Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp
Circle. The Japanese word for circle.
By painting a circle you can express your mind and reveal your
It's a type of meditation, a type of
The moment where you clear your mind
and move your hand.
One stroke. No fixing, No modification,
Understand there is an overlap between the
philosophy of calligraphy and swordsmanship here.
Your character is revealed in your
movements. This is true in all drawing. Enso gets right to the core.
Anyone can try this. But the real
masters are those who are mentally and spiritually complete.
The circle is the most universal and
primal form. The circle is spiritual, illustrating wholeness, truth
and perfection. It has no beginning or end.
At the same time the truth and the
beauty is in the imperfections. (Fukinsei philosophy or wabi sabi)
I have a few for sale here: https://www.etsy.com/shop/samthor
Labels: brushstroke, Enso, tao, zen
If you haven't seen the summer show at the Warhol Museum, you really should.
The top floor has the work of Genesis Breyer P-Orridge and there is A LOT of it.
Mostly self - referential... but that is to be expected. Some of it dates back to 1960.
A life time of making yourself .. your life... into art.
According to the website, "The cultural engineer Genesis BREYER P-ORRIDGE is an avant-garde anti-hero whose remarkable body of underground work reminds us that when you believe something, artistic integrity demands that you live by it too
I also wanted to see Caldwell's show at the Warhol.
The photos are packed salon style I actually found my self in the background of a photo and one of my paintings in another photo... which was a rather nice feeling. It's nice to see the queer underground of Pittsburgh getting some appreciation.
Labels: caldwell, photos, queer culture, warhol museum
you can get away with cheap paint.
you can't get away with cheap brushes.
Labels: art, painting, studio
Sept. 5, 6, 7th. I'll have new artwork in Detroit. Tangent Gallery. A tribute to Stanley Kubrick.
Friday Sept. 6th. Gestures @ MWFA. I'm showing new work and curating some artists you should know about.
Saturday Sept. 7th. The PussyCat Riot @ Cattivo. Find and buy my feline inspired art.
Saturday, Sept. 13th. The Souls of Art Folk at the August Wilson Center. I've curated some exciting new & local talent. And will be displaying politically and culturally charged artwork of my own.
Sunday, Sept. 22nd. The 3rd Annual Pittsburgh Zine Fair. I'm teaming up with Anna Bender for some new material.
Saturday, Sept. 28th. Vehicular Abstraction. Car Art. I won the title last year... what will happen this time?
Also... There may possibly be an article about me in the September issue of Equal Magazine and The Penn Bulletin. I don't want to say too much and jinx it... but pick up an issue and look.
keep checking my website for more details.
and thank you for your support.
Labels: art, art car, cattivo, detroit, mwfa, pgh art unblurred, zines
GESTURES SPEAK LOUDLY AT MOST WANTED FINE ART
Pittsburgh, PA Sept. 6, 2012- The
Art of NonVerbal Communication in the Heart of the Pittsburgh Art
artists communicate in parallel at Most Wanted Fine Art the first
Friday in September during Unblurred. Gestures: the Fine Art of
Non- Verbal Communication has been curated by Sam Thorp and will
feature top local artists: Kyle Anthony Adams, Ren Burke, Mark
Dobosh, Masha Fikhman Mia Donna Maneer, Anne Michelle Lyons &
Katie Lynn Moran. Each artists will have expressive displays
communicating a variety of thoughts and feelings.
tasting by Wilhelm Winery and music by Grand Snafu will fill out the
runs from: Friday September 6th to September 29th, 2011.
Reception: Friday 6th
of September 6pm- to 11pm
Anthony Adams (Originally
from Woodstock NY, now residing in Pittsburgh) well
rounded Multi-Disciplinary Visual Artist. Kyle works in Paint, Web/
Graphic Design, Photography and Video performance artist. He owns and
operates his own screen print shop and raises a pot bellied pig. His
sun sign is Virgo. More work can be seen here:
from Pittsburgh, now resides in Fort Collins Colorado) An
earlier academic interest in zoology and the natural world
translated into Ren's current aesthetic language. She tends to paint
with vibrant, fauvist color, but her intention is to remain true to
the spirit of the subject. For the most part, Ren's animal subjects
are portrayed in a whimsical manner, but without demeaning them. In
addition to her gallery work, she has also received several public
art mural commissions in Colorado.
work can be seen at
Mark, of the Coat Hanger Club, makes jewelry, clothing, and abstract
art from recycled materials. He finds it sad that so much useful
stuff is just thrown away so he tries to repurpose what he can. Just
because something is broken doesn't it's trash.
Pittsburgh-based) experiments with mixed media and celestially laden
imagery to explore the relationship between self and universal
identity. Her most recent paintings are largely based on the human
figure juxtaposed with elements of nature, animals, and the cosmos to
suggest the interconnectivity of all living things and an attempt to
think beyond the selfish tendencies of the ego. More work can be seen
Donna Maneer (Pittsburgh)
for creative images in the dark, forbidden corners of culture. More
work can be seen at: http://miaphoto.net/
Michelle Lyons (Pittsburgh)
has an eye for capturing subtle details that often go unnoticed. Her
artistic techniques have evolved quickly and her prints transcend
pretty subjects to become a picture within a picture.
Lynn Moran (Pittsburgh)
Moran is a fantasy and nature based artist. Her paintings are
bold, dark, organic, mythical and natural. She has shown her
work in various galleries in Pittsburgh and studied at the University
has many art shows here as well as around the world. The work is
mainly figurative with a strength in color and portraiture. Sam is
also responsible for curating the show. More work can be seen at:
Wanted Fine Art is
dedicated to promoting quality artists and contemporary art &
music among the community. Owner and artist Jason Sauer has exhibited
and introduced artists of a multitude of movements, styles and media.
These talented creators have come from all over the world, revealing
the influence of their cultures, and personal experiences. MWFA also
hosts yoga classes in the daytime and music shows at night.
Most Wanted Fine Art
5015 Penn Ave. Pittsburgh,
Labels: art, figurative, figure, fine art, galleries, gallery crawl., pgh art unblurred, unblurred
Friday at Cattivo, a benefit for the documentary film Gender Dances.
Dances is a documentary about transmen, transwomen and everyone in
filmmaker, Nancy Evelyn Gold will also be celebrating her 20th
anniversary of the day she started living as herself.
performances by many of your favorite drag and gender illusionists.
by Sam Thorp will be on display and available at 50% off.
party, it's a benefit, it's an event not to be missed!
is $7, show starts at 10:00 PM.
is located 146 44th Street Pittsburgh, PA 15201
Labels: art, fundraiser, glbt, lawrenceville, pgh art, queer