Sunday, November 27, 2011

EMERGENCY!!!

EMERGENCY! DEATH! BLOODY MURDER! FIRE! FLESH BURNED TO THE BONE! TOXICITY! A HORRIBLE ACCIDENT! IT'S TERRIBLE! CALL 911! HORRIFYING! THEY'RE STILL ALIVE?! I'D RATHER BE DEAD! EMERGENCY! THEIR GUTS ARE HANGING OUT! DISGUSTING! EMERGENCY! EMERGENCY!!!

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Colors & Forms: Series 23

A composition... set in time... suspended in animation... for the ages... just around the bend... a memory of a ghost, footsteps down the hall... or so it would seem.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Colors & Forms: Series 22

Further adventures in geometry, something I flunked as a teen - and still would today.

These are inspired by the logo for Square Stamping Manufacturing Company in Barneveld, NY. The first image is a pretty direct nick, basically just color changes. The rest are extrapolations from the previous.

When I saw the sign I thought, "That's modern art. On canvas in a gallery or a museum it's minimalism a la Ellsworth Kelly or Sol LeWitt."

The company's original building next door has a sign with old-timey lettering that looks like something that could've been done by cartoonists Robert Armstrong or R Crumb.

BTW, besides Kelly and LeWitt, some of the artists who influence me are Richard Paul Lohse, Stuart Davis, Paul Klee, Auguste Herbin, Joan Miro and the Pop artists, especially Andy Warhol. All are constant sources of inspiration, along with many others.



Friday, November 18, 2011

Conversationally...

Wither goest the conversation when it stagnates? At said juncture, a new conversation is called for, complete with a fresh vocabulary. Enter Bloc, a duo intrepid, mixing the brash with the anodyne, wondering where or when...

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mark Your Calendars!

This is a promo card I created for Sculpture Space.

Sculpture Space is Utica, NY's international artist residency program, 35-years-old and going strong. The Sculpture Space site can be seen here.