First off, HAPPY NEW YEAR!! For my initial blog of 2012, I want to wish you, your family, friends and loved ones a very Happy, Healthy, and Prosperous New Year!
2011 was a fantastic year, and I have high hopes that 2012 will even be better! That being said, there’s A LOT going on over here at THH70 HQ, so let’s get right into it:
MY BRAND-NEW WEBSITE IS UP!!!! That’s right — after months and months of planning (and procrastinating), the new site is now online! First off, you’ll notice the brand-new URL — www.thh70.com — after the last 4 years or so of having a different domain, I felt it was time to get back to basics, so THH70.com is back on the grid. As my style and technique has now hit a crossroads, my new series of work will be somewhat different than the last couple years (more on that below), I felt the new site should reflect that. It’s much more minimal, elegant, and straight to the point. No bells and whistles…just ART. :-) I hope you enjoy it!
One of my closest friends just happens to be an extremely talented graphic & web designer, so I thought it would be a new experience having a professional designer have at it. If you are in the market to have some graphic design or website work done, I HIGHLY recommend my friend, Joey Seeman. I told him what I needed, what I wanted, and not only did he ROCK it, the site ended up exceeding my expectations (thanks, Joey!!!). To check out his work, please go to www.joeyseemandesign.com
***To hit up the brand-spankin’-new THH70 website click HERE or the screenshot below:
The work I am in the midst of creating for 2012 is noticeably different (at least to me), but still “100% THH70”. After years of perfecting my technique of multi-layering paint, color, chemicals, and other nutty stuff, I thought it would be a challenge, as well as fun, to scale it all back, bring it back to the basics (see the running theme here?), and embrace a “less is more” aesthetic. So, for the new work, you’ll be noticing a reduced color palette, more Abstract elements, and in some cases, no text! I hope you enjoy the results…so far, I’m really excited and happy with them…I can honestly say that I haven’t felt this artistically invigorated and challenged in quite some time. Like a close friend tells me all the time, “It’s time to get out of your comfort zone”…so, that is what the latest canvas is titled, albeit in French.
This first piece I am releasing is a radical departure: purely Abstract, no text, and a more monochromatic color palette (layers of black, white, silver, and gold):
“zone de confort”
mixed media on gallery-stretched canvas
36 x 36″
This piece is available NOW! To inquire about the piece, E-MAIL ME. :-)
UPCOMING SHOW NEWS:
I have 2 group shows on the calendar at the moment, with more shows to be added shortly:
Opening Saturday, February 25, 2012 — “Femme Fatale” Group Show at Cella Gallery, North Hollywood, CA. I’ll be exhibiting a brand-new 24 x 24″ canvas at this show. Co-curated by Stephanie Chefas and Nicole Bruckman, I’m really excited about this one, as it’s co-curated by Stephanie, editor of the AWESOME art blog PLATINUM CHEESE (you might remember, she profiled me on the site last year). I’d been bugging Stephanie for a while, telling her she needed to put her OWN show together, so I’m happy she finally assembled a kick-a** roster of artists to exhibit.
Opening April 2012 — “LYRIC” Group Show at 323East Gallery in Detroit, MI. Curated by AMAAAZING artist and friend Glenn Barr, last year’s show was so successful ( I was in that one as well), that they decided to do it all over again! The line-up last year was PHENOMENAL, so I expect this year’s to be equally insane, if not more!
I’ll be posting again soon as more work is completed and more show news pops in…I hope this update finds you all doing well, and that you’ve survived the holiday season in one piece! As always, many thanks for your continued support!
Now, what are you waiting for…GO CHECK OUT MY WEBSITE!! ;-)