Top: 36 x 36” (12 x 36” + 24 x 36”)
Bottom: 20 x 32” (two 20 x 16”)
More roller derby paintings! Turned into diptychs.
The four panels separately.
More roller derby paintings. Used some stills from our Jan. 11th game that came from videos taken with a GoPro that I got for my birthday. It started with a study of movement and transformed into a study of painting with washes. Finished with a mix of the two, involving the 4 panels in sequential order.
Overall a fun project.
My final pair of paintings for the semester, I decided to paint Marceline and Princess Bubblegum. They are meant to be a set. They are facing hanging and facing each other above our bed.
Some random paintings. The pink one is of a gummy bear lamp I have, with some patterns from my carpet. The other one has a pattern from my Betsey Johnson purse, a donkey toy, some tiny rubber chickens, and rando junk. The last one is just a painting of Lumpy Space from Adventure Time. :D
I decided to do one more roller derby painting. This will be my last one like this for a while. I plan to do some more derby related stuff next semester - but from a different POV.
This one is actually me hitting someone :D
Our final and open project. I made my cats saints/ religious figures. Mama Cat is Mary, and baby Finn is baby Jesus. Then Finn as grown up Jesus (on the left) and Friday is Mary Magdalene on the right. They’re all 48” tall.
We were to take an every day object and use it in another contemporary painters work. We had a list to chose from, and I chose Philip Guston, Edward Hopper, and Monique Preito. The object itself is one of those phones you can plug into a headphone jack and use as a head piece. I loved the color though.
Another Spring 2013 Project: Menil / Feista. We were told to go to a Fiesta Mart and to the Menil Collection in Houston and combine the two into 5 paintings. I’m not particularly happy with the last one, but the the top two - A Richard Stills based on a cat and the Fiesta ad made into a Menil ad - are going to be in a show this weekend at the Inman Gallery:
The MENIL/FIESTA Project: Ten Years of a Curious Painting Assignment At University of Houston
The Menil/Fiesta Project is a two-day exhibition at Inman Gallery and will feature a selection of paintings created over the last 10 years by undergraduate Painting Majors in the School of Art at the University of Houston. The paintings are solutions to a project given by professors Aaron Parazette and Gael Stack in which the young artists were asked to visit both the Menil Collection and a Fiesta supermarket, gather information, images, and objects, and then synthesize their findings into a series of paintings. The project was conceived with the intention of directing the young artists’ attention to questions of “high” and “low” culture, context, commerce, and visual strategies. The inventive and often surprising paintings that have resulted from the Menil/Fiesta project have been a delight and curiosity for both the young artists and their faculty mentors. We hope that the Houston arts community will be similarly intrigued as they consider anew the presence of the Menil Collection and Fiesta through the inventions of these young artists.
Reception Friday, August 23rd, 6:00-8:00pm, exhibition continues through Saturday August 24th, 6:00pm.