Are you a New Years resolution maker? I am not. I don’t know, there’s just something about it that sounds as though you’re probably not gonna stick to it before it even starts, and it usually includes NOT doing something. Yes, the word resolution is a very definitive word, but it’s sorta turned into a wishy washy, “I sorta wanna do this thing, but I probably won’t,” thing. Do you disagree? It’s okay if you do. I won’t be mad. Anyway, I did make some goals at the beginning of the year. Yes, it’s different! I’m telling you it is different for me. One of my goals was to show my art in New York City this year.
One of the first shows I applied to was the MvVO Ad Art Show 2019. I submitted four paintings and all four were accepted. Not only that, but I was given a solo show. Not only that, but my work is also to be featured in the Oculus at The World Trade Center. Oh, and I get to be on Artsy.net. Also, my art was featured in an article about the Ad Art Show on Artnet.com. Let me explain what all this means.
The Ad Art Show is a digital show. Instead of hanging the art on a wall in a gallery, in one location, MvVO opted to move the show onto the streets of New York, displaying the art on 140 LinkNYC digital displays, May 1-4. I was one of the select artists chosen to have a solo show on my own LinkNYC displaying all four of my paintings on a repeating slide show. I got a fantastic location in front of Lincoln Center, in a little wedge of a park called Dante Park. Beside my LinkNYC show were tables and chairs set under tall trees. It is a truly lovely spot in the city.
The Oculus is probably the nicest train station I’ve ever been in, and includes a shopping mall. Adjacent to Ground Zero, it was designed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava to resemble a dove taking flight. Every year on 9/11, the center spine of the structure opens to let the light in as a symbol of the light that continues to shine through tragedy. Within this amazing space are massive screens, and from May 1-31, a selection of art from the Ad Art Show, will be on display on them. My art will be viewable to 300,000 people a day that pass through the Oculus. Amazing.
I’m still not big on resolutions, but goals, YES, they are important, fantastic, wonderful things to have. Listen kids, if you don’t have goals, you’re just floating. If you don’t dream big, that’s on YOU! So now I’m gonna go think on what my next goal will be. A solo show in an NYC gallery? Yeah, that sounds good. I’ll let you know…