Tuesday, June 7, 2011

summer time...

"b-r-e-a-k," 2011

Hello friends,
It's summertime, and as many of you know, that means I'm sweating night and day. Seriously, I'm already wishing for fall because of this. Probably the coldest spring I can ever remember and then a 50-degree jump in a week. It's sweltering, I'm cranky, but I have good news. Shows, publications, and even music. Here's the rundown:

On June 21st I will be showing a few drawings at the Stage 773 Solstice Art Exhibit. It's a fundraiser that's part of a 2-week long event. The art exhibit is one-day only, and I'll also have some merchandise there for sale, too - t-shirts, drawings, postcards, and even magnets. There's a little info about the whole deal here, but not much on the art exhibit as of yet. Stay tuned.

On July 8th I will be having a two-person show with Morgan Sims at the Milk Factory. I believe the opening will be from 6 - 9 p.m. Morgan is an amazing artist, the Milk Factory is a super venue - it's gonna be a great night, so come enjoy it with us.

From July 29th - 31st, I will have some work in an exhibit curated by Emma Stein during the Milwaukee Avenue Arts Festival. Once I have more information on the location and hours I will post it.

In publication news, I will have a drawing in one of the next two volumes of Studio Visit magazine. I will also have a drawing included in the first issue of Brooklyn Art Project Quarterly. There are no dates set for release yet, but as soon as they are available I will be posting the links.

And, last, but certainly not least, English rock band Lux Lisbon have released their album, "Your heart is a weapon the size of your fist." I've contributed artwork for the album, and I must say, it's a bit of a dream come true seeing my work used for album art. When I was a kid I thought it'd be pretty damn cool to see that happen, and well, there it is. Proceeds of the album go to MIND - a mental health charity, which is a great cause worth supporting. You can "like" the band on their facebook page - give 'em a listen, they're gonna be the next big thing. And buy that album! It's sure to be a collector's item someday.

Oof...okay, I think I'm done with all the news. I've cooled down a bit, and I'm looking to stay that way. Until next time, my friends.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring time

Hello friends,

It is spring now, and I have a few updates. First off, I will be having some of my work shown at Robert Bills Contemporary's booth at the NEXT Art Fair. Check it out if you can - it's going on April 29th - May 2nd at the Merchandise Mart in Chicago, IL.

I was part of a great group show at Robert Bills Contemporary in February, and we got some great reviews. You can read one from ArtSlant and one from the Chicago Tribune.

It looks like I may be showing some work in a couple other art festivals later this summer, as well. I will have more info on those as they come to me.

And last, but not least, I've put up some work that I've made since the new year started. You can find that right here.

Enjoy the weather,

Thursday, January 13, 2011

This is a new year.

"Wait until it gets worse," 2010
color pencil, paper, & string on paper; 19"x25"

Hello everyone, and a happy new year to you. I have some good news to start the new year - I will be in some group shows in the next couple months and a solo show in the not-so-distant future.

First off, I will be in a group show at OhNo!Doom Gallery in February. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, February 5th from 6 to 10 p.m. It will be up until February 26th. Do check it out if you can!

Also in February I will be in another group show at Robert Bills Contemporary. There will be an opening reception for that on Saturday, February 12th from 5 to 8 p.m. and it will be up until March 15th. The other artists included are Tiphanie Babinet and Steve Frost - it is going to be a great show, please stop by!

I'm also involved with an artist's book project at the Paper Crane. There will be an opening reception for that exhibit on Saturday, March 12th from 5 to 8 p.m. The Paper Crane is run by two awesome ladies, Dee & Leslie. They blog, they put on shows, and they teach classes and they're going to run this town one day - so watch out! I'm excited to say I will also be having a solo show at their space in September. It's a ways off, but it's going to be here sooner than I think. I'll have more details when it's closer to autumn.

And last, but not least, here is a link to some new work. It is from this past fall & early winter, my first 5 months living in Chicago. Who knows, you may see some of it somewhere soon. Enjoy.

Monday, October 4, 2010

news! press! interviews!

"The point where it breaks," 2010.

Hello friends, I am living in Chicago now. Good things are happening, and I think some great stuff may be just around the corner. A few weeks ago I met Ariel from Fill-in-the-Blank Gallery, and after a conversation, a review, and numerous e-mails back and forth, I have my first interview up on their website. You can see it here.

Also, my work is included in New American Paintings No. 89, which is the Midwest Edition. I was fortunate enough to have my drawing "Timing is everything" used for the cover. Quite appropriate, I think. You can order that here.

I've been drawing away to start off my time in Chicago, and with some good fortune I will be able to show them to you all soon enough. You can always take a peak at what I'm doing, via the galleries, and be sure to check out the front page as well.

Friday, June 25, 2010

spring & summer drawings

hey hey, here are some things i've been working on lately. i've been looking at a lot of francis bacon lately. good stuff. check it out: here.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010



For images click here.

Here are some drawings from March that take a triangular format. A year or so ago I had made some "pediments" that I constructed drawings into, which I had sort of forgotten about. I had wanted to make a change in the recent work and thought maybe the shape could do something to trigger new ideas. Here is what came out of that.

Monday, March 15, 2010

"start spreading the news"

so i'd posted this before i finished it - i'd forgotten the snow. it looks much better now. i'm hoping to start on a new drawing within the week to continue this "winter madness" series - even though it is feeling incredibly spring-like today.