Friday, April 4, 2014

ArtsKc Now Showing

6 of my larger paintings are on display in the lobby of Hangar Ten at the Charles B. Wheeler Downtown Airport, Kansas City through the Summer of 2014. Thanks to ArtsKC.org and Hangar Ten. Painting of the jet engine "Parallel Parked" is especially appropriate.



Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Islands of the Mind - International Art Exhibition


3 paintings by John Davis Carroll are in "Islands of the Mind - International Art Exhibition" in Taiwan curated by Tracy Hsu. The first showing will be in Tainan City November 29th – December 15th 2013. The second location will be on the island called Kinmen, which is just off the coast of China's mainland (Taiwan controls) February 6th – 20th 2014.

Update Spring 2014:
This show has traveled to Xiamen City, Fujian Province, China Youth Palace 
with a joint exhibit with artists in Xiamen. 
Xiamen Exhibition: 2014.4/12 – 5/11 
Xiamen Opening: 2014.4/12 


Below is more detailed information:

Islands of the Mind-International Art Exhibition
Guided by the Tainan City Government, the Kinmen County Government
Organized by the Tainan City Cultural Bureau,
Kinmen County Cultural Affairs Bureau
Curator: Tracy Hsu
Place I: Tainan Wu-Family Garden, Taiwan
Date: 2013.11.29-2013.12.15
Place II:Kinmen Cultural Bureau
Date: 2014.2.6-2013.2.20
Participating countries: United States, Australia, Egypt, and Russia, China, Taiwan




Friday, October 25, 2013

UrbanSuburban: Sustenance and Abundance exhibition and art auction at the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom

"Tanks on the Missouri" oil on wood 8" x 18 1/2" was donated in support of the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom. An image of the painting is on the cover of the catalog. 

UrbanSuburban: Sustenance and Abundance exhibition and art auction at the Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom

The auction is Saturday evening, October 26 starting at 7:00 p.m. at Epsten Gallery at Village Shalom. 

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

This video is of me talking about my artwork in 2011 when I was awarded a Studio Residency sponsored by the Charlotte Street Fund "Urban Culture Project" in Kansas City. Click on this link: http://vimeo.com/20341655

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Artwork of the Midwestern USA and Russia by John Davis Carroll "Near & Far" October 2013


Artwork of the Midwestern Region of the USA from the show "Near and Far"

                                Watercolor & Gouache on Paper


                               Watercolor and Gouache on Paper


        Plein Air Pantings Oil on Wood


Artwork of Russia from the show "Near & Far"



6 Watercolor & Gouache Paintings on Paper and 2 Video Constructions
                         Sapsan #1                                             Sapsan #2
Video Constructions. Video and sound.  28" x 15" x 9" Sapsan #1 is a video of power plants from the train outside of Saint Petersburg, Russia. Sapsan #2 is a video of the outskirts of Moscow from the train. 

                                         "In the Woods" Watercolor & Gouache on Paper 12 3/4" x 18 3/4"

"III" Watercolor & Gouache on Paper 12 3/4" x 18 3/4" 

                                         "Sinis" Watercolor & Gouache on Paper 12 3/4" x 18 3/4" 
                                       
                                          "Moscow U" Watercolor & Gouache on Paper 2 1/2" x 11"

                                          "Russian Village" Watercolor & Gouache on Paper 2 1/2" x 11"
                                     
                                          "St. Pete 11pm" Watercolor & Gouache on Paper 2 1/2" x 11" 

"Near and Far" exhibition of recent artwork of the Midwestern region and Russia. October 4th to 26th 2013. Location: Late Show 1600 Cherry Kansas City, Missouri 64108 816-474-1300. Opening is October 4th 6pm - 10pm. The show is mostly Watercolor & Gouache on paper with a few video constructions and oil painitngs.
     For those of you out of town, please continue to check my website this week for updates of images as I get them documented and posted: www.johndaviscarroll.com








Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Russian Graffiti

Pereslavl, Russia

граффити - Graffiti has a universal language. I'm not convinced that is a good thing in relation to the art world. In Russia like all places, graffiti can be great art, have a strong message or like a dog pissing on a wall. By it's nature it can be considered vandalism and have anarchy tendencies. At it's best it can give people new insights and create change.
Below are ancient graffiti scratches now at the Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg, Russia. They are from the later half of the 3rd century BC and were discovered in southern Ukraine on the Black Sea. Scroll down to see various contemporary examples of artist and tagger graffiti that I photographed in Russia.

Hermitage

Detail 
Detail

 Moscow

Moscow

Moscow

Pereslavl

Moscow

Pereslavl (artist)

Moscow

Pereslavl

 Moscow

 Moscow

 Pereslavl

Moscow

Moscow

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Pushkin Museum

Paul Gauguin "What? are you jealous?" Been waiting 26 years to see this painting.