Sunday, December 21, 2008
I can hardly believe we're smack in the middle of the holiday season. Where does the time go? This month, especially, has just flown by...
Til the end of the month, I'm showing a few works at LITM as part of the group Small Works Exhibit. Ken Bastard and I came up with a brilliant plan (it was brilliant when drinks were involved, at least!) to collaborate on a theme: Morbid Sheep and Lurid Bo-Peeps. This is a cash and carry show, so as soon as one is sold, I'm putting up a replacement. At this point, because of the replacement pieces it's become more of a Lurid Bo-Peeps, Barnyard Animals & a few sad guppies. That being said, I'm making sure to have a cock on the walls at all times...People seem to have a thing for the cocks; big, little, crooked, kooky...
LITM is located in Jersey City at 140 Newark Ave, near Grove Street PATH Station.
Until January 27th, I'm also showing a series of fish (variety of sizes) at Balance Hair Salon and World of Style Vintage Clothing. This, too, is a cash and carry show.
We sold about a third of them on the opening night, so I've been a busy little painter working to replace those spots on the walls.
Balance is located at 18 Erie in Jersey City, one block (or so) north of Newark Ave.
I'm showing 3 pieces at 32 Jones Gallery in Jersey City as well. The Gallery is located at 32 Jones Street in Jersey City. Go check it out!
Finally, keep an eye out for more information about my upcoming solo show at LITM in March. Assuming all goes according to plan, the place will have exploded in Battered Bunnies (and their associates) just in time for Easter...
Tuesday, December 02, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
October 24th – November 14th
X-RAY VISION! during the Newark Open Doors Studio Tour 2008. The show will feature several regional artists from New Jersey, New York and even Pennsylvania who work in the comic book format or have been greatly influenced by comic book art. This is a first time solo curatorial project by fellow comic maverick Kevin Darmanie, who you may recognize as co-curator of Black Rock : The Metamorphosis of Home, from Isolation to Connection, where the concept of a comic and cartoon based event was first introduced.
X-RAY VISION! will cover a number of subjects, relating to role of comic art in current culture. It will present a brief look into the art of the past, present and future. The exhibit will identify the goals that comic illustrators have set for themselves as the true purveyors of the medium and question whether fine-artists, who are working with the medium, are doing so based on a deep understanding of it or simply on the advantages that the ‘look’ of comics has given them. It will challenge comic illustrators on the creative potential now afforded them and pose the question: How is comic art now perceived as a result of its current popularity in movie making?
With a month long exhibition, in a storefront immediately next to the Fortress Of Solitude comic shop at 597 Broad Street in Newark, a large turnout is expected. The opening reception will take place on Friday, October 24th, 5-8pm. Doors open at 3pm.
The show is a project of the Newark Arts Council, Fortress Of Solitude comic shop and the Brick City Comic Convention. For more info, please email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, September 05, 2008
Towards the end of September, I'll have a piece in a show with Rock Soup Studios called "Collateral Collision".
The Jersey City Pro Arts Members show will be hung around this time as well.
Studio Tour is October 4th and 5th....
And, finally, on Saturday October 25th through November 8th, I'll have a piece at Art Gotham in SoHo.
Friday, August 22, 2008
Saturday, October 4th & Sunday, October 5th my little studio will be open to the public. Jersey City Pro Arts will have lovely, helpful maps to assist you in tracking it down. If you're curious to see where the "magic" happens, put a big red circle around my location and come on in!....Bring Cash!....(because you know you'll want to buy something)
Monday, August 04, 2008
This is a dead baby wallaby.
He's a little "sweeter" than most of my works. Sometimes it's a relief to paint something without any teeth or eyes. Everything's got to close both at some point, no?
Monday, July 21, 2008
This is the smallest portrait I've ever done (11"x14"). I use a lot of tight brush strokes, typically on a 16"x20" to 24"x36", so finding brushes smaller than a 0 wasn't really practical. It was a decent exercise, but I'm sticking to the medium-sized canvasses for the rest of the heads.
Monday, July 07, 2008
I've recently come across some inspirational literature.
Okay, fine, it's probably considered porn.
At any rate, these bunnies may find themselves in more awkward situations if the Ruler of the Fungus Kingdom has anything to say about it.
Monday, June 30, 2008
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Wednesday, June 04, 2008
It's probably not a trend.
I'm probably just waking up to the notion of marrying artwork with graphics to create paintings that look as polished as posters. While I'm a fan of the computer and Adobe's Creative packages, I have to admit that, even when I use those, I like a stray line here and there.
I admire those who can keep all lines so exceptionally tidy that their paintings emit a "fresh off the press" vibe, but something about finishing a piece THAT much...for ME...makes me twitch a tiny bit.
Saturday, May 31, 2008
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Monday, May 05, 2008
This is the latest painting series.
The left is called "Sittin' Pretty" and the right is "Hearing Aid".
I'm doing a series of paintings with these two mice and will incorporate them into the Granny Ninja stories.