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Raelinn Doty
eater • imbiber • traveler
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A lot of people say to me, “What are you doing these days? Did you quit your job? Where are you? I can’t keep up with you!” And you know what? Sometimes even I can’t keep up with me. But the questions people are asking me right now are on my own mind too.…

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Direct link to my most recent article. Thanks Edible Hawaiian Islands! 

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Edible Hawaiian Islands Digital Edition:

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It’s that time of year when I start reflecting on what I’ve done all year long and what I want the year ahead to look like. Last year I said I wanted to focus on Foundation, Discipline and Expertise. I’ve worked very hard on building on my already strong…

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Worth a listen...
Thanks to +SoundCloud, you can listen to all my podcast episodes directly from my blog. It makes it really easy to share and embed as well.

#podcast #wine  

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NYC friends,

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts is thrilled to present Foreign Parts, a series of new paintings by Eric Blum.

Eric Blum's paintings are the outcome of his persistent preoccupation with the fragility and elusiveness of peripheral perception, which prompts oddly poetic interpretations that don't always resemble the narrower view. While abstract in the formal sense, the work contains implied shapes that hint at situations and narratives just beyond reach. His method contributes to this incertitude. He marries dissimilar images by combining semi-transparent sheets of ink-washed, wax-infused silk, often cutting out or peeling off incompatible layers, or transplanting them from other works. Much of this is done with a willful blindness to the end result, not unlike the latent image of a photographic print immersed in the darkroom's developing tray.

In a marked shift, Blum has removed much of the weight and dimensional effect found in his earlier works. These new paintings have an unadorned immediacy that more closely reflects his drawing practice. The previously soft edges have been replaced by fractures, patches, slices and spills. His approach here is to limit choice and, as dictated by guidelines, permit things to fall. Blum poses the question, "How do random elements of differing natures encounter, intersect and emulsify into relationships?"

Blum was born in Fresno, CA, grew up in Los Angeles and currently lives in New York City. He was educated at UCLA and Central St Martin's, London. His work has been shown in venues that include: The Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati; Albright Knox Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Usdan Gallery, Bennington College, VT; Knoxville Art Museum, Knoxville, TN; Museum of Contemporary Art, Boulder, CO; Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University; Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ. Blum has been awarded grants from The New York Foundation for the Arts in 2008 and The Pollock-Krasner Foundation in 1998 and 2001.

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
529 West 20th, Suite 6W
New York (NY) 10011 United States
Tel. +1 (212) 3665368

Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday from 10am to 6pm
Saturday from 11am to 6pm

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Dying laughing! 

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One of Eric Blum's galleries. LOVE this artist. 

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