Friday, December 29, 2023

Some More Than Others


New Studio view in the Egypt Hills, Perinton, NY

As this year draws to a close, I have to say that this season really stands out for me in a number of ways.  This is a year of change for all of us, and I first consider the way the globe is heating up, and here in upstate New York ( see above ) we are having warm weather and it is WINTER!  What is going on?

With great luck my wife and I haven't gotten Covid, or RSV and  the flu so we've missed all that so far, and we have to be thankful that we are not living in war zone!  The daily news has some horrors to deal with all the same!  This year has seen some dislodgment for me as I had to move out from The Hungerford Building in Rochester, after more than thirty years on the fourth floor....

My old studio space, fourth floor of the Hungerford Building

When we moved the studio it took months to pack up the art supplies and paintings, and now I have to unpack!  So most of this year will be about change!  For me I have a new studio view that is all natural as you can see at the top of this post.  I did like the light however in my studio space in the Hungerford, but the rent was too high!

Looking forward there is much to be thankful for and not the least of it has to do with a new exhibition we are planning to open in January, 2024 called: "Our Nature".  This is a rare opportunity to bring together almost ninety items to be displayed in the Mascioli Gallery of the Rundel Library in downtown Rochester, New York.

Opening Tuesday, January 16th, 2024 at 4:00. pm 
Mascioli Gallery, Central Library, Rochester, NY

Artwork by my father, Arthur Singer will be presented along with pieces by my mother, Judy Singer, and brother Paul, along with my work.  Since this is a library show there will also be a focus on the books we have  produced over a period of almost 65 years!  Speaking of books, I am also happy to report that I will be having a launch of my new edition of "WheelHouse" - an art book published by ArtVoices Art Books and I can sign a copy for you if you are at the opening!  Below you will see the cover of my new book which I am proud to say has taken years to bring to the public.

New edition, hardback book called "WheelHouse" 
featuring artwork from my studio starting back in the early 1980s all the way to the present..

So, there is much more work for me to do, especially since I  still have to unpack and organize my new studio space, and as far as I know, most everything arrived in good shape.  I don't have to go far from home to my new workspace, it is only a few feet away from my door, and it has a lot of potential!

New Studio at home in the Egypt Hills

So for now, I want to say that I will be getting back to a schedule and that I hope to be able to visit people and see other shows that I can write about!  So Have  a GREAT NEW Year!  2024,  Here we come!