Saturday, June 7, 2008 was a big day for me! The weeks prior to it were quite nerve-wracking, but it was all worth it. I always carried a sketchbook, loved to work with colored pencil and was starting to paint custom sneakers. After about 4 years of painting in acrylic, I decided to have my first solo show!
It all began from a small vision of creating a few pieces and inviting some friends over to hang out. I wanted to build a body of work as a foundation for doing bigger things with an idea I had been working with. CREAM was a title for my bright colored, vanity-inspired paintings(more on the title in later posts).
What started as a small party at my apartment became an exhibit at a downtown art school. Later, after some advise from my highschool art instructor and friend, Simon Donavan, I found a gallery to exhibit my work. The Art Incubator, at the time, was a new galleryspace intended for rising/aspiring artists. No lie, it was cheap! And the small space was perfect for what I had in mind!
…More Photos Later!