Some artists I’m liking right now….
I thought I give you a list of upcoming shows in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Cleveland, Tel Aviv, and even Melbourne, that I’m participating in.
And for those of you in Cleveland, the September 6th event is when I will be formally launching my new fashion illustration classes for adults! If you can’t make it to the event, there will be an announcement with a link to registration here on my blog that day.
Current – October 30th: “Plain” book exhibition @ Beit Ha’ir Urban Culture Museum in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Friday, October 11th: “Obsolete” group show @ Studio 2091 in Cuyahoga Falls, OH.
November: “Zodiac” group show @ Auguste Clown Gallery, Melbourne, Australia.
Next year: April 11th, 2014: Solo show @ BAYarts, Bay Village Ohio.
If you’ve been wanting to commission a pet portrait in time for the holidays, you can purchase them here.
This will be the first L.A. show I’ve been in for quite some time; it’s also the first time I created a painting while intoxicated pretty much the whole process! I thought it best to keep with the theme of the show. I was inspired by the hair style of “Helen Lawson” in the movie Valley of the Dolls, but I was also drinking a lot of gin. She’s one of those ladies who lunch kind of gals, don’t you think?
“Dahling!” 16×20″ oil on canvas….
The Great American Past Time
Curated by: Dave MacDowell
featuring works by:
Aaron Jasinski Allison Reimold Allison Sommers Apricot Mantle Arabella Proffer
Augie Pagan Aunia Kahn Big Toe Bill McEvoy Brandi Read Brandon Steen
Buddy Nestor Cameron Davis Casey Weldon Cate Rangel Charles Wish
Chase Tafoya Chet Zar Chris B. Murray Chris Hoffman Chris Marrs Piliero
Chris Sheridan Christopher Umana Craig LaRotonda Crystal Barbre Dan Barry
Dan Harding Dan Quintana Dark Vomit Dave Cooper David Chung Edith Lebeau
Edward Robin Coronel Erik Alos Gabe Larson Genevive Zacconi Gregory Rodriguez
Jason Edmiston Jeff Ramirez Jessica Ward John Park John Cebollaro
Johnny Crap JoKa Joseph Reyna Josh Geiser Joshua Clay Ken Keirns
Kolaboy KRK Ryden Larkin Leslie Ditto Luke Chueh Mark Elliott Matt Dangler
Meats Meier Michael Alvarez Michael Mararian Nathan Cartwright Nicole Bruckman
Patrick Deignan Patrick Fatica Peter Adamyan Richard Frost Rob Faucette
Robert Bowen Scott G. Brooks Scott Scheidly Serge Gay Jr. Shaunna Peterson
Steven J Daily Tim Maclean Trey Xander ZOSO
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 9th
7-10pm @ WWA GALLERY, Culver City, CA. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Make A Wish Foundation.
Rest in Peace dearest Lucian Freud. Yes, he was 88 — and considering his lifestyle that’s damn good — but I’m rather broken up about this. Really, I haven’t felt this bad about a famous person dying, who I didn’t personally know, since Jim Henson and Sam Kinison.
I was lucky enough to see his retrospective at LACMA. I felt really bad for fellow CalArts alumna Laura Owens to have her show next to his. To put any other painter next to a Lucian Freud exhibit is just plain mean, because his work will piss all over them without even trying. That isn’t to say Lucian didn’t try, in fact, he was a notoriously slow painter.
In any event, here are just some of my favorite works…