Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Curve Maquette Chicago Barrier Style

So here we have one of the Curve Maquette's that I have been working on for some time, this is my fav of the bunch no title yet, and you are looking from top to bottom center, left and right shots of this piece. It is about 2' x 3' x 1' , oil and mop marker on wood form in a Chicago Barrier Style.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

new to me and you

So I have been a Little busy, but news of note Number 1 the Art billboards over the Missouri Bank in the Kansas City CrossRoads art district, I recently designed two of these and they face to the east they will be up for a about 4 months (to view click here), Number 2 I was asked to put some work up in the H&R Block HQ Lobby which will be on display for the month of Sept., Number 3 the studio at the Town Pavilion building is going very nicely for me, and I hope to be asking people to do studio visits in the next month, Number 3 we (michelle and myself) have been trying to bust some ass on the living space of our building the good news is that 3/4 of the electrical is finished and in the box so we have light up stairs woo hoo, New/first ever intern is making some good stuff for me as well Her name is K-Dub. Should be on the verge of vinyl cutter/plotter time in the next month super stoked. Well thats all folks in joy your day thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

who knows?

So here are some new picks 2 from the new studio at Town Pavillion & one of a rag I would clean brushes on from the old studio at 1409 west 11th.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Whats up!

I don't know you all tell me. Be on the look out for news coming about the building, and my studio. Summer has been a hand full so far and I feel I could use a break from KC (not going to happen). New studio picks coming soon, and the vinyl cutter/plotter will be on the way as well. I can't wait to start making some exciting new patterns. And I have learned what it is I would like to do as far as the curves go.

Friday, May 27, 2011

More In Progress

These are 2 paintings on canvas that I have been working on for about 2 years.
The top one is about 48" X 48" & the bottom one is about 48" X 36".

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Which one should I use.

So I now this is a blog for pictures of my art work and studio but I need to pick one of these fotos for my ID badge for my new studio and I don't photograph well so its up to one of these fotos.
Ha ha ha I think the best is the 3rd one which is the one I might use since my wife thinks the 1st is the best.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

new studio pic's

Here are two pic's of my new studio care of The Urban Culture Project through the Charlotte Street Foundation. For those of you who don't know this is a One year studio residency, that I will be participating in till May 2012. So keep a look out for open studio info. blasts from me coming to you, the first one is in June. And if you haven't already check out the Charlotte Street Foundation, and The Urban Culture Project here in KC at their awesome.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Awesome news this week!

Well to start things off, I found out this past Friday that I will be receiving a studio space with the UCP here in KC (its a 1 year studio residency). Then today I got to go with Misha Kligman to critique his Drawing II classes at MWSU. I thought it went well. I always hope my feedback helps a younger artist to move forward as opposed to backward. Then this evening as I check my e-mail I found out that I received the Inspiration Grant that I applied for, which will lead me to the purchase of a vinyl cutter (madlafstickers). And I also learned which of the spaces within the UCP that I will be working in (Town Pavilion), which is where Phil (Sike) Shafer has his studio and since we are wanting to make crazy co-labs this summer that seems perfect for us. This summer is going to be crazy so much to do, & I really need a hair cut right now, its kind of floppy.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

whats been going down

So since the first of the year I have been behind on this here blog. Well its been a long winter, of working on the new living and studio space that's no where close to being finished but progress has happened. I have applied to some calls for artists, a grant, and a studio space since this new one that we are rehabbing is going to be awhile before it gets finished. So if you know of any calls that might be of interest to me let me know(especially the west coast). And I am going to try to be more diligent on writing on this thing even when I don't have any pics. Also had a show with Nick Nihira at Three Rivers College this past Feb. went down and helped hang the show and did a little lecture about my work and our Met Me in the Middle project which I would like to do again but may have to wait till next year(possible in another state). It was great to get out of town and always a great time to hang with Nick.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Tompkins Projects West !

So if your in LA for the art fair season there head over to Dan Graham for the opening of Tompkins Projects West its an awesome group show of small works on paper that I am participating in. First time my work will be shown in LA, I'm super stoked on this opportunity, only wish I could be there for the opening my self . Which is this Thursday January 20th from 6 pm to 9 pm. Here is the info. on the show below.

Tompkins Projects is taking over Dan Graham during LA's art fair season. The show will feature prints, drawings and paintings from artists from across the United States. See below for a full roster of participating artists. In addition to the opening, the show will be available for viewing on Saturday January 22nd and January 29th from 1-5 pm and by appointment. Dan Graham is a space in Los Angeles that functions as an exhibition space, to facilitate research, lectures and critiques. The aim is to create a context that’s conscious of the past, present and future contents and forms of art. Dan Graham was founded by artist, Aaron Tompkins Projects is an exhibition space in Brooklyn, New York. Founded by two Rhode Island School of Design graduates, Milton Stevenson and Jeanne Jo, Tompkins Projects is dedicated to showing compelling contemporary artwork from emerging and mid-career

Joshua Abelow, Joshua Abram Howard, Suzanne Adelman, Johnny Adimando, John Agne, Cortney Andrews, Anthony Baab, Megan Berner, Chris Biddy, Kristen Biles, Michael Bizon, Mary Burge, Dean Burton, Jonathan CaƱa, Deric Carner, Michael Cievro, Andrew Cox, Ben Cuevas, Brett Day Windham, Leah Dixon, Matthew Draving, Melissa Dyanne Bartlett, Tim Eads, Mike Ellyson, Katrina Fimmel, Luke Firle, Rachel Frank, Ted Gahl, Justin Gainan, Sean Gall, Chandra Glaeseman, Jeff Griffin, Anitra Haendel, Erika Hanson, Erika Hess, Carolyn Hopkins, Tex Jernigan (StarBaseKC), Christopher Jimenez, Cassie Jones, Alexandra Lakin, Nick Larsen, Linda Lay, Amanda Lechner, Daniel Lichtblau, Joshua M Logan, Lauren Mackler, Jacek Maczynski, Gordon Magnin, Amy Maloof, Thomas Martin, Erin Mcallister, Ziad Naccache, Luke O'Sullivan, Jonathan Peck, Lee Perillo, Samantha Persons, Brian Porray, Travis Pratt, Priddy, Zach Rockhill, Nicholas Rodrigues, Scott Rosenberg, Owen Rundquist, Ariana Page Russell, Gabriela Salazar, Talia Schulze, Jennifer Serchia, Vicki Sher, Martin Smick, Catherine Stack, George Terry, Biddy Tran, Anne Vieux, Keith Walsh, Stephanie Williams, Matthew C. Wilson, Rebecca Wilson, Peter Wilson, Blade Wynne, Megan Wynne