Daily Archives: March 30, 2009

Lauren Sweeney & Eric Fausnacht @ TwentyTwo Gallery

















Eric Fauscnacht paints chickens – large scale paintings with exotic fowls portrayed against decorative backdrops.  His painterly style is decorative and accessable yet strange and magestic, portraying the humble creatures with style, wit and precision.  Shawn Murray‘s gallery is a perfectly beautiful space which features member artists with one or two person shows in the main room and a terrific group of paintings by the other coalition members in the back space.  Libby Rosoff commented on how many animal paintings she has been seeing in various shows.  DoN has noticed a lot of deer in recent shows; the animal image is primal and deep and must be plucking that nerve string in the group consciousness like a viral meme. 


Eric Fausnacht @ TwentyTwo Gallery.


TwentyTwo Gallery in Center City, Philly. 

lauren Sweeney & Eric Fausnacht @ TwentyTwo Gallery 

 Lauren Sweeney‘s delicate watercolors paired with Fauscnacht‘s elaborate chicken paintings is fantastical, inspiring and strange, the show makes DoN want to get back into the studio and paint.

reta sweeney

TwentyTwo Gallery member artist, Reta Sweeney in the on-going group exhibit @ 236 South 22nd Street.

ed Bronstein

TwentyTwo Gallery member artist, Edwin Bronstein in the on-going group exhibit @ 236 South 22nd Street. 


Lenticular Prints @ Rutgers’ Stedman Gallery

lenticular Prints @ Rutgers’ Stedman Gallery

Mary Ann Strandell @ Stedman Gallery.  The large scale 3D lenticular print, “Loving Monkey“, 2008, is just fabulous.  Pop and nostalgia blended with painterly and studied drawing is like a psychedelic flash forward – imagine these panels really big and everywhere, the images are never quite repeated drawing the viewer into layers of design, signifiers and simulacra.


Mary Ann Standell, “The Meme Tree“, sumi and gouache drawing with 3D lenticular prints Tiki Town Red, Wander, Making Water, Monkey Orb.  DoN LoVeS MeMeS!!!

Art Cakes



Justin Duerr‘s self-decorated opening night party cake @ St. Asaph’s Gallery in Bala.


The students of the Rutger’s fine arts department made this cake for the opening reception of “To Be or Not To Be ; The Painter’s Dilemma“, an excellent symposium on contemporary painting held on the Rutger’s Camden campus. 


 David Foss‘ B’Day cupcakes at 333 South Street Gallery.


DoN‘s niece, Candice’s nursing school graduation cake.


This cake has reiki on it!