Great news! My Exodus exhibition at Shulamit Gallery got a fantastical review in Whitehot Magazine, written by Megan Ambrahams. I loved that she wrote that, “Above all, what Es has conveyed so dramatically in the paintings is the pure essence of the intense blue desert skies…” because that was exactly what I was trying to do! Not exactly an easy feat. I must have gone back to the art supply store 10 times buying different shades of blue paint before I got the right mixtures for all of the paintings.
You’d think a sky is a sky, but not so in Joshua Tree. It’s very particular there, and it doesn’t just depend on the weather. It depends on a lot of things from the time of day and the wind, to the amount of cars on the road. And there’s vibrations in the air that leak in from neighboring towns. That might sound new-agey, but this is very true. For one thing, Joshua Tree is not far from the Twentynine Palms Marine Air Ground Task Force Training Command Base. A lot of weird shit happens there and it can literally change the electricity in the air.
Anyway, I digress. I am very excited about the review in Whitehot. Michael said it is the best review of any of my shows that he’s ever read.
Another bit of newsy news is that the Exodus Catalogs are now available and they look Beeauuutiful!! I am blown away at what a wonderful job the gallery has done with these. They are just fantastic.
This is a 8.5 x 8.5 inch full color, 28-page soft cover catalog that covers pretty much every aspect of the exhibition. It has an in-depth essay written by Anne Hromadka, the curator, and descriptions of each body of work, including the video and installation. It’s so impressive. I love my gallery!
Also, Up to Now, is available in high resolution on flash drives inside little custom boxes. They are a limited edition of 40 that are for sale through the gallery. I don’t have an image of them yet, but I will post pictures as soon as I do.
That’s all for now, but I’ll be back soon for more news about the show. You’ll see.