Friday, March 25, 2011

The Lonely Visitor

This little guy came for a visit as I was hard at work in my sketchbook. Our visit was very brief, but I enjoyed it immensely. Til next time, tiny boy...

{This is my first movie in imovie...I'm ironing out the kinks. Sorry for the narrow window, I filmed it with my iphone}

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bleed Out, Poor Heart

I went out to Camille Rose Garcia's show Snow White And The Black Lagoon a few weeks back, now I can finally report...

I've mentioned in this blog {and interviews} a few dozen times or so how perfectly Camille's work hits the spot for me. I love love love {as I've said} a few other artists' work, but for me, Camille's work really rings every bell in my head and without sounding too cheesy {too late?}, as I went around the gallery taking in her latest and greatest, I found myself holding my breath as my eyes scraped every inch of each painting.

If art is important to you in your life, then you know the importance of SPENDING TIME with someone's work and how it gets inside you. For me, to simply glance at a painting online,in a book or even real quick in person, it doesn't have the same effect than if you have the chance to really spend time with it {in person}. It's almost like, the more time spent around it, the more the silent works spill out the secrets and emotions the artist had quietly painted into it. It has a chance to become more than just a really appealing assemblage of imagery.

So to spend any amount of time with Camille's work, my senses are heightened and ready to catch any quiet lyrics that may come my way. I love her for what she does. The End.

{left to right: myself, Ryh-Ming Poon, Camille Rose Garcia & Lola}

And if you don't mind, it was onto more inspired times at the Adam Wallacavage and Henry Lewis show at Corey Helford Gallery.

A great crowd also turned out to take in Adam's chandeliers and Henry's paintings this passed Saturday night.

I'm feeling a lot blessed by the life I was given ~ the people I have the pleasure of sharing it with and the passion, love and heartache they spill out of themselves so that someone like me can take from it and better express MY passion, love and heartache.

Alright, enuff bleeding heart art talk, right?! Let's get ridiculous ~ at least for a moment:

That's better...

Find these other artists from this post if you like: Lola,Miss Mindy, Natalia Fabia, Mike Stilkey And Jay Bentley

Friday, March 18, 2011

What's That You Say?? Lyric Show Opens Tomorrow!!

{Jeff Soto's super rad contribution}

The Lyric Show opens tomorrow night at 323 East Gallery in Royal Oak, MI ~

See The Preview Here!!

March 19th – April 19th 2011
Opening Reception, Saturday, March 19, 2011 from 6-11p

{My ghostly contribution}

{and Gary Taxali's awesome contribution}

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

And So Say All Of Us

This coming Saturday kicks off "Lyric", a group exhibition curated by Glenn Barr at 323 East Gallery in Royal Oak, MI. When Glenn hit me up, I was stoked and went right to work on my piece for the show...

Initially, I thought about what sound in music I respond to most ~ which is difficult {obviously} to pin point and narrow down, but the first thing that came to mind was the sort of haunting sound of a band like Squirrel Nut Zippers...

Or this:

So from there, I think of how I can illustrate that "kind" of music, and it's obvious to me that it's gonna be ghosts...I love music, and as I've said before, it's huge to my process and inspiration {and sanity}, so making this piece was super fun and I loved every minute.

Participating artists in the show include:
Jeff Soto
Michael Segal
Gary Taxali
Cammy d’Errico
Travis Louie
Davin Brainard
Chris Riccardi
Brandt Peters
Kathie Olivas
Joey Seeman
Lisa Petrucci
Rick Morris
Chet Zar
Trevor Young
Mark Dancey
Bryan Cunningham
Marie Blanco Hendrixx
Chris Dean
Brandi Milne
Calef Brown
William Wray
Yumiko Kayukawa
Glenn Barr

Here is my piece "And So Say All Of Us" 12"x12" acrylic and graphite on board inside frame. For more info go to 323 East Gallery.

And just for fun...

Wednesday, March 9, 2011


Greg "Craola" Simkins has rounded up over 100 artists to reinterpret the Richard Adams classic "Watership Down". Opening night is THIS FRIDAY at GALLERY 1988, so if you're able, come by and see the maddness! I dropped my painting off yesterday, and got to see most of the artwork being assembled at the gallery, and it is insane...


Opening Reception:
Friday, March 11th, 2011


Gallery 1988: Los Angeles

7020 Melrose Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 937-7088

Participating artists include:
Aaron Jasinski, Adam Hathorn, Alex Garcia, Alex Pardee, Amanda Louise Spayd, Amy Sol, Angry Woebots, Annie Owens, Anthony Ausgang, Anthony Filo, Attaboy, Audrey Kawasaki, Augor, Axis, Beast Brothers, Bob Dob, Brandi Milne, Brian Colin, Brian Despain, Buff Monster, Camilla d'Ericco, Carrie Ann Baade, Charles Wish, Chase Tafoya, Chet Zar, Chris "Devious" Gliebe, Chris Ryniak, Christian Rex van Minnen, Colin Christian, D. Ross Scribe, Dabs & Myla, Dan May, Dan Quintana, Daniel Danger, Dave Correia, Dave Flores ATC, Dave Pressler, David Choong Lee, Deph, Dytch 66, Eric Merrill, Eric White, Fred Harper, George Thompson, Graham Curran, Greg "Craola" Simkins, Gris Grimly, Gunnar, Haste, Jason Daquino, Jason Limon, Jason Maloney, JAW Cooper, Jean Labourdette (Turf One), Jeff McMillan, Jeff Soto, Jeffery Page, Jen Lobo, Jenny Mollen-Biggs, Jeral Tidwell, Jeremy Fish, Jeremy Sutton, Jersey Joe Rime, Jesse Smith, Joe Capobianco, Joe Hahn, Joe Ledbetter, Joe Vaux, Johnny KMNDZ Rodriguez, Johnny Vampotna, Jon Beinart, Jordan Buckley, Josh Keyes, Joshua Clay, Kevin Knight, Kevin Dickinson, Kevin Peterson, Kris Lewis, Logan Hicks, Luke Chueh, Lyte, Man One, Mark Bodnar, Martin Whitfooth, Matthew Bone, Maxx 242, McEvoy & Rodriguez, Meggs, Mia Araujo, Michael Page, Michel Gagne´, Mike Mitchell, Mike Stilkey, Misha, Miss Mindy, Molly Crabapple, Naoto Hattori, Nate Van Dyke, Nathan Pearce, Natoe, Neko, Nicholas Charles, Nicnak, Nome Edonna, Peekaboo Monster, Persue'/BunnyKitty, Peter Gronquist, Poor Al, Rabodiga, Rask Opticon, Retna, Revok, Robert Bowen, Roland Tamayo, Ron English, Rory Keating, Sam Flores, Sas Christian, Scott Belcastro, Sergio Hernandez, Shaun Kasl Singer, Shawn Barber, Skinner, Skot Olsen, Sram, Steven Daily, Tara McPherson, Thomas Lynch III, Tim Hendricks, Tomi Monstre, Tony Curanaj, Travie McCoy, Travis Louie, Tyke Witnes, Vic Back, Werk, Yosuke Ueno, Zoso

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Ready Steady Heady

I can feel a stew of New abrewin' as of late, here in my old four walls. I'm feelin a bit anxious, ready to start a new story and my next big body of work! And whenever this feeling feverishly grabs me by the hair, I tend to start reassembling my desk, and my walls ... (and my closet...) This is a good time, I'm getting excited, I'm getting restless!!

I've found some new friends to sit for me while I work away the hours, here's my new Snoopy rip-off that I love to death, and above him is my babiest donkey that I saw at the antique shop and DIDN'T BUY until I absolutely HAD to go back two weeks later. (To my happy heart's surprise, he had been waiting for me the whole time!) Also, note my new stupid water mug that's so lame it rules...

But what I'm REALLY stoked on is my beloved Miss Mindy Moon Face that makes me squeal every time I walk past her!! I remember when I first layed eyes on this pretty puppy at Mindy's studio ~ I was drawn to her like candy, I immediately started scheming schemes on how I could call her mine...and now SHES MINES.

And so, the beginning stages of my next series is on it's mark, accompanied by my hearts daily desire ~ See's Peppermint Candies. (Know that if I put on some extra fluff, the culprit has a face.)

And in news outside these four walls, I SO look forward to "Snow White And The Black Lagoon", Camille Rose Garcia's upcoming show Saturday (March 12th)! In art, she is my Pink Floyd.

Gimme more.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011