My Zaratan open studio starts Friday, Jan 27 at 7pm to 10pm and goes until Sunday, Jan 29. The open studio is upstairs from the gallery in the residents’ quarters. I will show the studies that I created during my residency period. At the same time, I will show a work-in-progress sculpture using beer cans and a collaborative video with fellow resident Daniel Gawronski. Admission is free. This comes after my artist talk, which you can see here.
All pieces are for sale, including a limited-edition run of a Risograph. I created the Risograph at the request of the Zaratan staff.
Most of the work is charcoal-on-paper. I decided to not paint because the oil was taking forever to dry. I did not bring my acrylic paint with me, so my only other choice was to draw. This was good practice for me, as I had not previously done a lot of abstract work in charcoal. I did create a few watercolors and dry pastel works, too. Most of the watercolors I created were postcards that I sent to my supporters. Abstract watercolor is still a technique that I hope to develop more in the coming years.