Graphite Visions at Schick Gallery, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY

Posted on April 15, 2017 in Exhibitions

Happy to be a part of this survey of 15 contemporary artists working in graphite. Two of my oversized artists books are on display. Here’s the gallery’s website & here’s a review of the show: Times Union review_Graphite Visions.

 

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Telepathy’s 2nd album – limited edition vinyl

Posted on February 4, 2017 in Projects

Telepathy is a UK band with a new album coming out next month. The cover art is from my Tempest series – coincidentally the name of the album, too. The gatefold art is from one of my artists books.

Give them a listen. And check out their new video.

 

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Commission for Gensler Atlanta

Posted on December 11, 2016 in Exhibitions

Gensler commissioned a series of paintings for their One Glenlake project. The works are made of graphite, calcium carbonate, and wax.

 

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Interview w/ whitespace about my solo show

Posted on October 21, 2016 in Exhibitions

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One South Contemporary review

Posted on October 12, 2016 in Exhibitions

Here’s another write-up about the show – thanks for the kind words Arden.

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Docking on the Orphic Shore: a review by Jerry Cullum

Posted on September 22, 2016 in Exhibitions

An insightful review of my show at whitespace just posted to Burnaway. Give it a read.
An artist talk is planned for Saturday, October 1st. Swing by the gallery if you’re in Atlanta.

 

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Process Video

Posted on September 13, 2016 in Exhibitions

Burnaway just posted this video of me working on one of the large scale artist books for my show Docking on the Orphic Shore at whitespace in Atlanta. The show is up through October 15th.

Docking on the Orphic Shore

Posted on August 6, 2016 in Exhibitions

I have a solo show opening in September at whitespace in Atlanta. Here’s the spiel:

September 9 – October 15, 2016

Upcoming Show This Fall

To go in the dark with a light is to know the light.
To know the dark, go dark. Go without sight,
and find that the dark, too, blooms and sings,
and is traveled by dark feet and dark wings.
– Wendell Berry

Docking on the Orphic Shore is a collection of works by Seana Reilly exploring a place that does not lend itself to easy exposition, though many have tried to point the way by indirection. The Greeks told stories of Eurydice and Persephone in the underworld; the Zen masters posed riddles with one hand clapping; the Sufis joked about fishing in a barrel – all in an effort to touch lightly on this place without contaminating or burdening it.

The Orphic Shore cannot be approached entirely from one path, be it words, music, religion, math, philosophy, theoretical physics, or so many other toeholds. Discussions between these endeavors are often centered around boundaries and exclusions – the “yes, but”. The Orphic Shore is decidedly “yes, and”. Every one of these fields of inquiry, within its given parameters, adds to the exploration of this untethered place of human potential and awakening.

Reilly has chosen to approach this far shore by means of visual imagery resulting from a communion with the movement of water and earth. By subjecting her materials to the forces that drive the evolution of the earth, she creates imagery that is similar to the actual patterns carved into the surface of the planets, though on a much smaller temporal and spatial scale, one which she can hold in her hands. These explorations manifest in a variety of forms, from small works on paper to large hand-bound books full of pools and cascades of liquid graphite. She has little control over this liquid medium which continuously moves and changes, eventually settling into fixed patterns that could have been a thousand different things at any given moment. This body of work is the artist’s personal meditation on releasing control, giving up attachment to outcomes, and finding equanimity and peace by immersing the self in the transitory and the actual.

 

Whitespace Gallery
814 Edgewood Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30307

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Abstraction Today @ MOCA GA

Posted on June 3, 2016 in Exhibitions

The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia has two of my largest paintings to date hanging in their Abstraction Today show. The two pieces, Cascadence I and Cascadence II, are an 8′ tall diptych executed in a paste form of graphite. The show is up through July 2nd. Here’s one review. And here’s another.

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Attan’s new EP

Posted on June 1, 2016 in Projects

Look what came in the mail!  Much thanks to Fritz-Ragnvald Rimala Pettersen – you guys did a great job. This is ATTAN‘s debut EP “From Nothing”. The artwork is from one of my liquid graphite works on paper – in the Pour series. Peña Flamenca.

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21st Annual Hambidge Auction

Posted on March 27, 2016 in Exhibitions

Hambidge was my very first residency. Come out and support a good cause.

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DesolationWilderness

DesolationWilderness

Artists Talk @ Blue Spiral 1

Posted on January 27, 2016 in Exhibitions

I’ve got an artist talk scheduled for Valentines Day weekend in Asheville. Come by on Saturday 2/13/16 @ 2pm to learn a little bit about how and why I make what I make.

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The December Show @ whitespace

Posted on December 10, 2015 in Exhibitions

My contributions to the December show:  a tiny hand-bound book & a 12″x12″ graphite & wax piece.

Handmade Book

Handmade Book

Civil Dawn (framed)

Civil Dawn (framed)

 

Contrast [ Black + White ]

Posted on November 1, 2015 in Exhibitions

Blue Spiral 1 in Asheville, NC

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Album artwork for ATTAN

Posted on September 26, 2015 in Projects

ATTAN, a metal band from Oslo, Norway, will be using one of my paintings for their debut EP release in November. Here’s the metalsucks.net blog post.

from the label:
Shelsmusic is extremely excited to present “From Nothing” in all it’s dark, grittiness on 300 Limited Edition Vinyl copies on November 30, 2015 at shelsmusic. The album will also be available for digital download in all good places.
ATTAN’s debut EP is set for a November 30th release through Shelsmusic. If you have any questions or would like to request a promo or press release for review please email press@shelsmusic.com.

PeñaFlamenca

PeñaFlamenca

Hambidge Art Center Auction

Posted on May 28, 2015 in Exhibitions

Hambidge is having a benefit auction in Atlanta on Saturday, May 30th.

Hambidge Auction

Here’s my donation to the cause. It’s the first foray into a new body of work…. something small to start with.  Hm, it looked very blue to me until it’s sitting right under this cobalt auction banner.  Abyssal.o1, graphite and pigment on aluminum panel, 12″x12″.Abyssal.01_framed_web

Daughter/Warpaint Ultra-Limited Edition 12″ EP

Posted on May 8, 2015 in Projects

Look what showed up in the mail today… this wasn’t released in the US so I had to go hunting for a copy in the UK.

The source painting on the left is InvoilateRush and on the right StellarFlare. Thanks to both Dr. Shadow JQ Robinson & Tracey Fortune for lending the works back so I could get highres scans.

(front & back of EP)Daughter Warpaint airmail_web

Art Papers Art Auction 2015

Posted on February 20, 2015 in Exhibitions

Location: Bobo Intriguing Objects, 1235 Chattahoochee Ave NW, Atlanta
map + directions

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Art Paper Auction 2015

Art Papers Auction (photo: David Stedman)

28 Nocturnes

Posted on February 9, 2015 in Exhibitions

New body of work at the Moon Gallery, Berry College, Mt. Berry, Georgia.

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Daughter & Warpaint

Posted on November 8, 2014 in Projects

The bands Daughter and Warpaint have chosen two of my paintings (InviolateRush & StellarFlare) for the covers of their remixes of one another’s songs.  The 12″ singles will be available on Record Store Day, April 18, 2015.

Here’s the announcement.