Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Total Recall piece for Crazy4Cult in NY

Gallery1988s Crazy 4 Cult is back on the East Coast this year in a limited week(ish) viewing from Dec 13 - 21! Also, on Dec 15 there will be a signing for the Crazy4Cult Book 2 which my 'They Live' piece is featured in. The pop-up location will be at: 355A Bowery New York City, NY 10003.

This year I wanted to pay tribute to my absolute favorite action star, Arnold Schwarzenegger
I could pretty much watch anything Arnold did and find it hilarious and incredibly entertaining. Case in point: 

The piece comes from 'Total Recall'. 

It is duel-layered with the 'mask' face raised by varying degrees. 

Big Surprise - 9x12 acrylic on wood

Im sure the show will be a crazy huge success, just like last years.
Ill be at the opening as well as signing. 

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Dead Lights - "IT" lights up for Horrorwood

WWA Gallery is paying homage to the horror film industry with the spine tingling show Horrorwood. Although I dont have a specific fear of clowns, Ive always been a Stephen King fan, and 'IT' definitely creeped me out and left an impression on my younger self.

Dead Lights
 As with a lot of the themed pieces I do, I like adding an interesting aspect to them, so with this piece I created a strobbing light up frame. Check it out in the video below.

Dead Lights FRAMED

Monday, October 14, 2013

Crazy for Cult presents: Say Hi to the Bad Guy

Gallery1988 is paying homage to the baddest of the bad with an extension of their Crazy for Cult show: Say Hi to the Bad Guy. The show opens October 18 and runs till November 9.  Make sure to check out the nasties!
I chose Judge Doom from one of my favorite all time movies "Who Framed Roger Rabbit?".  I cannot stress enough the amount of respect I have for this movie or how much it affected me as a kid. It still holds up remarkably well. A scene that I vividly remember creeping my skin was the squishing and then revelation of Doom as a toon. In that vein, I made the eyes 3d to emphasis the psycho factor.

'Doomed Toon' in progress

 "Doomed Toon"
this one was too funny not to post

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

G40 Art Summit

Once again ArtWhino is putting on their humungous G40 gathering of artists, this year in a 'transformed' church. The show runs from Sept 13 - Oct 6 and there are numerous events planned throughout which you can find out about HERE.

In staying with the idea of transformation, I found an old relic in my basement that had been slightly damaged, and turned it into a more devious art piece. 

"No More Head for You"

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Beer is Art: coaster show at La Luz

If yovue ever doodled on a coaster, or played with one at a bar, then you can appreciate the work in this show. La Luz de Jesus Gallery  brought together dozens of artists to decorate and embellish simple cardstock coasters into some really amazing art. Having a little bit of coaster experience previously, I was really excited to be invited to this show, and I came up with some 'eye puns' for it.

Show runs from Sept 2 - 29th.
Check out the art HERE

Cat Eyes

Dead Eyes

Eye Scream

Thursday, July 25, 2013

'Semiotic Weapons' show and print

 Arch Enemy Arts is excited to announce, Semiotic Weapons, a study of signs and symbolism by 11 artists who help define Philadelphia's new contemporary art scene.

The roster includes some the biggest names in Philly, NoseGo, Paul Romano, Michael Michael Motorcycle, Kukula, JoKa, Kat Gun, Heather Gargon, Robert Kraiza, Genevive Zacconi, Chris B. Murray, and David Seidman. Work covers a wide range of mediums from oils and acrylics, charcoal and graphite work, digital painting, sculpture, and tapestry, each piece representing the individual artist's exploration of signs, symbolism, and metaphor.

Also opening will be My Famine, a new collection of work by Scott Kirschner. Scott's work is evocative of old fairy tales; dark, magical, and full of hidden meaning. My Famine tells the story of his childhood, family, and upbringing, as is his largest and most cohesive collection of work to date.

The extra long show will run from July 12th through September 1st, kicking off with a free and open to the public reception on Friday July 12th, from 6-10 PM. A second evening event will also be held on First Friday, August 2nd.

 I will have a brand new print of 'Overcast with a chance of Doom' available for the show, which you can pick up at the gallery or online HERE.

Overcast with a chance of Doom
Check out an exclusive preview of the show on HI-FRUCTOSE or some pics from the opening HERE.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Spoke Art curated Scorsese Tribute show at Bold Hype

"An art show tribute to the films of Martin Scorsese 4/19/13 – 4/21/13
Spoke Art gallery is proud to present “Scorsese” an art show tribute to the films and life of acclaimed director, writer and producer, Martin Scorsese.
Widely regarded as one of America’s most talented filmmakers, Scorsese boasts a 40+ year career in cinema and his love affair with the city of New York has manifested itself in such a way that the director is considered an unofficial biographer of the Big Apple. With this in mind, Spoke Art gallery in San Francisco has opted to bring our “Scorsese” tribute art show to NYC for a weekend-only showing of new and original paintings, sculptures and prints.

“Scorsese” debuts Friday, April 19th with an opening night party from 6pm to 10pm at Bold Hype Gallery in Chelsea. Admittance is free, complimentary refreshments will be served, and the artists will be in attendance. The show will remain on view until Sunday, April 21st."

Participating artists: Aaron Jasinski, Adam Maida, Akira Beard, Alex Pearson, Alexander Iaccarino, Andrew Spear, Beau Stanton, Bethany Marchman, Brian Ewing, Brian Methe, Casey Weldon, Chuck Sperry, Dave MacDowell, Dave Perillo, David Moscati, Derek Gores, Derek Weisberg, Epyon5, Erik Jones, Fernando Reza, Gabz, Geoff Trapp, Greg Gossel, Hydro74, Ibraheem Youssef, Isaac Bidwell, James Gilleard, Jayson Weidel, Jessica Deahl, Joel Daniel Phillips, Johannah O’Donnell, JoKa, Jon Smith, Jonathan Bergeron ,Joshua Budich, Justin VanGenderen, Kevin Jay Stanton, Kristopher Joesel, Lucien Shapiro, Matt Needle, Matt Taylor, Meghan Stratman, Melissa Ling, Michelle Coffee, Monkey Ink Design, NC Winters, New Flesh, Nick Comparone, Oliver Barrett, Paul Shipper, Peter Adamyan, Rafael Santiago, Rhys Cooper, Rich Pellegrino, Sam Gilbey, Sam Ho, Sam Smith, Sandi Calistro, Scott C, Scott Weatherwax, Serge Gay Jr., Steve Daily, Steve Hughes, Tessa Morrison, Toobs, Tracie Ching, Ty Mattson, William Arvin, Zach Landrum, Zeb Love. 

Facebook event HERE 

Im a huge fan of many of Scorsese films/projects, Goodfellas being one of my alltime favorites, so I chose to do a gangster mash-up. Its called 'Gangster Empire'.

Gangster Empire

Saturday, March 30, 2013

SNL themed 'Is this thing on?' at Gallery1988

Its that time of year again for Gallery1988 's 'Is this thing on?' themed comedy tribute show, and this time its dedicated specifically to Saturday Night Live. Granted, I havent watched the show in a good decade probably, but did watch it a lot growing up in the 90s. 
One of the funniest people to come out of the show, by far, was Eddie Murphy (nothing beats him in the 80s/early 90s), and following the piece I did for the show last year, decided to pay homage to him again. The idea of doing something 3-dimensional was appealing and this idea was the first thing I thought of trying. So I dug up my sculpey, which I probably hadnt touched in over ten years as well, and got kneading.

Notice the toothpick cigar!

I originally had conceived framing the piece slightly different, hence why he started off being half the size, but later on realized I would have to lengthen him a bit to fill out the frame, so I had to rebake new sculpey onto the already baked/painted piece. It seemed to work.

It's Gumby, Damn it!
This show also marks the first at Gallery1988's brand new location at 7308 Melrose Ave.
It will be on display there until April 20th.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Cave show & print release

Have the pleasure of showing again with C.A.V.E. Gallery in a 4 person show along with Young Chun, Craww, and Meneera Gerald.

I created a brand new body of work for the show, that Ive collectively entitled "Disassemble Required".
The show is up at the gallery until April 1st, and the artwork can be viewed HERE.

To coincide with the show, there is a print of my piece "Some dont sleep and know our secrets" which is available at the gallery as well as on my Etsy. 


Forever speak is eternal
Running from a spinning world only leads to headaches

Every direction is interchangeable

Without you the night will tear me in two

Prey before slumber

Some dont sleep and know our secrets

Whisper a song of death and fear will blossom in your dreams

There is a very nice review of the show over on Cartwheel