Sunday, October 18, 2020

New York Mets artwork

When I was a kid in Brooklyn, my dad and I used to be great New York Mets fans, and we'd go to Shea Stadium several times a year to watch the amazing Mets!

I also saw several of the 1969 playoff games and 3 World Series games that year!

While I was a student at the University of Washington School of Art, I often used the Mets' superstars of my youth as inspiration for class assignments... here's a couple below...

Nolan Ryan - Pen and ink on paper, circa 1979 by F. Lennox Campello
Nolan Ryan
Pen and ink on paper, circa 1979 by F. Lennox Campello

Tom Seaver - Limited Edition etching circa 1980 by F. Lennox Campello
Tom Seaver
Limited Edition etching circa 1980 by F. Lennox Campello

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

The Last Unicorn

 This is "The Last Unicorn", I did it as a commission for a private printing of the book by the same name... around 1978 when I was a student at the University of Washington School of Art.

The Last Unicorn, c. 1978 by F. Lennox Campello
The Last Unicorn
Watercolor on paper
16x24 inches, c. 1978 by F. Lennox Campello


Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Analog: Hand Printed Silver Gelatin Photo Collages by Adrienne Moumin

 Portico Gallery is hosting a mini artist reception for Adrienne Moumin only allowing 12 guests plus 4 staff/volunteers not to exceed 16 people total. At check-in, the gallery staff will take temperatures with a non-contact thermometer and everyone will need to have a mask or face covering and maintain social distancing. You MUST have a ticket to attend. Masks/face coverings are mandatory while inside the actual gallery. We will serve drinks outside on the portico and maintain social distancing while socializing.

Portico Gallery is unique in that we have three sets of double doors that open onto a portico (covered porch) that runs the length of the gallery. This will enable guests to access the outdoors, have fresh airflow throughout the gallery, and enable safe distances from one another.

We have already hosted one mini-reception and it was very successful and everyone had a good time.

As we will be socializing outdoors please dress for a lovely October evening. 

Please only reserve a ticket(s) if you plan to attend. (you are able to get a plus one ticket) - Reserve the tickets here.

Portico Gallery

3807 Rhode Island Avenue

Brentwood, MD 20722

Thursday, October 01, 2020

Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES

 


Now On View at Transformer
Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES

Organized by Transformer and Queer Threads curator John Chaich, Queer Threads: CURIOUS SPACES features solo artist installations by emerging queer artists Zoe Schlacter at Transformer and André Terrel Jackson at The Corner at Whitman-Walker.

As social distancing continues to refine exhibition experiences, audiences are invited to engage with featured artworks through each venues’ storefront windows.

Zoe Schlacter

Darn

September 26 – November 14, 2020

Transformer

1404 P Street NW

Visible like a diorama through Transformer's storefront window, Zoe Schlacter invites us into an exuberant, stylized, textured world. In this site-specific installation, the Brooklyn-based, Nashville-raised artist embraces everyday craft materials, reimagines traditional textile mechanisms, and celebrates the queer, creative impulse. Yarns extend from hand-made, wall-mounted, loom sculptures as paper mâché sculptures and fabric paintings dart across the floor.

Referencing the playfulness of Memphis design and plasticity of objects of art and pleasure, Schlacter employs the sharpness of graphic design to wink at the perception of sexually graphic content. Through negative and positive space, they explore ideas of (w)holeness, visibility, and mending. Trans/forming the gallery by deconstructing the language of weaving, Schlacter embraces the potentiality of queer identity, style, and connection through fiber, form, and space.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Zoe Schlacter is an interdisciplinary artist and designer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Schlacter earned their BFA in textiles from the Rhode Island School of Design, where they learned both traditional crafts and contemporary design skills. Read full artist bio at transformerdc.org.