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Apr 01, 2009 8 Comments
4 crazy months since my last blog post…hard to know even where to begin so i'm jumping in with the latest…

first up -

The RI Commission on Women invited me to show the food paintings for an event in conjunction with the RI Community Food Bank's Women Ending Hunger Program.

it's my first solo show in a large space – the atrium gallery in providence's capitol hill/state house complex – and it's looking like i'll have 45-50 pieces to fill er up.

i've always said that a well-made painting should be able to hold its own on a wall, regardless of the size. now it's time to put the theory to the test.

the reception this coming monday, april 6th from 4-6pm. (more info at the bottom)

among the rhody-inspired works in the show is this 12×12 in bag o burgers, still wet and shot in what my better half likes to call 'kitchen stadium.'

it's literally our kitchen – i've moved my studio back to the home base to save both time and money – and have been paintin up a storm.

the rest of the studio is around the corner, and the proximity to the big butcher block, fridge, and controlled lighting (that lil white remote is a dimmer) has paid off in works more ambitious in both setup and scale.

above, the initial blockin on a 20×24in bag o' bread courtesy of an amazing local baker – great guy, food tv challenge winner, published
AUTHOR…and well, that's another story.

and after…if you look closely, that's the fridge to the right, complete with some finger paintings and doggie meds on top. 4 more bread-inspired works will make the show as well.

last, but certainly not least – i was recently honored with the 2009 RISCA Fellowship in Painting Merit Award. congrats to winner and former studio mate Sean Thomas – additional 2009 recipients can be found here.

Will Paint for Food
reception Monday, April 6, 2009 from 4-6pm
show thru april 14 at the Atrium, One Capitol Hill, Providence RI 02903


Jimmy Bond    Apr 01, 2009  at  8:42 am

Muddy waters indeed. Congrats. That bread kicks mighty ass.

goresy    Apr 01, 2009  at  1:24 pm

holy smokes, looking great!

Dan Corey    Apr 01, 2009  at  4:06 pm

Beautifully painted!

Susan    Apr 01, 2009  at  4:25 pm

Hey Shawn!...kudos on your ‘Painting Merit Award’...hope to see you on the 6th!

Reene    Apr 01, 2009  at  4:37 pm

So Exciting for you and I am sure all will enjoy as I have! Best wishes to you and will be thinking about you on the 6th, wish I could be there.

Sean T.    Apr 01, 2009  at  10:22 pm

Looking like some strong work Shawn! I really want to make it to the reception and will plan for it. It will be great to see ya!

Lisa    Apr 02, 2009  at  4:28 am

Hooray! a well deserved award I hope to make the reception!

Rodney    Apr 04, 2009  at  9:06 pm

Awesome…I really like the bread painting…








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