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The Fine Art of Sales (or, leading a horse to water)

“I don’t care if I sell my work. I just give it away…” Overhearing this statement is like listening to the apartment below me being remodeled, on a Saturday morning, to accompany my slight second-hand cigarette smoke induced headache. I am, at this moment, enjoying the whir of the circular saw. The day is heating […]

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The Modern Wing

Dear Readers, I will try to spend more time in the studio and keep you updated on what ensues. I am taking a hiatus from exhibitions and open studios after this May 18th Cornelia Open House. I do hope that you will be able to stop by (from 6pm – 10pm) so you can get […]

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Painting in Oils: New Work

[portfolio_slideshow size=large autoplay=false random=false centered=true carousel=true navstyle=graphical navpos=top pagerstyle=thumbs pagerpos=bottom] Painting over a painting that wasn’t going anywhere. Good to be back in the saddle again. Watercolor is fine but you just can’t get the intensity of  these night/electric light scenes unless using oils.

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Spring Open House at the Cornelia Arts Building

Spring — we set the clocks forward, take the plastic off the windows and blink our eyes at the warm sun as we emerge from our cold-weather cocoons. If you do absolutely nothing else to celebrate the change of seasons (and enjoy this heatwave), you must come to the Cornelia Arts Building, Friday, March 23 from […]

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oil painting

“Delilah’s” – Painting Commission

Just completed this 30×40″ oil painting for a couple from Buffalo, New York. Delilah’s was the site of their marriage proposal, a Buffalo Bills flag is in the window. Congratulations Ryan and Sarah!

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The Palace Of Lost Footsteps Art Gallery

Friday night art showing featuring artwork by Karen Tisel, Emily Rapport, Andrew Steiner, Leo Kogan & John Forbes. Where: 1325 W. 18th Street , Downtown Pilsen When: Friday, February 10th, 1-night only, 6-10pm View Larger Map

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Southport El Platform

  [portfolio_slideshow size=large autoplay=false random=false centered=true carousel=true navstyle=graphical navpos=top pagerstyle=thumbs pagerpos=bottom] Returning to the studio after some period of neglect is just like an athlete returning to training after being sedentary. Gestural strokes are hard: my forearm is weak and my endurance for more than 2 or 3 hours at the studio is pathetic. But, […]

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Faces of the 47th Ward

Closing Reception: October 5th from 7-9pm at the 47th Ward Office. Stop by, meet and mingle. WTTW Chicago Tonight Story about Ameya Pawar highlights OpenWall! Ash-har Quraishi profiles Ameya Pawar of the 47th Ward and he gives a shout out to OpenWall. Visit the 47th Ward Office of Alderman Ameya Pawar, relax and bring your […]

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New watercolors on their way to Amsterdam!

(Note: If you are naturally social and well-coiffed you might not get this initial reference…but bear with me.) You know how if you have to go to a party or wedding and you look in your closet to find it is stocked with nothing but euro track suits and pajamas…? I kinda felt like that when a […]

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SICK! Leo Kogan Project Space, Amsterdam

SICK! is a multi-disciplinary international group show featuring: Inga Cholmogorova (Vilnius/Amsterdam) Charlie Citron (Amsterdam) Thomas Draschan (Vienna/Berlin) Eric Fertman (New York) Ryan Foley (Philadelphia) Grady Gerbracht (New York) Annelien Kers (Amsterdam) Eric Knoote (Amsterdam) Leo Kogan (Amsterdam/Los Angeles) Carlos Little (New York) Max Miller (New York) Manfred Peckl (Berlin) Emily Rapport (Chicago) Kim Reinhardt (New […]