medium /// contemporary




kevin chupik



I’m sure you’d recognize the work of American artist Kevin Chupik… although this looks nothing like it! This new series titled “Clarity of Youth” {that is currently showing at Brett Wesley Gallery in Las Vegas until November 1}, is a totally different direction for him, and I like it! Here is his artist statement from this new show:

“Upon becoming a parent, one sees the world once again through young eyes. The fascinations of youth surge forward to reassert their rightful place of prominence in our collective memories. Planes, trains and ships reaffirm their imposing silhouttes of substance, as we view them through the gaze of this second youth. Board games and figurines suggest a world of imagined histories unfolding as we orient our now adult vision to the simple perspective plane of a child’s view. In the revisitation of these simple moments, a surpisingly sophisticated connection through time becomes established between the generations of the young and aging. Through a diverse collection of materials and techniques, these paintings, drawings and assemblages seek to pay hommage to the to the legitimacy of these deceptively simple, yet profound moments of play. In doing so, one realizes that there was indeed a ” Clarity of Youth”.

Lovely. And so true… I once spent an entire day as a T-Rex, under the careful direction of my little boy.





i heart affordable art

It’s not always easy to find affordable art that you love… but it is possible, I promise! I have all sorts of stuff in my house – a few amazing originals, but honestly, lots and lots of prints from lots and lots of my favorite artists. There is something so energizing about walking into a room and seeing a piece you love hanging on the wall… and when it’s affordable, well, even better! I’ve made a conscious effort to have pieces in my online gallery, GalleryONE, that won’t break the bank. Here are just a few that range from $20 to $200. I hope you find something you like…

1. Kathleen Turner $25  2. Kathleen Turner $20  3. Lisa Golightly $22  4. Becky Kemp $22  5. Becky Kemp $22  6. Wilder California $30

1. Shannon Rankin $45  2. Shannon Rankin $45  3. Kelly Ventura $42  4. Alicia Zwicewicz $50  5. Kiana Mosley $65

1. Print Club Boston $100  2. Print Club Boston $100  3. Jaime Rovenstine $100  4. Jaime Rovenstine $150  5. Lola Donoghue $200  6. Lola Donoghue $200  7. Lola Donoghue $200

Tah-dah! And there are many, many more pieces for you to choose from in the gallery. Pop over and take a peek {and if there is an artist you think I absolutely have to show at GalleryONE, please let me know!}





kate shaw

Wow. I want to go to there. This is the stunning, large-scale landscape work of Australian artist Kate Shaw. I have no idea how she does this but I LOVE IT! Stunning colors, swirling and glittering textures, and gorgeous negative spaces that make me want to take a swim in a hot pink mountain lake! Kate currently has a show on {that runs until November 1, 2014} at Fehily Contemporary in Melbourne. If you’re there, you really should go and see these beauties in person… and then tell me all about it!





airco caravan

Oh, cool… paintings of vintage motel rooms. Or, orange bedspread clad spaces where grisly deaths occurred. Yep, this series by Amsterdam/New York based artist Airco Caravan, is titled “Crime Scene” – each piece titled for the incident {overdoses, murders, and other creepy situations} that took place in these oh, so 1970s-esque motels… it’s not only the carpet and wallpaper that’s making me shudder.





anthony gerace




GET IT FIXED… love! I wrote about London based artist, Anthony Gerace, a few months ago… but that was for his gorgeous collages. Today is all about his photography {yes, he’s multi-talented!}. These images are from his newest series titled, Box Elder Co. UT, that he recently shot in, you guessed it, Utah! Simple subject matter, beautifully composed. And yes, the beer can stuck on a bush is my absolute favorite.





hsiao-ron cheng

Oh. I looooove the work of Taiwanese artist/illustrator Hsiao-Ron Cheng. I’ve written about her a couple of times over the years, so when I got the chance to work with her on an exclusive print I jumped at it! I invited her to be part of The Jealous Curator Collection at Sebastian Foster, and luckily, she said yes! This gorgeous piece is the result. I don’t know what I love most… the dreamy palette, those braids, that foresty shirt, those twinkly eyes?! This lovely print has been added to my collection, along with previous pieces I’ve shown by Casey Roberts and Rebecca Chaperon.

{ps. Only 50 of these prints have been made! They are 11″x14″ and $40… available here}





mercedes helnwein




I don’t know about you, but I feel like we should all be slightly concerned for “Jeff”. I am completely in awe of Los Angeles based artist Mercedes Helnweinf. Her portfolio goes on and on, each piece as fantastic as the last. Oil pastel, black pencil, paper… such a simple recipe that produces the most amazingly creepy/pretty, beautifully drawn work. LOVE.

{Mercedes’ work is in a group show that opens tomorrow night, Saturday October 11th, 8-11pm, at Merry Karnowsky Gallery in Los Angeles.  ps. You must be on the guest list to get in, so please RSVP to RSVP@MKGALLERY.COM}





charming baker




I wrote about London based artist Charming Baker in 2009, waaaaay back in the very first year of The Jealous Curator. I loved his work then, and I love it now! Holes drilled in wood and painted over, patterns and textures that make me want to wallpaper everything I own, and just a general fantasticness when it comes to subject matter and composition… I can’t even begin to tell you how much I love that bunny with a bad paw.





katie efstathiou

Aren’t these fantastic?! Such a unique take on landscape photography… but how did Montana based artist Katie Efstathiou get way up there to create her “Distancing” series? Well, that’s where it gets even more fantastic:

“The distance between a photographer and their camera is often only a couple of inches. It is that relationship that creates a thoughtful image. Imagine distancing the photographer 300 yards up and away from their camera. Careful composition turns into embracing abstraction. By attaching a camera to a remote control helicopter I have viewed the earth’s textured surface in a new way, but not without a challenge. I cannot see what the camera sees. I cannot be near my camera. I merely steer it over the landscape, hoping to capture details that would not otherwise be seen. I have allowed the viewer to feel this relationship by using halftone screen-printing. By distancing yourself from each print you can experience the abstraction the camera sees as it moves up. The further away you are from the print the more the image makes sense.”

Love! {Thanks to Alethea  for sending me a link to Katie’s work.}





debra broz

Do these weird little creatures look familiar? I wrote about these ceramic “Oddities” by Los Angeles based artist Debra Broz a few years ago. So sweet. Soooo weird {which of course is my favorite combo!} Well, she’s at it again with this series…


Gah! “Rabbit as Fox” and “Lamb as Bear”… I absolutely LOVE these beautiful weirdos from Debra’s series, “Disguises”. Who knows what kind of ceramics she’ll manipulate next, but you better believe that I’ll be ready ‘n waiting!