Thursday, January 12, 2012

Blah Blah BLOG ! by James Fletcher -sculptor

Patrick told me that I have to post my stuff on this BLOG :-)
so I can say " i love you patrick !"
As artists we take inspiration from everyone and everything.
We are like sponges...and lately this blog has been great !
I have been living in Vancouver for the past two years and travel to Ottawa
to show my work at Patrick's gallery.
My greatest accomplishment in 2011 was to prepare my studio in November
for Vancouver's huge 'East Side Crawl' .
Now I have a mini gallery space of my own within my studio
(24 feet of windows and natural light ) and feel like I am part of the community.

Going to my studio every day is a blast ! It's like having my own little art room -
living within my own little bubble - pushing, pulling, stretching, and shaping the 3 D bubble - taking the risk - knowing that there is always 'risk, doubt and joy' in every work of art.

Since January 1st I have preparing clay sculptures
for the 'Naked, Naked' show in June.
sneak preview photos to follow.....
thank you Patrick

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Ways to say, I Love You

Coming to a gallery near you...which would be Patrick John Mills Gallery, tomorrow, a Pop Art view of how we said, I love you, 50, maybe 60 years ago.

We gave corny cards to one another, pledging our troth, insinuating ourselves into another's heart, weaseling, crying, dying if we didn't get an affirmative response.

All's fair in love and war, I hear.

p.s. Does not come with the cat.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Hate Me... Love Me... I LOVE YOU.

Yesterday Morning I had the pleasure of waking up to see approximately 20 I LOVE YOU posters ripped up and thrown on my front lawn.

It is great. Even if I put up I LOVE YOU... I piss people off. Wow. I smile.

Later that day I had someone drop off 20 plus old picture frames, a gift. I smile.

Life is great. Art is Art. And I LOVE YOU.

I am going to go down town and poster tonight. It is not too cold. So I have to take advantage of the warmer weather. It is so important to promote and market. And it works. Every month over a thousand people visit the gallery. That is so beautiful.

This individual who really hates me... well I only feel victory. It is great.

Today 6 out of the 20 artists delivered paintings for the I LOVE YOU show. And together we will work collectively and market this art show. 2100 posters this month will be put up all over the city. I can not think of a better, more powerful way to promote the I LOVE YOU art exhibition. It only warms my blood to think of just how much this is pissing this fucked up asshole off. Hahahaha.

Kiss my Art.
Open Bar... No Permits. Art Party every month.... Every Year I will print over ten thousand posters. And there is NOTHING you can do. So fuck you. hahahahaha.

Thank you
You inspire me.