Friday, March 18, 2016

Tonight: Colon, and Isabel, and Judy

Judy Jashinsky's "I'll Take You There" at Civilian will be an epic exhibition - no question about it! And then, there's this very cool angle to the show:
We dreamed of having this painting, "Columbus and Isabella in the Mosque in Cordoba", in the exhibition. But sold years ago, we couldn't find it. Judy went to great lengths to locate it and even worked with a private investigator to try to track it down.
On Friday we learned that the owner had passed away and it was going up at auction in VA the very next day! What are the odds? And today, it was delivered to the gallery!!! It is 84" x 96" and, because it wouldn't fit through the doors, was stretched on site. Welcome home painting! Thanks to Margaret Rubino! For finding it. And Bill Hill and HMB for bringing it to us in almost perfect shape!
More on the show here.

On View at Caos on F: March 15 - April 19, 2016
Opening Reception: Friday, March 18, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m
Artist Talk: Saturday, April 16 at 6:00 p.m
Location: 923 F St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Early peek

Early peek at a work in progress... it will have an embedded video focusing on a 6.5 minute overview of my life - it's for a museum show of art by immigrant artists - details later. The little boy on the left is me as a four year old running around my grandfather's farm outside Guantanamo.

Work in progress by F. Lennox Campello, circa 2016