Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Here's a preview of something I'm currently working on. I'm in the middle of two different installation pieces, the one for June is still in more in the collection of raw materials phase but the other one which I'm taking to Dallas with me is very much being put together at the moment. I have about a week to turn it out, but it's going to be awesome!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Just finished up a series of paintings I'll be sending to the Pawn Gallery in Dallas, TX. for my solo show there titled: "May The Sea Swallow Us Whole" I'm totally in love with these paintings I don't know if it's cool or not to say that about your own work, but it's the truth. The above shot is of most of the paintings laid out in my studio getting in some final drying time before packing. The whale piece below it isn't going to Dallas but instead is currently hanging on the wall at Thinkspace in LA. Compare it to one of the sketches I posted a couple of entries back to see how the translation from sketch to paint unfolds. It looks like I'll be going to Dallas for the show and if I can swing it time wise, I'll be bringing Installation elements to put the finishing touches on the show.
Painting these scenes of drama unfolding in the midst of seascapes seems to have unlocked something in my brain, and there will be a quite a few more pieces to come before this series runs it's course.
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Last night was the opening of the "Off the Wall 3" show (see press release in an earlier post) and let me just say, it was Awesome! I had a great time meeting the other artists and commiserating on the experience of scale. I talked my voice raw.
My full size billboard painting "LA Allegory" occupied the entire back room of the gallery, strategically placed by the refreshments. It's so large that a full quarter of it had to wrap around to a side wall. It wasn't until seeing it in such a fashion that the full scale of the project really struck me. All that crouching, hunching over in the sun, navigating the wet patches of paint and constant sweeping of leaves did add up to something. I have to tell you, It felt good to drop the thing off a couple weeks ago have it out of my hands. With it hanging in the gallery as such, already it feels like it's taking on a life of it's own. I'm quite excited about the prospects of where it'll go next. which should happen in the next 10 days or so. As soon as I find out I'll post something.