Unexposed Grand Opening

Jeremy and Brandon Smyth just opened a micro-cinema in Durham NC called Unexposed.

They have used  HEFF (Haverhill Experimental Film Festival) to open people’s eyes to the amazing world of avante Garde independent moving pictures, which are often like moving expressionist art (My paintings that were up at the opening are below).

Now UNX (Unexposed) is a weekly film festival of sorts, and will be followed by THREE UNXs to supplement Bostons HEFF,  in North Carolina each year.  Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh will be the sites, and those will augment the Friday showings at 105 Hood Street Slot #5, near Ponysaurus and the Golden Belt art studios, that they will have in Durham each week.

 

Come on out if you’re within phone message of this BLOG.

And now the art.

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Post 1022 plus one new piece of art.

For those keeping score, I’m up to 1022 posts now.  I blew past 1,000 without fanfare.

 

That’s it for today, nothing special.  23 degrees Farhenheit, on a nice sunny day in Durham.

 

Here’s a new one, better in photo form than the original, as the dang stretcher bars warped while I was outta town for the holidays.

 

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Plenty of leaves used in this one.  60 by 48 inches.

Reverence, # 2098 completed, November 2015

Reverence, # 2098, 2015  46 x 48 inches, $1,200s

Reverence, # 2098, 2015 46 x 48 inches, $1,200s

 

Sorry about the lighting on this photo.  Just got excited to put it out there.  “That’s a good one Bessie, I dare say.”

 

and the next one looks better than this shot too….happiness lately at the painting trade.

 

"Asia" # 2099  11/2015  36 x 48  $1,000

“Asia” # 2099 11/2015 36 x 48 $1,000

The background here is closer to salmon, and the deep maroon turned to purpley blue.  What a phone camera (plus I no longer have photoshop).

The joy is that the marbling has returned.

Thanks for giving it a look.

 

 

Available Paintings

These works are available.  contact dougstuber@gmail.com  free shipping!

Opus 2092 One Eyed Monk

Opus 2092 One Eyed Monk

         24 x 30 inches

                 $350

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

24 x 30

$300

Opus 2094 Space Car

Opus 2094 Space Car

24 x 30

$300

Opus 2091 Primordial Frog

Opus 2091 Primordial Frog

24 x 30

$300

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#2061 Asteroid

12 x 16

$250

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Opus 2062

48 x 24

$500

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 Opus 1462

16 x 24

$300

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Opus 2029

12 x 16

$200

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Opus 1992

30 x 9

$400

Opus 1996. 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 1996. 2015, Joan’s Garage

75 x 19

$800

Oopus 1554, 2006, Chapel Hill

Oopus 1554, 2006, Chapel Hill

48 x 49

$800

Opus 2059, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2059, 2015, Joan’s Garage

54 x 34

$1200

Opus 1561, 2006, Chapel Hill

Opus 1561, 2006, Chapel Hill

48 x 48

$800

Opus 2053, Joan's Garage, 2015

Opus 2053, Joan’s Garage, 2015

9 x 30

$200

Opus 1462, 2005 Chapel Hill

Opus 1462, 2005 Chapel Hill

48 x 36

$500

Opus 2008, Dolmen #7, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2008, Dolmen #7, 2015, Joan’s Garage

35 x 48

$500

Opus 1145, 2002, Bald Head Island, NC

Opus 1145, 2002, Bald Head Island, NC

36 x 24  on wood panel

$400

Opus 1514, 2006, Chapel Hill

Opus 1514, 2006, Chapel Hill

36 x 30

$400

Opus 2048, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2048, 2015, Joan’s Garage

24 x 16

$250

Opus 1547, 2006, Chapel Hill

Opus 1547, 2006, Chapel Hill

36 x 30

$400

Opus 2053, Dolmens #10,2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2053, Dolmens #10,2015, Joan’s Garage

9 x 15

$200

Opus 2051, Dolmen #9, 2015, Joan's Garage

Opus 2051, Dolmen #9, 2015, Joan’s Garage

30 x 15

$250

#2039 Sea Monster

#2039 Sea Monster

16 x 24

$250

# 2090

# 2090

20 x 28

$350

#2038

#2038

24 x20

$200

#2086

#2086

48 x 28

$600

#2085

#2085

24 x 30

$300

#2084

#2084

48 x 36

$500

#2042

#2042

12 x 16

$150

#2080

#2080

30 x 30

$250

Creative Action Network Presents

RECOVERING THE CLASSICS

Tonight from 6:30 to 8:30pm at the Folwer Building,

410 Blackewell Street, across from the DUrham Bulls Ballpark

In the AMERICAN TOBACCO CAMPUS

Durham NC.

A Semi-Formal Event with costumes in the Alice-in-Wonderland theme.

Opus 2014  3/2015     36 x 36    Primordial Reach"

Opus 2014 3/2015 36 x 36 Primordial Reach”

Swiss Family Robinson_Doug Stuber The Secret Garden_Doug Stuber

Opus 2091 Primordial frog

Opus 2091 Primordial frog

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

Opus 2090 Taoist Monk in Prayer

These newly minted book covers will be on display, and available in poster form.

OH it’s gonna be rainy here, but who cares?  You can buy the poster version of these covers at http://www.creativeaction.network

Don’t forget the , between action and network.

Then go to “RECOVERING THE CLASSICS”

http://creativeaction.network/collections/recovering-the-classics

Yours in happyville,

Doug

Artists I know.

The featured art above is by ADAM NARCROSS, AND IS AMONG THE FIRST 20 OR SO PAINTINGS HE EXECUTED AS A SELF TAUGHT ARTIST.

Next let me plug an opening I have on Wednesday in Durham.  Go to:

https://50x50durham.splashthat.com/

Susan and Ben pown this one too. Hello in beantown

Susan and Ben own this one. Hello in beantown

This one was done about 1995.  It has been with them since they moved from Brooklyn to Boston about 8 years ago.

And here’s some art by other artists I’ve come to love.

The ducks fighting

Three ducks fighting

This piece is by Sergei Andreevski.  He’s one of the living masters, and hails from Macedonia.  I got it by sponsoring the No Boundaries Artist Colony back in 1998.

Lucky lucky lucky, as Andreevski put it on the cover of a number of catalogues since then.

Joey Howard, rose window

Joey Howard, rose window

Joey was the proprietor of Trace Gallery in Raleigh, back when freewheeling outrageous art was still seen in public in Raleigh.  His own incorporated found marterial, interesting concepts, and a lot of silicone to bring it all together.  Everyone I know misses Trace Gallery now, as that type of bohemian art scene has dried up around here.  Holy conformity batman.

Anna Podris

Anna Podris

Anna stil has a studio with her husband Keith Norval at Artspace in Raleigh.  Wow her stuff continues to soar from this point, which was over a decade ago.  She araely does watercolors anymore.  Shame that.

OK that’s enough for today.

peace

Doug

Art Plug and hello again

Hello to the dozens or so who may have missed adding my blog to their regular reading role the last few days.

For one, I was busy making book covers.  here they are!

http://creativeaction.network/collections/doug-stuber

Woman catches 300 pound jumping tuna

Woman catches 300 pound jumping tuna

The reason this one got named is that a very attractive woman from Savannah GA, or close to it, had just caught a 300 pound tuna when she wandered into a salad shop (SALADELIA, Durham, NC) and simply “had” to buy this painting.  That was about a decade ago.

It originally hung with the left side as the top, but a keep eye spotted more narrative in this format, and so a painting was born, via re-hanging in another direction.

Isn’t that a great story?  it’s another example of how extreme synchronicity works its magic in our lives.  but it only works to your advantage if you are open to change, and spontaneous.

Now, how’s that for a story?

Note the chops on Stewart Copeland’s drumming.  Short blasts of fills that amaze and dazzle.

What do you do when…

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What do you do, my friends, when the number of friends you had in the past swamps the number you have now?  Can you bear all the good times gone, get over it and reach out to good times to come?

It’s Autumn, and the SAD folks (Seasonal Affective Disorder)  out there are bracing for the long winter ahead.  This type of depression and reclusive reaction to being SAD is probably within the bi-polar realm, but it can be brought on in many ways, and the first two or three times around maybe even the diseased will not notice it…but it’s real…especially in the American sense that everyone has a disorder.

Request:  if someone you know has suddenly dropped off the map, reach out and ask them how they are doing.

and another bipolar

art music poetry #81

Pelican at take-off with Chick

Pelican at take-off with Chick

Tang Quest I – V

Red morning wind kicks
leaves over vegetable cage.
Felled white oak patiently
absorbs blade after blade.

Chunked wood magically
stacks upon self, against mud.
Sawdust darkens. Winter rain
slows work, allows love time.

Pond refills, frightened turtle
relaxes. Cool December water
welcomes geese and herons
to rolling clay-built hills.

Man and woman join; new
child cries, coos, sleeps.
Six point buck stops, observes,
moves slowly out of view.

Fog lifts, sun creeps past
logs, warms three thousand
trees, sixty moons past white
buffalo’s birth. Bonus time.

II

Colorful turkeys gather
under lit moon; feathers
diffract beams to cedars
lined, two rows; historical
trees whose dead branches
dangle predictions at pond’s
edge. Three run to flight,
circle, drop back, contrive,
spread; anticipate coming of
spring. Winter rain cuts fog.
Hilltop oaks sparkle when
wind pushes limbs through
ethereal mist sent down to
visit this New year’s Eve.

III

Hair-bellied bull
stands. Dainty tied-foot
girl spreads parasol.
Protrusion emerges from
hair; pillow placed,
dress-becomes-blanket;
fantasy or farm boy
hovers, slogs. Heavy
mud slows progress.
Results equal effort:
parasol quivers, wind
stiffens, girl rolls, wakes
inner spirit, follows
heart-made trail
to pastoral life.

IV

Respected grandfather ties
green maple branches,
nails joints, rakes
leaves onto compost,
works tools vigorously,
reads after dinner,
speaks less than one
paragraph per day.
He is bent over:
seventy-eight years
translating, teaching, gardening.
Happiness, not out of reach,
but produced by
simple living.

V

Watching ladybugs,
tuning to zen movement,
could transform one
overindulged son-in-law.
First he must learn to
separate men’s and women’s
tasks, no easy lesson
for western man.

art music poetry 64

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Executed at the 2009 Kicevo, Macedonia Art Colony

Nine Slapper

Blue bird in the air,
Golden boy delights.
Skipping stones without a care,
Singing in the night.

Seagull pierces silence,
The dawn is on the rise.
Fishermen are busy
Watching for red skies.

River wanders, digging earth
Fertilizing soil.
Weekend mongers slobber
Spilling pints of oil.

Red-skinned native stands,
A reminder of the past.
Spearing fish and digging clams,
Hoping they will last.

Blue-eyed boy walks on,
Determined to have fun.
Lonely lovers cry,
Searching for the sun.

Art Music Poetry #61

unusual one, isn't it?

             unusual one, isn’t it?

Great Expectations

Great expectations – great?

But what when the obvious happens?

A predictable animal grasps you

And throws you to the ground.

Thoughts of how nice it would be if . . .

Then they vanish like a dream when you wake up.

A floating reality teases your mind,

It is there but it may never reach you.

Dogwood

Outreaching leaves of white

Directly over green.

How can it seem trite,

This wonderful nature machine?

Later, as the summer grows

Those greens come into life.

Spreading all the charm they know

While stealing the dogwood’s white.