March 22, 2014

sketch
sketch. collage.

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March 16, 2014

sketch

sketch. collage. studio time.

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February 03, 2014

sketch

i shot another quick pic of a sketch i’ve been working on for a larger piece – matte medium transfer, collage and red transfer paper on 300lb watercolor paper

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January 25, 2014

sketch

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January 12, 2014

sketch1

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December 23, 2013


 

detail 1detail 2

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November 19, 2013

new set of wheels

quick pic of a collage i’ve been working on . . . . . .

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November 06, 2013

wheel abstract

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you’re better than history

October 25, 2013

i’ve been working on You’re Better Than History (which opens next week at Adobe Books & Backroom Gallery) since shortly after I arrived in SF this summer. the project has required a huge number of hours to complete. the first portion of research: thumbing through hundreds of used books looking for notes, was pretty straight forward. we’d show up at a bookstore, grab a chair and just start flipping through pages (we found that philosophy books tended to have the most writing as students tried to make sense of the dense literature as they were reading it). many of the book store workers were excited by the project and showed us their own collections of items they had found in used books. one woman was writing a series of short stories based on the photographs she found, great stuff.

the design and completion of the banners has also required many hours (it’s rewarding to see the project materialize).  we’ve been working with Dora Luz, an artist and educator at the Mission Cultural Center, who has been an amazing resource in understanding some of the history and background of papel picado, the craft form which the banners are inspired by. the concept was to take the form of papel picado as a point of departure and to make designs that reflected our own aesthetics. below are some pics of the banners in process:

 

blood country hope

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

in Mexico, artisans lay out multiple sheets of craft paper and then place a drawing template over the top. they’ll then use chisels to remove the negative space in the drawing – our process was similar except we used an x-acto blade for all of our cuts.

in the final version, the banners will be hung on strings throughout Adobe. they are extremely delicate, but also large and saturated with color.
You’re Better Than History opens November 1st.

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diamond paint draw erase

September 19, 2013

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August 19, 2013

secret compartment
today while doing some research for an upcoming exhibition, I found this secret gem inside Economics: Principles and Problems in the used book section of Goodwill

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August 16, 2013

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adventures in SF – my view of the Marina yesterday

August 03, 2013

SF Marina district

SF Marina district

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Home is where you hang your hat

July 07, 2013

San Francisco

San Francisco

After an amazing four years in the Pacific Northwest, last week we packed a box truck and road tripped it down to San Francisco. I was blessed with some amazing opportunities in Seattle – I ran a gallery and worked with some fantastic artists at the Rare Medium collective, I finished A Treaty with the assistance of Artist Trust and Jack Straw (the video was a massive and important project for me), exhibited with some passionately creative folks and just had a great all around time.

Now we’re back in Cali, looking forward to the new. As you can see, SF is ridiculo, but this apartment hunting business isn’t for the weak. On to the next!

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Interview with Seattle PI

June 22, 2013

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I was interviewed this week by Xavier Lopez over at the Seattle PI, in anticipation of my screening last night of A Treaty at Jack Straw (big thanks to all the folks that came out last night).  It was a great opportunity to share my reflections on the process, and to just chat about art-I’m very appreciate that Xavier extended the invitation.  Check it out here

 

 

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