Category Archives: Show

Big Fizz-Bang & Chernobyl Collective Show

Avoiding all ‘time-flying’ clichés I’d like to write about a few things that happened during the long days in the seemingly short months of summer.

The members of the Chernobyl Collective held another show and zine release here in Philadelphia.  It opened in the PhilaMoca space and had also held a closing with live bands: Lands & Peoples, Secret Mountains, Norwegian Arms and Da Comrade! all accompanied with projections by Eye Gate II.

I did a piece titled The Big Fizz-Bang and made a small installation out of it.  The theme was myths & legends.  I feel that those topics manifest as a result of storytelling.  With that as my focus of my intentions I chose  to originally create my own take on creationism, a light-hearted spin that doesn’t really reflect my own views on the subject BUT since every faction of humanity and science have a version I thought I would make one too.  Myth-rituals and historical narratives are both man-made and employ the use of symbolic representations.

With all that being said, it is a painting of Pop-rocks and Cola.

I’ll be sure to post some pics of the zine soon since I did the layout of it and happen to be quite pleased with it and the work published with it.  Thanks to everyone that came out or bought a zine or both or take the time to read this blog!

Re-Cover

TrickGo is hosting a fairly large show this weekend here in Philly.  They distributed about 50 LP’s and invited artists to basically re-cover the album art.  Among the ranks are two talented friends of mine, Brad Haubrich and Steve Stresiguth.  Here is photo of my contribution for the show.  I never heard of Karla Bonoff before but I read the liner notes and song lyrics, pretty sad stuff.  Betrayal, delusion and self-sabotage were the overall themes I had taken away from it.

That inspired the martyr-esque portrayal with the arrows and halo.  The elephant skeleton has to do with my everlasting obsessions with factoids and flora+fauna.  Elephants mate for life and Karla here is feeling like love is dead. Anyway, I finished this and am almost finished with the Chernobyl Collective Arts zine and the big show we’re having on April 2nd.  Mark your calendars for that too.  Be sure to stop by this show Saturday from 6-10 if you’re in the area.

TrickGo Boutique and Gallery is located at 1135 Pine St. in Philadelphia.

Jinxed HeArt Show 2011

This is my piece for this years HeArt Show at Jinxed / Toothless Cat Gallery.  I used the shape of the panel to create the form of the subject.  The result being these two barn swallows in a nested embrace.  Inspired by the weather of February and the intentions of Hallmark Holiday (you know, Valentine’s Day).  A little symmetrical, a little sappy, but definitely something I enjoyed doing. More stuff on the way.  If you get a chance come check out the show, cheers!

To Tell the Tale Show

Recently I did work for a show hosted by Company Policy Apparel at the Studio:Christensen Gallery.  As you can see by the flier above I’m a bit late on the posting.  I thought I lost the few pictures I had, but guess what–I didn’t!  So here they are.

A quick glimpse of the crowd that came out.  The reception was well attended, I got

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Fall / Landings Show

Last week was a little busy.  I hung work in two different shows with openings on the same night.  The above piece is in a group show at The Soapbox (in Philly),  it’s influenced by change, ‘the good/bad & questionable’ kinds of change we experience.  Photo credit to Ms. Stephanie Ricci, whom also had these really awesome light boxes made for the show.

As for the show itself there was  a nice turn out, I’d show more pic’s but I don’t have any, sorry.  My bad.  Other artists were Stephen Aleckna, Astrid Bucio, Rebecca Deorocki, Elizabeth Doherty, Adam Fergurson, Carissa Hudson,  Kaitlin Kerr, Betty Lertdarapong, Matthew Malesky, Caitlin McCormack, Casey Murphy, Matthew Phillips, Joe Pillari, April Read, Stephanie Ricci, Justin Rubich, Emi Savacool, Mike Sgier, Alexander Stanton, Steve Streisguth,  Mallory Weston, and Anni Wilson.  You can check out The Soapbox’s page for images of their work.

I do, however, have photo’s from the show at Studio:Christensen.  Those will be up soon.

‘Whoa 3-D’ Show

Hung this at Paradigm Gallery for the Whoa 3-D Show held there last Friday.  It was a nice First Friday event, thanks to all that came out.  The turn-out was great and there were some faces in the crowd  I haven’t seen for a while.  Also, having Jukebox the Ghost play a set was fantastic.

The concept was a quick, trippy drawing of two skulls.  I referenced grizzly bears for the drawing sort of by accident; I really wanted draw a snow leopard to no avail.  If you haven’t stopped by Paradigm yet, you really should.  It is a great space, maybe give them a call sometime and stop by.

Developing/Decay Painting

It’s a bit moot to promote this show (which has since been hung and taken down) but here is a pic of a painting I did specifically for the show.  It’s basically a take on the connectedness of everything.  The decaying body becoming part of the what makes up the robin’s little environment.  Also, for nerd points, the robin is something of a representation of spring.  So one could infer that this piece is also about change.  For nerds, that is.

Thanks to those that made it out to Paradigm Gallery for show.  Look out for more stuff.  Cheers!