Further art discussions and notifications for the artwork of Sam Thorp
you don't have to do the same thing everyone else is doing.
Don't do what everyone else is doing.
Don't do it the way everyone else is doing it.
Artists have no business being sheep.
Create something new.
listening to what mom, professors, & gallerists are telling you.
could they possibly know your path better than you?
matters is reacting to breaking with Art that was.
Look for the
things other people do NOT see.
what other people are scared of doing with art.
making paintings have become the establishment, stop making
paintings. Create something else.
not making paintings have become the establishment, make paintings.
matters is bravery and honesty... and making sure those values have a
place to exist in the world.
Take risks. Think with your guts.
what you can. Do everything you can.
have nothing to lose.
The more you look, the more you will notice patterns. (andrew birk)
Labels: aesthetics, art, motivation, rebel
Postcards From the Edge is a Visual AIDS benefit show and sale of original, postcard-sized works on paper by established and emerging artists. All works are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. The works are signed on the back and exhibited so the artists' signatures cannot be seen. While buyers receive a list of all participating artists, they don't know who created which piece until purchased. All proceeds support the programs of Visual AIDS.
Labels: art, nyc, visual aids
the Thrills! Twice the Chills! At the Westmoreland Museum of American
is inspired by the feeling that the country is beginning to undergo
a resurgence of the discussion about the end of the world, arriving
in a multitude of catastrophes, ranging from religious prophecy to
nuclear annihilation. He presents questions from what would it look
like if the prophecies of scriptures were fulfilled in the era of the
New World Order? Do the crises of ecology and economics shape the
disasters that destroy the world? How would the paradigms of power
shift in that final struggle? And upon which sides would the
prominent players emerge? In Gonnella's exhibition, he leaves the
answers to those questions up to you.
Thorp delves into Obvious
Glitches, and defects staring us right in the face, yet we fail to
notice them. The solutions to all our problems are plain and simple,
yet we never figure it out. What are we missing that is right in
front of our face? This work sorts through the filters and clutter to
get to the essence of the matter. Revealing character and narrative
in graceful lines and primary colors.
Friday, February 14 at Art on Tap 5.2.7 $7 donation. Food &
Speak with the artists about their work, inspiration and methods.
Thursday, February 20 at 6 PM
Studio: Work WITH the artists in a casual, relaxed atmosphere.
Wednesday, Feburary 26, 6:30-8:30 PM with Sam Thorp; Wednesday, &
March 26, 6:30-8:30 PM with Brian Gonnella
ends: March 2nd.
Museum of American Art
Villiage Drive Greensburg, PA 15601
Labels: art, art opening, doomsday, lgbtq, museum, politics, religion
"Beauty of style and harmony and grace and good rhythm depend on simplicity."
Labels: aesthetics, art, philosophy
I'll have a new painting in Most Wanted Fine Art for their All Star Show.
Come out and see it.
Labels: art, art shows, most wanted, unblurred