February 26, 2013
March is almost here folks! I am especially excited, and not just because the days are getting longer. I have two shows coming up in March. The first show is at The Lofts Gallery @ Mile Post 5. It is a great opportunity for me to show my work and get further connected to my fellow art-makers!
The opening is on Friday, March 1st from 6-9pm. TRICK SENSEI will be performing a special acoustic show in The Lofts at 7:30 pm for free.
Also on First Friday at Mile Post 5: James Halvorson will be showing at the Denizen Gallery: Post Political: Large Works for Coming in From the Cold & Building Community. And in Gallery 5 Lori Lazar will be showing her work: Wanderlust.
I also have a show coming up at Guardino Gallery for Last Thursday, March 28th. I have been working on a new body of work based on urban traffic patterns. Here is a preview of one of my pieces that will be in the show:
February 01, 2013
I’m getting settled into my cozy new studio at Mile Post 5. I really enjoy the community of creative folks here. I have been busy painting and meeting new artist. There is quite a bit going on out here with theater performances, figure drawing classes and First Friday art openings. Currently there is an group installation show up in the galleries and throughout the property. My neighbor, James Halvorson, has a piece in it titled “String Theory”. His idea started late last summer at the Portland Ballet Theater, where he volunteered to help build the set. He was impressed by the shapes and started thinking about integrating shapes on a large scale. Here is what James has to say about his piece:
“This pun of a title speaks more to the experience of creating the installation than it’s subject. These materials kept taking me to theme of awareness, of our mental state, of thinking and cognition. Once the idea of “ripe” is applied to the process of thought, associations tend toward soft and mushy. Dull. Fuzzy. Moldy. Too late for use. Suddenly, the term isn’t quite as appealing. I would like us to form new associations around the term “ripe thought”. The idea is to think of ripe as a virtue of readiness. For me, these materials visually demonstrate a condition of mental ripeness that talks about an ability to be active, quick, and seizing opportunity. The progression of color in these connections suggest a temporal process of becoming ready to act, to implement. To experience.
As I installed this piece over the course of a week, the reactions and conversations about this piece have taught me a few basic and valuable facts about the forms which I have patterned after the neural pathways that animate our brain matter. The following is a brief report of these discoveries made through casual conversation while installing this piece.
May 16, 2012
I’m home from a wonderful trip to North Carolina. Hay Mow at the Lake Eden Arts Festival was a hit! Cappi Macsherry of AnTHM Gallery did an amazing job set up the bottom of the Big Red Barn with art from some amazing artists. I did a little live painting outside (I forgot my camera the first day, of course, so I don’t have any pics of that!!) and finished up two landscape pieces. On Saturday morning I taught a children’s workshop. I heard great music and talked to a lot of awesome people about my art.
Me and artist Spencer Herr.
Artist Cleaster Cotton and her work.
I did manage to slip away and enjoy the rest of the festival. I got to see some amazing music, watch some contra dancing, and even do a little dancing myself. The last day of the festival LEAF had a Member’s Reception that I got to attend.
And here are the finished paintings I was working on all weekend:
May 10, 2012
I have the great honor to be invited to Black Mountain, NC by ANTHM Gallery owner Cappi Macsherry to participate in Hay Mow at the Lake Eden Arts Festival. The festival is May 11-13th at the historic Black Mountain College. I flew out to NC a week early to attend a great opening at the Monte Vista Hotel, which Cappi curates, featuring my art and the work of Jackson Hammack, Sally Sweetland, Alicia Chatham. Here are some pictures from my adventures so far:
Here I am again with Cappi. The awesome car is work by Andrei Palmer
April 15, 2012
Today I am getting my self all caught up on the technologies that link WordPress blogs to face book and Tumblr accounts. This is all new to me and though I usually find myself tempted to resist change, I am going for it. So I have a Tumblr account, kellyneidig.tumblr.com, even though I am not 100% sure what Tumbler is. AND I think I linked my Blog to facebook. So this is just a test to see if this post magically appears in facebook land somewhere.
I will be adding images of my new work to Tumblr and updating my blog more frequently. I have some fun things coming up to share with you!
Here is an Image of some new work to keep you happy!
January 25, 2012
Here are some pictures from the reception for the 10th Northwest Biennial at the Tacoma Art Museum.
My art looks good on museum walls!
My two friends, and great Portland artist, Shu-Ju Wang and Christopher Kelleher!
Artwork by Jeremy Mangan!
Work by Benjamin Love.
Installation artist Reza Michael Safav brewing some Persian Tea!
November 15, 2011
I have been very fortunate to have the opportunity to travel to some amazing places this year. Some farther away than others. All this travel inspired some new art. In late August I crossed the river with my friends Leah and Ryan and went to the Goldendale Observatory in Washington.
and the finished pieces…
Then I was off to Kaua’i with Chris and Vortman of VORCAN. Chris’s dad, Mr. K, chaperoned us!
Next I will be off to Florida for Art Basel Miami, then a cross country road trip with Chris as we drive his car back to Portland so he can finally become a proper resident!
July 19, 2011
I have been wanting to post some pics from my opening back in April at Guardino Gallery , but I am the worst blogger ever. The opening went well and I exhibited with a fantastic ceramic artist Brian Jones:
Aside from making wonderful art, Brian is now interviewing artist. you can listen to his first two interview pod casts here: http://bjonescast.libsyn.com/rss
He just interviewed me and that should be up by the end of the month.
March 11, 2011
And here are the photos from the rest of my amazing trip!
My friend Leah came to visit me for the last week. I picked her up from the airport and we drove southeast on the Ring Road to Kirkjubaejarklauster for two nights. The landscape changed dramatically around every bend.
February 17, 2011
We rented a car for the week so we could get out of Reykjavik and see some sights. I think the man at Cheap Jeeps really liked us cause he gave us the coolest car ever, “Lightening McQueen”. Here we are on our way to Þingvellir National Park.
Happy snow people!
I took this photo using the tilt shift function on my camera.
Most people in Iceland believe in hidden people. Elves and trolls are believed to live in the lava rocks.
I made friends with the curious Icelandic Ponies. They will walk right up to you and let you pet them. I want to bring one home with me.
I love the fluorescent orange contrasting the landscape.
Lightening McQueen made a friend.
On the way to Snaefellsness we caught this great reflection off the icy lake, this photo doesn’t even come close to the amazingness of it.
It’s not all snow and ice in Iceland!