Wednesday, August 28, 2013
Drawings in Books
A show of new drawings (and some other things)
The exhibition includes a selection of books I have bought from different book shops in New York and Michigan and California (or found on my shelf (I am not sure where it came from)) and then drew a picture in.
I liked the idea of people holding an original drawing in a book they were reading. I also liked the idea that maybe they will eventually forget about the drawing in the book and be surprised when they find it again after they pull it off their shelf someday to give the book a quick skim. Each drawn in book in the show will also be stamped and signed inside the back cover to indicate that it was part of this exhibition.
Opening Saturday, August 31, 2013 from 5-8pm
Up through the month of September
482D 49th Street
Oakland, CA, 94709
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Monday, July 15, 2013
If you are over on the west side of Manhattan, this window is at 819 Washington Street!
(photo by Matt Singer)
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Sunday, July 14, 2013
The Whitney Museum put this video together with footage shot during the Hopper Drawing Family Day Event. I think it looks and sounds outstanding!!
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Monday, June 24, 2013
I will be on a panel at McNally Jackson Bookstore this Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at 8pm, for the release of the new Travel Issue of Lucky Peach Magazine! I am excited that we will hopefully talk about several things, including Taco Bell.
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Monday, June 17, 2013
I am excited that the Pau Wau Publications crew included this zine of drawings in there ZINE TIME Project. They put together twenty zines by twenty artists. The Newsstand is at the Lorimer L stop right now. The zines in the series are only $1 each(bring a bag of quarters)!! Lele Saveri is running things over there. A bunch of good books and posters and stickers and other things by a bunch of good people. Go get some stuff!
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Monday, June 3, 2013
I thought this spread was neat from a pamphlet from 1952 about the True-Life Adventure Series from Disney. I like watching those movies but had never seen any of the people behind making them.
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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
I will be doing a project at the Whitney Museum this Sunday that I wanted to invite you to. It will take place just down the steps after you walk in. We will all be drawing pictures of people and putting the pictures up on the wall for the day. We will all be showing work at the Whitney!
Supplies will be provided. Cookies will be provided by Milk Bar. I made a book of drawings that will also be free for you (if you’d like) and there will be other things.
The project will coincide with the new Edward Hopper drawing exhibition at the museum.
Sunday, June 2, 2013, from 10am-2pm (the first hour just for families. 11-2 for everybody)
Free with museum admission
Whitney Museum of American Art
945 Madison Avenue (at 75th Street)
New York, NY 10021
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Saturday, May 11, 2013
People at the Opening of Mike Kelley's Mobile Homestead at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit on May 11, 2013
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Saturday, May 4, 2013
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
I am excited to invite you to an art show of my work this Thursday evening in Brooklyn at Tiny Empire.
The art show will include neon works, beet ink paintings, dinosaurs, and more.
Tiny Empire, which is a smoothie and juice bar, will also be releasing a new drink called The Polan at the exhibition. When the Tiny Empire people initially mentioned the possibility of this I said I wanted it to taste like a cheeseburger. Come see if they succeeded!*
I hope you can come!
142 North 6th Street
Brooklyn NY 11249
Thursday evening, April 18, 2013, from 7 to 10pm
*They did not succeed at that, but they did make a very good tasting banana raspberry (and a couple other things) smoothie. Phew.
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Tuesday, April 9, 2013
(Photograph by Sarah Lubich)
(Photograph by Sarah Lubich)
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Sunday, April 7, 2013
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Friday, March 29, 2013
Sunday, March 24, 2013
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
There was a rolled up receipt at the bottom of the escalator at the post office. It was slowly and continuously rolling against the edge of the floor. I was on the phone with my friend but got off when I stepped off because I wanted to take a video of it on my phone. It was rolling on and on forever. I turned my camera to video mode and right before I pushed the red button to record, a lady kicked the receipt. I looked up at her. It oddly hurt my feelings when she did that. I said, “I was going to make a video of that.” She said sorry. The woman was not at all being mean, I think she just saw something to kick so she kicked. I grabbed the receipt to put it back to see if it would still roll. It didn’t. I took this picture of it anyway.
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Monday, March 4, 2013
Sunday, March 3, 2013
Monday, February 4, 2013
I like making potato prints and thought it might be a nice way to make a piece of art with a heart. I bought a potato and cut a notch on the top of it. Each cross section of the potato was then in the shape of a heart. For each artwork, I would cut a sliver of the potato away, add paint and make the print. The first ones were small hearts. The hearts got bigger until the thickest middle part of the potato and then again got smaller until there was nothing left of the potato. Each person that gets one of the pieces will get their own, they will each be different (I only made one print per cut). Each piece is part of that one potato. Some of the prints are more heart looking than others because of the lumps and bumps in the potato but all are hearts. The edition size was to be however many the potato would make. This potato made 32. I numbered the prints in order of printing so the first few (1 thru 3) and the last few (30 thru 32) were smaller hearts than the middle ones (15 thru 17). They were printed on Fabriano 4.5"x6.7" (115x170mm) paper and are all signed and dated (all on the back). Maybe you can give one to somebody you love (or maybe somebody you love will give one to you).
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Wednesday, January 23, 2013
This is a new sculpture edition from The Long Life China Company that I am really excited about. It is being released at the Editions and Artists' Book Fair going on right now.
It stands both ways. I wanted the owner of the piece to be able to decide how the figure was feeling, or how they were feeling, at a given time.
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Sunday, January 20, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
This is a panel from a comic strip called Rex Thomson by Bernard Baily that appeared in Action Comics #1 (I scanned it from a reprint). I took out the text--email me if want to know what that said. I thought the image was beautiful.
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Monday, January 14, 2013
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