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2nd of May 2008

Group Exhibition at Shannon Webb Studios (at the Arts Factory) 101 East Charleston, Ste 202

Las Vegas, NV 89102

Matthew Couper and JK Russ installation Matthew Couper installation

 

Ex-votos (18th to the 27th of April 2008). Oil on tin.

 

Illuminated Manuscript. 2008. Oil on found book and wood.

 

Detail of Christ under illuminated manuscript. 2008. Oil on epoxy resin.

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8thof May 2008

A contemporary retablo purchased from New Orleans.

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9th of May 2008

Gumbo and big-ass shrimp. Antonies, New Orleans.

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14thof May 2008

Nashville not only has Country music, but also large scale replicas of Greek sculpture.

This Athena Parthenos is in the Parthenon in Centennial Park.

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17thof May 2008

18th and 19th Century ex-votos at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago.

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18thof May 2008

Jo and I got to meet Tony Fitzpatrick in his studio in Bucktown, Chicago.

He very generously gave me his trilogy of books, The Wonder I,II and III.

I couldn't resist leaving without getting one of his exquisite etchings...

Back of the Yards. 1999. Etching on paper.

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11thof June 2008

Imagining Christ at the Getty Centre

The Worship of the Five Wounds in the Prayer Book of Cardinal Albrecht of Brandenburg.

Simon Bening. c1525–30

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12thof June 2008

Today, I purchased three ex-votos from James Caswell of Historia Antiques, Santa Monica.

I'd known of his antique shop for about two years and felt very privileged to have made it there to browse through his store.

I've even used a few of his ex-votos as models in my own versions.

Child cured of smallpox
Oil on tin
Dated 1907
12x10 in.

El Señor del Hospital de Salamanca
Oil on tin
1940’s
7x9.25 in.

 

Prayer for blindness
Oil on tin
Dated 1910

James Caswell (centre) with his son, Alberto

Here's a link to James' book, Saints and Sinners.

A fantastic resource book I picked up at the Chicago National Museum of Mexican Art.

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18thof June 2008

More raw material at the Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco

(clockwise from top left: Ter Borch, Gentleman in Black,1639; Goya, Don Ramon de Posada y Soto, c.1801;

Italian frame, 1480; Unknown Tyrolean Master, Last Judgment, 1500; Memento Mori, c.1550)

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4thof July 2008

Last First Friday installation at Shannon Webb Studio, The Arts Factory, Las Vegas.

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6thof July 2008

My Doe Ave workspace

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8thof July 2008

Sore eyes at the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC

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12thof July 2008

Martin Basher (right) with Dan Arps (middle) at Jack The Pelican, Williamsburg, NYC

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13thof July 2008

Puppets in a cab, Fifth Ave, NYC; Philip Guston paintings from the Edward R. Broida collection, MOMA

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