Had a great July 4th vacation with the family, now I'm back in the studio to finish up paintings for my show at Jen Tough's Gallery in Benicia. Will post more info.
This is a painting that I'm currently working on. It's a 15' triptych with each painting being 6' X 5'. I'll be showing new work inspired by my residency in New Orleans at Jen Tough Gallery in October. Will be posting more info as we get closer.
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I did these four Gris Gris paintings at the Joan Mitchell Center, New Orleans in April 2019 and now they are headed to Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe.
Went down to Los Angeles with my buddy, Oakland artist ,Nyame O. Brown, who was at Bemis when I was there. It was great three days beginning with a reception Friday night then studio visits and the Pit the following day. Sunday afternoon was spent at LACE (Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions) to hear three Bemis alumni talk about their experience, one being Trevor Amery who was also there with Nyame and I. It was an amazing experience and so nice to see the folks from Bemis, Holly, Devina, Ellie, Chris and Rachel.
After a two month long artist residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, I'm ready to get back to work in the studio.
On March 8th I'll be heading to the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans to start a two month long residency.
I'm really excited to get there and start working and to meet the other artists. I'll be posting on FB and Instagram (jy4tes) so you can follow my journey there.
Artists-in-Residence: Spring 2019
John Yoyogi Fortes
Jamil Khoury Michael Meads
My piece, Angry Tears is in this exhibit at Sonoma State University. Nice to be associated with all these artists.
I have a piece in this exhibition titled, THE AUDACITY OF ART at Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe, NM
By Sara Radin • 10/30/18
Artwork that comments from both sides of the aisle
Art is a colorful tool that allows us to highlight social injustices, propose new solutions, and show us what our world can become. The Santa Fe-based Gallery Fritz has made it its mission to showcase a rainbow of views and artistic voices. The space’s latest exhibition, “The Audacity of Art,” brings together the work of 12 politically diverse artists including John Yoyogi Fortes, Dorielle Caimi, Victoria Carlson and Ben Steele, who each address a different issue such as race, environmental challenges and immigration.
Gallery director George Brugnon told Observer, “Our hope with this exhibition is that our community will see that art can be a way to start a conversation and not to be so focused on the tribal mindset.”
Beyond exhibited artwork, the gallery is also hosting political talks related to these topics, with politicians from both sides of the aisle who will speak to the relationship of politics, culture and art.
“The Audacity of Art: Art for the Midterm Elections | 12 Artists Get Audacious Across the Political Spectrum” is on view at Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe, New Mexico from October 26 – November 26.
NEW LANDS pop up 10/26 - 10/28
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