Thursday, December 23, 2010
the lovely man of green tapes, zach ippen asked me to do the artwork for a project called one track mind. i was completely honored to do so. i did the design while i was on the road in nashville, tn. i finished it up finally one night with the help of champagne.
Monday, November 22, 2010
the blue ribbon glee club was getting ready to perform in nyc and we needed to print more cds. the recordings are from wall to wall, chicago, IL. they are made of ink printed with potato stamps, watercolor, and typewritten text from the smith corona.
andrew neher and i went to freeport with the intentions of finishing up the mural. we worked real hard all weekend. we took a break on friday to go to raven's grin inn. it was looking pretty great when we left though.
Saturday, November 13, 2010
while i was cleaning the studio i found these unfinished gems. the first two were made during my travels in florida during janurary and february of 2010. the bird watercolor was made sometime after that in chicago.
unfinished head collage. mixed media on recycle paperboard.
janurary, 2010, florida
bird watercolor on watercolor paper.
2010, siegler gallery, chicago
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
this project started because my friends and i would talk about how hilarious the "bus" is all the time. it was actually bryan's idea, but cory and i got drunk on gin and tonics one night and typed volume out, mostly. we collected stories of our own and from our friends of their experiences on the public transportation. most of them came in person with me in front of the good ole smith corona. some were transferred from email, others transcribed by cassette, one was told over phone. keep em comin'.
design three, close up
design two, close up
design one, close up. BLING!
design one. BLING!
i don't know what inspired this, but it was fun to make some costumes. all recycled materials, of course. oh, and hey, it has nothing to do with the indians, its just fun.
Thursday, September 9, 2010
it had been quite a while since the siegler gallery hosted a show. this installation had been brewing.
it started with a baby pool and the big paintings i made. i turned them into walls.
the inside of the walls. i start hanging the recycled cds that i painted with stencil on the walls. some are even framed.
now, it is time for the air conditioner, a mere luxury these days.
i started adding the ceiling made up of every sheet, fabric scrap, and blanket in the house.
linda malonis came over and helped put up the walls. she brought a bag of ribbons she found.
we hung them from the baby pool in the corner.
next, joe came over and brought the lights. a dreammachine and some strobes to create a trippy effect.
there were amps and various instruments. during the opening there were two bottlecap contact mics to play with. sounds real good while attached to the slide projector.
the slide projector acted neat with the other lights as well as a quick glimse of slides. linda also brought her recycled tv art piece to create other lights.
for the opening, meester magpie played his set inside the installation. it was sweet.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
these were painted between october 2007- september 2009, moved into the siegler gallery in humboldt park, chicago, il