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…
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…
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.
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…
“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!
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
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,…
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…
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…
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…