Winter 2018 Newsletter
- Introducing Grey Stockton
- Big House solo show at Denk Gallery
- New American Paintings Pacific Coast (#133)
- Group show at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles
- Double-Jointed Spiral collection of writing

Dear friends,

2018 is off to a wild start in many ways. I’m excited to share some of the news that’s been happening in the Stockton household.

On Tuesday, January 2nd, Vanessa and I welcomed our son Grey Stockton into the world. He was born weighing 6 lbs., 12 oz., and has gained about two pounds in his first month. Grey’s hobbies include eating, sleeping, and rolling from front-to-back during tummy time. My new hobbies include changing diapers, staying awake into the wee hours of the morning, and carrying Grey on walks around the neighborhood.

As if that wasn’t enough excitement, my solo show, Big House, opened on January 20th at Denk Gallery in the Downtown L.A. Arts District. The opening had great energy and featured an open bar, which also kept spirits high. Vanessa was even able to make a brief appearance. In addition to my solo show, Denk is featuring a fantastic group show, Shift, of the esteemed artists Iva Gueorguieva, Karen Carson, Kim Dingle, and Elisa Johns.

Above are some installation shots and a picture of Vanessa & me at the opening. View images of the complete installation & individual works on my website.

Denk is a relatively new gallery, but already has an impressive roster of artists that includes the likes of Tim Hawkinson and Folkert de Jong. It even has its own parking lot, which will come as a relief to those of you inclined to stop by (please stop by!). The show is only up until February 17th. www.denkgallery.com

Click here to see pictures of the finished installation and individual works on my website.

Click here to view works available for purchase on Artsy.

New American Paintings #133

*Featured works from N.A.P. #133: Terrible Infant; Your Origin Story; Speaking in Tongues. *

The Pacific Coast issue of New American Paintings (#133) also arrived in January, featuring three brand new paintings that are also included in my show at Denk Gallery. Please don’t ask me to autograph it for you, though.

Group Show at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles

This month, friends Beatrice and Laurent Chassepot are exhibiting a portion of their art collection at the Alliance Française de Los Angeles that includes one of my paintings. The show will be on display during the entire month of February.

Click the link below for more information: http://afdela.org/event/art-exhibition-beatrice-laurent-chassepot-french-art-week-2018/

I am also putting the final touches on a collection of casual notes and writings on painting & art called Double Jointed Spiral. Shoot me an email and let me know if you would like a copy when it’s finished.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to sharing more news in a few months. Best,

Frank J. Stockton

Minotaur's Big Day, 77 x 66 in., oil on canvas, 2017





exhibition announcement: BIG HOUSE at DENK



Minotaur's Big Day (crop), 77 x 66 in., oil on canvas, 2017

January 20 - Feburary 17, 2018
Denk Gallery http://www.denkgallery.com/exhibitions/frank-j-stockton

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 20th from 7-9pm



Fall 2017 Newsletter

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Hello friends,

It’s been a busy summer inside and outside of the studio. Here are some brief updates on what I’ve been up to for the past few months. I hope you enjoy.


SUMMER 2017 OPEN STUDIO RE-CAP

Terrible Infant, oil on canvas, 60 x 77 in., 2017

Works in progress and finished paintings on display at Summer 2016 Open Studios

On June 11, my studio mates and I hosted our first Open Studio event to share recent and in-progress artwork with the public. The event garnered a solid turnout, and response to the work was enthusiastic all-around. We felt the experience was a tremendous success and look forward to possibly hosting another in 2018. I would like to offer my personal thanks to those of you who were able to attend.

I have included images of my Open Studio display and of the recent completed painting, Terrible Infant (2017) above.


AMERICAN GENRE: CONTEMPORARY PAINTING
EXHIBITION AND SYMPOSIUM

American Genre: Contemporary Painting at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, ME Exhibition concludes with a day-long symposium and panel discussion on September 15, 2017

American Genre: Contemporary Painting at the Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME is a survey of contemporary art exploring the role of three historical painting genres as a framework of knowledge for understanding and contextualizing contemporary painting practices.

Swimmer, oil on un-stretched canvas, 57.5 x 72 in., 2017 (cropped)

When I attended the show’s opening back in July, I felt a tremendous sense of humility and gratitude to see my painting, Swimmer (2017), hanging alongside the work of some of my favorite painters working today.

On Friday, September 15th the Institute will host a daylong symposium and panel discussion featuring a handful of participating artists and writers, along with the critic Barry Schwabsky and the show’s curator, Michelle Grabner.

For further information on the show, click here: https://www.meca.edu/event/american-genre-contemporary-painting-exhibition/ For information about the symposium on September 15, click here: https://www.meca.edu/event/ica-meca-american-genre-painting-symposium/


WEST BRANCH #85

West Branch #85 cover

An Exodus, oil and thread on un-stretched canvas, 84.5 x 145 in., 2016

A wrap-around crop of my painting, An Exodus (2016), is featured on the current edition of West Branch, a professional literary journal published thrice yearly by Bucknell University. The journal, which features short stories, essays, poetry, and book reviews, reproduces a work by a contemporary artist on the cover of each issue.

Click here for the publication website: https://www.bucknell.edu/west-branch-wired/print-magazine.html


Thank you for reading. I expect to have more exciting news to share in the coming months. In the meantime, follow me on Instagram where I often post studio shots and works in progress. Have a great Fall!

Sincerely, Frank J. Stockton Instagram



GROUP EXHIBITION
AMERICAN GENRE: CONTEMPORARY PAINTING // JULY 20 - SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

Exhibition Reception: Thursday, July 20, 2017, 5:00–8:00pm

Institute of Contemporary Art at the Maine College of Art in Portland, ME

Information: https://www.meca.edu/event/american-genre-contemporary-painting-exhibition/

OPEN STUDIOS, SUNDAY JUNE 11, 1-6 PM

Open Studio

On Sunday, June 11, from 1-6pm, I will be co-hosting an open studios event along with my studio mates at 4618 W. Jefferson Blvd. in the West Adams area of Los Angeles.

The event will be a great opportunity to view my process up close and to get a sneak peek at a new cycle of paintings that I have been working on for the past year and a half.

Participating artists will include myself, Heather Brown, Andrew Foster, Sulai Lopez, Anthony Miserendino, Michael Charles Neumann, and Rob Remer.

Click here for a link to the Facebook event page: http://preview.tinyurl.com/lg6p5vn



Spring 2017 Newsletter

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Hi friends, I hope this message finds you well.

I have some exciting news and events to share with you for this Spring.


VENICE FAMILY CLINIC ART WALK & AUCTION, MAY 20 & 21, 2017

This weekend I will have a pair of monotypes up for auction at the 38th Annual Venice Family Clinic Art Walk & Auction in Venice Beach.

The Venice Art Walk & Auction raises critical funds to provide healthcare for 24,000 low-income, uninsured and homeless people in the Los Angeles area. You can find more information about the Art Walk and purchase tickets to the event by visiting the organization’s website: https://theveniceartwalk.org/


Untitled (from the Swimmer series), 2017

The drawings are from a series of “Swimmer” monotypes that I created last Winter from a found photograph of the Olympian swimmer Kathleen Genevieve “Katie” Ledecky. The frame was generously donated by Samuel Freeman Gallery.

To view the auction or to place a bid, click here: https://paddle8.com/auction/venice-family-clinic/


OPEN STUDIOS, SUNDAY JUNE 11, 1-6 PM


On Sunday, June 11, from 1-6pm, I will be co-hosting an open studios event along with my studio mates at 4618 W. Jefferson Blvd. in the West Adams area of Los Angeles.

The event will be a great opportunity to view my process up close and to get a sneak peek at a new cycle of paintings that I have been working on for the past year and a half.

Participating artists will include myself, Heather Brown, Andrew Foster, Sulai Lopez, Anthony Miserendino, Michael Charles Neumann, and Rob Remer.

Click here for a link to the Facebook event page: http://preview.tinyurl.com/lg6p5vn


NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS #129

Last month, I was fortunate enough to have some work published in issue #129 of New American Paintings. The selection features work from my show, True Believers, exhibited at Samuel Freeman Gallery in Culver City last May. The issue will be available at bookstores and newsstands through the end of this month.

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