This week The Instigators opens at Kettle Art here in Deep Ellum and we are honored to have been invited to contribute a piece. This is the 10th anniversary show for the Kettle and features many of the long-time artists that have shown there over the years. We’re still relatively new to the Kettle family and participating in this show really is special for us. Back in the spring we had a piece at Kettle titled “Development Boom” that dealt with the recent surge in construction and redevelopment of Deep Ellum with a particular nod at the revamped Bomb Factory. One interesting outcome from that show was that several of the component images in that piece seem to have taken on an iconic quality. Deep Ellum is well known for art and music and for the anniversary show we wanted to celebrate both. This piece is titled, “Umbrella Girl @ 33 1/3” and embodies a long-standing fantasy of mine to be a rock star of some kind. While that is unlikely to ever happen, I can say that living and working as an artist/photographer in Deep Ellum certainly is a dream come true and the Kettle Art Gallery has played a big part in that. Cheers to Frank and Paula and the rest of the Kettle Gang for hitting the 10 year mark, and I know I’m not alone in looking forward to many more years to come!
“Umbrella Girl @ 33 ⅓” is a digital composite photograph assembled from five source photos captured in our studio. The archival pigment print was made to a metallic-style canvas and mounted to a 16×20 cradled wood panel. The Instigators opens Thursday, Nov 5th at Kettle Art details here) and will be up through the month of November.
UPDATE: Well, that didn’t take long… The piece sold during the opening weekend and is now on it’s way to sunny California. We will have a new version up this coming week to hang for the duration of the show.