Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Anonymous Woman No. 31

Most of my Anonymous Women I've yet to post. That's because I am hoping to show them next year and would like to save the images. But I just finished this one today and had to share. It is a little weird for me - she made me uncomfortable from the start, not a bad sign. She almost looks sci-fi and she was that way on plain paper too, before she ever got placed on the background. The stones I've had forever; they're from an early 1940s spread on rare gems. The woman is from the 60s, yet here she doesn't look like she's from any particular decade. Not one I know of anyway.


Another from my ongoing works with Demuth's 5 and friends who turn 50.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

David Eckard on KBOO

Listen to the interview here.

This coming Tuesday my guest on Art Focus will be David Eckard. The Art Gym is giving him a mid-career retrospective which opens on October 2nd. David Eckard: Deployment will present approximately 40 artworks, including new paintings, sculpture and performances, and a selection of past sculptures, drawings and documentation. It will also include documentation and physical remnants of past installations and performances.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Autumn Approaches

I am still making the Anonymous Women. Overnight everything changed and suddenly it was autumn. The evening walk is a dark thing now and once the rains set in, it can disappear. I used to embrace this time - it meant hats and gloves. Right now it feels like turning redhead.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Grace Weston on KBOO

Womb with a View

Currently Augen Gallery is showing Grace Weston's Angles of Incidents. Weston will be my guest this coming Tuesday on Art Focus. I was fortunate enough to visit her studio once. She's making magic from a very small set with all kinds of wild parts. I love the humor, the juicy color and the subversive narratives. I'm also lucky to have made friends with her too. We have swapped a lot of stories about becoming - and staying - an artist. One wild ride. I recall one day she told me, as regards some complex and convoluted climb I had detailed: "This is what being an artist looks like." Having a unique view and territory takes years to achieve and she's done it. I can't wait to have her on the air.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

See Me Feel Me

See Me Feel Me by Midori Hirose. Part of her exhibition at the Independent, opening tomorrow.

Damien Gilley + Midori Hirose at the Independent

Tomorrow the Independent presents two solo exhibitions: Infinity Games by Damien Gilley (above) and Boners and Blobs by Midori Hirose (below). This is going to be good. It will be an interesting contrast between the angular and the curved, order and disorder, chaos and calm, clean and oozing. It involves plexi, paint, prints, sculpty, light, sound, motion and I'm sure I'm leaving something out. The reception is 6 - 9PM and the exhibition runs for six weeks. Over the run I'll post images and install pics here.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Whoop Dee Doo on KBOO

Whoop Dee Doo are a part of the PICA TBA 2011 Festival. They will be my guests on Art Focus this coming Tuesday.
From the PR - An all-ages, anything-goes variety show, Whoop Dee Doo enlists diverse participants and collaborates with a wild range of performers—from science teachers and Celtic bagpipers to clogging troupes, drill teams, and drag queens—all for an audience of wide-eyed children. This chaotic mix is an awkward yet endearing experience that embraces a huge range of tastes and sensibilities and strips away divisions between high and low art. While curated by the group, Whoop Dee Doo remains a truly inclusive endeavor that celebrates difference and unabashed self-expression.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Kristan Kennedy on KBOO

Listen to the interview here.

PICA's TBA Festival is coming up and Art Focus will devout 2 episodes to it. This week our guest will be Kristan Kennedy, PICA's Visual Art Curator (who is also an artist). The PICA Resource Room online will give you all the details about the festival.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Cut and Paste

Once Drape was finished, I went back into cut and paste. There are several bodies of work in progress at once – the Judd Montages, the Targets and also, the Anonymous Women, of which the above is one. Perhaps out of them all, I’ve enjoyed these women the most. They are made of everything that interests me. I suppose you’d think that all collage would be that way, but it isn’t always the case. One image might be at complete service to another; it is support material rather than a main course. That happens in my painting a lot actually. But everything with these women comes from prime piles.