Thursday, November 13, 2008

TIMEFORFRIDA

The idea came to me to create a new blog for some of my work that may not be appropriate to post on KV Abbott' Art Blog. I often do a lot of very experimental work and some figurative work that I will post here. Stuff that is a little more removed from the main stream if you will.

The image used on the header is a detail from an unfinished painting from a series of black and white paitnings that I have been working on off and on for over a year now. Most of the work here is available for purchase. Contact me for prices, sizes, framing, etc.

Unlike some other artists out there today, all of the manipulated images are my own. I do not pull images off the internet. They are my own own original images, be they photographs, paintings, collage, whatever.

One of my artist heroes is the legendary Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, hence the name, as I pay homage to her bravery and willingness to take chances as an artist. I would not even suggest to be in her league, but do draw considerable inspiration from her and others of the "Avant-Garde" of the last century.

I will gradually add content as time permits. I am currently entering into what is typically our busy season here at the gallery. We'll see with the economic slow down just how busy this holiday season turns out to be.

I am also in the final stages of completing a public sculpture project that has been a year in the works. My sculpture "Organica" will be installed in front of our public library as soon as the foundation has cured. This project was funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the Syracuse Cultural Resources Council.

Pop in here now and then or subscribe if you feel inclined to see what I add as I build this site.

Cheers!

KV Abbott

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