|Four ink drawings, 02-03-2012|
Swing Space Gallery1556 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43201
Monday, March 26–Thursday, April 12
Reception: Monday, March 26, 5–8pm
- They can be done rather quickly, given that I still need to paint 40 paintings to have exactly 100 come March 26, it keeps me from having deadline stress
- Commercial: drawings like these I will sell rather cheaply—I'd like earn a little bit of money at the Top 100 exhibition
- Convenience: I've been working construction full time in order to convert a garage into a studio, it is hard then to do the work of painting in the evening—drawings can be done at the dining room
- I felt like doing a few that are immediate, without the option to rework and rework and rework
- King Stitt —another one of those, I only learned of him after he died. This happened just a few days ago. Winston Sparks aka King Stitt was a pioneer Jamaican DJ. Nicknamed the Ugly One for his disfigured facial features he is credited as one of the first performers of 'toasting', a sort of rapping, in the 1950s.
- Rahsaan Roland Kirk (1935-1977) —Pedal Up is a repeat from last year's 100 and the fourth Kirk tune in this year's. I have the song on his Bright Moments 2LPset but I prefer the live version performed at Down Beat in 1975.
- Sister Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) —A short outtake of Up Above My Head featured in the wonderful French film Amélie. Her name was not credited at the end but I recognized (be it not immediately) the singer.