Dear Cloud Artist,
Thank you for agreeing to be in
the exhibition, “Clouds” at Lesley Heller Projects. I wanted to let you
know very far in advance that the dates for the exhibition are December
15th, 2013 through January 26th, 2014. No dimension should exceed 24
inches in any direction. The title of the exhibition is also its theme, to be taken seriously but not necessarily literally. I do hope we get some, but not all, actual depictions of clouds. Have a great summer.
I leave you with the following, sent to me by artist and friend, Paul D’Agostino:
THE STRANGER BY CHARLES BAUDELAIRE
Translated from the French by Paul D’Agostino / Paris, Spring 2007
Tell me, you enigmatic man, whom do you love the most? Your father, your mother, your sister or your brother?
I have neither father, nor mother, nor sister, nor brother.
You’re using a word whose meaning yet remains unknown to me.
I ignore even the latitude where it is situated.
I would be happy to love her, goddess-like and immortal.
I hate gold like you hate God.
Well then, what do you love, extraordinary stranger ?
I love the clouds… the clouds that pass… down there… over there… the marvelous clouds!
Artists include Michele Araujo, Valerie Hegarty, Zach Rockhill, John Baber, Lisa Hein, Hanneline Røgeberg,Perry Bard, Eric Heist, Bob Seng,David Brody, Elana Herzog, Ward Shelley, Deborah Brown, Brece Honeycutt, Lisa Sigal, Sharon Butler, Patrick Killoran, Susan Silas, Caroline Cox, Byron Kim, Adam Simon, Paul D’Agostino, Greg Kwiatek, Tim Spelios, Nuno de Campos, Kerry Law, William Stone, Peter Dudek, Eric LoPresti, Richard Sullivan, Joy Episalla, Thomas Micchelli, Jude Tallichet, Rochelle Feinstein, Matthew Miller, Kate Teale, Hermine Ford, Loren Munk, Mark Tribe, Matt Freedman, Edie Nadelhaft, Fred Valentine, Munro Galloway, Laura Newman, Daniel Wiener, Rico Gatson, Bruce Pearson, Carrie Yamaoka, Ben Godward, Liza Phillips, Jacqueline Gourevitch, Cathy Quinlan, Larry Greenberg, Beth Reisman, Charles Hagen
Note: I contributed the little painting pictured at the top of the post. It’s from a new series of 18 x 24 inch oil studies painted on hand-stretched canvas. Info: Sharon Butler, Rooftop structure, 2013, oil on hand-stretched canvas, 18 x 24 inches.