26 september 2012
added a new link on the site, the artful curmudgeon. have started writing reviews again of shows around portland. slow to start, slow to finish. i will have at least one up a month, maybe more, it depends on how busy i get. many apologies to holly senn for the snarky tone of this one, there were aspects of the show that i enjoyed.
going to start an art blog again, reviewing shows around town, will be called the artful curmudgeon, or something silly like that. stay tuned :)
thoughts from an opening i attended tonight...even when money walks into the room badly dressed, everyone turns and cheers.
this goodly artist is currently looking for parttime work to help fund his trip to france next summer. art sales are not cutting it. if any good people out there know of anything useful in the portland area, please let me know. it is likely though that i write into silence.
on a more positive note, i am making strides in my french studies. i picked up a copy of tintin en amérique tonight and found i could read most of the text. happy days.
i wish so much art didn't suck.
giant pink centipedes and the blue shadow of a yellow bone dog...and some suspected spam messages...
i have been steadily working through all of that phenomenally large acid free paper the paper fairy deposited in my building's dumpster. i feel very lucky not having to buy paper for the next few months, but i fear that i will have to get a storage unit soon. the rolls of finished work are beginning to pile up. these drawings have affected my dreams, as have my french studies. beautiful french black man on the beach, i had a lovely conversation with you, but i know you do not like the giant pink centipede that is currently on the wall of my studio. but you live on the beach, and the theme of redemption is not something familiar to you. perhaps you should venture into the deep waters at your feet. i will hold your hand if you will speak with me again another night.
cool nights, rowdy air, fall begins to peak around the corner, i think.
so i am making some changes to the website, small things really. i have removed the facebook and google + links. as much as other people love to use those things, i really cannot see using them anymore. i do not need my own personal studio audience to be an engaged human being. the website is now in html so i can update it using my ipad. hopefully that is not too much trouble for other people, folks can save my images and share them should they choose to, but judging from the overview of usage on google analytics, that is not likely going to happen. i have been trying to move away from using the clunker computer in my bedroom, but i have to figure out how to work with this very poor camera on my ipad 2 until i can purchase the newer one. if anyone has any tips to share, i would appreciate it.
the artist statement will be updated in a few days to a shorter one, and i will likely be changing the splash image as well.
in other news, i was lucky enough to see a ufo on my way to the studio last night. also, i love these big drawings i have been working on in my studio. they have taken over painting the last couple months. i have been enjoying the challenge and the freedom they have offered. i cannot say they are good, but i can say they are true.
July 23 2012
Hi all. Seeing as I do not have too many messages from folks, I can gather that many people have not checked out the website. However, here is a bit of news today.
This is a time lapse video of a gig I did at Victory Gallery on July 20, 2012 here in Portland Oregon. Hope you enjoy.
Saturday, September 03 2011
Have posted new work under the title Bibelots Sauvages. All of this work will be offered for sale on this site in a few days time, which will be my first foray into internet sales. Fingers crossed!
All of this work was produced in a two and half week period during the month of August. I needed to get out of the eden corridor woods so I can come back to it, reinvigorated. It also keeps me from moping about the lack of sales from the two shows that were up in August. Which reminds me, thank you Cary Doucette for your patronage. It is most appreciated.
When I have the work finally up for sale, a portion of all sales will go to Outside In, a not for profit organization here in Portland that helps homeless youth.
Saturday, August 13 2011
Well, no one I invited came to my opening at 12x16 Gallery, but I enjoyed it nevertheless. It was a pleasure to show this new body of work, and to share the space with Mark Reid, who had some really nice abstract photography. Thanks so much to the folks at 12x16 Gallery for your support, especially Eunice.
I have added a youtube video on the Icarus page, as well as some smaller work in this series that I did not show in the Icarus exhibition.
I also added quite a few images to the panel drawings page, all of which is older work, but the added images give you a better sense of how I have worked in this vein.
Saw the Rick Bartow show downtown at Froelick Gallery. It is worth seeing, but I didn't feel like it made a powerful cohesive statement, lots of individual work that was strong. Still, it was hard not to be moved by it.
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
A selection of my drawings and watercolors have been included in a group show at Tyson Gallery, in Portland, Oregon. I will also be having a solo exhibition there sometime in the winter. Thank you Hanna for your time and graciousness.
Sunday, July 31 2011
Have added 95 small paintings to the eden corridor page. These will be included in the exhibition at 12x16 Gallery here in Portland next month.
Am currently showing in Le Vaudioux, France in a group show with Dominique and Francoise's group Biz-art Biz-art. This show will run until October and there are some very fine artists also exhibiting. www.bizart-bizart.com
Thank you so much Dominique and Francoise.
Was accepted for a solo exhibition at Rogue Community College's Firehouse Gallery in Grants Pass Oregon. Thank you so much to the deciding committee for this opportuntiy.
July 06 2011
Have posted new images for the show at 12x16 Gallery here in Portland.
That shows opens August 5th. Here is the galllery's address and website.12x16gallery
8235 SE 13th Ave. No. 5
Portland, Oregon 97202
The sky was a perfect dome of blue today, so lovely.
ok, i havent posted on here in a while. i am inviting artists i have known and met to forward their links to me so i can post them on this website. i havent updated that section in a while, and today i removed some links that no longer needed to be up there. im living in memphis now, and im focusing on a large series of bird figure transformations, and im pretty happy with the paintings, but being back in memphis is strange, and i forgotten the power of religion out here and how it shapes the landscape ofthe city and its people. so im feeling attracted to working with them, churches, not something ive tackled before, but id like to do something with all that teeth gnashing. i posted a group of paintings i did in april, and some recent panel drawings done in october. more to come kids.
hey kids, as i noted on my blog i found my lost software and i will be trying to update the website with all the work from the last five months...before the year is out, that is my goal anyway. you should alos note on my blog that the postcards for my january show will be in soon, so if you have an address and want to get an invite, drop me a line with your address so the gallery knows where to send em. and hey, someone's throwing rocks in my playground! shame on you rock thrower.
well, good news folks, i got my computer back and its up and running so i will be able to continue again to post more work on this website. yay! went to pagosa springs this past weekend for the opening of "dialogues" which was an awesome show, and hey i was in it too. stay tuned...
delayed by rain
so the building program for my official web colosseum has been put on hold until my computer gets fixed. it just...died, and while it would make an excellent paper weight, it needs to do a little more work for me before i retire it. did the all you can art fair this weekend, had a great time, thanks to all the good people who stopped and took things away with them. its a little weird for me, having been so isolated for four years in hawaii and then moving back to the states and meeting all these excellent people. most humbling
my next show opens in october at shy rabbit contemporary in pagosa springs in coloradowww.shyrabbit.com
that show is a group show, and its called "dialogues"
thank you meg, i didn't mean to make you cry though.
More coffee please...
Put up the work from the sick folks series, also put up my ink animals in suits, started putting up the artist statements that i wrote for some of the big series...
weather is definitely getting cooler, and i've been watching the bats flitting around our house at twilight, me all excited and devin standing in his bath towel, dripping wet from the shower because i was so excited for him to see them, one buzzed his head...
Sleeping Gardens Lie
Steadman wrote that art and fatigue don't mix, man was he ever spot on with that. I feel like I'm going to collapse...well, kids, i've posted 10 images from a folio i gave to David over at Sagefarm Contemporary, theres 48 total, which i plan to post on here, funny though, how selection creates truth, theres about 600 drawings that that group was taken from, no biggie, we dont need ALL the truth, just the essentials.
here's a shout out to all the cocteau twins fans in the house, awwww yeah boy! i swear, i crank that up on the stereo in this building and its like being in a cathedral, gorgeous stuff.
Havent posted any new work on the site, but I hope to be able to sit down next week and devote some time to it, theres a slew of portraits I want to put up. Had the serendipitous good fortune to meet David Hinske, who runs Sagefarm Contemporary Art gallery here in Taos. Here's to a good and lasting relationship with a fellow Memphian. Great space, great painter, I'll post the link to his site on my links page, so ya'll check it out, ya here?
Sad news, the painter and film critic Manny Farber died, he was 91. just an awesome painter, someone i've admired for awhile. Thanks Manny.
24 august 2008
finished putting up the drawings from the cloudeaters, it would be nice if i could put up every drawing and painting in these groups, but i wont have any room for future stuff if i do that, i think when i did the big hand blues series i did over 500 crayon and graphite drawings, they arent all good, but alot of them are strong. weather today in taos was stormy and moody, greys and curds in the clouds, lightning all around, but cool, the kitty got a good soaking this afternoon though.
added folder for images from the everyone rules the world series, added more drawings from the cloudeater series, the american boys are going to take a while, theres a buttload of those paintings, weather in taos today was fair and cool with a spectacular brooding sunset.
shy rabbits runamock!
august 22 2008
not really, but i made a trip to pagosa springs this week and met the good folks who run shy rabbit contemporary art. i was very lucky to find such good people in the mountains. Denise and Michael Coffee are wonderful people, and everyone should run, not walk and check out their space. at least check out their website. im showing some paintings in october for an exhibition there, ya'll check it out. i'll have more details as the opening gets closer.
the website is new, and i'm in the process of updating it. for those of you who have followed my blog, i will likely be abandoning that and focusing my internet energies here. i think this service provides my lazy butt with everything it needs.www.shyrabbit.com