post Artscape

July 12th, 2010

Filed under: animation,art,Baltimore,thoughts — nics @ 11:24 pm

Here is a very very tiny preview of my new animation that will be showing (along with a couple of older ones) at the Hexagon during Artscape. If you are heading to all the goings-ons this Thursday evening be sure to stop by! Here’s the info:

The Hexagon
1825 N. Charles St.
July 15 – August 14
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 6pm – 9pm

I will also have a couple of paintings up in the show at Theatre Project. The opening is, as is everything else, also Thursday evening. Be sure to check it out:

Theatre Project
45 W. Preston St.
July 15 – August 29
Opening Reception: Thursday, July 15, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

post birthday weekend

July 6th, 2010

Filed under: art,check this out,food,travel — nics @ 4:51 pm

I had an amazing birthday weekend! I drove up to see Ben in CT, we had my birthday dinner in Providence at Nick’s on Broadway, and we went to MASS MoCA to see Petah Coyne (thought it turned out the best exhibit there was the Material World sculpture show). We also ate a lot of ice cream, went thrift-storing, and did some grilling for the 4th. Doesn’t get much better than that.

Birthday Dinner! Eyeball Soup! Well… it wasn’t really called that, but it should be. It was actually yummy tomato zucchini oregano basil soup at Nick’s. We had lavender black pepper panna cotta and malted milk chocolate custard for dessert. Nom nom.

Mmmm. Ice cream. This was our first ice cream of the weekend. We had Guinness Creme Brulee and Black and Tan ice cream from The Brewer’s Cow (the shop itself was not The Brewer’s Cow, it was just selling it). Delicious! And they had an awesome sign too.

On our drive to MASS MoCA, we saw Three Sisters Sanctuary on the side of the road and decided to stop and check it out. They have gardens, sculpture, random collected junk, and the guy who runs the place restores old stoves that you can see in progress. It’s definitely worth the stop if you’re passing by.

Here’s Ben in an installation at MASS MoCA. We had fun playing with exposures on the camera. It looks like we did a Photoshop filter but we did not. Ooooh! Aaaaah! Ben’s idea; I’ll give him credit.

Turns out Sol LeWitt drawings are really fun to take photos in front of. Who would have known? I’m on an animated gif kick today…

See what I mean? More Sol LeWitt. OK. I’ll stop with all the annoying animated gifs now. And this post altogether.