Big solo show news!
I’m pleased to announce my solo show at Last Rites Gallery coming this November 22, 2014: “Overgrowth.” It’s my largest and most ambitious collection of works to date, and I’ve been working away on this collection for the better part of a year. If you’re in the New York City area, I’d love to see you at the show.
I’ll be posting some sneak peeks in the coming weeks, but for now have kept much of the work under wraps. Thanks as always to everyone for the kindness and support.
A new show, featuring my fellow artists of the PRISMA Collective! I’m happy to once again show at one of my favorite galleries with my fellow artists of the PRISMA Collective for an upcoming show entitled “Last Breath of Summer.” The show is at Subtext Gallery in downtown San Diego, and opens Saturday, July 19th at 6PM. I made another custom hand-sculpted frame as I just can’t seem to stop myself. There’s something very satisfying working up a found frame to get it exactly how I want it. It’s an enjoyable way to combine working with sculpture with painting, and each piece ends up extremely rewarding. More about the show:
**** PRISMA is an international artist collective of thirty creatives, founded by Kaspian Shore in November 2011. In their second group show at Subtext, a selection of artists from the PRISMA Collective have come together to bring a touch of sentimentality to their latest exhibition, Last Breath of Summer. Think of the last few rays of sunshine before the arrival of autumn, a touch of gold and fading warmth, a memory of long nights by the sea, of playing hide and seek in yellow wheat fields. Last Breath of Summer is a melancholy goodbye to the high of the year, celebrated by artists Tom Bagshaw, J.A.W. Cooper, Nicole Gustafsson, Martine Johanna, Edith Lebeau, Kelly McKernan, Lilly Piri, Audrey Pongracz, Kaspian Shore, Kelly Vivanco, Casey Weldon, and N.C. Winters. ****
The full online preview is currently up at Subtext’s website. Enjoy “In Like a Lamb.” See you at the show!
In Like a Lamb
Pen/ink, ink wash & acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel, resined.
Float-framed in custom hand sculpted frame with hand painted, collaged background.
Original painting: 6.5″ x 9″, framed: 12″ x 14″ x 3″ (2014)
I am extremely honored to be included with this new group show.
Aptly titled, the “World’s Greatest One of One Custom Toy Show” has an incredible roster of talent, and it’s an honor to show next to some of the top names in the field. The show is curated by phenomenal artist and friend of mine, “KMNDZ.” He’s made a couple pieces for the show, the teasers of which look incredible. The show is at the huge da Center for the Arts gallery space in Pomona, California, and it was fun to help do a little bit of the extensive mural work lining the walls for the show.
The custom I made was a modified Mega Munny by Kidrobot. For those not in the know, Kidrobot makes both blank and printed vinyl toys (and much more) for collection and customization. I had this Mega Munny sitting around for years since and was looking for something rather epic in scale to make from it. This seemed like the perfect opportunity. It was a blast creating the various lichen and mushroom forms to modify the blank vinyl, and figuring out how to put it all together from the image in my head was…a learning experience to say the least. I’m very pleased with the final result, and will definitely be doing more customization in the future. I just may…do things a bit differently next time.
The show opens tonight at 6PM, and I’ll be in attendance, along with several other artists from the show. Full details are below.
Hope to see you there!
Acrylic on sculpted vinyl Mega Munny figure.
Sculptural elements created with Magic-Sculpt epoxy clay.
Dimensions variable, 13″ x 14″ x 24″ (2014)
Contact da Gallery for purchase inquiries.
full show details.