My first podcast!
You can listen to my interview on Products of the Mind, a podcast about the intersection of business and creativity, created and hosted by a great friend of mine: David Lizerbram. We talk about a range of subjects, including a bit of my artistic history, my entry into the art world and how I’m slowly trying to phase out of making art exclusively about pop culture. And of course, I ramble on about other stuff I’m interested, such as the mind and how headspace-related topics in conjunction with art. Give it a listen, and if you dig it, please give it a rating in iTunes! As I understand it, it really helps with ratings or somesuch for the show. You can listen direct here.
It’s that time of year…
Crazy 4 Cult is back, for the ninth time! For those unaware, C4C is an annual pop culture-themed art show at Gallery 1988, where several artists are asked to create a unique piece of art in honor of their favorite pop culture films. From Gallery 1988:
There are over 200 artists (!!!!) in this year’s exhibit, and it truly is shaping up to be one of the best. Paintings, prints, sculptures and plush, all inspired by your favorite movies. See where it all started this weekend!! The artwork will first be available at the opening reception, then online for purchase starting Saturday afternoon at gallery1988.com. This show will run through Dec. 5th.
For my painting this time around, I took on the amazing 1988 anime Akira, based on the manga by Katsuhiro Otomo. I’ve been meaning to capture Tetsuo’s climactic metamorphosis for some time, and this seemed the perfect opportunity. It was an extremely short timeline, and the restraint made me push that much harder. I’m very pleased with the result. For purchase inquiries, please contact the gallery directly: gallery1988melrose (at) gmail.com.
Enjoy “Tetsuo Becoming.”
Pen/ink, ink wash and acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel.
14″ x 18″ (2015)
“Flames. Flames, on the side of my face, burning…”
So excited to be involved with this show, for one of my favorite movies growing up. Gallery 1988 has done it once again, pulling several amazing artists together this time to pay tribute to a classic film: 1985’s “Clue” starring Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn, Christopher Lloyd and several others. It was a lot of fun to work on my piece, and I got the chance to explore a recent fierce interest in designing work for screenprinting. I’ve upped the ante on this one, from my recent “Doctor Thackery” print, and gone a full two colors! The future is wide open, next will probably be three, then maybe four, and then who knows? The sky’s the limit.
The show opens this Friday, June 26 at the Gallery 1988 West location. Doors open at 7PM. Unfortunately, due to family illness I will not be able to attend, but you should if you’re in the area. Full details at the bottom. Enjoy the show!
“Not Just a Game Anymore” limited edition screenprint
Print size: 12″ x 18″ Limited edition of 75.
Two-color hand-pulled screenprint on natural cover stock.
Each print is hand signed & numbered. $45 each.
First in the edition (#1) hand embellished, mounted to wood and sealed with resin, $400.
Contact Gallery 1988 for purchase inquiries: gallery1988west (at) gmail.com
Print number one, hand embellished, mounted to cradled wood panel and resined.
full show details.