Tuesday, September 12, 2017

New Piece in Respect!

It's been rather a while, but for anyone out there in the NY area, I'll have a new piece in Respect! at St Paul the Apostle Columbus and 59th, opening this Thursday Sept 14th. Hope to see some of you there.



The Openings collective is pleased to announce its 11th annual fall exhibition

at the historic Manhattan church of St Paul the Apostle. Twenty six artists will display work that addresses issues of inclusion and respect for others.  A diverse collection of work including painting sculpture and photography engages “the other,” encouraging us to see people who differ from ourselves as human beings deserving of unconditional respect even in the face of conflicting cultural identities.
Respect! is curated by Michael Berube and Mark Brennan, with assistance by Ingrid Roe.

Participating Artists:

Yashua Klos, Derrick Adams, Kajahl, Juan Sanchez, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Oksana Prokopenko, Anthony Santella, Willemien Mostert, Aileen Bassis, Britney Penouilh, Dave Mishalanie, Jewel Doi, Lori Merhige, James Raczkowski, Joachim Marx, Lauren Gohara, Ori Alon, Rute Ventura, Thom O’Connor, Jenn Cacciola, Eunjin Kim, Michelle Claire Gevint & Lara Nasser, Eric Hibit, Jean Seestadt, Arjan Zazueta

September 8th-October 26th, 2017
Opening Reception Thursday September 14th  7-9pm
Tour with the artists and curators Thursday October 12th 7-9pm

Location: The Church of St. Paul the Apostle / corner of Columbus Ave & W60th, Manhattan
Daily Hours:  M-F 8am -5:00pm /  Sat. 8-6 / Sun. 8-6:30pm

Thursday, February 9, 2017

A New Painting


I genuinely can't remember the last time I finished a figurative painting. I have one that has literally sat on the easel in my studio for 9 years. Being relatively modest in its ambitions and easy to work on in short shifts this has actually gotten done...


Untitled, acrylic, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Poster

Posters for upcoming show featuring an image of one of the pieces of mine that are included. 





Monday, January 16, 2017

Once

I have been neglectful of the blog, besides being ridiculously busy, as usual, there's this thing called Instagram, and when you post things there, complete strangers seem to have an inexplicable urge to look at them.

Sometimes however, nobody looking is more the goal.

I made a lot of Harry Potter style magic wands as Christmas presents, and seem to be still making them for no apparent reason.

Core for my last magic wand for a bit. No further comment.



Once in a dream (for once I dreamed of you)
  We stood together in an open field;
  Above our heads two swift-winged pigeons wheeled,
Sporting at ease and courting full in view.
When loftier still a broadening darkness flew,
  Down-swooping, and a ravenous hawk revealed;
  Too weak to fight, too fond to fly, they yield;
So farewell life and love and pleasures new.
Then as their plumes fell fluttering to the ground,
  Their snow-white plumage flecked with crimson drops,
  I wept, and thought I turned towards you to weep:
  But you were gone; while rustling hedgerow tops
Bent in a wind which bore to me a sound
    Of far-off piteous bleat of lambs and sheep.

-Christina Rossetti

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Upcoming shows Winter 2016





I will be displaying a brand new collaborative sculptural work with artist Oksana Prokopenko in:
Safe Space the Openings Collective 10th anniversary show. I'm both an artist and co-curator.

Opening reception is Jan 26th 7-9pm St Paul the Apostle, Columbus ave and W 60th NY, NY
Artist talks are Feb 9th 7pm
Show  runs Jan 20th -Feb 22 2017
http://www.openingsny.com/safe-space


Several drawings of mine from my 2015 drawing a day effort will be in Beautiful and Powerful at Nails in the Wall Gallery, 17 Oak Avenue Metuchen, NJ
Opening reception is Saturday, January 28, 2-5pm
Show runs through May 2017
http://www.nailsinthewall.org/beautiful.html

Hope to see some of you at each of these events. 

Sunday, December 4, 2016

A (Large) New Piece

Being unable to allow my work  in progress count to go down, I've immediately started a new big piece. Finally making something from a solid couple hundred pounds of what remains of the oak that came down in Sandy is a bit fraught for a whole lot of reasons including the time commitment. This one will hopefully be completed in time for my 3 person show in PA this spring, we shall see...








Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cedar Lane Tree Monument



These aren't the 'official' photos, I still need to put on another coat of sealer, and get a day with better light to take some photos. But this weekend I finished the roof and re-leveled the foundation. Structurally the Cedar lane tree monument is done. It has literally been in progress since the tree came down more than 3 years ago. The me that started this project did not live to see it completed, but some version of me did, and it is completed. More to come, but for now thanks to everyone who has made it possible. Particular thanks to Perry and Gladys Rosenstein at the Puffin Foundation for their constant support, my brothers for physical help and my long suffering parents for accepting what has not always made sense.
I think back to how I finished my daily tree stump documentation project and the words I found then seem more appropriate than ever: http://anthonysantella.blogspot.com/…/cccxlvi-to-be-continu…
'I know. But I do not approve. And I am not resigned'