Friday, October 28, 2011

MURRAY.




Murray
6x7 in.
oil acrylic and ink on board

Gallery 1988 LA
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7020 Melrose Ave

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Salinger > Anderson

I'm excited to be showing at Spoke Art in San Francisco for the first time! The show, "Bad Dads" is a Wes Anderson tribute show.

I often feel that I have a love/hate relationship with themed shows, and yet I participate in so many of them. Sometimes I feel my work does not lend itself to pop-culture themes. It is a challenge creating a painting that 1, speaks to the theme and 2, still feels true to me as an artist. This challenge is my favorite part of the process, and I love solving this themed-show equation.

For this show I focused on The Royal Tennenbaums because of my long time love and fascination with J.D. Salinger, Wes Anderson's inspiration for this film. I've posted here, about my senior thesis, illustrations created for Franny and Zooey, my all time favorite book. I love the feeling I get when I'm reading Salinger, and I love visualizing the world that he writes about. When I created my thesis I had never seen The Royal Tennenbaums, it was not until almost 2 years later that I finally watched the film and saw similarities between my paintings and this film. I wanted to revisit this world I lived in when I created these illustrations, it was a solution for this show and a painting that I enjoyed working on and feel very connected to.








The Architecture of the House on Archer Avenue
13 x 15 in.
oil and gold on board

This show opens next weekend, Saturday and Sunday at Spoke Art Gallery:
816 Sutter St | San Francisco, CA 94109

See you there!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Hey Internet...

I'm still here!

I'm very excited to be showing for the first time at Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco for this:



I am also excited to be part of this:




And the best part...I will be taking a trip out west and attending both :)

Also, my inclusion in Gallery 1988's Crazy for Cult book, which can be purchased here:




More to come....Soon!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

CRAZY 4 CULT: A show and a book.

I'm excited to be participating in Gallery 1988's Crazy 4 Cult show for the 4th time. The show opens tomorrow in LA, and in addition to the opening of Crazy 4 Cult 5, it is also the book signing for "Crazy 4 Cult:Cult Movie Art" which I am also super excited to be included in.

This year I decided to base my piece on Wes Anderson's Rushmore. I also decided to revisit the idea of an "interactive" painting, similar to what I did here & here. I really love the idea of the viewer being invited to interact with a painting, which for so long has had a "hands-off"' policy. I am also interested in the idea of giving the viewer a say in how they want the painting to exist.



Max Fischer
6 x 7 in.
Oil on wood (painting), ink on paper (library card), tassel



-portrait.



-library card: slides when tassel is pulled to reveal the different activities that Max was a part of at Rushmore.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

O, Hello watercolor....



"Command Z"
11 x 14 in.
watercolor on paper

Friday, February 25th, is the opening of "THE AGE OF REPTILES" at Paradigm gallery in Philadelphia. I decided to take a different approach to this themed show, and interpret dinosaur as something that has become extinct in today's society because of time (and technology). The typewriter was a perfect example of this (and fun to paint), big, bulky and outdated (and not to mention, it actually does kind of look like a dinosaur, even though, well, nobody's ever seen a dinosaur). I also decided to paint this piece in watercolor, which I really enjoyed - but it will never replace oil < 3.


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Go For It!!

This Friday is the opening of "Is This Thing On" (1OO artists take aim at funny people) at Gallery 1988 in LA. I was assigned Chris Farley, and was very excited about this! When I asked people what they thought of when they thought about his career, the most popular answer was Matthew Fowley, motivational speaker, and needless to say, that's the direction that I went.



"Go For It"
10 x 12 in.
oil on wood



(Framed)

The inspiration: