Sunday, September 23, 2012

Time Out New York Kids Magazine - Family portrait The Peyton-Creane family, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

I happened on to a February 15, 2009 article about one of the partners of Sears Peyton Gallery (my dealers); Gaines Peyton. The photo includes one of my collages: Fusion Series #2403.

From left: Gaines Peyton, Buddy, 13, Matilda Creane, 3, Kyle Creane -Photograph: Imogen Brown
Gaines Peyton is a painter and co-owner of the Sears Peyton Gallery in Chelsea. Her husband, Kyle Creane, left a career in advertising to write a young-adult novel and take care of their daughter, three-year-old Matilda. When they’re not enjoying their friendly Brooklyn neighborhood, the trio spend time at the gallery, which makes a point of accommodating parents with a yen for collecting.
What’s life like, running a gallery?
GP It’s amazing; it’s my dream job. I moved to New York to be a painter, and then I discovered that I enjoy business, too. So it’s a perfect marriage of those two interests. My partner, Macie Sears, and I are able to find new talent and bring their work to a wider audience. It’s incredibly rewarding.
What kind of art do you think appeals to children?
I’ve found that kids really respond to art when they can imagine how it was made. Kathryn Lynch, an artist we’re exhibiting, has work that is so exuberant. The brushwork has a casual quality about it, and yet it’s incredibly sophisticated and economical, the way she renders so much with so little. Kids appreciate the energy of her work.
Is your gallery kid-friendly?
Oh, yeah, we have toys in the back room to occupy children if parents want to linger. The best art hits people in a primal, emotional kind of way, and that works on you no matter how old you are. And it’s such a fun thing, bringing your kids to Chelsea.
How are Matilda’s artistic skills?
It’s against our nature to brag, but she’s got a gift.
GP She loves to paint. She loves to give me a painting and say that I can take it to the gallery and sell it. Lately she’s been making collages, where we start with some old thing I got at a flea market, like an old Audubon, and she paints on top of it. Somehow it gets her going. And she’s great at face painting. She goes to the Brooklyn Waldorf School. It’s an arts-based school; it’s very progressive and based on the Rudolf Steiner model. They cook, make bread and butter and soup. Everything’s handmade.
KC There’s a competition among all the fathers to bring in the best vegetables.
How do you like raising your child in the city?
I would never consider raising her anywhere else. When I’m pushing Matilda on the swing at the playground and start chatting with the person next to me, that person is inevitably someone I want to talk with. When you grow up in other places, you’re consuming the culture produced somewhere else, and being from Florida, I always wanted to get to the epicenter. Just an ordinary trip to the playground in Brooklyn is a reminder that you’re in that epicenter. The people that you start talking to, they work on Broadway or they’re writing a comic book—they’re all pursuing something. And even if they’re not creative types, there’s a like-mindedness. When we’re visiting our friends in the suburbs, I’ll have closet envy, but I’ll always feel so happy to be here because of the people.
KC Matilda finds it to be very connecting; she’s interested in people in a way that I don’t think happens if you’re not in Brooklyn. She’ll walk up to people and ask, “Can I watch you eat?”
What types of activities do you do as a family?
Spring through fall, we live in Underwood Park and we spend a lot of time in Pratt’s sculpture garden. In the winter we just keep our doors open. It’s really a dream; we feel very lucky. There are five kids in our building, and usually in the cold weather they all get together and set up a “restaurant.” GP You know how on sitcoms there’s always the intrusive neighbor who bursts in talking, Kramer style? We have four of those. They come in and get the team moving.—Amy Sirot
The Sears Peyton Gallery is located at 210 Eleventh Ave between 24th and 25th Sts, suite 802 (212-966-7469, Subway: C, E to 23rd St. Open Tue–Fri 11am–6pm. 

Fall/Winter issue of Domino Magazine 2012

My artwork shows up in two separate articles in the Fall/Winter 2012 issue of Domino Magazine...
On page 86 a blue and white Typographic Abstraction collage on linen (20x16 inches) can be seen in the living room of Todd Nickey of Los Angeles based Nickey and Kehoe design company.

Also, on page 120 of Domino Magazine related to Mantels is one of my black and white Iberian Variations collages can be seen in the top right corner of the photograph

fs2403ct07, 2007 - collage - 13 x 11 inch paper 7.5 x 6 inch image

Friday, September 21, 2012

Zero Hour

I just found out that one of my collages will be used in the following pilot film for an ABC series...

As the publisher of a paranormal enthusiast magazine, Modern Skeptic, Hank Galliston has spent his career following clues, debunking myths and solving conspiracies. A confessed paranormal junkie, his motto is logic is the compass. But when his beautiful wife, Laila (Jacinda Barrett), is abducted from her antique clock shop, Hank gets pulled into one of the most compelling mysteries in human history, stretching around the world and back centuries.
Contained in one of his wife’s clocks is a treasure map, and what it leads to could be cataclysmic. Now it’s up to Hank to decipher the symbols and unlock the secrets of the map, while ensuring the answers don’t fall into the wrong hands – a man they call White Vincent (Michael Nyqvist). With his two young associates, Rachel (Addison Timlin) and Arron (Scott Michael Foster), in tow, along with Becca Riley, a sexy FBI agent (Carmen Ejogo), Hank will lead them on a breathless race against the clock to find his wife and save humanity.
Zero Hour stars Anthony Edwards (Big Sur, Flipped, ER) as Hank, Carmen Ejogo (Sparkle, Chaos, Away We Go) as Beck, Scott Michael Foster (Californication, The River) as Aaron, Addison Timlin (Californication) as Rachel, Jacinda Barrett (Matching Jack, Middle Men, New York, I Love You) as Laila and Michael Nyqvist (Mission: Impossible – Ghost Patrol) as White Vincent.
Zero Hour was written by Paul T. Scheuring (Prison Break) who is also an executive producer along with Pierre Morel, Lorenzo DiBonaventura (The Transformers, GI: Joe franchise, Salt, Red) and Dan McDermott (Human Target). The pilot for Zero Hour was directed by Pierre Morel. The series is produced by ABC Studios.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

COLLAGE AT 100 - Celebration of Collage at Cambridge School of Weston

My piece in the show.
The Thompson Gallery at The Cambridge School of Weston is pleased to present “Collage at 100,” a three-part exhibition series that celebrates the centennial of the appearance of collage in painting.
“Strange Glue: Traditional & Avant-Garde Collage,” the first show, will launch on Sept. 7, with an artist’s reception from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Thompson Gallery within the Garthewaite Center for Science and Art, 45 Georgian Road, Weston, and run through Nov. 20.
The entire exhibit runs through June 16, 2013, and will highlight work from over 100 artists, including celebrated contemporary collage practitioner Michael Oatman in the final exhibition of the series.
“There have only been a handful of exhibits that have celebrated the collage’s centennial,” said Todd Bartel, Thompson Gallery director. “We received over 500 applications for this show, and I reviewed over 3,500 works of art.
“This exhibition is sure to be one of our most popular and densely concentrated shows. It is thrilling for our teaching gallery to take the pulse of contemporary collage after its inception 100 years ago.”
The first show assembles the work of more than 100 contemporary artists as it traces the transition from traditional to avant-garde approaches to papier collé.
The second part, “Strange Glue: Collage & Installation,” will showcase contemporary collage strategies that either border upon or require overt installation tactics. It will examine the work of 24 contemporary artists as it demonstrates the connections between the flatness of collage and the physicality of installation.
The second show will launch with an artist’s reception on Dec. 19, running through Feb. 22.
Michael Oatman’s “Another Fine Mess,” the final show in the exhibition, running from April 1 to June 16, 2013, assembles the work taken from his days as an emerging artist at the Rhode Island School of Design in the 1980s through to his monumental “maximum collages,” a term he coined to refer to his installations, including work made specifically for “Another Fine Mess.”
In its first 100 years, collage has become ubiquitous within contemporary art and culture, and its myriad of applications have expanded its original definition to become the most inclusive of artistic processes.
The Thompson Gallery is a teaching gallery at The Cambridge School of Weston dedicated to exploring a single theme through three separate exhibitions, offering differing vantages of the selected topic, throughout the school year.
The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (school calendar applies) and by appointment. Go online ( to view exhibit art.

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