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Flinn Gallery Exhibition

No. 214, 20 x 20", Acrylic
No. 214, 20 x 20″, Acrylic

Pleased to have “No. 214” chosen by The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Department of Painting and Sculpture Curator Jenny Harris to be exhibited in Greenwich Art Society’s exhibit “Parallel Visions, Realism & Abstraction” at the Flinn Gallery. July 25 – August 15, 2018.

Reception: Thursday, July 26th 6pm

A little about the juror.  Jenny Harris has worked at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Painting and Sculpture since 2013, and has been a curatorial assistant since 2015. During this time, she has worked with Leah Dickerman on the exhibitions One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North (2015) and Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends (2017), for which she also organized the public program Dance Among Friends, featuring choreography by Rauschenberg’s collaborators, Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor. Most recently, she assisted in the installation of the collection presentation, The Long Run (2017, organized by Paulina Pobocha and Cara Manes) and is currently working on the reinstallation of the collection for the reopening of the Museum in 2019. Prior to working at MoMA, she was the Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellow at the Musée du Louvre, Paris. She holds a BA from Wellesley College (2012)

“Brant Rock” Heading to NY

Artist Shilo Ratner_Brant Rock_20 x 20in_Acrylic on Canvas
Brant Rock, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas

I feel so blessed to have my painting “Brant Rock” chosen to be exhibited in the National Juried Art Show “Color” at the Brooklyn Waterfront Artist Coalition. The juror for this exhibition is Marcela Guerrero, Assistant Curator at the Whitney Museum of American Art.

“In visual perception a color is almost never seen as it really is—as it physically is. This fact makes color the most relative medium in art. In order to use color effectively it is necessary to recognize that color deceives continually. Color is “passive,” “deceptive,” and “unstable,” color behaves, color  is magic.”   – Joseph Albers, Interaction of Color

BWAC Show Curators: Katrina D. Jeffries and Alicia Degener

Gallery Exhibition Dates: July 28 – August 19, 2018 weekends 1-6PM
Opening Reception: Saturday, July 28, 2018 from 1-6PM

21 Day Abstract Painting Project

I am about to embark on a 21 day abstract painting project. I’m already in the habit of painting daily but I am going to see what I can produce on 21, 5 x 5″ panels during this time frame. These little abstract paintings will be posted daily on my Instagram feed and then be available on my new online shop.

Did you know that the common myth that it takes 21 days to form a new habit was from a misquoted saying by Maxwell Maltz? He actually said “a minimum of about 21 days” and the saying got changed to “It takes 21 days to form a new habit”.

IMAGINE at the MOCA

I feel so blessed to have my abstract painting, Imagine, chosen for Make Your Mark – Summer National Juried Exhibition at the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA). Exhibition opens Saturday, June 16, and runs through Sunday, July 29, 2018.

Imagine, 20 x 20", Acrylic on Canvas, yellow, abstract, ocean, littoral, peace
Imagine, 20 x 20″, Acrylic on Canvas

The Juror for this exhibit is Jen Tough.  (text from MOCA website)
Jen Tough Gallery is a contemporary gallery and art consultancy located in Benicia, California. Programming includes an  ambitious exhibition schedule comprised of solo shows rotating every several weeks, multiple art fairs, and the  management of Opus – an invitational artist collective for independent artists. Jen Tough has a BFA from the Ohio State University, attending the Art Academy of Cincinnati and Parsons School of Design program in West Africa. She was the Art Director for Urban Outfitters, Hollywood Records, Warner Bros Records, numerous national magazines, and was a creative consultant for Nike for many years.