Friday, December 21, 2007

ANOTHER TREE TRIMMING ARTICLE

Funny - of all the shows I never thought this one would get all the notice. Here's another little write up here

Sunday, December 9, 2007

TREE TRIMMING SHOW WRITE-UP

Ashley Eckenweiler, who curated the Jack Flynn Gallery Ornament show was nice enough to send me a short write up of the show here. I like the aloofness of my small mention...

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

? THE WAR SHOW PIECE



Here is the one I did for the Corey Helford ?The War Show. One night only. Tonight!!

Thursday, November 22, 2007

TREE TRIMMING SHOW




Here is one of the ornaments I did for the JFlynn Gallery Tree Trimming show. I incorporated a cut-out 3D feel with the subject and glitter on the cookie and as the background. It's called "Willy, Santa doesn't give toys to little boys...WHO EATS HIS MILK AND COOKIES!"

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

WAR AT COREY HELFORD GALLERY

I just sent off my submission to a one night only anti-war event at the Corey Helford Gallery in Los Angeles to help support war veterans. Be sure to check it out if you live in Los Angeles area. I will post a photo of it soon. the show is Tuesday December 4th. I'm really curious to see what some of the other artist come up with. The ones I think are participating are Baseman, Luke Chueh, Buff Monster, Fred Stonehouse, David Stoupakis, Andrew Brandou...at least that's what I've heard about through the grapevine.

Friday, November 2, 2007

BUSTA SWINES


So I met the other day, Michael Drake, PR guru for Mezco toys and we got a quick comped visit of Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum on 42nd street. I had not been there since I was a kid and it was fun - Mike took this shot of me behind a steel pig masked used in the middle ages as a device to humiliate miscreants. (pause) Looking at it again, I guess it still works.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

ITALIAN ART BLOG INTERVIEW

Caludio Parentela, a Renaissance man of sorts out of Italy, conducted an interview with me this week for one of his many many art blogs (...and I do mean many many - I am amazed he keeps up with all of them) The Inky Dreadfuls piece is on this one called Lady Lamb and Popsy ... chalk full of my pontifications and typos as usual - no matter what i do I can't seem to not have typos in an interview - I need a personal editor.

Monday, October 22, 2007

BRIDGE ART FAIR, MIAMI


I'm drawing 5 wicked little babies for McCaig Welles Gallery to bring down to the Bridge Art Fair, Miami. Deadline November 20th - I have 2 done.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

NEW PIECE FOR WINDUP GALLERY SHOW



Here is the piece I did for The Windup Gallery's October Halloween show. It's called "Lost confections"

Thursday, October 11, 2007

NEWSPAPER WRITE-UP

A free weekly newspaper called the New York Press covered the MF Gallery halloween show currently running in which I have a piece showing. It's a nice write up for Frank and Martina who run the place. It's also nice the gallery is getting some coverage along the same level as the Johnathan Levine gallery.
Here is the on line version interview here, I was lucky enough to have a little moment in it.

Monday, September 24, 2007

SWEENEY TODDLER



















Found these photos of a doll I did for Mezco Toy's very first (and apparently very last) Living Dead Doll Art show here in NYC. I forgot how cute this little guy was. I have to say I was looking forward to doing another if they asked me.

THE OTHER OCTOBER SHOW COMING UP




Wind up gallery out of Mesa. I want to do something cool for those guys....I just realized I don't have much time now, have to get moving.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

JESUS LIPS


Went to Fedex to send my art off to the Yves Laroche Gallery for their October show and on the Bus over I found this little gem. It was just sitting there begging to be noticed. I took it as a sign. It is a felt cut out of red lips with the word Jesus on them. I know it doesn't have anything to do with my art or Ink Dreadfuls but someone did make this and as far as I'm concerned it's an awesome work of art.

Monday, September 10, 2007

CAME ACROSS A BLOG...

It's Called Mama Drama (A reader blog about children with Stephanie Auton, Heather Alexander Beam, Jennifer Lawson, Mindy Sterba and Kate Suratt) and I though I would post a link to some of the comments they received about an Inky Dreadfuls link they put up. I'm always fascinated to see how people perceive my work, especially the demographic of their readship....I felt compelled to shoot them a note as well, not sure if they will post it.

Read their comments here

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

MY WIFE'S PHOTOGRAPHY IN OPRAH'S MAGAZINE



I'm so proud of Elizabeth - she was asked to grace our friends apartment with some of her photography in anticipation of their feature in O At Home - It's a great layout that just hit the stands today. The photos shown on the walls are some of the Chelsea flea markets she chronicled over the last few years. Many of those markets sadly now are gone...

See more of Elizabeth's work here

Sunday, August 19, 2007

MF GALLERY HALLOWEEN SHOW

Will be part of the MF's Halloween show again this year - it's always fun. Hopefully I'll make it to the opening this time - I've missed the past few there. Although our closing may fall that weekend, but we'll see.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

CALAVERAS


Started my piece for the Yves Laroche Gallery Calaveras group show opening October 31st. It's coming out nice I think - it's a little different then some of the other stuff I've been doing in the fact that it's more portraiture in it's approach. It will be called
Esmeralda y el bebe de muerte

Monday, August 6, 2007

It's funny - coming off this show at Corey Helford Gallery I'm feeling a bit mellencholy. I wanted to keep the momentum going and I have booked a couple of group shows but I suddenly feel so empty. I guess it's just that it's summertime and things have calmed down, at least here in NYC.

I needed a jumpstart so on a friend's recommended I picked up this book by Cay Lang - I thought it might be good to regroup with. It's basically an artworld handbook on getting out there and focusing your career. Not sure why I'm reading really it's pretty much general information alot of which is common sense it seems. I'm halfway through the book so far....it's okay - some good step by step info on getting a packet together and promoting your work.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

WE BOUGHT A VICTORIAN HOUSE IN BUFFALO

So we bought a house in Buffalo today and I'm freaking out now. My wife is from Buffalo, New York and has been wanting to move back there and take a break from NYC. The home has been lovingly restored by a very eccentric man and the price in comparison to the city is amazingly dirt cheap, however I'm still a bit freaked that I will be cash poor for awhile.

FINAL DRAWING FOR UNTITLED LOVE PROJECT

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

UNTITLED LOVE PROJECT #4

Saturday August 4th, 2007 6-11pm


Thinkspace Gallery

4210 Santa Monica Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90029

This exhibition will feature Phase 4 with highlights from Phases 1-3.

7Teen, Allison Sommers, Angry Woebots, Brian Kesling, Brian M. Viveros, Camilla Engman, Candace Metzger, Catia Chien, Chris Ryniak, Courtney Oquist, Dan-Ah Kim, Daniel Fleres, Dave Chung, Dave Pressler, Elesavet Lawson, Erik Siador, Frieda Gossett, Gabe Leonard, Inky Dreadfuls, Isaac Pierro, J. Shea #9, Jarrod Eastman, Jenna Colby, Jesse Hotchkiss, Jesse Kerr, Jon Todd, Justin Ridge, Kenneth LaValle, KMNDZ, Kristian Olson, Kristyn Dors, Marco Zamora, Mark Allen Miller, Melissa Contreras, Miss Mindy, P.J. Fidler, Patrick Ballesteros, Rachel Schmidhofer, Scott Chenoweth, Scott Saw, Timothy Karpinski, Yuka Yamaguchi, Zoso

Sponsored by PUMA

Monday, July 30, 2007

DRAW SHOW



I asked Erik Foss if I could make him something for the traveling draw show. He said sure so I drew "The Gravedigger's Orphan"
I'll post it on my site soon with info where to purchase it.

UNTITLED LOVE PROJECT #4


Here is the working version of the piece I did for ISM Untitled Love Project #4. It was tricky because they wanted us to show heartbreak. Since I like to create drawings that convey understated moments in time I thought I would show heartbreak the beat before it happens. The piece is called "Please God, let her like this gift." It's hard to see here but he's about to give her what he feels is a morbidly cool gift of a formaldehyde baby in a jar. Such is life.