Faculty Show - 2015
Another wonderful scene from Andy Conklin. It reminds me of Paolo Uccello and Renaissance Italy, back when fashionable men wore similar tights. It's hard to imagine the design of this painting without each girl having one leg in white, and the other in black..
A larger scene where Andy explores his favorite topic: C.G.I. (Computer Generated Imagery) as depicted by D.O.M.P. (Dutch Old Master Painting)
One of our favorite models - though without her chaotic dreadlocks.
And isn't she leaning on the kind of gray metal stool found in our third floor studio?
A priapic salute offered by Errol Jacobson. (or, perhaps it's a defiant middle finger)
This is Errol's sharper, cleaner style -- and this feels like a bleak contemplation of mortality, reminding me of Van Gogh's famous depiction of a path to nowhere:
A painterly conundrum: how can you ever have too much beautiful stuff?
Every item feels like it mysteriously appeared for no good reason -- and yet, the pieces seem to be talking with each other.
I guess that's why I like the Dutch school - it's more about visual appearance than painterly expression.
This minimalist piece doesn't really work for me - but I don't want Helen to stop trying.
Some might call this drawing unfinished - but everything feels just about right to me.
The P&C used to have property up near Fox Lake where we could paint models outdoors.
We gave the property up during the Great Depression -- but some of us are still painting figures in landscapes.
A swinging vision of the Grand Canal. That looks like Santa Maria Della Salute in the background.