Three The Hard Way

Another show, y’all!  I’m happy to announce that my work will be featured in the upcoming 33June exhibition, presented by MySLArt.  The reception will be this Friday, June 30th at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves from 6 to 10.  This will be my third MySLArt show, so in honor of the occasion I will be busting out *three* of my very best pieces…

Three the Hard Way

Mountain Dew, Nintendo, Tootsie Roll, and I will be very eager to say hello to you and shake your hand, so please make our day and swing on by.  It is free, there is a nice little outdoor patio area to hang out outside, and inside there will be lots of art and lots of artists.  It should be fun.  And there’s a handy facebook event page too.  See ya there!

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The Big Talk

Fake News and Me

The #nofilter exhibition is still up and running at Art Saint Louis.  Not only that, but on Saturday, May 2oth, I’ll be taking part in the “Coffee with the Artists Gallery Talk.”  You see, they have a full scale coffee bar there.  I’ll be one of four artists speaking about their work.  So the idea is that you can show up and chill out with some coffee while listening to some art talk.  It goes for an hour and starts at 11am.  I’m excited to get to talk about my art.  I’ll tell you all about Fake News and so much more.  There’s also a handy facebook event page here.

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Three Peas in a Pod

33march duo

I wanted to touch on the 33March exhibit that came and went over the past few weeks.  It was another fun outing at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves.  A high point of the evening was my work being highlighted among the best in the show by juror and local artist Alex P. Johnmeyer.  Action Comics, Skittles, and I had a great time.  I’ll be back with more sooner than later.

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Real News

My painting, Fake News, will be featured in the upcoming #nofilter exhibition at Art Saint Louis.  The opening reception will be from 6 to 8 on Saturday, April 15, and the show will run all the way through June 1st.

FakeNews web

This was the first “topical” piece I’ve created since I started this series of paintings.  I’m pretty satisfied with how it turned out and have even been inspired to create more work along these lines.  I’m presently working on a piece titled Alternative Facts.

So if you’d like to hang out, high five, or rub elbows, come on down to the opening reception April 15th.  It’ll be a good time.

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Double Dose

I’ll have two paintings featured in the upcoming 33March exhibition, presented by MySLArt.  The reception will be Friday, March 31 at the Old Orchard Gallery in Webster Groves from 6 to 9.  I’ll be busting out two of my favorites for this show.

fitzpatrick01

Skittles is something of a color dream (I just made up that term).  The finished piece is a mashup of two separate ideas I’d been churning around in my head.  One idea was a rainbow monster.  I thought it’d be neat to have a character with a sort of rainbow blob for a head.  The other idea I’d been mulling over was doing a riff on the logo for the Chicago Bulls (the big funky bull head).  Neither idea quite worked until I added the other to it.  I made the bull into something more of an equine, and then placed a giant rainbow “helmet” over his head.

fitzpatrick02

Action Comics was a way of paying tribute to some of my favorite comics I’ve been reading over the past couple years.  Though I’ve been reading comics all my life, I’d never really given Superman a real shot.  Curt Swan, the definitive Superman artist from the 50’s to the 80’s, has become a true favorite of mine.  The whimsy and weirdness of those stories really hit the spot.  I popped a Clark Kent hat onto the painting to seal the deal.

The show will be up through April 10th, but the real action will be at the opening reception on Friday, March 31st.  Be there or be square.

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