Tuesday, March 30, 2010

1901 Art Show

I'm a bit tardy on posting about my first gallery show. The day job has been a bit hectic and I had lots of socializing to do afterwards--my birthday & boyfriend's family gatherings. I've also been feeling ill lately--not sure what it's all about, but I'd like to get over it soon. Anyway...
The first thing anyone asks if I sold anything. I did sell a copy of my Fetish Paper Dolls! That always brings a huge smile to my face. I didn't sell any paintings, but received some great praise (from strangers and friends alike). Merely, I was happy and honoured to be there, and to be showing with some amazing talent!
I also felt extremely happy that some of my friends showed up, and not only that, but they purchased from other artists! It was a fabulous time, great entertainment (live performances), comrades, art...I could not have asked for a better first show!
Here is a picture of me with my work (taken by Vine):

I'm selling the four small paintings on Etsy: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Eraserhappy
and here is a close up of the large acrylic

I have a fascination with dead animals, especially birds. I keep a photographic journal of road kill or deceased animals/insects I find lying about. Two of the small paintings (Pigeon & Nevermore) are based on some pictures I've taken. The other two (Goliath & Golden Orb Weaver) are based on two spiders, the paintings are named after them, that have been known to kill & consume birds. The large acrylic was just some idea I had floating around. It's a skinless part woman, part vulture that is not only consuming her own flesh but is feeding the young skeleton ducks that are her company in this deep sewer-esque underground.

Friday, March 12, 2010

First Gallery Show!

This weekend is a huge starting point for me. My friend is part owner of the Nineteen Hundred and One art gallery here in Chicago, and she asked if I'd be able to show something in this months exhibit. I'm very excited and will be updating about the show this weekend. If you can come out see all of the awesome talent that will be there Friday & Saturday. The live performances are different for each night.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Gothic Craft Faire

The Nineteen Hundred & One Gallery/Theatre Presents:
The March Craft Fairy
A Monthly Gothic Arts & Crafts Faire
the 1st Sunday of every month
Sunday, March 7, 2010
1901 W. Belmont Ave. (entrance on Wolcott), Chicago
Over 15 of Chicago's Gothic Crafters & Artists,
Jewelry, Candles & Incense, Dolls & Toys,
Hats & Parasols..., Baked goods, and other Unique items.
Coffee, Refreshments & More!
All Ages
$1 Donation
and find us on facebook: the nineteen hundred & one gallery/theatre