This is my first new post in a while. For the last couple months, I’ve been busy working on an online project that’s been buzzing around my head for the better part of a year, and now it’s just about ready to go.
VIA: a perambulatory tale will be an ongoing graphic novel that is:
1- a story without characters, and
2- a love-letter to the horizon
Beyond that, you’ll just have to see for yourself. Regular posts begin Monday, September 1st at perambulate.net. I promise weirdness and wonder.
This coming Saturday (4/12), I will be participating in SPACES Gallery’s 2014 Monster Drawing Rally! For those unfamiliar with the event, about 100 artists will be drawing live in the gallery over one-hour shifts (one is not required to draw monsters per se, but really, why wouldn’t you?). At the end of each shift, the finished drawings go up for sale immediately, with all proceeds benefiting SPACES. I’ve participated a couple years in the past, and it’s always a tremendously fun, energetic event. I’ll be drawing during the 8-9pm shift.
A belated update on the paintings that have kept me busy for the past few months. All of the following are oil on wood, measuring 10×10″, and all are currently on display at Cleveland’s Rotten Meat Gallery.
The Soul of Deceptively Insignificant Coincidences
The Soul of Things One Would Prefer Not to Think About
The Soul of Things That Are Not Quite One Thing and Not Quite Another
The Soul of Emergent Properties
The Soul of Things Belonging to Other People
The Soul of Unwelcome Realizations
The Soul of Things No Longer Thought About
After some months of preparation, I am terribly excited to announce an upcoming solo show of my work at Cleveland’s Rotten Meat Gallery. In Defense of Absurd Cosmologies will feature recent paintings, including the completed Falls series, as well a number of brand-new works from this year. The opening reception will be on March 14th, from 6-10pm.
Either mostly or entirely done with this series! It’s primarily about animism (a subject about which I have some thoughts), and secondly about making something unabashedly decorative. Each individual piece is designed to function as an icon (in the religious sense- what artist hasn’t secretly aspired to make something people will pray to?), and will bear titles such as The One Who Oversees Seemingly Significant (but insignificant) Coincidences, The One Who Overseers Things You No Longer Think About, and so on.