Ephemerama #45

Ephemerama #45

I went to New York this last week to check out a few art shows and hang out with my new friends Kelvin and Jim and every time I leave the city to come back to where I reside I'm a little sad because I feel like I'm leaving home. I have this feeling despite [...]

Ephemerama #43

Ephemerama #43

2019 was a pretty rough year for me personally and I have to admit that I'm glad that it is over. I've had to fight to maintain my studio harder than ever after losing my teaching gig at a local college and had to rely on my retail jobs and meager art sales for income. [...]

Ephemerama #42

Ephemerama #42

Now is the season when various applications for fellowships, grants residencies and the like are either coming due or are just past due. There is naturally a certain amount of self-reflection that takes place when you have to, for the nth-time, describe yourself and your artistic agenda to some random committee in New York. You'd [...]

Ephemerama #41

Ephemerama #41

Three weeks was my birthday and I turned 43. The day was a nice one. I traveled with my ex to Longwood Gardens, one of my favorite places in this region of Pennsylvania, and had a lovely dinner with friends that evening. I managed to not feel the ennui that normally accompanies birthdays for most [...]

Ephemerama #40

Ephemerama #40

There have been a lot of things swirling in my head that I've been dwelling on over the last few days. At first I wanted to speak about the dangers of an uninvited critique, then the shooting in El Paso and Dayton happened and I wanted to write about how borrowing or absorbing national grief [...]

Ephemerama #39

Ephemerama #39

When trying to fit in an art career that involves a fair degree of social media self promotion in the middle of a 50 hour a week work things are bound to fall through the cracks. That has been the case with this blog as of late. I meant to talk a little about the [...]