Limestone

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2017 5.5×7, digital offset, 80 pgs . Edited/designed by David King. Edition of 100.

Working closely with a small independent publisher in Nashville David King and I produced Limestone.  Based on a series of drawings that all feature a figure hiding under a rock, Limestone, follows this anonymous character through a series of changing stages, from celebratory and fortunate to tragic and humorous. 2017 5.5×7, digital offset, 80 pgs . Edited/designed by David King. Edition of 100. They are available to purchase at ExtendedPlayPress.com.   img_3926 img_3927 img_3930

They Were All Talking At The Same Time So I Grew More Ears

Different mediums weave strands of fractured narratives together in ‘They Were All Talking At The Same Time So I Grew More Ears’ at Seed Space in Nashville, TN.

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Wing Mite Steals the Show, 2017, cornstarch and oil pastel on paper, each panel 36”x24”
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Detail of Wing Mite Steals the Show
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Detail of Wing Mite Steals The Show
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DogGod, 2017, cornstarch and tempra on canvas, 48”x35”
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Detail of DogGod
The Red Curtain, 2017, yarn and wood, 78''x35''
The Red Curtain, 2017, yarn and wood, 78”x35”
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Limestone,2017, paper on panel, 120”x59”
Detail of Limestone panels

Placebo Theater

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Placebo Theater was a art show at Sauvage Galerie on August 20th. It included performances and a show of my works. Below is the text that went with it:

Even though art is mere shadow play, a theatrically induced placebo effect, we still take our art pills regularly. And hey, it’s done wonders for our backs and cured our pernicious certitude.

The 70 collage drawings in “Placebo Theater” are based on photocopies of a sketch I made at a low point during a break up. That faceless, cartoony surrogate peaking out from under a rock became the starting point for a meditation on individuality and narrative.

Scopophilia! Sounds like a pathology doesn’t it. But the image is not going away anytime soon. Look. Be aroused. And then let’s go into the world with our misunderstandings of it and ourselves and others and make things, pictures, hats, words, sounds. It’s the only way.

In addition to the works on paper there will be three performances. Jacob Bernardi Stovall leads a Powerpoint-assisted sermon via the inorganic vernacular of search engine query. Think Tony Robbins meets William S. Burroughs with a hint of Bill Gates. Meagen Crawford becomes her own hydra-mimetic monolith of audio & visual ekphrastic poetries. And I’m chanting.

Thanks to Matt Johnstone for helping arrange the evening.

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70 collage photo copies, each 8 1/2×11
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ink on photocopy 8 1/2×11 inches
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ink on photocopy 8 1/2×11 inches
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four ink and collage drawings, each 18x22inches
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also included in the show was a series of abstract photocopy collage drawing where the polka dots start to warp and bend, each 8 1/2×11 inches
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photocopy collage drawing 8 1/2×11 inches

 

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Grid, Grid, Hiccup, 2016, fabric and embroidered ribbon

 

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Video still of the performance including details of the polka dot shoe hat with bells, collar, and oversized shoe with bells

Truculent Spores

This is a unique hand bound book called “Truculent Spores” made from 100 photocopied photocopies of several hundred drawings. Truculent meaning ready to fight and spores being this little fungal seeds that might grow up to be their own organism. I think this book as a compendium of argumentative baby ideas. img_3948img_3944img_3942img_3940 img_3934 img_3935 img_3936 img_3937 img_3938 img_3931img_3932img_3933img_3939

Either You’re Going to My Funeral or I’m Going to Yours

“Either You’re Going to My Funeral or I’m Going to Yours” was a collaborative show Chelsea Couch and I had at the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Oregon, in May 2015. In the performance “Always Never Now” we appear dressed in ski masks with frilly collars banging on a homemade drum set and exchanging random words. Punctuating the performance is the refrain “Always! Never! Now!” expressing both affirmation and self-negation. Either You’re Going to My Funeral or I’m Going to Yours was our attempt to articulate frustration, urgency, and a little joy.
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Always Never Now

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