Mark your calendars, ya’ll.
I will be one of the featured artists in this upcoming group show at The Draw in Appleton.
Feather & Bone Gallery
800 S Lawe St
Opening date: January 20, 2017
Closing date: February 26, 2017
One of my goals this year was to dedicate time to work in the studio. I need to be in the studio working on ideas that I think about daily and to no longer make excuses as to why I should not make art.
If you find yourself in Sheboygan on a Sunday, the Knaak+Juarez Studio is open on Sundays from 1-4pm.
Starting January 4th, the Knaak + Juarez Studio will be open to the public on Sundays from 1-4pm. Our studios is located at 1310 Wisconsin Avenue, 2nd Floor, Sheboygan, WI 53081.
I will be at the studio creating some new art for my upcoming solo exhibition at the Brickton Art Center in Park Ridge, IL.
As of right now, I am focusing on the idea of water and language.
Here are some snapshots from yesterday.
Tonight I headed into the basement to get what I thought would be a CD case. Instead, I spent a couple of hours organizing and throwing things away. As I was cleaning I ran across old artwork that I f0rgot I even had. Here is my story and I am sticking to it.
This is my old studio. For the past few years my studio was located in the basement. It almost felt like an abandoned room because I have not been in the basement for a few months. Weird, huh? Since I no longer create art at home I would like to make this room as my own personal museum. Perhaps a summer project to convert this into my own art collection. Stay tuned…
I used to read quite a bit before I got so involved in the gallery business and facilitating personal projects. Although I’ve read each of these books I think I will reread to get motivated to make art again. Here is my top 10 list of books to read.
Before I picked up painting in 2010 and then taking it seriously in 2008 and now getting back into the studio in 2014 I used to enjoy drawing. The image above is a reproduction of one of Basquiat’s pieces. The full dimension of the drawing is about 16×20″ done in oil pastels. In 2008 I was so into Basquiat (which is my favorite artist). When I see his work in person I get a little choked up. His work is so beautiful!
In 2005 I went through a hard period in my life. When I felt that life was at its lowest it was these two words, “CLINK & CLANK” that put life back into perspective. No matter how beat down you get in life there is always that inner fuel that is going to push you out of a temporary situation. It is through perserverance that you will succeed.
This is by far one of the scariest paintings I have done in my life. Before Basquiat was Van Gogh. This was a terrible period for me. I was very destructive in my 20s. Personal relationships were difficult to maintain.
For the past couple months or so I have been popping in & out of the studio to pick at a few paintings that I started. Not sure where these paintings are going, but all that matters right now is that I need to paint, paint, paint.