Through our solo exhibition at the Laemmle Santa Monica, we have been commissioned to create a work based on "Single Sunflower." Our collector fell in love with this painting after seeing it at the theater, and contacted us to paint at least one, and possibly two, additions to it for her bedroom. We thought it would be fun to document the process of creating the new paintings. We will update as we go along in the next few weeks...
Our collector sent a photo of where she wants the paintings to hang.
We sent her back four sketches of possible compositions, with both 2 and 3 panels. The "Single Sunflower" was Photoshopped into the bedroom.
Our collector chose this option, with the possibility of adding the third painting. We decided to paint the two new paintings together, knowing that we can always sell the third one to someone else.
Our first pass at the two new paintings: raw color and a layer of resin. We've got a long way to go!
Next pass and resin layer. Colors are getting closer although this photo makes the background look black rather than deep purple. Below is a close-up to show details. Next layer will add metallics.
And... finished! Now to see if our collector is also pleased... Finished size is 24"h x 54".
We have moved from one large studio in San Diego into two smaller spaces, one in San Diego (where we do the bulk of our work), and one in Los Angeles (where we can show and store work). Exciting changes! Here are some photos of work on the walls in the LA space, which is in the Moon Huts in El Sereno, just east of Downtown, near Cal State LA.
We are excited to once again have a solo show with the Laemmle Theater Group, this time at the Monica Film Center, at 1332 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401. We have made several new large scale works for this show, including the "Bug Twister."
Here's our video that plays during the previews in the art house...
Hill&Stump is pleased to be feature in a three artist show at La Playa Gallery at La Jolla Shores, opening on November 11. Should be a lovely night!
Today Daphne and I got together all the paintings we think may go into our HB Punto Experimental gallery exhibition. We set panels and canvases up all over the front of our studio, where the light is best. And amazingly, it looks like a show. Of course, it will be even better when placed in relation to sculptures by two other artists: Hugo Heredia, whose wire and glass work will mainly hang from the ceiling, and Miya Hannan, who will do floor and pedestal pieces of cement and resin.
Our paintings for the exhibition, tentatively called “Trapped Reflections,” are from our Elements Series, with the possible addition of a few Florals that may somehow fit. The work is not easy--it's gothic with a sort of rancid beauty. The whole show will hopefully look like it smells of decay. Hugo, Miya, Daphne and I will meld the space into a seamless, dark installation, invoking nature through artificial materials. At least, that's the plan!
The show will open on September 3, 2016 at HB Punto Experimental, 2151 Logan Ave., San Diego.
It's that time of year! The Beverly Hills ArtSHOW is Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 10am to 6pm. Free and a great place to bring the whole family.
We will be showing our original paintings, including large Florals, our new "Bug Twister" series, and affordable embellished prints. We will also be demonstrating our collaborative technique. Please come by and chat with us!
We are at Space #313, on Canon Dr. at Santa Monica Blvd. There is free parking in several places around the park. We are near the gourmet coffee truck, the bathrooms, and the wine bar--convenient!
Hill&Stump was invited by curator Kio Griffith to contribute to an exhibition of Japanese Shunga (erotic) reinterpretations at the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles. In her review of the exhibition, in which our work given top billing, Priscilla Frank writes the following:
Artists Daphne Hill and Anna Stump transform a Katsukawa Shunsho print into a three-dimensional collage, replacing stark flatness with layers of newspaper, butterflies, gold lace and an artfully placed octopus. The image, a depiction of a master and his servant, is at once feminine and rough, its jagged-edge girliness a contemporary response to shunga’s questionable male aristocratic origins.
We are so complimented to have been included in this smart exhibition.
Read the full article here.
Recent and Upcoming:
• Laemmle Monica, Spring 2017
• Miller Hull Architecture, Spring 2017
• Desert Arts Festival, Palm Springs, Nov 2016
• Room & Board Charity Event, Oct 2016
• La Playa Gallery, La Jolla, Oct 2016
• Beverly Hills ArtSHOW, Oct 2016
• Brewery Artwalk, Oct 2016
• Installation, HBPunto Experimental, Sept. 2016
• Art Produce Mural, May 2016
• Beverly Hills ArtSHOW, May 2016
• Brewery Artwalk, April 2016
• Laemmle Claremont, Spring 2016
• Sparks Gallery, Spring 2016
• Spectrum Miami, SCAA, Dec. 2015
• December Nights, San Diego Art Institute, Dec. 2015
• Beverly Hills ArtSHOW, Oct. 2015
• Brewery Artwalk, Oct. 2015
• Bunny Gunner Gallery, Joshua Tree, August 2015
• SCAA Opening, June 2015
• Joshua Treenial, Boxo Projects, May 2015
• Beverly Hills Artshow, May 2015
• Sparks Gallery, Spring 2015
• Brewery Artwalk, April 2015
• Laemmle Noho, Jan-March 2015
• EclectoMania Show, Nov. 2014
* Beverly Hills ArtShow, Oct. 2014
• Brewery Artwalk, Oct. 2014
• Art United LA World Wide Art Fair, Oct. 2014
• SCAA Opening, Sept. 2014
• Faculty Show, Grossmont College, Sept. 2014
• Faculty Show, San Diego City College, Sept. 2014
• Barrio Art Crawl, August 2014
• Shop, Lux Art Institute, Encinitas, in conjunction with artist in residence, June 2014
• ArtExpo SD (Comic Con), July 2014
• La Jolla Festival of the Arts, June 2014
• Beverly Hills ArtShow, May 2014
• "Spring, New Paintings," San Diego, May 2014
• Brewery Artwalk, April 2014
• "Gulf Labor," Southwestern College, March 2014
• Art Above San Diego, March 2014