Thursday, November 1, 2012

'Noise in the Basement' Press

WWA Gallery's current show features "eight artists who are rapidly gaining momentum in their professional careers." Along with myself, the show includes James "Jimbot" Demski, Dan Goodsell, David Lozeau, Juan Muniz, Jeff T Owens, JC Rivera, and Saratoga Sake.

Here's a couple articles that featured some of my work: 


Believing your future can't catch fire won't get you through the night
Bury your dreams in anger or your Prince will cut their throats
You can check out the rest of the art from the show here or at the gallery until Nov 3.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Breaking Bad Art Project at Gallery1988

Sometimes there are shows I get an invite to that make me tingle with excitement. This was definitely one of them. Although I came aboard a lil' while after the show started, I am a huge fan of Breaking Bad and was very excited when Gallery1988 asked me to participate in the special Breaking Bad Art Project presented by Breaking Gifs.

In coming up with my idea for the piece I knew that I wanted to incorporate some actual crystals. The tough part became finding the right kind of stones. I ended up using beach glass, which has a nice fog to it and isn't very shiny but couldnt find it in that particular shade of blue, so I wound up having to dye them; essentially creating my own little 'fake meth' production line. 

Figuring out how to float the painting over the crystals was slightly troublesome. A system of spacers was installed, and then to cut down on the weight of the piece I individually glued down each rock instead of my original idea of just filling the whole back with them loose. I didn't feel to safe doing that though with the glass.The actual painting was done on board and then adhered to glass.

 The final piece is titled "Baking Bad" in fitting with the 'cooking' of meth aspect of the show.

The Breaking Bad Art Project will be on display at the Gallery1988 Melrose location from Aug 20-26. Make sure to stop by this amazing show during the short time it will be on display.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Gallery1988 takes Crazy4Cult to NY!

Ever since Ive known about Gallery1988 Ive wanted to participate in their stupendous Crazy4Cult show, and was thrilled to get an invite to this years event. 
As an added bonus, they decided to take this years show on the road to NY, so I will be able to attend the opening, which should be crazy! ( pardon the obvious pun) 

I chose to do a piece based on one of the best cult movies out there, "They Live", which has some of the most memorable one liners ever penned for cinema! 
With my recent G1988 pieces, ive been getting more adventurous with framing, so I decided to make this piece slightly sculptural and do part of the painting on an actual pair of sunglasses, which is very appropriate for this film. 

The piece is called "They live to reproduce". 

 The show will be on display  Aug 9 - Sept 1 in NY at 64 Gansevoort St. NY 10014, and then all unsold pieces will move to their Melrose location for display. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Get sloppy 'Wasted' on art!

 Your vision will blur and you'll wanna spew all over your best kicks at WWA Gallery   
on June 9th, thanks to the badass show put together by Dave MacDowell!

From WWA: 'Wasted – the Great American Pastime' is a tongue-in-cheek yet candid look at our complex relationship with drugs and alcohol through eye stimulating contributions by over 70 fine artists and creative professionals. Nothing was deemed off-limits or taboo, we only requested they ‘paint responsibly.’

Participating Artists: Peter Adamyan, Erik Alos, Michael Alvarez, Crystal Barbre, Dan Barry, Robert Bowen, Scott G. Brooks, Elliot Brown, Nicole Bruckman, Vincent Cacciotti, Nathan Cartwright, John Cebollero, Luke Chueh, David Chung, Joshua... Clay, Dave Cooper, Edward Robin Coronel, Johnny Crap, Steven J Daily, Matt Dangler, Cameron Davis, Patrick Deignan, Leslie Ditto, Jason Edmiston, Mark Elliott, Patrick Fatica, Rob Faucette, Richard Frost, Serge Gay Jr., Josh Geiser, Dan Harding, Chris Hoffman, Aaron Jasinski, JoKa, Aunia Kahn, Ken Keirns, Kolaboy, Larkin, Craig LaRotonda, Gabe Larson, Edith Lebeau, Tim Maclean, Jim Mahfood, Apricot Mantle, Michael Mararian, Bill McEvoy, Meats Meier, Chris B. Murray, Buddy Nestor, Augie Pagan, John Park, Shaunna Peterson, Chris Marrs Piliero, Lou Pimentel, Arabella Proffer, Dan Quintana, Jeff Ramirez, Cate Rangel, Brandi Read, Allison Reimold, Joseph Reyna, Gregory Rodriguez, KRK Ryden, Scott Scheidly, Chris Sheridan, Allison Sommers, Brandon Steen, Chase Tafoya, Big Toe, Christopher Umana, Dark Vomit, Jessica Ward, Casey Weldon, Michael White, Charles Wish, Trey Xander, Genevive Zacconi, Chet Zar, ZOSO

While coming up with ideas for the name of my piece, I discovered the most awesome term for puking, and from it the title "Doing the Technicolor Yawn" was produced.

As a special lil bonus, I did a small run of coaster sets that will be available at the opening as well as on my Etsy.

And for the first time, WWA is having a Pub Crawl to coincide with the show, where you can get special show incentives depending on the amount of receipts you bring in from it!

I hope the art will have splash guards!

Friday, May 11, 2012

'I Like Soup' Warhol inspired can show at Virginia MOCA

Recently I was invited by Jason Levesque ( aka Stuntkid) to participate in an Andy Warhol inspired show to coincide with an opening of his portraits at the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art. Was very excited to show on a museum level, as well as to be connected to an artist that I grew up being a big fan of. I kinda understood what Andy was all about at an early age and always thought he was a pretty humorous artist.

For the show, which is entitled "I Like Soup", each artist was given a metal soup can to embellish. In true Warhol fashion, I decided to make the can all about myself, and chose to do a self-portrait from this previous Winter, where I took a decent break from trimming the ole face warmer.

The title of my piece is "1.5 ounces of Fame", referencing Warhol's famous quote that in the future everyone will be famous for 15 minutes, as well as the weight of the can.

 The show will be up from May 26 - August 19, and includes a pretty astounding lineup:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

'About Face' at WWA Gallery

WWA Gallery is starting off the year with a stellar group show which opens this Friday!
From their press release:
" Let's face it people: we are our own favorite subjects. That is why portraiture has long been so beloved and why examples of it can be found throughout history and in nearly every culture on the planet. This January, WWA gallery explores portrait's current state by featuring 35+ hot contemporary artists, all known to work in the medium, in the aptly named show, About Face.

 A portrait speaks not only of the person in it, but of the society surrounding them. A great deal can be learned about a culture's values, styles, attitudes, and perspectives simply by looking at the types of portraits its artists produce. About Face isn't just a survey of contemporary portraiture, it's a mirror of contemporary life. "

My piece for the show is entitled "Smoke Rings", and its 8" x 10" acrylic on board.

Progress video with some still pics and lil bit of time lapse vid:

Also, there will be a limited run of signed/numbered prints of my piece, available through the gallery once the show starts.

 About Face will feature portraits by: Van Arno, Ana Bagayan, Sarah Bereza, Nicole Bruckman, Jeremy Cross, Tina Darling, Matt Doust, Michael Foulkrod, Richard J. Frost, Tom Haubrick, Charlie Immer, Jason John, JoKa, Ken Keirns, Joachim Knill, John Koleszar, Craig LaRotonda, Laurie Lipton, LOUD-TREE, Dave MacDowell, Bethany Marchman, CJ Metzger, Miss Mindy, CW Moss, Buddy Nestor, Jeff T Owens, Ruel Pascual, Chris Peters, Richard Salcido, Ilona Sampovaara, Johnny Sampson, Amy Shawley, Nathan Stapley, Jophen Stein, Guim Tio, Tracy Tomko, Casey Weldon.

Open to the public, the gallery reception for About Face is from 8 - 11pm on Friday, January 13th. The exhibition will run until February 11th, 2012.