New work for the new year, Flowers, (For Oakland), 2017, Silicone Tubing, Zip Ties, Acrylic Sheeting and Aluminum Frame, 36 x 36 inches.
i will have new work in the upcoming group show MFA Never from february 10th – 27th at Root Division gallery in san francisco. “This juried exhibition creates visibility for artists who have found a life and practice in the visual arts outside of the academic machine.” click here for more information.
the first in a series of new paper sculptures. above, Roman Arc, 2015, Ink on Paper, Metal Fastener, 17 x 25 x 14 inches.
sometimes, and not a lot*, but sometimes, we get lucky** and stumble over something magical*** and special. something that allows us to understand things a bit clearer. something that reminds us we’re in this together, and something that helps us to keep moving forward despite ourselves¹. often we forget it’s even there, but it is, and when we need it the most², we are reminded to smile and share and seek out even more in life. one such something is this, a brief excerpt from an amazing commencement speech given by the late, great³ David Foster Wallace to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. it never fails to set me straight. enjoy.
*this will vary from person to person depending on a number of factors, so many in fact that it is impossible to express each and every one at this time.
** that is if you believe in luck. feel free to substitute this word freely for whatever you want to call it.
*** again, you may not believe in magic, so please feel free to substitute this word with a more appropriate adjective.
¹ or in spite of ourselves.
² or not. sometimes these things surface when we least expect it, or remind us of their presence as we wake and start our day. but for the sake of brevity and emphasis, let’s just say that they are there. end of discussion.
³ this is an opinion of course.
the 2015 Southern Exposure Monster Drawing Rally is happening this friday night from 6-11 pm at the Verdi Club in san francisco. there will be around 120 artist working side by side creating drawings on the spot that will be immediately available for purchase. all proceeds directly support SOEX programs and artists throughout the bay area.
if you have ever been in the position to have to write your own artist statement and actually explain why you do the things that you do, you know that it’s one of the most difficult things to express in any sensible fashion. luckily, we now have the internets, or more specifically, the artist statement generator. simply fill out the multiple choice questioner, and voila! a full length, full of shit statement so you can sound just like a real asshole!
my new website is up and running with new work and new images! take a look and let me know what you think…