Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Baker Artists Exhibition 2012
Opening September 26, 6 PM
133 West North Avenue  Baltimore, MD 21201
Exhibition is up until 24 October

Friday, August 31, 2012

Three Days!

Three days of solid painting - stay posted for images.

No sleep til Brooklyn!

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Restoration - 1 - The Marin Headlands.

When I lived in San Francisco, I had a studio located in a National Park, in the Marin Headlands. At the base of the building I was in, was an old missile site. Tours would come in and the missile would rise from the bowels of the earth, loud noises would sound and the missile itself would be raised towards the heavens. The tourists would ride up and down on the platform. A distinctly odd scenario as the people on the platform would have to place both hands on the missile as it descended, to avoid accidents.

The missile descends with its worshippers, their hands raised to its power and the gates closed over their heads.

Or something to that effect always went through my head as I watched the spectacle. An artist had once done a project, knitting a tea cosy for the missile. The guys who ran the site loved it, apparently.

The National Parks Service was in the midst of returning the park to its original state, primarily removing eucalyptus trees(1). Being California, there was much debate about this, not just in the Headlands.

The Service was also removing some pine trees and their rationale was this. If the tree existed in the first photograph of the army buildings (the Headlands used to be an army base - the hills are riddled with WWII gun emplacements(2)) they would stay. If not, down they come. With this came burning the slash, something that caused much perturbation across the Golden Gate.

At any rate, how do you decide what point you restore anything to? In an age of leave only footprints etc., what are the thoughts behind restoration? Why not remove the buildings and get rid of the gun emplacements as well (ignoring cost for the moment.)?

I find this a fascinating topic, one I am planning on returning to.

Oh, and this was a minute's stroll from my studio....


(1)A quote from the article on eucalyptus - "Eucalyptus, impregnated with flammable oil, don't just burn; they explode, spewing firebrands hundreds of feet. Long, peeling bark is designed to carry flames to crowns. Most everything dies except the euc, whose seed pods open with the heat. And if these trees don't burn out the competition, they may poison it out with their toxic drippings."
(2) After they had built the gun emplacements, apparently, the planners realized they had placed these small grey targets on the greenish brown hills, easy for the invading Japanese to see. So they planted trees. Pine trees. Now they had large dark green targets against the greenish brown hills. Not sure if this is true but too good not to mention.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Le roi est mort! Vive le roi!

Getting started on new work for an exhibition, images of the various Louis; (les rois francais, bien sur...)

Here's an image of a previous version (since destroyed) -  multi-panel,  acrylic on canvas, approx 6' x 4.5'

Sunday, October 09, 2011

three prints - october 2011

three prints - untitled as of yet
12.5 x 10 inches
screenprint on Coventry Rag
edition of 30 each

New prints this afternoon

Don't forget - giving away three sets of new prints this afternoon on FB - link is

We have a winner!

S.K. from Northern California! Congrats!

Check out the painting here:

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Win a painting

That's right, join the mailing list between July 13, and August 23, 2011, you get a chance to win a painting.

Shipping is covered - if it's outside the States, you pay duty, taxes etc.

Here's the plan: I take the names from the mailing list, assign a number to each, put the numbers in a hat and the draw, or have drawn, a number from that hat/. Said number wins the painting.

Should I simulcast this on youtube?

Mailing list can be found here:

Painting for Shoshona Wayne Gallery, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica

Image of triptych to be exhibited at Chain Letter, Summer Group Show at Shoshona Wayne Gallery.

Image is of a three panel painting, acrylic on canvas, 45" x 20", 2011.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Showing in Chain Letter, group exhibition, Shoshona Wayne, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles

Will be exhibiting new work in Chain Letter, a group show curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey at Shoshona Wayne, Bergamot Station, Los Angeles.

Link can be found here.

Excerpts from the announcement:

Shoshana Wayne Gallery is pleased to present a summer group show curated by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey.

Chain Letter is a group exhibition based on admiration. Initially conceived by Christian Cummings and Doug Harvey in 2006, inclusion in the exhibition is based on invitation by someone who admires your work. Each artist invited then invites ten other artists whom they admire, and so on. This email invite will circulate for thirty days, at the end of which each artist will install their own work on the floor at Shoshana Wayne Gallery.

Other cities worldwide will be participating in the Chain Letter exhibition including New York City, London, Paris, Johannesburg, Philadelphia, Boston, Seoul.