Thursday, December 29, 2005

A Chorus Line Poster

Here'e the poster I designed and illustrated for A Chorus Line presented by the Jewish Community Center that's coming up in a few weeks. The posters are printed and delivered today and I can't wait to see them. Next in line is Angels in America.

Continuing Conversations: A Collaborative Painting Effort between Subashini Nadarajah and Michael Ong

Artist Statement
It takes chemistry, understanding, courage, selflessness, total faith and respect for two artists to share a canvas and come up with one final work of art. Obviously, that's the kind of relationship we have. Being best friends for 16 years, our careers and lives thrive on each other's inspirations, ideas, criticisms and encouragements.
The works in this show evoke memories of our friendship over the years and the many spontaneous conversations that we've shared...both happy and sad. This collection of twelve paintings is, in essence, a visual dialogue between the two of us.
In the making of these paintings, we would start a canvas, then send it on for the other to continue, without discussing what should be done next. We were often surprised by how far we pushed each other's envelopes. In the end, we both came to the realization that two in-sync creative minds are better than one. This is our first collaborative painting show, but it definitely won't be our last. After all, we enjoy our continued conversations.

Here's the complete collection of the 12 paintings of the show.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Christmas Dinner at Will's

This year's Christmas Dinner was at Will's again. Naeem, David, Suba, Eric and I were invited and each of us brought a side dish, and Will roasted a delicious chicken. He was so proud of his accomplishment we had to take a picture to show his mom. As usual, his apartment was beautifully decorated, and the table settings were simply divine. After dinner, we opened gifts and watch Margaret Cho's new show: Assassin. An evening of food, friends, gifts, and laughter in a gorgeous environment...we couldn't have asked for anything better. But wait! There's more. Producers opened that day and we all went to see it after dinner. Cho and the Producers back to back in a night...not a good idea. I had a sore throat the next morning for laughing hysterically all night long.

Friday, December 02, 2005

Feature Painting SOLD!

Suba and my Art Show opens this evening at the Crossroads at 6pm. We are both so excited because one of our paintings that was picked by the gallery owner to be hung on the feature wall is already sold. The title of the painting is called "Matinee". I hope this is a good sign for a sell out show!