new drawing for the 'Mary' in Kimberly series
(detail of drawing, scanned version)
Silhouettes surround "Smirk,"48" x 64", oil on linen, by Alyssa Monks at DFN Gallery opening in Manhattan
I've been working on some more drawings of Kimberly, and a new one is posting here on top.
I also wanted to share with you a great art opening that I attended last week in Manhattan,---a dual show for Alyssa Monks and Dozier Bell. Dozier Bell was not present in person because she had another show opening simultaneously in Maine, but I was fascinated by her miniature drawings which are done in charcoal on mylar, so much so that I'm going to try out working on mylar too! A link to some of the drawings by Dozier that I enjoyed seeing at DFN are here.
I've followed the inspiring work of Alyssa Monks via her website, and have attended a few shows featuring her work, but this was my first opportunity to meet her in person. She was lovely to meet, and her new paintings are wonderful! Alyssa teaches a special course in 'flesh' painting, and some of her work involves self-portraiture. When seen firsthand her paintings are large and surprisingly loose. It was a real treat to enjoy the work of both Dozier and Alyssa at DFN, a great combination of very large and very tiny artwork which dramatically demonstrates how both formats can have great emotional impact.