Taking a quick break from all the hype, er, focus around my exhibit at the Pannikin, I’ve added a new painting to my collection… my very first Shag! Pictured above is “The Mentalist,” one of the new pieces that will be on display at Shag’s upcoming show at Billy Shire Fine Arts. The exhibit — “Conspicuous Consumption” — opens this coming Saturday with a reception from 7 to 10 PM, and includes over 100 small 6” by 6” paintings of many of the motifs and characters Shag has developed throughout the year. Monkeys, tikis, shriners, willowy babes…they’re all there to be gleefully consumed.
“The Mentalist” is one of six large paintings that will anchor the show (this one is 17” by 30”), and I absolutely love the imagery of a suave 1960’s illusionist performing bar tricks in a swanky cocktail lounge. A fine addition to my home… and now appearing for everyone’s viewing pleasure in the collection section of my site.
And now… back to the focus, er, hype, er, shameless self-promotion.