Self-Portrait as Mary Magdalene, 12" x 14", Egg Tempera, $450

I am pleased to be included in an upcoming Juried exhibition entitled Fools. The show will be held at Passages Gallery in Cincinnati and will feature humorous, dark, and deceptive art from regional artists including fellow NKU graduates, students, and my former painting instructor Kevin Muente.

My painting, “Self-Portrait as Mary Magdalene” is loosely based on a painting by Bernardino Luini, a painter who worked in Leonardo Da Vinci’s workshop. My painting was made using egg tempera paints, a technique that requires mixing pigment with egg yolk and painstakingly overlaying many fast-drying strokes. Until Leonardo and others realized the benefits of using slow drying oil as a medium in the 15th century, egg tempera was the chosen medium of painters.

Passages Gallery at Goodman is a new not-for-profit art gallery housed in a historic, 1920s, former elementary school in North College Hill, Cincinnati. The gallery’s mission is to bring art to the students and community of North College Hill.

Fools Opening Reception
Free and Open to the Public
Saturday April 9th, 6pm-9pm
Passages Gallery
1731 Goodman Avenue
North College Hill, OH, 45239-4844

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