History: Citywide Studios Part 8

I brought two cats to Citywide Studios with me. Oblong was a large gray and black short hair tabby, with an orange tint.  Dare was fluffier, orange and white. Both had always been indoor cats all the time I had them, but with the enclosed space of the studio that seemed no longer to be an…

History: Citywide Studios Part 7

An ongoing description of my two years living in an art studio warehouse 2001-2003 The windows of the space were limited. Along the side that faced the street, the storefront windows had been replaced by opaque white glass covered by the heavy metal mesh, which allowed a dull glow but no real illumination. This was…

Studio: A Production Goal

Recently I decided to challenge myself with a new body of work, inspired by the writings of Williams S Burroughs. The paintings will be acrylics on canvas, small format. The idea is to evoke the bizarre image cascade of his best books. So far I have created 4 12″ x 12″ canvases in 8 days.…

History: Citywide Studios Part 6

An ongoing description of my two years living in an art studio warehouse 2001-2003 But the events with public attendance were rare. Usually Citywide Studios was only populated by the artists who lived or worked there. The rough neighborhood and the resulting security measures prevented causal visits. It was a place that required effort to…