Thursday, May 1, 2014

20th Century Boy

Alan oil on panel 20 x 29 in.
If all goes well in shipping, two of my paintings will be in a show at the Center on Contemporary Art at the Seattle Design Center. When I heard about a show called "PostGlamism:  Glam Art in the 21st Century," I knew I had to apply. If you really know me, you know the word glam, overused as it is, is always so evocative to me because I love glam rock:  T. Rex, David Bowie, Roxy Music, seventies-era Stones, the New York Dolls, Hanoi Rocks, and many homegrown romantic and decadent musicians of the places in California and England where I lived during my impressionable years. It influenced my painting, for sure!
I won't be able to attend the opening on May 15, but the exhibition runs until August 1st and Seattle is lovely in the summer. We like to take the 24 hour train ride there and back. Please let me know if  you go.

Statement by curator Michael Sweney for PostGlamism: Glam Art in the 21st Century
(Speaking of music) Statement by curator Andrea Schwartz for Like a Tom Waits Song opening Saturday May 3