Three of my paintings will be included in a group exhibition, “Spring Resurgence”, at Maxwell’s Tavern in Hoboken from March 22 through May 2, 2015, with an opening reception on Sunday, March 22, from 6-8pm. Maxwell’s is located at 1039 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ. The show focuses on artwork related to cycles, renewal, growth, and variable states.  Since many of my paintings include cycles and loops, and especially since several of my Turing Pattern paintings are created by simulating biological processes of growth towards equilibrium states, I’m very happy to have work in this show.

I’m pleased to report that my painting, “Interactive”, will be included in this year’s Artists of Yardley 4th Annual Juried Exhibition. The show runs from April 3 through April 26, 2015, with an opening reception on Friday, April 10, from 6-9pm. AOY is located at the historic Janney House on Patterson Farm in Lower Makefield at 949 Mirror Lake Road, Yardley PA 19067-5514.

There’s an excellent article on Turing Patterns on ideas.ted.com, “How the Zebra Got Its Stripes, with Alan Turing“.  It summarizes the reaction-diffusion process between an activator and an inhibitor which Turing proposed could be responsible for many patterns in nature.  Recent research seems to confirm that Turing was right at least for some patterns, such as those on a zebrafish, and that the Turing Pattern process could even be responsible for limb formation such as fingers (which, if you think about it, are stripes of alternating “finger-space-finger-space…”).

As regular followers of my work know, I’ve been enjoying Turing Patterns in my paintings for several years now as I like the positive/negative balance that they produce (especially when helped along by some creative liberties taken by the artist!).

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“The Experiential Now”, acrylic on aluminum panel, 30×30 inches

 

Although it’s a few months away, my two-person show with Alan J. Klawans at Artists’ Gallery in Lambertville, NJ, is coming up soon.  The exhibition, entitled Ideal Forms, runs from November 6 through November 30, 2014. We’ll be holding an opening reception on Saturday, November 8, from 3-6pm. Hope you can make it!

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I’m happy to report that I’ll be participating in the Benefit Exhibition for BalletX at Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia. The show features hundreds of 10″x10″ paintings on panels to raise money for this Philadelphia ballet company. My painting “Center of Narrative Gravity #30” will be there:

The show runs from September 5 through October 4, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, September 5, from 5-8pm. Bridgette Mayer Gallery is located at 709 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA.

I’m very happy to report that my painting “Quite Qualia” will be included in the exhibition, “BRAIN-ART Initiative,” at the Beverly Arts Center in Chicago. There is an opening reception scheduled for Friday, September 12, from 7-9pm, and the show runs through October 26, 2014. The center is located at 2407 West 111th Street, Chicago, IL 60655.  The exhibition features work from around the country that investigates how our minds work, where thinking comes from, and what is the source of consciousness, all topics that I address frequently in my paintings.

I’m delighted to have two paintings included in the juried exhibition, “NEXUS,” at the Arts Guild New Jersey (1670 Irving St, Rahway, NJ 07065).  The show runs from September 14 through October 9, 2014, and there’s an opening reception on Sunday, September 14, from 1-4pm.  The juror for this show is Dorrie Papademetriou, Director of Exhibitions & Collections at the Noyes Museum of Art in Oceanville, NJ.

The talk I gave at the West Windsor Arts Center on May 18, 2014, about abstraction, meaning, philosophy, and cognitive science, is now online on YouTube.  You may need to crank up the volume on your computer to hear it as this was a casual recording of the presentation.

Once again, I’d like to thank the West Windsor Arts Center for inviting me to speak, Karen Schoenitz for helping to pull the event together, and all those who attended and made donations to the art center’s annual fund, making the event a big success!

I have three paintings up at “Winners Circle,” an exhibition at the West Windsor Arts Center through July 3, 2014.  This show features past awards winners from the popular annual “Mercer County Artists” exhibition at Mercer County Community College. I received an award there shortly after moving to the area for my painting “In Light of Our Knowledge” and am delighted to include it in this show (and also delighted that the piece has now been collected!).

Hope you can make it to the West Windsor Arts Council (950 Alexander Rd, West Windsor, NJ) today (Sunday, May 18, 6pm) for my artist talk!

I’ll be covering abstraction, meaning, philosophy, cognitive science, and more in this discussion of my work and of abstract art in general.

There will be light refreshments served before and after the discussion, which gets under way at 6pm. The event is free, although we are raising funds for the West Windsor Arts Center’s annual fund and so a suggested donation is requested (and all donations received will be matched, up to a total of $10,000, by an anonymous donor).

For more details, visit the Arts Center’s website: http://westwindsorarts.org/

Save the date: Sunday, May 18, at 6pm!

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I’m pleased to announce that I’ll be giving an artist talk — “Abstraction in Mind” — at the West Windsor Arts Center on Sunday, May 18th, starting at 6pm.

I’ll be talking about color theory and perception, meaning in abstract art, pattern formation in nature and on the computer, and how all of these things combine with my love of cognitive science, philosophy, math, and physics in the creation of my paintings.  Hope you can make it to the talk!

The West Windsor Arts Center offers classes, art exhibitions, musical performances, and more for West Windsor and surrounding communities, and has been a wonderful addition to the town I live in. This talk will help to raise funds for the center’s Annual Fund (attending is free; there is a suggested donation and all donations will be matched by an anonymous donor).  WWAC is located at 952 Alexander Road, West Windsor, NJ 08550, just a few blocks from the Princeton Junction Train Station.  (There is parking at the center as well as on the surrounding streets (but read the signs), and also at the Princeton Junction Train Station.  It’s easy to get there by train, too!  If you take the Northeast Corridor line on NJ Transit to the Princeton Junction Station, it’s an easy 5-10 minute walk to the arts center.)

For more details, visit the event page at WestWindsorArtsCenter.org or feel free to contact me if you have questions.

I have seven paintings up this month at Artists’ Gallery (18 Bridge St, Lambertville, NJ).  Two of them are part of the group exhibition, “Lyrical”, in which each work of art is paired with lyrics from a song or poem that relates to the artwork.  The show is up through March 2, 2014, and there’s an opening reception on Saturday, February 8, from 4-7pm.

I’m very pleased to have two paintings included in the group show, “Out of the Blue,” at the West Windsor Arts Center.  The show is up from January 6 through February 28, 2014, with an opening reception on Sunday, January 12, from 4-6pm.  The Arts Center, which provides exhibitions, performances, and art classes to West Windsor and neighboring communities, is located at 952 Alexander Road (in a former fire station), West Windsor, NJ.