Sunday, February 16, 2014

Lightning Talk at SPACE Gallery, presented by AIGA Maine

I will be giving a Lightning Talk at SPACE Gallery sponsored by AIGA Maine this Thursday, February 20th.

I will talk about this fish, some other fish, and additional non-fish related items. Please join us!
 

CAA Conference in Chicago

I spent this past weekend in Chicago where I attended the College Art Association Annual Conference, an illuminating experience in a variety of ways -- both expected and unexpected. I also got to check out Millennium Park, the astounding Art Institute of Chicago, Columbia College Chicago, and the incredible Field Museum where I got to nerd-out on my keen interest in the 1893 World's Fair, along with some fantastic dinosaur skeletons and mid-Cambiran wierdos like the anomalocaris (pictured below). I also got to see some friends like Carl Baratta (co-conspirator of the 6/6/6 exhibition project) and make some new ones. Chicago - I shall return when you are no longer freezing cold and slushy!

Millennium Park
Field Museum

Lobby of the Chicago Hilton, where they filmed the last scenes of The Fugitive

Nearly-Frozen Chicago River
Field Museum

View from the Field Museum

anomalocaris

Field Museum


Saturday, January 18, 2014

Experiencing Art: Barcelona

This summer Southern Maine Community College will be offering a 14-day program based in Barcelona, Spain. I will lead the program and teach the 3-credit Art History course Experiencing Art: Barcelona on-site from July 27 - August 11, 2014. We have organized this program in partnership with the experts at CIEE, the world leader in international education and exchange.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, a region in northeastern Spain with its own distinctive history, culture, and language. Set between mountains and the Mediterranean sea, the city's population is 1.6 million, with a total of 4.5 million in the greater metropolitan area. Walking though the city, one can observe 2,000 years of architectural history—Roman remains, the network of narrow streets in the Old Town, the 19th Century Eixample district with its original examples of Modernista architecture—contrasting with the ultramodern showpieces that continue to redesign its skyline.


The course is a focused intensive on the art and architecture of Barcelona. During the two-week course we will:
  • Visit 8 historical sites in Barcelona, including Sagrada Familia, the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and the Picasso Museum
  • Experience 14 cultural visit and activities, including the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona and tapas with local students
  • Take an excursion to Montserrat Mountain
  • Visit the Salvador Dali museum on a day-trip to Girona and Figueres
  • Take a day-trip to the Archeological Museum in Tarragona
On completion of the course, students will be able to identify, describe and analyze the art and architecture associated with this city and its unique multicultural identity.
The cost for the trip is $3750. This includes:
  • Round trip airfare from Boston to Barcelona
  • 14 days of residence hall double occupancy accommodations
  • Airport transfers in Spain
  • Welcome dinner and Farewell dinner
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Public transportation card
  • iNext Comprehensive Travel Insurance
  • 24/7 Emergency Support
  • CIEE Program Assistant on-site for visits and excursions
Students should plan to bring money for personal items and meals. Students who register for the 3-credit course will need to register for the course and pay standard tuition and fees to SMCC when due.

The class has a minimum enrollment of 10 and a maximum of 15 students. An information session will be held in Lighthouse Building 101 on Friday, February 7th at 10:00am. If you cannot make it to this information session, please feel free to contact Jeff Badger at jbadger@smccme.edu.  

To reserve your spot fill out a Study Abroad application and submit a $750 deposit by February 21, 2014 -- deadline extended to March 21st!. 

The Summer tuition and fees bill for the course will be due April 25th or within 48 hours after registering if it is after April 25, 2014.

Please join us in Barcelona! 

Jeff

Saturday, January 11, 2014

"Perfect Lawn Forever" at the Dublin School

Last night my solo show "Perfect Lawn Forever" opening at the Putnam Gallery at Dublin School in beautiful Dublin, New Hampshire. The show features a bunch of drawings, paintings, and sculpture. It is on view through March 6, 2014. Here are some images of the exhibition and reception.




















Thursday, October 3, 2013

boxes for "Box City"

Here are two boxes I made for Rahul Mitra's "Box City" installation at the Portland Museum of Art's 2013 Biennial exhibition, on view now!



review in the Portland Phoenix

Please take a look at Ken's Greenleaf's great review of my current show in the Portland Phoenix...


Installation at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery

Here are some snaps from my installation titled "Landline" at Maine Farmland Trust Gallery in Belfast, Maine. It is made from mixed media and recycled rotary phones. The receiver plays an audio track as well (you can't hear it in the photos). This is a great looking show featuring work by Lucinda Bliss, Kenny Cole, Avy Claire, Robert Shetterly, Susan Camp, and myself. More info at the Maine Art Scene blog. 






Thursday, August 29, 2013

Everything's gonna be 'OK'

Great to see this insightful preview of "OK Back OK" at Rose Contemporary in the Go! Section of today's Portland Press Herald. Thanks to Bob Keyes for checking out the show.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

solo show at Rose Contemporary

 I am pleased to announce "OK Back OK" my solo show at Rose Contemporary in Portland, Maine. The show includes six new sculptures/installations and twenty-one works on paper and paintings. It is on view from August 28 to Oct 28. It will be open during regular gallery hours and for Portland's First Friday Art Walk on Sept 6 and October 4 (5-8pm). There will be an artist's talk and reception on Wednesday, September 18 from 6-8pm. Here are some installation shots -- more images can be found on the gallery website.














Contemporary art seminar in Mexico

In June I attended the "Contemporary Art World in Context" CIEE International Faculty Development Seminar in Mexico. The majority of our time was spent in Guanajuato, with trips to San Miguel de Allende, Toluca, and a few days in Mexico City. It was an incredible trip visiting museums, galleries, universities, and historical sites.