Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Sketchbook Project: 2012 in L.A.

The Sketchbook Project: 2012 is showing this Friday and Saturday at iam8bit in Los Angeles. Opening times are Friday from 7 to 11 p.m. and Saturday from 5 to 9 p.m.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

27th Annual Made in California

27th Annual Made in California opens this Saturday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the City of Brea Art Gallery. The following two works are in the show.

Heterogeneous, Xerox transfer on acrylic, dissection pins, paper cast onto plasticel hive foundation, colored pencil, found frame

Phaeolus Schweinitzii, Wet and needle felted hand dyed wool, forged copper, resin

Monday, March 19, 2012

SGC International 2012: Navigating Currents

Printmakers traveling by land and air to reach the conference.
The 40th anniversary 2012 SGCi conference, Navigating Currents, recently finished up where the organization began, in the Big Easy, New Orleans. Based in the Canal Street Sheraton, a centralized location to city happenings, the conference ran this past Wednesday to Saturday. University hosts include Tulane and Loyola, near the city's Garden District.

River view from the Sheraton's 38th floor.

SGCi is an extended family of printmakers spanning across generations, with attendance this year at around 1300, comprised about half of students and half professionals. The theme reflected on the history of the organization, looking forward to future goals and potential. New to the conference this year were INKubator sessions, intimate groups gathering to discuss a specific topic in the tradition of the organizations founding, and mentoring sessions where established artists came together with new to discuss their work.

A small clamshell letterpress at the Firecracker Press table during Open Portfolio.
Click to check out this photo album for some of the conference highlights.

Table Top Pattern Printing at Friday's demonstration with Josh Minnie and Emily Minnie.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

Sublime Environment

Below are photos from the Sublime Environment installation this past January at the Barker Hanger in Santa Monica. Materials and Applications collaborated with Judy Chicago, Donald Woodman, and a group of volunteers to reinvent Chicago's 1968 Disappearing Environment installation.

Pacific Standard time created a video documenting the build and finished dry ice environment.



Friday, February 3, 2012

Let's talk about love baby

Opening for Valentines is the Detroit showing of Let's Talk About Love Baby, curated by Chido Johnson. The show is a collection of altered romance novels, with each artist taking inspiration from the love contained within their book.

Lavyrle Spencer's, The Fulfillment, provided the materials for my contribution.

Monday, January 30, 2012

The Sketchbook Project: Life Underground

The Brooklyn Art Library is home to more than 12,000 artists' sketchbooks made by artists for The Sketchbook Project, organized by Art House Co-Op. This year's 2012 world tour will take recent sketchbooks on the road to art venues in 14 cities before landing at the Brooklyn Art Library.

My sketchbook theme is Life Underground. Images of plant life washed up on the Santa Monica beach transition slowly into debris entangled among the weeds.