everyone we know…” The result was an amazing series of shows in Atlanta, D.C, Brooklyn, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, and St. Louis that gave the audience an intimate viewing experience where they could handle and examine any of the sketchbooks… no gloves required. I instantly loved this format for it’s ability to break through the traditional sterility of the gallery experience. The viewer is encouraged to actually touch the art– what a concept! True, this format does not work well for most exhibits (most of my work would not respond well to handling unfortunately), but there’s nothing I like better than a well worn, worked, and yes, handled sketchbook. There is one show left if you happen to be in Chicago at Chicago Art Source Gallery on May 8 (through June 20th). Otherwise, you can check out photos from the events at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/arthousecoop/

Here are a few images of the book that I submitted:

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cover/back cover

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http://www.arthousecoop.com/

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2009/03/sketchbook-project-draws-artists-together.html

Listed below are the tour stops for the show:

Art House Gallery

Museum of Contemporary Art DC
Chris’ Jazz Cafe
Laconia Gallery
Antena Gallery
Soulard Art Market
3rd Ward
Museum of Design Atlanta (MODA)
Chicago Art Source Gallery

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