In the 12th year of this national exhibition, juror Dorothy Habel chose 47 works from well over 400 entries. My painting, Randy was selected and will be on view February 3-24, 2017 at the Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN. From the press release: The dates for the National Juried Exhibition are February 2-23, 2018 with a […]
A! Magazine published a series of interviews this month with former Virginia Intermont College art and photography professors. Perry Johnson
For over 30 years, the Lexington Art League has continued to push the boundaries beyond the traditional ‘figure exhibition’ toward a deeper exploration of the human experience and form. Stripped down and back to it’s most bare, The Nude: Brutal Beauty is an exhibition of the human figure that speaks to our innermost instincts that […]
These paintings will be exhibited as a diptych at East Hawai‘i Cultural Center. From the prospectus: “As humans we live in a world full of “things.” There are so many objects surrounding us that overshadow our sense of uniqueness and our ability to marvel at the world as it vanishes in our everyday routine….“The extraordinary […]
From the exhibition literature: Humor can break barriers. It can change our perspective and make us receptive to new ideas. Humor helps us to communicate our message, and in doing so humor connects us. Because of this, there are many different ways to express and experience humor. Florence Quater Gallery at Southwest University of Visual […]
Exhibition Dates: October 6 – 28, 2017
From the exhibition literature: William King Museum of Art continues to celebrate the diversity of regional artistic talent with its biennial exhibition, From These Hills: Contemporary Art in the Southern Appalachian Highlands, a major exhibition of new works by artists working in all media in Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Western North Carolina, Southern West Virginia, […]
Juror Peter Van Dyck recognized my painting, Kara for inclusion into this year’s exhibition. There will be an opening reception August 31st. The juror will lecture and present awards September 22nd. The show closes September 29th.
In 2009 I had life size paintings in this annual show. This year however, life size is a single ear on a #10 can lid. The exhibition runs from August 3rd — Sept 24th at the Old Courthouse Art Center in Woodstock, IL.
I’ll have a diptych in this group exhibition at Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, Oregon. The show runs from August 12 through September 12, 2017. There will be an opening reception August 12th from 6-8 o’clock.
Three of my paintings have been juried into an exhibition at Foundry Arts Center in St. Charles, Missouri. Update: Counter Fitting awarded Honorable Mention. Narrative art appears throughout the history of humanity as a catalog of experiences across all cultures. Whether implied or spelled out, many artworks have epic tales to tell despite the limited […]
This is a one day intaglio process workshop. Instead of toxic acids, we will be using very low voltage DC current to etch copper plates. The workshop will be May 13th from 10am-1pm. Please contact me or visit http://artroundtennessee.org/artalongs for more info.
Juror: Anja Foerschner, Getty Research Institue, Los Angeles Exhibition Dates/Location March 13 to 24 Tipton Gallery, 126 Spring St, Johnson City, TN 37604
In the 11th year of this national exhibition, juror Dorothy Habel chose 48 works from well over 400 entries. My painting, Kara was selected and will be on view February 3-24, 2017 at the Emporium Center, Knoxville, TN.
Small Works 2016 is a national juried exhibition of small works (12 inches or smaller in any direction). Open to artists working in all media excluding video/sound and installation art. Juror: Bleu Cease, Executive Director/Curator of Rochester Contemporary Art Center (RoCo) in Rochester, NY. Exhibition Dates: December 3, 2016-January 6, 2017 Opening Reception: Saturday, December […]
Selections from the groups “and this, our measure” and “taut twine and tin cans”, 26 pieces in total, are on view at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia through the end of fall semester 2016. Here’s an interview on Reinhardt’s Eagle Eye student newspaper.
Mapping the Cosmos: Jan Hurt and a Constellation of Artists Opening Reception First Thursday, February 5 from 6-8 p.m. February 6 – May 17, 2015 United Company Contemporary Regional Gallery William King Museum of Art Each artist selected a heavenly body at random. I chose Gemini, the twins Castor and Pollux.
Dr. Scott Koterbay’s review of TenYear Review is now published on Number:Inc’s website.
A! Magazine interviewed me for their July issue regarding the small classes I teach from my home studio.
Twenty-five paintings spanning ten years will be exhibited during Bristol’s Art D’Vine art walk which coincides with Border Bash on Friday June 20, 2014. The reception will run from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. If you’re unable to make the opening, schedule a viewing with the artist. The location is the former Hayes Furniture building – 801 […]
The annual faculty show opened this year with three recent paintings.
The Department of Art & Design and Slocumb Galleries present AT THE MOMENT Photography and Abstraction As Bridge To Figuration Featuring Leila Cartier, Sam Morrow, Anna Nenonen, Perry Johnson, Jenny Snead, and Marvin Tadlock June 19 to July 12, 2013, at the Slocumb Galleries Reception: July 2, Tuesday, from 5 to 7 p.m.
A variation on last year’s poster.
From the prospectus: The Exhibition was developed to provide artists an opportunity to compete and showcase their artwork on a national level. Approximately 60-75 traditional and non-traditional works will comprise the exhibition at the McKinney Center at Booker T. Washington School in Jonesborough, Tennessee. The exhibition will run May 24th through June 14th.
This exhibition will showcase some of the most exceptional young artists working in the region today, as well as longtime practitioners who continuously push the limits of their own artistic vision. The exhibition will run from April 9 through June 8, 2013. The Appalachian Arts Center is open Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 12:00-6:00 pm., […]
I bought few small chunks of catlinite to see if I could pulverize it for pigment. Its not fast going yet but I’m working on a contraption to automate the process.
I keep a little turpentine around for aromatherapy. I pop the top and take a hit, er I mean whiff. I don’t do that with everyday hardware store turp though. The smell is just awful. Art supply turpentine can be hit or miss too but Utrecht and W&N are the ones I’d usually get and […]
I often consider a lengthy explanation of a painting, but it’s usually like explaining the punchline of a joke. First, let’s get this out of the way: Nietzsche’s writings were co-opted and twisted by his sister and the Nazis, so he gets a bad rap. The Übermensch (Overman or Superman) is often tied to a […]
My painting Tramp l’oil will be included in this year’s Dogwood Arts Festival. Here’s a bit about the show from their website: The finest progressive artists of our region will showcase their work in the Regional Fine Art Exhibition! Fine art encompassing all styles and genres from both emerging and established artists will be selected […]
I’ve been selected to study Dutch art at the High Museum this summer! Here’s a summary from the Council of Independent Colleges prospectus: A rare traveling exhibition of masterpieces of Dutch Golden Age paintings featuring works by Vermeer, Hals, Rembrandt, and others will visit the United States in 2013, while the collection’s home at the […]
Just labeled a few recently made batches of varnish, blue, yellow, red, and green (pesto).
A friend phoned me up the other day asking if I’d like some basil from her garden. “Of course!”, I said, thinking I’d save myself the guilt of plucking a few leaves here and there. I plucked the small tree she gave me and made these few jars of pesto I’ve called Rizzmataz. Thanks to […]
The annual faculty show is a chance to show what we’ve been working on over the summer. It’s proof to students that their profs are worthy to teach them. This year, Within an hour or so of taking the work down from the William King Museum show, I had a subset of those paintings hanging […]
It’s been a wonderfully busy few months! There are ten paintings in the show at the William King’s Panoramic Gallery in Abingdon, Virginia.
The stretcher frame for this canvas came from Tedd Blevins and I knew the subject I would paint upon it had to be at least a little lascivious. After I had decided on the composition, I remembered a strip club story told in the parking lot after Tedd’s funeral, for it was too lewd to […]
Let’s call it a casual Friday as this worker walks past other idle machines.
oil – 50×62 inches I’ve always had a thing for Flemish still life, almost a dirty little secret for a painter of the modern age. Such decadently illustrative paintings may seem superfluous to the contemporary eye. Johannes Vermeer’s work has a modern simplicity, allowing the viewer to focus on the figure. Vermeer’s painting of a […]
Usually students show during the art walks, but with most students gone for the summer, faculty work was on the walls of 618 State Street during the June 8 event. Read more on VI’s website.
The Little City Roller Girls are taking to the streets, the Tipton and Spring Streets specifically. Here’s a poster I made for the event.
I received some good news tonight that my painting, Across the River Same (revisited) has been juried into an upcoming show. Here’s a bit about the Dogwood Arts Festival from their website:
People often get tattoos in order to feel unique, owning the bodies they were born into without choice. Selecting a generic design from a book however, seems to only reinforce conformity.
My friends, Annabelle’s Curse, have new typography. The first line is set in Oxida, tweaked a little for variety and character. The bottom line is set in Goudy Catalogue.
No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it’s not the same river and he’s not the same man.
A private conversation in a public place was the prompt for this painting. The cropped exit sign, broken Dos Equis bottle, table and chair legs, and more subtle hints throughout, all give hints as to the topic of this conversation.
Virginia Intermont College hosts our first Art Walk on November 11, 2011. The event includes artwork from students and faculty in locations across the comfortably walkable campus. Theatre performances of Shakespeare’s The Tempest are also happening the same weekend.
The bout title was just bursting with possibilities. Come to the bout on October 8th and get a poster while you’re there.
The 2011-12 school year will begin with the exhibition, “Welcome Back, To the Future,” showcasing work by Virginia Intermont’s esteemed art faculty. An array of photography, painting, and sculpture will be on display in the main and photography galleries of the Anne R. Worrell Fine Arts Center on campus.
Heraclitus said we cannot step into the same river twice. We hold on to things as representations of moments, people, places, and past self-images. This fictional, née mythological Atlas Storage facility bears these things we cannot bear to lose.
My go-to bar, Machiavelli’s, sets the stage for one of my favorite local bands, Annabelle’s Curse, cast as Prometheus.
Great time painting with my friend Kyle Buckland.
My poster design borrows heavily from Delacroix, whose painting incidentally also inspired the Statue of Liberty.
Opening Feb. 26: “Blend: Emory & Henry Art Faculty Biennial 2011” will be on view in The 1912 Gallery through April 2. Two of my paintings are on view. Consumption of the Virgin and Across the River Same.
This week’s Loafer sports a lovely cover! There’s also the usual one color quarter-page ad inside. I adapted my bout poster theme to fit the magazine. The Loafer is the go-to publication for all the things to do and places to go in the Tri-Cities.
“Reunion” will be on display from Oct. 11-29 at Slocumb Galleries in Ball Hall and on Nov. 5 at the Tipton Gallery at 126 Spring St.
If you have a heartbeat, you’ll want to be at Freedom Hall on November 13th! This is the last home bout of the season!
I designed the bout poster in Adobe Illustrator. The derby girls are drawn in vectors and based on Rock Nasty and Taz Maniac.
Last evening’s figure study at the William King Museum.
On the Creeper Trail in Abingdon, VA.
Painted on the grounds of the William King Museum.
Allison Linder found this great card! V’ry nice!
This was yesterday’s painting; I thought I’d whip out a self portrait before my birthday. I pulled out some colors I don’t usually use, starting with Green Earth and some Cobalt Violet Light, Stil de Grain, Lapis Lazuli. All of these were low tinting strength.
The back side of Bristol.
Fast and loose by a babbling brook.
While sorting photos, I found these from my BFA show.
Just found an image of this painting from a couple years ago. I was feeling like ten miles of hammered shit.
Just the other day, I went out to paint for a bit at Lincolnshire Park in Tazewell, VA. Of course, being ill prepared and perhaps ill advised, I was caught in a rain shower. At first, there were just a few drops and I continued painting – oil and water don’t mix, right? I did […]
A tripod composite using only one light source. The light source that was used was a 800 watt Alien Bee strobe setup. I also used a snoot which I attached to the front of strobe unit to control the size of my light source. Rather than having a tremendous amount of spill light, a snoot […]
Shane Mullins, one of my students, made this caricature of me.
This exhibition, opening Oct. 23, is guest-curated by Ray Kass, a painter and writer who lives in New York City and Blacksburg, Virginia, where he is Professor Emeritus of Art at Virginia Tech.
Two of my paintings – Consumption of the Virgin and From Which to Choose – have been juried into Real People ’09. The exhibition will be at the Old Courthouse Arts Center in Woodstock, Illinois.
I’ve been selected for exhibition in Positive/Negative 24. The painting to be shown is entitled From Which To Choose. This piece calls up for discussion the interlocking choices members of a family make, both within and without.
I came across this photograph and followed a link to an album on Flickr.
With great excitement, I have accepted a position at Virginia Intermont College.
As the new faculty member in the Art department, I have an introductory exhibition in the Fine Arts Gallery.
Every year, Cheap Joe’s Art Stuff sponsors a trade show in Boone, NC. I’ve never been to such an event and Boone isn’t that far away so I went to the show this year. Overall, it was a good show but the selection and prices weren’t as great as I’d hoped. I think “Cheap” Joe […]
The Tri-Cities Business Journal has a fresh magazine, generatioNext, with a Fresh article for artwork. Several of my paintings were included in the Spring 2008 issue.
Vanishing Point is a posthumous tribute to the Erwin Burrito Company.
Vanishing Point was accepted into a regional show at Kingsport’s Renaissance Center.
The painting, A House is Not a Home has been juried into a national exhibition entitled Coming of Age.
The painting, Reserved has been juried into a show entitled Passages, to be exhibited at the Fredericksburg Center for the Creative Arts.
The painting, Consumption of the Virgin has been juried, with an Honorable Mention, into the Torpedo Factory’s show entitled In the Flesh.
The painting, Some Settling May Occur has been juried into the Halpert Biennial. The show will be on display from July 6 through October 6.
A solo show in the Appalachian Arts Center’s rotating exhibition space will be on view beginning May 1st. The work will remain until June 30th with a reception being held Friday May 11th from 5:30-7:30.
The Marquee requested the use of my painting A House is Not a Home for this issue. I appreciate the thought and the ink. The rest of the magazine is excellent as well.
A solo show including three paintings from “And This, Our Measure” and three hand-pulled lithographs was on display at Northeast State Technical Community College. The artwork was located in the lower level of the library on NSTCC’s Blountville campus.
Making rounds and waves, And This, Our Measure moves to Slocumb Galleries.
With the Millennium Centre censoring Still Life with Fountain, I moved the show across the road to the Reece Museum with much appreciation to the Director, Theresa Burchett.
Having been awarded Best in Show at last year’s Bank Show, I had a solo show at the Millennium Centre as part of the award. This conveniently coincided with my MFA exhibition – And This, Our Measure. UPDATE: One of my paintings, Still Life with Fountain was censored on Tuesday by Sodexho, the company that […]