Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey

Just received fabulous news! One of my pieces was chosen for Fort Collins Lincoln Center’s Annual Contemporary Art Survey. The works chosen present a survey of contemporary art in America. The Guest Curator for this exhibition is Dean Sobel, Executive Director of the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, CO.

The following excerpt about the guest curator is from the prospectus for this exhibition.  “Dean Sobel was instrumental in the creation and development of the Clyfford Still Museum and has been the museum’s Director since its opening in February 2005. A specialist in 20th Century art, Sobel was the Director of the Aspen Art Museum from 2000-2005 and was concurrently Chief Curator and Curator of Contemporary Art at the Milwaukee Art Museum. He has organized over 60 exhibitions of international contemporary art including multiple solo retrospectives. He is the author of One Hour Ahead: The Avant-Garde in Aspen, 1945-2004, published in 2004.”

In the Studio

 

Shilo Ratner 24inx18in Abstract
Shilo Ratner 24inx18in Abstract

The work I create generally incorporates a figure. This 24”x18” painting is one of a few abstract paintings I am working on to help reenergize my painting process so that I can better concentrate on my figurative work.

Heart Complete

heart
heart

I ran into a bit of a road block last week doing the last coating on the heart. I followed the suggested use by the manufacturer using a roller. However, the roller I used shed on the heart. As soon as I noticed I switched to the brush however half the heart has some roller particles which are noticeable. Initially, this caused an array of emotions which included aggravation as well as deep disappointment. However, now after regrouping this was quite the learning experience on so many levels. The heart still looks great and I am happy with how it turned out.

Book Publication Update

Starting off the week with some great news. I just heard the coffee table art book that my work is being published in has been completed.  “Face, Figure, Identity” will be available early December in three formats -hardcover, softcover and digital. I am really looking forward to seeing the artwork represented in this book from the other invited artists.