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Formanek piece in American Illustration 39

Formanek piece in American Illustration 39
My drawing of jazz bass great Michael Formanek done at Heartwood Sound Studio in Baltimore, further developed later, was selected to appear in the American Illustration 39 annual award book by a jury of 7 distinguished Art Directors and Creative Directors in early 2020 to be published in November.
Over 7,000 imagess were submitted, from which the jury selected 415 for inclusion.

Warren Linn: Almost a Portrait at Denise Bibro N Y, October 11 - Nov 13, 2018

Warren Linn: Almost a Portrait at Denise Bibro N Y, October 11 - Nov 13, 2018
Fragonard Baby, Collage painting, 15 x 10 inches, 2018

Warren Linn: Almost a Portrait

at Denise Bibro Fine Art
529 West 20th Street 4W
New York, NY 10011 

October 11–November 10, 2018
Opening reception: Thursday, October 11, 2018, 6–8pm

Denise Bibro Fine Art, in Chelsea, NYC is pleased to announce Warren Linn’s second solo exhibition, Almost a Portrait, on view in the gallery from October 11 through November 10, 2018.

Warren Linn maintains sketchbooks. His daily practice of drawing becomes the basis and source for his artwork. These are chronicles. The artist utilizes his forty years of experience with illustrations to reconstruct his sketches and previous fragments into collages and assemblages of variously shaped forms. Although Linn initially starts with a well-planned intention or narrative, his work is deeply informed by the unexpected. Accident, surprise, and discovery are incorporated into his creative process. Linn is both blessed and burdened with insatiability. He often revisits works for editing after having thought them resolved. Similar to the Abstract Expressionists who inspired him early on, Linn allows the viewer to pick up where he leaves off, resulting in works open to interpretation despite the definitive imagery. The ambiguity within his collages is a product of drawing, painting, and construction coming together.

Warren Linn is on the faculty of the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), has worked as an illustrator for major media clients, and exhibited in a wide range of galleries and venues over the past four decades including the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD; Society of Illustrators, New York, NY; Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, MD; St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY; The Jazz Gallery, New York, NY; Parsons School of Design, New York, NY; Esther Rand Gallery, New York, NY; Mesa Contemporary Arts Center, Mesa, AZ; The Knitting Factory, New York, NY; The Art Directors Club, New York, NY; Artists Guild of Chicago, Chicago, IL; The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL; Aichi Prefectural Museum of Art, Nagoya, Japan.


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