Friday, July 15, 2011

Crazy for Cult at Gallery 1988

I was very happy and honored to be invited to take part in a exhibition at Gallery 1988 in LA. "Crazy for Cult", now in its fifth year is a show for of works inspired but cult and offbeat films and has quite a following. If you live in LA, swing by and have a blast looking at all the awesome art. If you live somewhere else, don't fret, you too can feast your eyes. Just visit there site and peruse at you leisure. Here's mine based on the Stranger in "The Big Lebowski", still one of my favorite movies and definitely one of my favorite actors/voices, Sam Elliot. A simple pencil drawing for a simple philosophy...
And here is one of several my pal and sometimes collaborator Drew Degraff laid down based on the excellent "They Live!" Its inexplicably still for sale so snap it up sharpish! If you don't I might.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Solo Show at Salem Art Works, Salem NY

I stink... I am posting this a week after the opening which is really late, but better really late than never! I was graciously invited to show my work at the Salem Art Works' Cary House Gallery for the month of July and to contribute something permanent for public consumption. I'll get to that in a moment.

First, for those who don't know SAW you are sadly missing out on one of Upstate's great art centers. They have vast and varied facilities for artist in residence to take advantage of and run excellent events and exhibitions, like a show of big, geometric works by Painter Adam Daily in their awesome Barn 2 Gallery... Not to mention that it is a beautiful old farm in extra beautiful Washington County. Well worth a visit. Get up there!

As for my show, I'm showing a a lot of recent work with one site-specific drawing on a funky, worm-holed 1x8... I'll have to put some pics of that one up later. When asked where I might like to do a mural,place small sculpture or contribute in any other grown up way, I responded like any man-child and said "Hey! Can paint on that sweet Truck over there!" Here are some quick pics of the "BOOM!" truck from the day I spent painting it... More professional one's to come.

"before"... I was scared to mess up that fantastic patina, but then I did anyway.

the passenger's side almost complete

finished hood and roof

this was when the lord said "don't screw up that patina!"

So please to go see the good folks at SAW, you'll be happy you did.