Art Letters

'blowing in from chicago' by david slader, artist

When this painting was little more than a colored sketch, she and I were listening in my studio to KMHD Radio play tracks from the 1957 Blue Note album, “Blowing in from Chicago.” The painting liked the music and chose it as her name (paintings do that kind of thing).

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'flow and beat, advance and retreat, rise and take a bow in disappearing' Painting by David Slader

art letter | no. 1. 2021 | january

Flow and Beat, Advance and Retreat, Rise and Take a Bow in Disappearing.

That is how Langston Hughes described the pulsating rhythm of James Baldwin’s prose, and it became the goal for my most recent painting. . .

Kris Hargis Looking Back at Myself
Emmett Till - by Dana Schultz
destruction of art, iraq
The River is Rising, by David Slader, Artist

art letter | no. 1. 2020 | January

A Moose, a Giraffe, and Miro's Whimsy

art letter | no. 7. 2019 | September

Talking paintings and a troubled voice

art letter | no. 6. 2019 | april

Art letter: Reflections and gratitude, Next at Gallery 114

art letter | no. 5. 2019 | march

Art Letter: Art, the Bard, and street stories

art letter | no. 4. 2019 | march

InkBodySkinPaint+Fire: Opens this week at Gallery 114

art letter | no. 3. 2019 | february

Art Letter: Sparkle, sonnets, sea stories and hats

David Slader, Owen Carey - art letter no 2 2019 feb

art letter | no. 2. 2019 | february

Art Letter: Sharing Gallery 114 with Owen Carey's powerful photos

art letter / no. 1. 2019 / january

January Art Letter: Artistic musings and upcoming dates