Been under the weather a bit, folks; but some compiled thoughts on the Arcadia Works on Paper 2006 exhibit, just closed on Tuesday, are forthcoming. I drove up to the college on a beautiful spring afternoon on my lunch break, and literally spent about ten minutes hurriedly taking in all the work there, and then headed back to the Barnes again. So, I managed to make it to the exhibit a few hours before it closed. As always, it was well worth it, and I've been slapping myself for not submitting any work to it, since I could see some of my work on paper fitting in with what was on the walls.

Some miscellany:

- there's a Summer Show in the works, at a downtown gallery, which I've been invited to have some work in. The rough dates are July 7th - August 26th, but I'll let you all know the details when they come my way. Now I need to get cracking on nine frames for the pieces (which, ironically, are works on paper). Hopefully, I'll keep you updated with images, as well).

-I've been reading (slowly) some books on widely divergent subjects this spring; here's a sampling:

- a book from 1940, on subsistence farming for the beginner (can't remember the exact title).

- What Happened to Art Criticism? by James Elkins...I've been increasingly interested in writing about art recently, and this book is an interesting - yes, criticism - of art critcism's current state, and how it could be better.

- Familiar Garden Birds of America by Henry Hill Collins

(waiting in the wings: Collected Poems of Amy Clampitt; The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan; that Michael Kimmelman book I got for Christmas and still haven't begun...I also thoroughly enjoyed a Don Delillo novel - White Noise - last summer...maybe I'll pick up another one of his for dog day reading.)

As always, I'd be very interested in what all of you are reading right now...and if you're not reading, remember...this is Turn off Your TV week. Dig out one of those dusty deck chairs, and put your nose between some lines, in the cool late April sun.

Anyway...thoughts on Arcadia's Works on Paper 2006 forthcoming...


Work in progress: Antidote

A work-on-found-paper project; ongoing. Has to do with 70 x 7; love covering over a multitude of sins; antidote/subscription, etc.

Done on old pharmacy prescription slips found for me by a friend...1949-51 vintage.

Installation in the future? Hopefully.


7 o'clock muse

(A poem from last November...Spring encourages the oft-times reticent poet within me to emerge...)

7 o'clock muse

O you, precarious crescent,

floating over my ecclesiastic

studio; come, tip out milky


check me against your

set of dangled variables; the

glowing group of slowly arcing


waxing always famine to

fat and back, but each one peering

down omnisciently -

grin beneficently, being you yourself a

morning dauber of pinks.

November 1, 2005
(c) P. Timothy Gierschick II


New paintings

(Presence 1, acrylic on panel, 2006)

(Presence 2, acrylic on panel, 2006)

Some paintings finished just recently...my push towards larger work...apologies for the somewhat dark pictures; they were taken around sunrise.


A Model for Matisse

Hey folks; here's a documentary film that I just found out about, being shown just around the corner, at a restored historic theater in Bryn Mawr. The subject is the fascinating story of the unlikely collaboration between a French church and several Modernist art pillars...yielding one of the most successful unions between modern art and the church.

Here's the information:

A Model for Matisse: The Story of the Vence Chapel

Produced and Directed by Barbara F. Freed

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 PM

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 W. Lancaster Avenue (Rt. 30)

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