Solo Show at Hudson Gallery

Solo Show at Hudson Gallery
I Just Want to Eat Food: new paintings and installation by Blake Brasher What: A solo show of new paintings plus a site-specific installation When: July 2 – 30, 2017 Reception: Saturday, July 8, 7-10pm Where: Hudson Gallery, 120 Main St. Gloucester, MA 01930 I have great news: I’m signing on with Hudson Gallery, a commercial gallery on Main St. in Gloucester, MA. And more great news: I’ll be having a solo show there .

Artists Talk at Cambridge Art Association for the Red Biennial

I participated in an artists’ talk at the Cambridge Art Association on Thursday. Here is a video of my talk, where I talk about five recent paintings: The Way They Look, or Dancing; New Adventures and Construction Projects; In the Mouth of the Wolf; Running River Wading; and Coming to Terms.

"The Way They Look, or Dancing"

“The Way They Look, or Dancing”

56 x 52" ink and acrylic on textured polyproplene
February 2016

New Adventures and Construction Projects

In the Mouth of the Wolf

In the Mouth of the Wolf

Running River Wading

Running River Wading

Coming to Terms

Coming to Terms

Two new paintings added to the shop

Two new paintings added to the shop
I just added two new paintings to the shop, “Whenever You Go, There You Are” and “Up to the Minute”. These are both from my recent series of paintings using spray ink and acrylic on textured polypropylene. I’m playing around with a sort of frosted background that I achieve by spraying the polypropylene with a water soluble ink, resulting in a fine mist of nearly invisible ink droplets. Then I spray the surface with .

Painting with Spray Dye

These are paintings done in acrylic, spray dye, and alcohol ink on a flat sheet of textured polypropylene. I just discovered this spray dye, and am enjoying it quite a bit. For “The Phoenix” I started by spraying a fine mist of yellow-green (the bottle says “lettuce”) and orange dye over the polypropylene. I then painted over the dye with water. The effect was like an adult version of those paint with water coloring .

How We Got from Buffalo Hump to Knuckle Bombs

How We Got from Buffalo Hump to Knuckle Bombs
For the past year or two my girlfriend Liv has been studying biology and chemistry, and back when this new series of paintings was just starting to take form I overheard a video she was watching mention something about moon face and buffalo hump, which I guess are terms used to describe some not-great physical conditions that people suffer from when they have certain illnesses. I started to think of the new paintings as the .