Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Pancho Villa Show

So, I already know I'm going to have to scrub them all down afterwords. But, I got one piece of complementary email to date, so yeah. Good exposure and people are actually looking. Also, when I went back to hang up my cards, I had a burrito. I really love burritos.

Crucifixion Photo Op

Holy Crap, did josh finish a sculpture? Kinda. I was sick as a really sick dog and wanted to hang out with Geoff, so he was nice and did appx 90% of the work. All I need is 99 more people who will work for me for free and I will reach my goal. I bought him dinner, for what its worth. Don't judge me, he liked helping. Viewable for several more days through the window of Sub-Mission Arts on mission and 18th. I showed up the friday night after opening and it was locked up at 9pm.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Did you miss me?

So I've been wholly absent from art for a few months now, mostly working and being lazy. The art news is a show coming up at Pancho Villa, for which I'm making all new paintings! Here are two, the color balance doesn't show up well, no gradient, but you'll get it. right?

I've taken a new direction on painting, well, maybe not new, but more extreme than before. I feel like art as a practice should fulfill the following traits (and this list will grow as I get more crotchety)

1. Look Good
2. Enjoy Making it (not every moment, but overall)
3. Enjoy living with it (most likely you will see it more than anyone else.)
4. Special enough for you to love, broad enough that others can be touched as well. Like Clifford Still, when I see his paintings, I feel nothing and I've never met someone else who has. Be it nostalgia, lust, fear, sadness, etc. Its art and its about life, show something!
5. Nothing wrong with subtlety
6. Nothing wrong with happy colors