Monday, January 16, 2012

The Blanket Show / Joey Veltkamp


This past summer, I began a series of drawings about blankets. This near-automatic explosion resulted in over 125 blanket drawings, most approximately 8" x 10". This is by far the largest series of multiple objects I've done yet. Previous obsessions have included cows, flowers, cans of Pabst beer, owls, and ghosts.

Blanket #81 (Evel Knievel), 2011 by Joey Veltkamp
colored pencil on paper, 8" x 10"
For the Blanket Show (Feb. 1 - March 31), I'll be showing nearly 50 of drawings (including 4 new larges ones, 19" x 24") which pull from a cluster of sources such as expressions of comfort, childhood fears, ghosts, and transitory states. The show will evolve during the 2 months as purchased drawings are replaced with new ones. For you impatient types, you can take your art home as soon as you purchase it.
Blanket #77 (Tropical delft), 2011 by Joey Veltkamp
colored pencil on paper, 8" x 10"
This will be the first time I've shown at Cupcake Royale since they opened over 2.5 years ago. That was a fun show and I think this one should be a real good time, too. The reception is Wednesday, Feb. 1 from 5-8pm at their Capitol Hill location. If you visit between the show between 1st and the 14th, I highly recommend trying their newly reformulated Baby Deathcakes. So good...and if you're rich and/or collect art, pick up a blanket drawing (or 3) along with some Baby Deathcakes and you'll make your Valentine very happy! (Plus, I'll be super happy! It's a total win/win!)

Blanket #91 (Ghost Mountains), 2011, by Joey Veltkamp
colored pencil on paper, 8" x 10"

The Blanket Show
February 1 - March 31, 2012
Cupcake Royale, 1111 E Pike Street
Opening Reception: Wednesday, Feb 1 from 5-8pm

1 comment:

Siolo Thompson said...

I am excited to see these drawings in person :)