So, my "Objects" two-man show with Ray Colleran on Feb 2-3 was a huge hit.
We got a lot of really great press and a killer turnout, especially for the Hamptons in February.
Sold a few pieces and got a lot of interest for possible future sales and/or commissions.
People really went crazy for "Truth and Memory," which is a 5 x 6-foot commissioned piece (you can find it in my gallery) that I displayed more to show my commissioned work and what I can do for collectors interested in having a personalized painting.
As far as sales, I sold mostly small ATCs, which are turning out to be a really great way for people to get some of my work without spending a lot of money, while I make a few bucks at the same time. I also sold "Haereticae Pravitatis (The Heretic), which is a figurative sculpture I just posted on DA. This was an independent show that wasn't through any of my galleries, so we had to pay for the space and the opening, but after all was said and done, we covered all expenses and made a decent profit, so I'm really thrilled.
Breaking even would have been good enough, considering all the people who got to see the body of work. It was also nice to get some good, quality articles written about us. I've had some good press before, but it's usually as part of a group show, so this was better because the critics/reporters got to write about all the work and us as friends and artists.
Ray's girlfriend Katia photographed the entire installation and we are considering doing something cool with the photos, like making a little book or something.
In the meantime, I just opened a little, itty bitty show of small works at this antiques place in Southampton. I was asked to do it during the "Objects" show, so I figured, why not?
My wife Colleen Peterson is showing her work there next, which is really fantastic. She hasn't shown much at all and I think her work will do really well there. It's perfect for the place, anyway. Hopefully people go there.
Finally, with all the recent interest in my ATCs, I've been making more, at long last...
Keep your eyes peeled for those, and some other pieces I have yet to post, coming soon. (I also recently found some ATCs and postcards I was supposed to finish for collaborations ages ago. My apologies, folks. I'm doing them now!)
Thanks for reading and following and taking an interest in me and my work. I really appreciate all the comments, faves and follows.
Listening to: Game of Thrones (audio book)—Almost done!
Reading: The Order
Watching: The Americans (awesome show on FX!)
Playing: Skyrim (like a madman—still)
Eating: Cereal and more cereal, despite the glass recall
Drinking: Italian Roast coffee