Monday, August 12, 2013

I Love Kneaded Erasers and Albrecht Durer

B.Grady -W.I.P.  Graphite on Paper

Woke up this morning with this image of a rabbit jumping rope. 

Probably just a message from my subconscious that I should exercise.
Figured exercising my hand,head,and eye was a worthy substitute.

Usually when I work in my sketchbook I geek out on some TED or FORA lecture in an attempt to nurture my intellect with some form of noble knowledge. 

Ya know genetic engineering, evolution, religion,  or some form of aesthetic or intellectual history.Stuff like that.

Frequently I pepper this food for thought with a little Louis Black, Doomsday Prepping and a pinch of permaculture (Just to keep me grounded).

B.Grady -W.I.P.  Graphite on Paper

Topics without pictures are preferred because then I actually pay  attention to drawing!

B.Grady -W.I.P.  Graphite on Paper
Albrecht Durer was on the  Youtube menu today so I ended up being distracted by the visuals. 

Durer will forever be connected in my brain to rabbits and of course, the apocalypse.

Well the visuals were gorgeous in this video series by the BBC, therefore I ended up unconsciously playing with my kneaded eraser (which I sometimes use as a reference or a shadow puppet:)).

Here is the link to the series! 
Northern Renaissance - Albrecht Durer 1 of 6

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Bill Gusky at Five Points Gallery Today!!!!!

 Bill Gusky at Five Points Gallery
Once again I'm a bit last minute here so apologies to our artist friends and followers! It's beautiful day to head out to the Five Points Gallery in Torrington this afternoon to catch the last day of Bill Gusky's show............      
Painting by Bill Gusky

Bill Gusky

Artist Statement
This is my anti-meditation, a ransacking of many sources, the outflow of incessant inner dialogs and irresolvable inner conflicts. Contradictory statements are piled on and torn away. Messages are added and obliterated. Gestures meander through crudeness and refinement. I bring the ruckus to these arguments with myself that never really end, but are merely carried forward through different materials and formats.

Painting by Bill Gusky

Working across unrelated styles and subject matter gives me a much better chance of making art that’s awkward, discordant, and seemingly belongs nowhere. For the moment that seems to make a lot of sense.
                                                        Bill Gusky

While your are up there at the Five Points Gallery take a walk across the street to Artwell Inc. Artists are reminded that the Deadline for Artwell's Awesome Show for a Show is this weekend. Our Field Projects Gallery is a participating gallery along with many other  Connecticut Galleries,curators, and critics.  Check it out HERE

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sketchbook Musings

"No Idea Yet" 5.5" x 7.5" Graphite on Paper, Bridget Grady

Twin Berlin at Meadows this Afternoon:)! AWESOME FRIENDS UPDATE!

Twin Berlin at Meadows this Afternoon:)! Ya Still Have Time to Get There!!
 Mike Welsh Artwork for Twin Berlin
 Alex Alves, one of our Awesome Friends ,whipped up a midnight batch of stunning shirts at his Shirt Bakery for Twin Berlin last night. Here's the prototype! 
Twin Berlin Shirts by Shirt Bakery
The shirt features elements of Twin Berlin's album cover designed by Mikey Welsh. Twin Berlin's guitarist Matt Lopez is the lucky owner of this luscious urban tribal work! Mikey Welsh, the former bassist from Weezer was an exceptional painter and was developing his  art career before his tragic departure from this world.
Twin Berlin is playing today at the Rockstar Uproar Festival at the Meadows in Hartford today. Featured at today's festival are Alice in Chains, Jane's Addiction, Coheed and Cambria and Circa Survive!! Twin Berlin has been invited to do a set on the Festival Stage at 2:30 today!!! Get tickets here and go!