Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Ecuadorian Coast and Evolving Vision

At Christmastime we went to see my in-laws and many friends in Quito, and we got down to my favorite beach, Canoa in the province of Manabi. Stayed at the Bambu. These four paintings are from that trip and reflect my evolving vision, articulated in my most recent Artist's Statement for this current show at Baked & Wired here in Georgetown. I'll put it down at the bottom of this post.

Horizon Dweller (24 X 30")

Dance of the Earthmovers (24 X 30")

Waves and Fishing Boat (20 X 26")

Canoas (20 X 48"), sold.

Henri, Bellows, and the Bay Area figurative painters inform my work, but I’m consumed by a 21st-century admiration for our devastated natural world. Bridges, ships, and human forms in nature serve as motifs for contemplating humanity’s notions of liberation and progress in light of the biosphere’s diminishing robustness. The tragic beauty of oil rigs, mining operations, and commercial fisheries are subjects I plan to explore in 2011.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

UPCOMING SHOWS in January & February

Mi Gente!

This coming Friday, January 21st at 6pm, I have an opening of my paintings at the hippest little cafe in Georgetown: Baked & Wired: 1052 Thomas Jefferson Street, NW 20007.*

Come at six for wine and cheeze or come a little later, when the Helen West Sax Quartet and the real madness begin to flow. I hope to see you there!

It's a three-week show, so even if you miss the opening (which is not to be missed!), be sure to drop by for my art, the baked and brewed delights of Tony and Theresa Velasquez (the super-hip owners), or a poetry reading or musical event in the not-too-distant future!

ALSO: I'll have four pieces in the Citizens Association of Georgetown show in Georgetown Park from Jan 27 to Jan 30....

AND: Up in Keene Valley, NY: The Great Range is turning over their walls to twenty-one of my Adirondack landscapes until I take them down in June.
*Thomas Jefferson Street runs south of M, down from the corner of Barnes & Noble, between 30th & 31st.

Awright Nuff Sed!

Hasta pronto,

Edward "Bear" Miller