Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Step Right Up!

Bar at the Make Out Room oil on canvatex 20 x 16 in.

I'm honored to have been included in the upcoming group show at Arc Gallery & Studios, "Like a Tom Waits Song" curated by Andrea Schwartz. Arc is at 1246 Folsom in San Francisco, and the exhibition is May 3 - June 21 2014.
I've been a Waits fan since Rain Dogs came out, but his 1974 album Nighthawks at the Diner is one of my all-time favorites. Named after the painting by Edward Hopper, it's full of atmosphere, of night time and classic America. Its loungey sound and humorous lyrics create a lush, louche world that immerses the listener every time like a dark, familiar old bar.

And there's more good news:  I've finally been able to take control of my own website thanks to a friendly interface! It had been far too long but I now have a useful and up-to-date hadleynorthrop.com
I'm adding new images and content every day - please check it out.