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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!



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.