Wednesday, June 30, 2010

PIECE FOR THE LEAD POISONING

Here is my piece called "Of Plagues and Epidemics" for the Last Rites Gallery show called Lead Poisoning. It's my first pencil work I have ever shown (although there is an ink wash in the background). I became fascinated with the image of "The Plague Doctors" that were around during the black plague which got me thinking overall about generations of plagues and the people who care take, as small as they may be.... it's got a nice curved Matt with frame which is nice. Show opens July 1oth in New York City.





Saturday, June 26, 2010

16MM FUN

So I bought a 16mm Eiki Projector on EBay last week and have been playing around with it with a couple of black and white shorts. A ridiculous 3 Stooges episode with Joe Besser called "Out of Space Jitters" and a Buster Keaton 1922 silent film callled "Cops". I had no idea what a sub culture there was behind collecting 16mm films. It's fun.














Friday, June 18, 2010

SWARMS OF LAUGHTER

Man, I watched that old 70's movie the Swarm again for the first time in years. It's wonderfully campy but this one hospital scene had me in stitches. Michael Caine is helping a traumatized boy deal with this hallucination of bees he is having at his hospital bedside while a giant bee (and this is not photoshoped- this is in the actual film) hovers right next to Michael Caine as he talks the boy into understanding that what he sees is a a figment of his imagination. It's beautiful.
Here's a couple of stills from the film...

Thursday, June 17, 2010

CLOWN DETAIL

Working on this for a group show "Jest in Time" coming up this August....

Sunday, June 13, 2010

DEVIL'S SPOKE

I think this Laura Marling song is really stirring, I like it

Friday, June 11, 2010

LEAD POISONING


Large group show I am part of at Last Rites Gallery thanks to curator and artist Jason D'aquino (whose solo show is the same evening at the same gallery) Opens July 10th, 2010. Stop by. (it's my birthday too that day!)