I apologize for taking so long to post on here.
Our group show went really well, we had a a ton of people come through to look at our work. I’m extremely proud of the work I made while at the NYSRP and I will be showing it at YES Gallery on Main St. in downtown Cincinnati Ohio for January Final Friday (January 27th) http://yescincinnati.com
The NYSRP has been without a doubt the most important experience of my life. It allowed me to open new ways of thinking and problem solving. It pushed my art practice to a whole new level and I hope to bring back that energy to the Art Academy. I made some incredible friends that I know I will have for a long time. We are actually planning a road trip from Cincinnati to Alberta Canada this summer so that we can all see each other again.
I’ve been back in Cincinnati for about 2 weeks now and I am still adjusting to life back here. I really miss the big city; just being able to walk or take the subway where ever you want to go was great. When I first moved in with my brother in Greenpoint Brooklyn I wasnt sure how I felt about living around so many hipster, but it really grew on me and I consider Brooklyn a second home. I really miss having a studio to myself as well, and having amazing studio mates to go to class with, then talk about art all day with. Especially the days where we would sit in each others studios sipping wine and discussing issues of esotericism, the failure of language, and the meaning of image and why we feel compelled to make them. However, I am glad to be home with my family friends. One of the most important things Ive taken away from this experience is that I learned that I enjoy the process of making art (the conception of the piece, getting wrapped up in the making of art objects, etc) and if I had my choice I would do it for the rest of my life.
I would like to thank my professor Paige Williams for encouraging me to apply for the program, my brother Caleb and his roommate Jeremiah for letting me sleep on their couch for 4 months and showing me around the most amazing city, the director of the NYSRP John Tomlinson for being an art-grandfather and for starting this amazing program 20 years ago, all of my studio mates for being amazing artists/people and challenging me to grow in my art practice, intellectually, and emotionally.
Im getting excited to start school in about 2 weeks (which is scary) and share my experience with everyone at the AAC .