Ok, I really need to get away from my "Hairstyles - Pop Art" and "Geometric Abstraction" for few days. I think it is time for a different kind of Abstract Art. The one that no one really knows what it represents and nearly everyone says "My kid can do THAT!" or "Who would want to hang THAT on their walls?!"
Many of you know that I am getting ready for my first solo exhibition in Danbury, CT. The news, which I found out just before Christmas, took me by a huge surprise, and of course I jumped with joy. MY FIRST SOLO EXHIBITION! What a great gift, right?
But, I really didn't realize what I have gotten into. One day in the beginning of January, I heard, that I will need about fifty paintings. My eyes nearly popped out of their sockets as I was saying "Fifty paintings?"At first, I didn't believe it. So I drove to Danbury to see, where the exhibition will take place. Actually, the exhibition will take place in two buildings. That I knew, but I did not realize how much wall space will be available for my art. When I saw "City Center" walls (in Danbury on Main Street), I didn't panic.
"I'll have to paint couple more paintings and the space will be filled. I can do it," I thought.
Then I took a short walk up the hill to the Town Hall, where where more wall space was available for my art, right next to mayor's office. And that is when I started panicking. I walked around the walls while looking at the Eric Gottschalk's images on the walls leading toward mayors's office. And then.... I looked around the corner and there was more wall space and more of Eric's images. I stood there and stared at the two additional long walls. I decided to take pictures with my cell phone for my reference to the available wall space, then I looked at and enjoyed Eric images (I fell in love with three of them) and hurried home. While I was driving, I was thinking that I will have to be very organized and manage my time well in order not to get distracted from thinking about my art. Only that way I can pull it off.
Here I am, one month later, and my body of work is slowly growing. I am moving forward. I think I can do it, since I am thinking about my art and painting it just about "around the clock". Fortunately, I have an understanding family.
Below are paintings (some abstract, some pop art) finished in January (which I didn't publish yet).