Sunday, June 29, 2008

FUTURE BAND


















This was the title of today's paper. It's a sad tale of a young model's tragic death that appears to be a suicide and yet part of me could not help but think this newspaper headline would make a great rock band name one day: Supermodel Death Dive. Even the image alone connotes the artistic stylings of past album covers like the classic Blind Faith album or even as a stretch, Zeppelin's Houses of the Holy album.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

ART OF SELF

Rembrandt's self portrait sold for a nice chunk of change at auction recently. It's really a great shot of him and you absolutely get a sense of the type of person he must have been.

Here is a link to the full article I read recently and it got me digging through some of my old sketch books to track down the times I did my own self portraits. Not as classic as Rembrandt's of course but I do think these two I found do both capture elements of my personality.

The first one is when I was in 35 - the other I believe was when I turned 40.
























Sunday, June 15, 2008

BUFFALO BOUND

I have to say, after all the recent coverage of the sublime passing of Tim Russert I have never been more looking forward to transplanting up to Buffalo, New York. As many of you know my wife and I have bought a glorious Victorian home up there once owned by the Wells Fargo family as well as a 100 year old history of many other inhabitants.

It seems Russert's love for the city and it's people are beginning to be visible now with my own eyes, having visited there many times. Most recently my wife's show up there drew some newly befriended art friends named Craig Larotunda and Jason D'Aquino (Jason has a show up a Fuse Gallery at the moment) The fact that they were kind enough to stop by and show their support, not to me but to my wife, displays the type of caliber people they are. A gesture I find refreshing in this often fickle friended art world.

With that being said, I am looking forward to staying friends with them both once we get settled up there come this November.

MY POP

It's father's day -- here is a picture of my Father, Michael Mararian Sr. -- He just turned 80. I am on track to look just like him at this age (sans the bird) -- if I even make it that far
















I'm heading down to Florida tomorrow to drive him and my Mother (and the bird Egbert) up North for the summer. A week long car ride with my folks -- it has all the elements of a Ben Stiller Film. yikes.


Wednesday, June 11, 2008

ELIZABETH LAMBERT MARARIAN IN GROUP SHOW













My wife Elizabeth Lambert Mararian has a few pieces beign show at BWest Studio in Allentown Buffalo, New York. If you are unfamiliar with her work you can see an nice crosssection here at her blog.

So if you're in the Buffalo Area on Friday the 13th stop by and check out her work and also wish us both a happy 5th anniversary when you see us there :)

Monday, June 9, 2008

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR

I'll have a few prints at this art fair here in New York City June 12-15th in connection with the McCaig Welles/Michael Roshenthal Gallery out of San Francisco. Check it out if you are nearby...

Sunday, June 1, 2008

ARTIST JOSH KEYES


I really like what Josh Keyes is producing as an artist - I find fascinating the geometry of his work, the ecological themes he interlaces and stark whiteness to his work. He has in my opinion one of the more interesting voices out there -- check out his show coming up in the city at the Josh Liner Gallery.