Approaching Exhibitions

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Detail of The Dawn Botanist, Tears of the Poppy

I am involved in 2 shows coming up very soon. The first is called Permanence, a group show at Haven Gallery, themed around works primarily executed in ink. The Dawn Botanist, which I delivered to the framer last week, will be my contribution. It looks like it will be an amazing show. The second show is a silverpoint show, and I’ll share details when the gallery has announced, which should be quite soon. Beyond January, I have 3 more shows planned at this time.

I spent some time today going through my print inventory and reconciling it with my webstore. Some of the older prints are down to single digits, and when they are gone they are gone. I will be moving on to new images for future print offerings. Amnesiac’s Library (see previous post) is currently with my print-maker. In addition to prints I have added 3 original drawings at sale prices.

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Finally, if you get get a chance, please check out The Weird Fiction Review site. Over the next few weeks they are serializing my short novel The Lost Machine. Chapter 1 was posted last Wednesday, along with an interview. The usual apologies to FB friends that have already heard this news.

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Ptah, Lord of Eternity

I’ve been working on silverpoint for the past few days. Today I thought I would share a new piece called Ptah, Lord of Eternity. It’s the second in a cycle of images that started with Flowers of Wisdom (see my previous post).

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Ptah, Lord of Eternity, 2016, silverpoint, 9″ x 6″

Lurker on the Threshold

So, here we are, two feet in 2016. 2015 wasn’t too bad art-wise. I set out to do most of what I intended. A couple things are up in the air and I had to back out of one thing because of, you know, life, but over all, yeah. A lot of new art was made and I feel like I grew creatively. What more can one ask? I have a lot in mind for 2016.

These are some details of a new silverpoint drawing called The Flowers of Wisdom.  Apologies to FB (where this blog is mirrored) folk who have already seen this. Hopefully these images will give you a better sense of the drawing.

Happy New Year everyone.

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Flowers of Wisdom, 2016, silverpoint, 9" x 6"
Flowers of Wisdom, 2016, silverpoint, 9″ x 6″

 

Oneiric Natural History

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Detail from Bellman . 2009 . Ink on Paper

One of the joys of the year coming to a close is thinking about what  will come in the next year. This is a time when I make a lot of lists; possible names of new drawings, ideas for images, books I want to read and things to research. Right now I am thinking of a series of drawings that could be a book, or an exhibition or both. Time will tell. It’s going to be called Oneiric Natural History.

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Points of View

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Points of View
2003
6″ x 10″
Silverpoint
All images © Richard A. Kirk. Any reuse is strictly prohibited without permission of Richard A. Kirk

points_web_detailPoints of View was drawn in 2003. Some of these older works were scanned using an inexpensive desktop scanner, which was all I had at the time. I’ve tried to clean them up in Photoshop, but results are limited by the quality of the source files. Points was done at a time when I was doing a lot of grotesques in silverpoint.