Monday, October 23, 2017

HMS Jersey published in the Fall 2017 issue of War, Literature and the Arts

My pictorial essay 'HMS Jersey: Absences and Memory from the Battlefields of Brooklyn' with the initial image by my wife Mary Cuddihee Skrill has been published in the fall 2017 issue of War, Literature and the Arts. In honor of its publication, I include Mary's drawing from the Williamsburg Bridge in 2015 of where the HMS Jersey was docked in Wallabout Bay in Brooklyn for seven long years of the Revolutionary War when Great Britain occupied NYC and my 2017 painting of the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn where some of the Prison Ship Martyrs who perished on the Jersey were interred.

Heads have rolled!

I would like to thank all of those who organized the Gowanus Open Studios for hosting a wonderful weekend of art on a weekend of glorious weather!

particularly Gowanus' Abby Subak and Amy Williams who worked tirelessly on organizing the event

Julie Mashack who interviewed me for the Gowanus Facebook page

the folks at 313 Butler street who hosted the silent auction

Owen of the Gowanus Dredgers who lent us his space on the Gowanus Canal for our exhibition

the artists who showed along with me from the Park Slope Winsor Terrace Artist Group, particularly Alise Loebelsohn who spearheaded our exhibition and Nancy Doniger, the president of our artist group.

And of course all of the visitors who listened to my tales of the 'Heads that have Rolled' and offered kind words and support for my own and my colleagues' work.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

'Heads Have Rolled'! on display in the Arts Gowanus Boathouse Show (on 2nd street on the West side of the Gowanus AND for two weekends-Oct. 14-15/Oct. 21-22 from 12-6)

'Heads Have Rolled'! Damning Memory in the Ages of Thutmose III, Claudius the Great, Robespierre, Obama and the Pied Piper of American Decline is on display at Gowanus Open Studios.

I am thrilled to be showing with my colleagues from the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artist Group at the Dredgers Boathouse on the Gowanus.

I will be exhibiting my drawings of portrait busts that have been the target of damnatio memoriae (the damning of memory) during the previous 3500 years from the depths of antiquity to the summer of 2017.

Each work is a drawing of the likeness of the damned figure

Our exhibition will run for two weekends, 10-14-15/10-21-22 from 12-6.

Please visit the Boathouse and the wonderful artists whose work will also be on display at the Gowanus Open Studio, a celebration of the art made in our community

The Anna Pierrepont Series and Teetering's publication in Charlottesville's Streetlight featured in Gowanus Open Studio Facebook page

Thanks to Julie Mashack and Chris from the Arts Gowanus team for featuring the latest iteration of the Anna Pierrepont Series on the Arts Gowanus facebook page

Additional thanks to Amy Williams, Abby Subak and the entire Arts Gowanus team for their tireless arts advocacy!

Sunday, October 1, 2017

My drawing of the Appellate Division published in Riggwelter

Thank you to Amy Kinsman of Riggwelter for publishing my picture of the Appellate Division in the second issue of the magazine in October 2017

The drawing from 2015 was placed with a poem about real estate agents and garden apartments by Gill McAvoy..ponds, swings, apple trees. but this is NYC...sigh