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SoHo InspirationS


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SoHo InspirationS


 

SoHo Inspiration

I first met Rauschenberg in 1972 when I was a student. We stayed in touch over the years. I remember one particular morning he took me to see Louise Nevelson at her studio; it was filled with wooden boxes and cats! What a great day. I also recall meeting with Calder at MOMA during an installation of one of his Stabiles.Those early memories and experiences were priceless and inspire my art today. New York changed me. Life was good.



 
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Artist Statement


Artist Statement


Artist Statement

I explore with my work, probing the depths of each visual.  First as a flash of light, a color, an emotion, a pattern, a time. The path that guides me flows like a river to its destiny. This river moves slowly, over time.

There are many pools and eddies and splashes and swirls. I pause to explore each thought and direction as if it were a
dance of light and color, that place between sleep and awake. The river never stops, it keeps flowing.

 



My paintings are visual exploration brought to reality. I’m uncomfortable with quick solution or clever answer.  If there is no resistance I begin again.

I draw every day to keep my life focused, in tune with the river. It is my daily ritual; this creative process I choose to live.  

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Painting 01


Painting 01


Curriculum vitae


Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum vitae


Curriculum Vitae

John Bodkin

Artist
1968- Current

Publications

ARTnews February 2009 “Emerging Forces” American Contemporary Gallery- review Cara Ober

Jordan Faye Contemporary, Baltimore, MD.- Thrive Show June 2015 and February 2016
Washington Arts Center, Rockville, MD- one man show 2014
Studio 26 Gallery, New York City -one man show 2014
Loan of Paintings to U.S. State Department
“Art in Embassies” program –
Brandon Seri Begawan, Brunei 2015-
Chisinau, Moldova Nov. 2012-2015
Exhibition with Robert Motherwell and three other artists.
2013 March- Awarded Grant for paintings- Maryland State Arts Council
Gallery “B” Bethesda, MD. One Man Show 2012, 2016
New York Art Expo 2012
Baltimore Art Expo 2013
Shanghai Art Fair 2013
February 2012 and April 2009, 2010 Providence Center, Severna Park, MD.
Taught watercolor class as guest artist
 

Gallery Director/Curator
2008-2009 American Contemporary Gallery, Annapolis, MD.

Gallery Director-responsible for generating submissions, all advertising and marketing, web site, organizing and publicizing openings, shows with various media, generating reviews and overseeing aesthetic direction of gallery.

Gallery Curator- responsible for selection of artists and specific pieces, gallery design and placement, assuring shipment, lighting, programs, catalogues, opening activities.
 

Education

University of Tulsa, Tulsa, OK.
MFA 1973

Teaching Assistant 71,72,73 and Gallery Director 1972

Ringling School of Art, Sarasota, FL.
BFA 1968

 

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Painting 02


Painting 02