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Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Day Twenty Three!

My thoughts were wandering very early this morning, half asleep, that CIA agents are similar to Pirates in that they kidnap individuals without cause. I realized, as I laid there, that the letters I and R are in the Pirate vocabulary! Too early in the morning to make real sense, but I like it.

Day Twenty Two!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Day Twenty One!

Just got back from a weekend in Bodega Bay doing nothing. Watching people kayak on the Russian River was definitely something I want to do next visit. The Root Division show is coming down this week and then it's off to Ojai. Looking forward to visiting Nathan's gallery and seeing the Weekend Warriors exhibit there.

21 grand will be in August with Kwatro Kantos. Should be fun.

Here's the latest after a few minutes in the studio tonight.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Day Twenty!

Nothing like a little florescent scare tissue!

Day Ninteen!

Added the I and R to the upper right last night (07-21-08). This shot is a bit cloudy due to the medium I added before taking this.

When I started this one I was thinking about self flagellation. Creating self criticism that in this case has manifested as kids beating its creator. Maybe criticism that relates back to his childhood! Who knows what hell we've been through.

Well, the I and R refer to Immaculate Rendition. Rendition as in the case of Extraodinary Rendition, the illegal forced disappearance, transporting, detaining and torture of individuals by the CIA. In this case Immaculate refers to the CIA's perception as being free from fault, flaws and errors. Hmmm.

I think this one flips back and forth for me. So I'm a Flip-Flopper! Got a ways to go on this one. Hang in there.

Day Eighteen!

The changes have been pretty sublte lately with as little time as I've been spending in the studio. At least the kids have a bit of drippy hair.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Day Seventeen!

Moving pretty slow on this painting now. The kids have hair. Still mulling over the broom and shovel. Color, amount of detail and such.

Sent off my packet to Philip Slein Gallery in St. Louis. Nice gallery with some artists who's work I really like. Tony Fitzpatrick, Fred Stonehouse, Gary Baseman and Gary Panter (remember Pee Wee's Playhouse). Philip, if you're reading this...sorry to hear about the sale of Anheuser-Busch.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Day Sixteen!

Went into the studio for a short bit with Coco. Hard to get anything done, but Coco was a good sport and let me do a few things before heading home and to SF for the reception at Root Division.

Met up with Juan Carlos in the Mission the went to the reception which was pretty packed.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Insider/Outsider @ Root Division

I have a couple pieces in the group exhibit "Insider/Outsider," at Root Division in the Mission in San Francisco. The reception is this weekend, July 12 from 7-10 p.m.

Should be fun. First time showing with my friend Juan Carlos Quintana who's been cranking out some great paintings and collabes with his wife Michelle for upcoming show.

From the SF Bay Guardian:
"Insider/Outsider" might be one of this year's best group shows. Its 16 artists range from veterans to new voices: David Yun's 2007 video A Taste of Home is one of a few works in which he takes on the whiteness of suburban Detroit. John Yoyogi Fortes and Juan Carlos Quintana are known for creating ironically colorful works on canvas. Ming Mur-Ray has most recently pointed her camera at tourists within developing China. Aditya Dhawan's current photo projects include a series devoted to taxi drivers, while Christina Mazza has used ballpoint to draw details of forsaken objects. Bijan Yashar has rendered the US map as a sick puppy, magnified the majesty of petrol company signs, and deployed video projection to further warp the worried expressions on George W. Bush's face. Take a look.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Day Fifteen

Time to put this one aside for a bit while I get my ideas together for 21 Grand in Oakland. Should be an interesting exhibit.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Day Fourteen!

Happy July 4th!

My daughter Jazmine was nice enough to help me clean my messy ass studio today. Now I can't find anything! Here's a picture of her standing in front of the painting I've been working.

Later that evening Anna and Bill Spooner came over and we watched the fireworks from the studio. Heather was really liking her rum and coke so much she brought a thermos full. Even with the loud explosions, Coco crashed.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Day Thirteen

Finally back in the studio after hanging out with a sick baby, a sick wife and catching up on NetFlix rentals. Maybe I can get more finished tomorrow (July 4th). Here's where I am to date.