Sunday, November 14, 2010


Birthday, 2010
water soluble oil, gesso and acrylic on panels, birthday candles
approximately 32" x 25"


New documentation of my faculty show piece, Backyard. This work provoked the only negative comment in the entire visitor notebook for the faculty show. I'm not sure if I should be proud or worried?

Backyard, 2010
gouache, colored pencil and gesso (wall drawings)
plaster, gouache and found objects (sculpture)
dimensions variable

Even kitty got in on the documentation!

Is it a phobia if you should be legitimately afraid?

One of my drawing students this quarter is affiliated with the annual Phobia show that happens at Vex
nightclub here in the big D. He asked me if I wanted to participate, and I said yes. We went to the exhibition last year, and it was fun, bringing together a range of artists from different walks of the art community.

One thing I love about Dayton is the way it's big enough to host a range of different art practices while also being small enough for artists to move outside of the typical stratification: academic artists with national pretensions, community and regional artists, people that make art as a hobby or therapy.

All this is a lead in to introduce the piece I've been working on for the show. It's based on my fear of poison ivy, a completely common-sense fear to my mind. Although not fully in the purview of "phobia" I wanted to work with the poison ivy motif I've been exploring this summer, due to the proliferation of it outside my studio window.

Poison Ivy, 2010
cut paper and water soluble oil on panel
approximately 72" x 30"

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Website

Blue Cheetah, 2006
water soluble oil on canvas
12" x 12"


I finally have a website that I can proudly direct folks to.

Stop by and check it out:

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition

Kelly Joslin's cyanotype and van dyke brown print in the foreground and WWWH in the background. Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition. Photo credit: Pat McClelland

Wuthering Wuthering, Wuthering Heights is holding down a spot at the Whitewater Valley Annual Art Competition, Indiana University East in Richmond, Indiana. I haven't gotten to check out the show, so thanks to Pat McClelland for making a visit to the wild border lands of Ohio / Indiana and for taking photos!

The exhibition runs until December 5th at Indiana University East, 2325 Chester Boulevard, Richmond, Indiana. The Gallery in Whitewater Hall is open between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.