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.