Here is a painting that was exhibited at Le Gallery in Toronto. www.le-gallery.ca
Friday, December 16, 2005
Thursday, December 15, 2005
Tuesday, December 13, 2005
Thomas Campbell is an incredible artist, producing all kinds of colorful, and intrigueing work. I saw some of his stuff during the ‘Beautiful Losers‘ exhibit at the CAC in Cinncinati. This guy paints, sculpts and takes some of the most beautiful photos. He also produced a surfing video called seedling. Haven t seen it yet but i am sure i will soon. I would love to have something of his in my collection at some point. keeping my fingers crossed that i can get the oppertunity someday.
www.kurthalsey.com, This cats got some great line quality and a good sense of color. Have dug his stuff for quite some time. He has quite the loyal following as well. Anyways i have a show opening tonite with him, Anna Cangialosi, BASK, Diran Lyons, Josh Taylor, and Ryan Prado at covivant gallery in Tampa. I ve been promised by Kristen Brown the Curator that this show is going to be off the hook. so if you are in or around the area make sure you drop in and check it out. www.covivant.com
Thursday, December 01, 2005
Here is a small lil painting that is in the show at Le Gallery www.legallery.com up in toronto. This is one of my personal favorites from the show. I guess its because i used to eat the seeds out of the poppy things growing up. taste like nuts..................................... get your mind out of the gutter.
Wednesday, November 30, 2005
I know i ve been slow on posting, but had a few crazy weeks. hopefully that is in the past and can start rocking the blog again. Here is a photo that i took from a hike here in michigan. I have been looking at a lot of barns (more so silos) for inspiration. I have a feeling it is because its a symbol of food for me. Either way i thought it was a goodlooking barn and also wanted to let you know that i have found a group about barns on Flickr. Be sure to take a gander at all the awesome barn photos. http://flickr.com/groups/barns/
Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Here is a painting that i completed a few weeks ago that will be going to a show most likely in Toronto at Le Gallery for the end of November and early December. I ll Be filling you in on it in a bit as soon as i get all the info. This piece is also slated to be in a Book being put out by the artist draawer. Should be a great book seeing all the other artists that have commited to the project.
Thursday, November 10, 2005
Monday, November 07, 2005
Monday, October 31, 2005
here are 2 samples of Anna Cangialosi s work. I have a few shows with her in the next several months. I have shown with her as well before at Primary Space www.pr1maryspace.com . Anyways i ll will be having a show with her and Kurt Halsey Fredriksen and a few artists from tampa at Covivant Gallery in Tampa in December. But check out her stuff. Real fun. Anna Cangialosi
Wednesday, October 19, 2005
Friday, October 14, 2005
well not really a captain that i know of but i thought it sounded good. Nice illustrations that are simple to understand but have a level of complexity that is refreshing. This illo was done for a bloomburg article about finances. seems that he does mostly the editorial stuff. check out more at gordonwiebe.com/ or www.magnetreps.com/pages/wiebe_pg.html
Thursday, October 13, 2005
Aliright about a few weeks late but here is one of Chris Ryniaks paintings. I had a chance to meet this Detroit native a couple of weeks ago when i was hanging out with the Chung. Chris gave a lecture to the illo dept at CCS that day. I guess they also did a critique that was quite amusing. any how i ve been a fan of chris' work for only a short time. It was when i saw his lil piece at the dunny show at CPOP that i flipped my shit. I admire him because i know how hard it is to do the 9-5, be a dad and also do painting and illustration on the side, and he does it all well. stop by his site an admire his stylings. www.bigistudio.com
Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Ok its been awhile since i have posted anything. slacking abit on this atleast, crazy elsewhere. But today i was reminded on www.artdorks.com of a man i have meet whos work is pretty fricken sweet. Bill Fick (http://cockeyedpress.com/) is an artist that makes lino cut prints that are usually pretty huge. His stuff is based a lot on old comics and pork products. He was a visting artist at Cranbrook, which is where i meet him, and i got to see a ton of his work. I also got a print which is sweet. well i ll stop rambling. go enjoy his work.
Monday, October 03, 2005
This man s work has been some of the most impressionable work i have seen in awhile. The story of his work is pretty intresting. This man is also the Father of Conservation. The way he got that title was by killing thousands of birds and then noticing that they weren t as plentiful as when he first started killing them and wrote about how that concerned him. Any ways check out the book Audubon baby elephant folio. Quite the book.
Wednesday, September 28, 2005
Your guess is as good as mine. Been looking for info on this guy. born in 1949 that s all i can muster up. The link was sent to me by the ever thoughtful Robert Hardgrave ( www.farmerbobsfarm.com )because he knows i like birds and such. I think this piece is pretty amazing. his other paintings that i have found are equally impressive. If anybody knows more info on this dude please inform me. thanks
Tuesday, September 27, 2005
Jacqui Oakley was born in hamilton Ont. but grew up all over the world. She is now back located in hamilton where she is an illustrator. A great one at that. Check out her work at www.jacquioakley.com/ and also the collective she belongs to www.replessabandon.com/
Thursday, September 22, 2005
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
Dave "the" Chung is a local boy of detroit at this current moment. Good guy with a lot of talent and is funny as hell. Please go check his site for a quick laugh because you know we all need a good laugh. Any how this cat spent some quality time in my hometown of buffalo ny for a couple of years so he is all good in my book. www.thechung.com
Wednesday, September 14, 2005
cuz i aint got no belly. Here is an painting by Mr Ledbetter from Californ I A. He has shown at Black Market, 1988 and Cannibal Flower (all galleries that i respect on a very high level as far as the talent they bring in). be sure to go and scope out his work especially his animation and his figurines. there so hot.
Tuesday, September 13, 2005
Jonathan "viner" Weiner is a Brooklyn based artist that paints ambiguous narritives that is constructed by symbolism of the concious and subconcious. Or in plan english he rocks canvas with some oil pigments. All of his work explores the enviromental state in we live in the 21st century (and maybe a lil bit of the late 20th as well). He has landed some major clients for illustration work and is also had some big shows. It seems that Jonathan LeVine has been taking him under his wing a lil by showing him at his new Gallery in New York and having shown him at the ol tin man alley in Philly. Either way viners work is awesome and i am a big fan.
Monday, September 12, 2005
So here is some illustrations by this Guy Charles Harper. I am having a hard time finding stuff out about him. Supposedly he is still alive and living in Cincinatti. Raised in West Virginia. He was an illustrator predominatly as far as i can tell from the late fifties to the late 80s. Either way his stuff is awesome. he did some real cool nature prints. The funny thing is that Everywhere i see his stuff it talks about how he is the only nature based artist that has never been compared to Audoban yet i found out about him in Audobans Baby Elephant Folio. If you haven t seen this book be sure to look at it. It s the most inspiring thing i ve seen in awhile.
As a side note the blog has been having issues with the images from flickr. I am working on getting this issue fixed. In the meantime please excuse the red X s as images on the older posts and if you would like to see the images you can go to my flickr accounthere .
Thursday, September 08, 2005
ok. well i thought this was pretty damn interesting and hope you feel the same. here is the describtion "Between July 1945 and November 1962 the United States is known to have conducted 216 atmospheric and underwater nuclear tests. After the Limited Test Ban Treaty between the U.S. and the Soviet Union in 1963, nuclear testing went underground. It became literally invisible - but more frequent: the United States conducted a further 723 underground tests until 1992. 100 SUNS documents the era of visible nuclear testing, the atmospheric era, with 100 photographs drawn by Michael Light from the archives at Los Alamos National Laboratory and the U.S. National Archives in Maryland. It includes previously classified material from the clandestine Lookout Mountain Air Force Station based in Hollywood, whose film directors, cameramen, and still photographers were sworn to secrecy.
The title, 100 SUNS, refers to the response by J. Robert Oppenheimer to the world's first nuclear explosion in New Mexico when he quoted a passage." and here is where you can find it. www.michaellight.net/100suns/
Wednesday, September 07, 2005
Tuesday, September 06, 2005
Sam Weber. An american raised as a canadian now resides in New York doing illustration. He has done work for the New York Times but my favorite job he has done is for playgirl. Such an interesting market. Any how check out his illustrations at www.sampaints.com
Thursday, September 01, 2005
Don t know much abuot this fella, but i love this painting. pretty kick ass. he has a few others that i like. but this one takes the cake. check out his work at www.jeffjordanart.com and if you know anything about him please leave a comment.
Monday, August 29, 2005
Back on the environmental tip. I went down to Ann Arbor last night to see the documentary "The Future of Food" produced by Deborah Koons Garcia and Lily Films. Deborah Koons Garcia is non other then the late Jerry Garcia s better half. I have never been a fan of the dead but still interesting to see a lecture and a movie done by his wife. Any how back to the movie, this is a must see for everyone that plans on living for awhile and wants future generations to live on. There has been a major shift in the world that not many people are aware of and should be aware of. Back in 1992 there was a major court decision that basically gave up the right to life to a corporation named Monsanto (and a few others but to a much lesser degree). Anyways watch the trailer and please try to see a screening of this, I feel that this is MAJOR issue (much larger then the war in Iraq, gay marriages, and the death tax. Oh I forgot to mention the SOME HIGH UP GOVERNMENTAL OFFICIALS ARE ALSO MONSANTO EMPLOYEES AND BOARD MEMBERS.) Also be sure to check out the links on www.thefutureoffood.com s site.
Friday, August 26, 2005
Thesis - I know i said i was going to feature him back a few weeks ago. i didn t. the show that we were putting together took priorty. but seeing we are doing the last look party tonite i figured it would be a good time as any to feature good friend and fantastic art and music sensation. Thesis has been writing an offbeat graffiti style since back in the early 90s. His work has been displayed and thrown up all over the world and even has a documentary on his work. he currently resides in a medium sized city in ontario canada. If you hear he is going to be in your nieghborhood due go and check out his work. highly sophisticated and yet raw and urban. www.thesissahib.com
His work first appeared to me on a wall in one of my friends appartments after his travels to LA and a giant robot show where brendan had some work on display. A beautiful multilayered screen print on board of some owls. since that moment i have made sure to check his site every week to see new work if available. he shares my love for water settings and natural themes. he is currently in the new art prostitute issue with a great interview. check his work out here.. www.brendanmonroe.com
Wednesday, August 24, 2005
Suggestion of Mr. Kyle Stone (a great local illustrator and friend)after seeing me post up some Chris Sickels. Scott Radke does some sweet marienette sculptures (a lill on the dark side for me but sweet non the less). don't check it out (trying some reverse psychology)
Tuesday, August 23, 2005
Here is a painting that is being shipped off to Seattle for the castle me in show. also as a side note one last plug for the "from Four Zero One" show at pr1mary space. The show closes this saturday but friday nite (aug 26th)from 7-10 pm we will be having a "last look" celebration at the gallery. Its a BYOB event but there will be some snacks and DJ Redbeard cutting up some tracks. should be a fun lil farewell to the the wall of thesis other and myself. if your in the area hope you can make it.... for directions check out www.pr1maryspace.com
September 3rd thru October 31st. A group show at Halo Salon in Seattle that features the likes of Le Merde, Charles Whiteside, John Black, Shawn Wolfe, Jessica Barnes, Robert Hardgrave, Christian Peetz, Matt Rodriguez, Friendettes, Arbito Snaggs and last but not least myself -7teen-. If your in or around seattle swing by and check it out. I ve been told that it is going to be a good show. for more info www.lemerde.com
Monday, August 22, 2005
This artist is a new favorite of mine. He paints birds and flowers. can t ask for more than that. His work has been featured next to Ed Ruscha Tobias Keene and Mark Mothersbaugh. He currently resides in silverlake ca. check out his work on his website at www.sagevaughn.com
New Leaf is an artist run clothing company that makes limited run shirts that are life inspired. Made from non sweatshop t shirts and other recycled clothing. The theme of thier philosophy is to spread the word of respect for mother earth. check out there site here www.newleafclothing.com
Friday, August 19, 2005
Thursday, August 18, 2005
I dig this chicks work a lot. very good use of color and keeps it simple and clean. Does as far as i can tell all female figures and usually from bust up. I came accross her work on 1988 gallery's upcoming show list. She is doing a split show with lisa alisa (also one of my favorites). well anyhow check out her work its quite nice and i doubt you will dislike. www.audrey-kawasaki.com
Tuesday, August 16, 2005
Ok Ok. Photos from Four Zero One. Finally got them on my computer and uploaded to flickr. There is a bunch from the installation. We had a great time doing this. Many thanks to Jamie and Carrie from Primary Space. for all the support and kindness. There will be a closing byob party at the gallery on Friday the 26th.
Friday, August 12, 2005
Tra Selhtrow is a seattle resident that illustrates. Birds seem to be a great big part of his vocabulary and therefore i am a fan. be sure to check his stuff out. and for anyone waiting for more photos of the from 401 show i ll get on it soon. i hope to be taking the copy shots tonite or tomarrow.
Thursday, August 11, 2005
One of my alltime favorites. This guy just keeps blowing my mind each time he does an illustration. He makes and uses lil figurines in lil sets that he lays out and sets up then uses his crazy photo skills and shoots his illustration. Time, labor and process intensive, It just amazes me how talented and hard working this guy is. He has a wonderful interview in how magizine (one of his main clients). Its a couple issues old now but if you can find a copy its worth the read. Check out more of his tight lil diaramas at www.rednosestudio.com. its definetly a treat.
Wednesday, August 10, 2005
Here is a Photo from the "What a Wonderful Life" featuring the work of Bo130, TLP and Microbo. The show already happened during the months of may and june but looks like it was a phenomenal show. This group is essentially the group of people that got me painting again. I went to Italy over 2.5 years ago and seen all there works all over the streets, especially Bo130s and also another crew robot inc. When i got back to the states i was really inspired and got back into painting myself. This show took place at what looks like to be an amazing space/store. Alice gallery/store in Brussels belgium. You can see more photos from the show on their website. They also are going to be showcasing another one of my favorites from Bristol, Duncan Jago aka MR Jago as well as Will Barras and Steff Plaetz.
Tuesday, August 09, 2005
here is the installation as the work progresses nearing the end. If you would like to see some details before i go and get some good pics of it go to www.flickr.com/photos/other and look through his photos from the trip out to detroit. For gallery information contact Primary Space at www.pr1maryspace.com.
Monday, August 08, 2005
Here is a piece from the "from the Four Zero One" show that happened this past weekend. It was a great time and if you didn t get a chance to make it and your in the area i advise to make the effort to get there and check it out. Thesis and Other came into town and together we did a full on installation in three hard pact days. there will be more photos to come. check out www.pr1maryspace.com for more info.
Tuesday, August 02, 2005
Here s to my man Bask down in the land of the jeb bush. His stuff is super tight and very fun. I love this piece. I dont know if its the colors or the message or what but i want it. Any how Bask spent some time up here in Detroit and had a couple of solo shows in the area and has always done well here. Be sure to stop by his site and check out his politically and social commentaries via brush, can, and a ton of woodworking tools.