Friday, February 12, 2010

Size Matters

Cup of Crows IV, Cup of Roosters, Cup of Crows V, Cup of Deep Sea Divers
each piece is 12 x 12 inches, acrylic on canvas, in a reclaimed wood frame
at the Press Club until Feb. 27th
I was at my parent's house a couple of days ago for a quick visit to the Dentist I was in the living room with my Mother talking about what was on my mind for the Cameron House show in May, what I'd been thinking about and what I'd like to do. While I am still able to have shows at the Cameron House I have got to take advantage of the height of those walls, the largest work that I have done recently was the show last year, each piece was 20 x20 inches and while the volume, I think I had 17 paintings on display made the work look large this year I'd like to go bigger.
I have been asked by people in the past if I have larger work than what I display, I usually say no, for a reason. When I left my last studio to move in with a friend I took all these huge stretchers/ canvases that I had and threw them in the street (they were picked up by other artists in seconds, don't worry). I don't work in that format because I don't want a house/studio full of giant paintings. You end up stuck with the stuff, I don't want my own work in my home, I want it in your home.
Anyways, I had a more more eloquent post in mind when I started writing this but let's just say this.
There are going to be some big paintings at the Cameron House in May
you have been warned.
A.Shay Hahn
and yes I am getting sick of painting these cups, but just can't seem to stop

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