So, I’ve been a bit of a ghost lately.
I haven’t been slacking, I haven’t been avoiding drawing, much as the 100 Drawings seems to have been abandoned. On the contrary, I’ve been grinding and grinding, and grinding away some more on an upcoming solo show at Gallery 1988 in Venice, California.
The show is called Abandoned Menagerie, and the collection is an all-new body of paintings and drawings focused around my influences in popular culture, with special emphasis on my childhood influential imagery. I’ll have more info soon, but all the pertinent data for the show is on the postcard below. I’ve already released a few teaser images on my Tumblr page, but here’s a couple more.
I hope to see you there!
Number 33 is here, only 67 drawings left to make before 100 Drawings comes to a close.
I’m pretty sure nobody’s holding their breath.
This was a slightly older one lying around that I kept meaning to finish up, but never finding the energy to decide where it should go. Then it finally struck me: it’s already finished. Sure, I could find places to forcibly paint, but I realized I like it as it is, and therefore felt blocked to add any more to it. Hope you feel the same. Enjoy “The Giving Tree”, ink and watercolor on paper:
The Giving Tree
Ink and watercolor on paper. 9″ x 11.5″ (2011)
Number 33 of 100 Drawings.
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…Crazy 4 Cult is back!
This year’s Crazy 4 Cult show is expected to be the best ever. Kevin Smith and Scott Mosier (of Clerks fame) host the show at Gallery 1988, and the evening promises to be full of great art, and references to some of everyone’s favorite cult classic movies. My take this year is from one of my favorites: The Big Lebowski. Maude gets her due as the dream sequence Valkyrie under delicious double-coated resin. The painting is pretty large, one of my largest on paper to date, and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out. We’ll be in attendance for the opening, this Friday, July 9th from 7-10PM. Hope to see you all there!
The Dude Abides
Acrylic on paper, mounted to wood panel, resined. 19″ x 27″ 2010.