Preview // Lulie wallace

15 Jan

Curious who’ll be showing on BSDA next? It’s Lulie Wallace! Here’s a preview of what you’ll find on the site Tuesday afternoon:

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All six pieces will be priced affordably at $200.

Jennifer Davis in Bike Art

11 Jan

BSDA artist Jennifer Davis is in Kiriakos Iosifidis’s book Bike Art * Bicycles in Art Around The World. What a cool concept for an art book!

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New Show // Seth Clark

10 Jan

Seth Clark moved to Pittsburgh after graduating from RISD, and the rust-belt city has been a constant source of inspiration. Houses and buildings, mostly dilapidated ones in various states of disrepair, are the subject of Clark’s mixed-media work which include vintage and discarded materials like sheet music and envelopes.

As a lover of house-art, I particularly enjoy Seth’s work for it’s complexity and overarching theme of impermanence.

City Study I, $200.

Where are you from and where do you currently live?

I grew up in Seekonk, Massachusetts. Seekonk is a little town close to the Rhode Island border–about a fifteen minute drive to Providence where I went to college. After graduating in 2008 I moved to Pittsburgh and have lived here ever since. I think Pittsburgh is a great city for young creatives. The cheap cost of living here has really afforded me the time to focus on my work.

Detail of City Study I

.Tell us a bit about the work in this show.

Process wise, my work starts with a collaged “under-painting.” I like to use insides of envelopes, old drawings, found scraps, sheet music, receipts, letters, photos… almost any type of flat, vintage ephemera I can find. I try to be as gestural and haphazard with this initial process as possible. As I continue the collage, a dimensional foundation is revealed. I’ll sand down the many different surfaces and use a medley of charcoal, pastel, ink, acrylic and graphite to bring definition to the subject. On most pieces I go back-and-forth between drawing and collage, covering and uncovering previous layers.

All of the studies in this show incorporate this process and are informed by deteriorating architecture. The aesthetics of collapsing barns, worn down walls, and abandoned homes have always been very attractive to me.

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4 Jan

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Print Guide // Catherine Green of Wolfeyebrows

21 Dec

Catherine Green has a wonderful print guide on her blog Wolfeyebrows which includes work by three BSDA artists: Becca Stadlander, Alan Brown and Yelena Brykesenkova. The other artists in the guide are also awesome and include Clare Owen, Carson Ellis and Lizzy Stewart.

(image from Wolfeyebrows)

New Show // Greg Hart

20 Dec

Greg Hart is a talented portraitist whose work explores unknown people across American history. Hart’s subjects are mostly found in photographs from the late 1800s yet his expressive, street-art-inspired paintings create a strong feeling of connection between the subject and viewer. This week Hart presents six portraits of Civil War soldiers on Buy Some Damn Art!

Bandage, $275.

Where are you from and where do you currently live?

Born in Greenville, SC and I currently live in Charleston, SC.

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Is geography something you think about when it comes to your identity (i.e. do you think of yourself as a “Southern artist”?)

I lost my Southern accent in college – possibly by watching tons of movies – not sure how it happened but it’s gone. Lately I’ve been returning to my roots through alt country music and Appalachian literature. It was important that I discover the South in my own way – not just through fried food, grits, or college football (not that there’s anything wrong with that). I’m Southern like Hunter S. Thompson not Paula Deen.

Who are the people in your portraits? How do you pick them?

Rummaging. I scour online archives for a face that grabs me. The less I know about the person the better, at least for the purpose of this particular body of work. I don’t want to judge them by words but by the look on their face and the emotional weight that emits from the image – it’s like reading palms or auras. The six pieces in this show are soldiers from the Civil War.

Escape, $275.

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Damn Good // Itsuko Suzuki

16 Dec

Dog portraits by Japanese artist Itsuko Suzuki. They are amazing grouped together.