Wednesday, November 04, 2009
i have an upcoming (mini) solo show opening this weekend at Copro Gallery in Santa Monica, CA,
alongside two amazing artists - amy sol & nicoletta ceccoli!
Amy Sol "Wilderness Buffet"/ Stella Im Hultberg "Penumbra" / Nicoletta Ceccoli "Babes in Toyland"
Opening November 7th, 8-11:30PM
2525 Michigan Avenue T5 (Bergamot Station)
Santa Monica, CA 90404
please contact the gallery for previews, inquiries, and purchases.
all pieces in the show are on paper this time.
oil & acrylic paintings on paper, and some tea-stained drawings as well.
i have shown numerous times with amy until last year,
so i'm glad to have another show with her this year.
i think we have solos paired up next year as well!
here's a piece i have in the flyer above :
All in a Whisper. 10"x17". Oil & Acrylic on Paper. ©2009.
here's my animated gif of the process (most of which was documented on my twitter).
alas, i always feel like i like somewhere in the earlier part of the process the most than the finished.
(my very first animated gif - tada!)
on a side note...
this was definitely the toughest show so far to prepare for.
not because of the show itself or anything else but just the circumstances leading up to finalizing it...
a couple tragic things that have happened
in the recent months have kind of derailed my mental state from calmly
conducting my usual business of painting for an upcoming show.
for the first time in my life, i was nearly late for the show...
i didn't find it easy to try and get my shit together and paint
when all i wanted to do was either be with the family
and/or just cry all day and stare at a wall.
the paintings definitely made a darker turn in the process than initially planned.
nor was i able to include as many as i had planned either.
i hope it's still somewhat enjoyable...
i'm glad i somehow did pull it through, but in some ways,
i feel a little heartless for it.
Posted by stella im hultberg at 9:25 PM