Thursday, March 7, 2013

Introducing the #iTOMB Gallery

#iTOMB Olivia II 03.02.13
Over the last few months the #iTOMB collection has grown to more than anyone would have thought it would, including myself. We are currently showcasing over 1500 works and with warm weather approaching, and thousands of paintings just waiting to be made, I'm worried that the sheer photography and upload time will wipe me out:) But we'll deal with that when we come to it.

For now, I have been cataloging different themes that have arisen inside the collection, the first one being "Gallery" - a curation of what I would find worthy of museum or gallery exhibitions. And being in Chelsea I've been getting my fill of gallery openings and wouldn't be embarrassed at all to put some of our best up with some of theirs. We have begun to amass an impressive collection.

But along with what might be considered Fine Art by some, we continue to acquire more common imagery like Hearts, Peace Signs, Eyes and oddly, Swirls - but right alongside those happen a few categories I can't explain, like a series of Curious Shapes that all seem familiar to each other but done by people who weren't and the same repetitive shape of a mountain, not dissimilar to the one in the film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

One my my favourite groupings is Monochromes, which you'll all find delightfully minimalist and different.

As paintings are made I'll update the slideshows to keep the collections growing and add new trends as they appear. And as I always ask visitors, if you like what's happening with iTOMB be sure to let The High Line know. It would be nice to have a way to publicly display all the work we're acquiring in some way in the park this year. But for now, you'll just have to be satisfied with the Internet versions:)

The individual collections can also be found in the lower left sidebar of this blog.