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3_14_15

Posted by John Grant IV on March 14, 2015 at 10:15 AM

I've been encouraged lately by many art figures on Facebook (mostly from L.A.) and in e-mails (some brief, some not):

 

  • Jon Measures
  • Mark Dutcher
  • J. Michael Walker
  • Orlando Black (OK)
  • John Pinkerton (TX)
  • Renzo Binda (TX)
  • Thomas Cavaness (TX)
  • Kent Twitchell
  • Mark Bradford
  • Eric Minh Swenson
  • Tamar Halpern
  • Christopher Georgsco (SF)
  • Armin Mersmann
  • Stefan Simchowitz
  • Lili Bernard
  • Tony Pinto
  • Loft at Liz's
  • Assunta Sera
  • Tim Maxwell
  • Deborah Grant (Chicago)
  • Sandra Bridges
  • Patricia Gay
  • Laddie John Dill
  • Marc Trujillo


 

3_4_!5

Posted by John Grant IV on March 3, 2015 at 7:15 PM

Cool lighting.

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2_19_15

Posted by John Grant IV on February 19, 2015 at 9:35 PM

did this last night, untitled

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2_12_15

Posted by John Grant IV on February 13, 2015 at 12:50 AM

2_7_15

Posted by John Grant IV on February 7, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Watching the documentary "Art and Craft" on Amazon Instant View tonight.  It is OK.  Mark Landis is a frail, sickly, yet very gifted art forger.  Interesting movie.  Too slow for me.

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Just finished this Aggie painting (below) called 'Angel on My Shoulder.'  On Facebook, no one seems interested in buying a print of it.  Maybe it's too purplish.  Julie thinks that it is too close-up.  I give myself an A+ for effort, but a C- on execution.  Oh well.  I guess you can't win 'em all, right?

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An aquaintance in L.A., a mentor of sorts (J. Michael Walker), who I just met briefly in his studio in L.A. this summer, encouraged me on FB today to work more on my sculpture busts.  I am excited to continue to evolve in that genre.

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The L.A. artist Jon Measures is inspiring me lately.  We had a brief discussion last night on FB.  Hope to meet him and the L.A. photographer Eric Minh Swenson perhaps this summer.

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12_26_14

Posted by John Grant IV on December 26, 2014 at 11:45 PM

More progress on my sculptures:

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10.25.14

Posted by John Grant IV on October 25, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Last night, three of my head sculptures were in a Guerilla Art Takeover show in College Station, Texas at the Brazos Healing Center.  Below are a few pictures of it (You can see the Navasota Artists in Residency Mick Burson (left) and Lisa Urban (leaning on door jam):

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Below is a photo of James Gurney, the author and illustrator of Dinotopia, at Texas A&M three nights ago.  I took my youngest son to hear his presentation about his work.  It was really great.  I saw my friend, professor Dick Davison there.  We talked about the TAMU professor John Walker who was a great influence on Dick.


10.4.14c

Posted by John Grant IV on October 4, 2014 at 11:15 PM

I'm bored.

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10.4.14b

Posted by John Grant IV on October 4, 2014 at 5:00 PM

Went to an artist talk by Adreon Henry this afternoon at the Sead Gallery in Bryan, TX. He was very nice and is a great artist.

10.4.14

Posted by John Grant IV on October 4, 2014 at 11:10 AM

More new drawings:

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