“Expectation” at Gallery 125

I’m happy to report that my painting Expectation will be included in the Trenton Artists Workshop Association’s 2009  Summer Show, this year being held at Gallery 125 in downtown Trenton.  The title for this exhibition is “Dreaming”.  I recently played a little game where you grab the book nearest to you (you’re not allowed to find the coolest book), turn to page 56, find the 5th sentence on the page, and then set it to your status on Facebook.  I picked up the book Teach Yourself to Dream, sitting on the desk next to me, and found the following sentence:

It is partly because of these deep aspirations that flying is one of the most exciting dream experiences open to us.

Not a bad sentence to go along with this painting in a show about dreaming.

This painting is different from many of my other works in that it’s painted on a solid (very heavy) piece of wood (which in fact was once a table top), approximately 18″ high by 60″ wide, and it hangs a few inches off the wall because of some wooden spacers that were once part of the table.  (These dimensions also make it hard to exhibit properly here on the web site…)

Expectation, acrylic on wood, 18x60 inches

Expectation, acrylic on wood, 18x60 inches

Here’s a detail of the work:

Expectation (detail)

Expectation (detail)

The show, Dreaming, will be up at Gallery 125 (125 South Warren Street, Trenton, NJ) from August 14 through September 4, 2009.  There will be an opening reception on Friday, August 14, from 6-9pm.

One thought on ““Expectation” at Gallery 125

  1. Susan Van Dongen

    Andrew, I was looking at your blog, preparing for our interview and I saw this thing about reaching for a book, turning to page 56 etc. You reached for “Teach Yourself to Dream.” Just 10 minutes ago, I was reading an e-mail from a musician friend and he mentioned the same book! Dreams and synchronicity.

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