Thursday, July 24, 2014

Whoa! It's been way too long ...

My poor little blog is feeling very neglected!  It's been way too long since I've posted anything here.  Sorry about that.  I promise to have some interesting news and exciting events coming very soon!

In the meantime, make sure you visit and follow/like/fave/what-not my other outposts in Social Media-land:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JohnAzelvandreFineArt
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Zephyrusnyc
Tumblr: http://pareidoliac.tumblr.com/
Instagram: http://instagram.com/zephyrusnyc/

And of course, my website (which will be receiving some much needed updates over the next couple of weeks).

Peace, everyone, and enjoy the summer!

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Lifeworlds and Landscapes at Midoma April 24

I'm pleased to announce a show of my work at Midoma Gallery in the Fashion District of Manhattan!

My paintings will be presented alongside the Ceramic sculptures of Greg Hendren.  The opening reception will be Thursday, April 24 (two weeks from today!), from 6pm to 8pm at Midoma Gallery, 545 8th Avenue, Suite 750, Manhattan.

Here is the official announcement from Midoma:

Midoma is proud to present "Lifeworlds and Landscapes" by fine artist John Azelvandre + Ceramic Works by artist Greg Hendren. This event is part of Midoma's "Sustainable Beauty Week Fundraiser". 50% of all ticket sales + 25% of all artwork sold during the event will be donated to the "Fruit Tree Planting Foundation"

Tickets for the event are available now! And, a portion of the proceeds go to a good cause.  Come celebrate Spring with me Thursday, April 24, 6-8.  Tickets and event details are available here:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/opening-reception-for-john-azelvandre-greg-hendren-sbw-fundraiser-tickets-11223043425



Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Eight Days from tonight ... !


After a long winter's hibernation, everything is happening!  Next Thursday (April 17) the Gowanus Swim Society will hold its one-night-only Spring Pop-Up! Come join me in celebrating spring and enjoying these lovely paintings from my "Lifeworld" series.  The group show will be held at Trestle Gallery Project Space, 400 3rd Avenue, in Brooklyn!  See the Facebook event or Trestle Gallery's website for all the details!

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Spring is popping!

Spring is here, and there are plenty of opportunities to see my art in person this month!  In addition to the previously mentioned Gowanus Swim Society Spring Pop-Up, my work will be on exhibit at Midoma Gallery from April 22 through May 23.

Tickets for the Opening Reception will be available soon.  I'll post more details here and on Facebook when I have them!

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Gowanus Swim Society Spring Pop-Up

I'm pleased to announce that I'm taking part in a new Arts Collective based in Gowanus, Brooklyn: The Gowanus Swim Society.  Our website is now live, and we have a pop-up showing happening in just over two weeks!
You can also visit us on Facebook, and RSVP on the Facebook Event!

Saturday, February 01, 2014

John Azelvandre Fine Art is now on Facebook!

I finally bit the bullet and put up a Facebook page for my art.  You can see it, like and follow it here: https://www.facebook.com/JohnAzelvandreFineArt

See you there!

Monday, January 27, 2014

This week's news: website updates!

I've gotten around to tweaking my website (azelvandre.net).  I've added some new works and some more links (Instagram and Etsy).  A few screenshots:
The homepage
The links page (called "[inter]connect")

My instagram page - studio shots, works in progress and the usual IG silliness

Most significantly, I've added a phone-optimized version of the site!  Now, the site should be easier to view on smartphones.  It's not perfect, but a start.  More tweaks will be coming soon.

http://www.azelvandre.net/treeforms-and-landscapes.html

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

January painting

Hi folks! While hibernation has been a temptation lately, what with all the subzero weather hereabouts, instead I've been hitting the easel.  Here is the first painting of the new year, appropriately a "Winter landscape."  This landscape doesn't specifically reference any particular locale, but draws upon memories of my many visits to the Hudson Highlands, the Catskills and other wooded vistas.  So, I hope it expresses a feeling of place without specification.
This piece is 20 inches high by 24 inches wide. A little break from the square practice I'm in the midst of.  I was previously in the habit of inserting the pics directly from flickr here, but it seems they've jacked--um, I mean changed--how the pictures insert, so that seems less elegant now.  If you'd like to see this a little more clearly on flickr here's the link.

I have also finally put up the definitive photograph of last month's painting, Paysage planétaire (Colden), shown below and also on flickr.
 More is in the works!  If you've read this far, then you'll be interested in my Instagram feed: I tend to post a lot of shots of works in progress and other studio pics (as well as the usual IG silliness).  Check it out!



Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy New Year! (and recent new work)

Yes, it's been rather quiet here at Hominy Grits HQ, the Holidays and what-not has completely thrown me off the self-promotional track.  The painting proceeds apace, with several new works recently completed, and many more 'on the easel.' Here are a few shots from my flickr feed:


More is in store for 2014! Have a happy and safe New Year!

Monday, October 07, 2013

Join me at Gowanus Open Studios, October 19-20


Please join me for
Gowanus Open Studios 2013

Visit me at my studio October 19-20, 12-6pm

or contact me to arrange a private studio visit.
My studio is located at:
168 7th Street, 3rd Floor,
between 2nd and 3rd Avenues,
Gowanus, Brooklyn
(at Brooklyn Art Space)

For more information about the tour, visit: artsgowanus.org
To see more of my work, visit my website: www.azelvandre.net

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

How I spent my summer: recently completed works and other news

It doesn't quite feel like it outside today, but summer is more or less over.  And boy, was it was a busy one!  I've completed several paintings over the past few months as well as putting together a show at the offices of Thoughtworks, in Manhattan. (Did you see the pics of the show? Check them out here.)

I was also interviewed by Stephanie Guasp of ArtInLimbo.com, the resulting article, "Lifeworlds and the Square", is well worth a read!  Stephanie and I had a nice conversation about my work, the use of the square in fine art and sundry other arty things.

Speaking of Lifeworlds, I've completed several more:
Lifeworld 15

Lifeworld 13

Lifeworld 14

I've also been working on some mountain inspired landscapes:

Paysage Planétaire (Brenta 3)
I've been adding the new works to my website, and been making some navigational improvements there as well. Please check it out and let me know what you think!

The folks over at Artsicle have also had a busy summer, rolling out "Artsicle Open." I've added several more works to my Artsicle collection and plan to add several more very soon.  Check out my collection here.

What's up next?  I'm now in the midst of preparations for this year's Gowanus Open Studios, October 19-20.  Check out the official website for more details.  And, Artsicle is also the official provider of Gowanus Artist profiles for the Tour -- the see the Collection of Gowanus Open Studios Artists here!

Whew!  That was a lot!  If you've read this far, then thank you very much!  I hope to see you around the art world soon!




Sunday, June 30, 2013

Photographs from the solo exhibition at Thoughtworks

We had the opening reception this past Thursday for my show of paintings at Thoughtworks in New York City, up now through August 29.  The show looks great! Thanks to everyone for coming out.  I've uploaded a selection of photographs of the exhibition to my flickr photostream.  A few of which are included here:

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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Thoughtworks Opening is this Thursday

The previously announced show at the New York Offices of Thoughtworks is now up. We put up the show this past Friday, and it looks great! Below are a few pics of the artwork waiting for the movers at my studio, then in the process of hanging.

The opening reception is this Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 pm.  Location: Thoughtworks in New York, 99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor.  This is at the corner of Madison and 29th Street.

If you're in town this Thursday, please stop by and we'll have a grand time!
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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Studio dispatches: latest behind the scenes news

I've been busily preparing for the upcoming Thoughtworks Exhibition (and the studio has become woefully cramped with all the prep work going on), but am continuing to work on new pieces.  This past week, I finished another mountain landscape, which I am tentatively titling Paysage planétaire (Brenta 2).  A preliminary photo of the painting, still wet on the easel is below:
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(Brenta 1 is pictured here.)  These paintings are inspired by my recent trip to Italy, and also by the stupendous mountain landscapes of Swiss artist Ferdinand Hodler (1853-1918).  The "Brenta" in question is a range in the Dolomite Alps -- the Grupo di Brenta in Trentino.  While completing Brenta 2, a process that took 2-3 hours, I also experimented with Vine: the Twitter owned video app that makes creating stop-motion video a snap (almost).  Here is my nearly first attempt at Vine;  Rather shaky, but very interesting.  A lot of possibilities here, don't you think?



I'm also continuing with my "Lifeworlds" series (more on the ideas behind that sometime soon).  Here are a few 'in progress' shots to contemplate:
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Sunday, June 09, 2013

Announcing an exhibition of paintings at Thoughtworks

I'm pleased to announce a solo exhibition of my paintings at the New York offices of Thoughtworks, a software consulting firm with offices worldwide.  The show will be up from June 21 through August 29, and the opening reception will be on Thursday, June 27 from 6 to 8 pm.

Thoughworks is located at 99 Madison Avenue, near 29th Street, on the 15th floor, in Manhattan.

In this exhibition I am bringing together a selection of my work dating from 2010 to the present, including several new pieces never before exhibited.  Featured are abstracted landscapes and tree portraits influenced by musings on city living, nature and the meaning of it all. Also included is one painting from my “Calamus” series -- paintings inspired by the poetry of Walt Whitman.

So, I hope you will join me Thursday June 27 from 6 to 8!  Don't hesitate to contact  me with any questions.