Tomorrow - on Black Friday - Gallery1988 will have my "North by Northwest Passage" prints for sale. It's an edition of 50, 16" x 16" for $75, signed and - if I do say so myself - darn pretty. So do little Christmas/Hanukkah shopping for that special Hitchcock fan in your life (or just treat yourself to a little wall candy!).
Thursday, November 22, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
8" x 10", pencil and gouache
on watercolor paper
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Here my new piece for sale at a great show at Chicago's Gallery 27, called "Dreaming Child" which opened on Friday, August 31. The show is all artwork based on children's stories, fables, and fairy tales. I based mine on the Aesop's fable of the Fox and the Crow. The crow has a piece of cheese and the fox coaxes it away from him by at first praising the crow's physical appearance, and the inducing him to caw and drop the cheese by saying that the crow must have a beautiful voice to match it's beautiful appearance. The crow, so flattered and full of pride, opens his beak and caws his caustic caw, dropping the cheese to the waiting fox. Fox wins. The painting itself was created by tea staining a background tone, and then gouache on top.
|"The Fox and the Crow"|
11" x 14", tea staining and gouache on watercolor paper
Thursday, March 29, 2012
|progress - pencils to color blocking, to black line on top|
|The remnants of my notes.|
Saturday, March 3, 2012
Here's my submissions for this year's "Is This Thing On 2: The Weird Year" Show at Gallery1988 show in LA - HOSTED BY WEIRD AL YANKOVIC!! I had . . . maybe too much fun on these guys. I grew up on Bill Cosby records, and Peter Sellers has been a sort of hero for me since the first time I saw Casino Royale and had my mind blown.
This one is "Go-cart Championship of America" - 19 3/4" x 15 3/4" gouache on paper.
And this is "Man of a Thousand Mustaches", same size, gouache on paper.
|detail - yup - all fake mustaches.|
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
This weekend I had the pleasure of setting up my "One Hour of TV a Week" Show at Gallery 543 in Building 543, a communal space for the headquarters of URBN Inc (which for the uninitiated encompasses Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People and Terrain) in the Philadelphia Navy Yard . The space is . . . pretty amazing. Coi ponds? Yup. 40 ft tall bamboo indoors? Yup? Handy parking for WWII era aircraft carriers? You better believe it. You can also get a good cup of coffee and tasty lunch if you want to make a day of it.
I want to extend a big thank yous to: Lauren Addis for her support of the show and allowing me to do an extended setup (and make an extended mess), Josh Longo (of Longoland fame) for helping paint boats and put on the finishing touches, and most of all to Michelle Provencal who not only put up with my turning our apartment into a disaster zone, but who also helped out this past week with all the last minute preparations that I never would have been able to finish on my own (as well as my manic stress-isodes). Thank you, thank you, thank you.
On to the show!! So - some of you may recognize a few of the pieces from the "History of the World" show that was up earlier this year created with Owen Sherwood. Initially, this show was going to be my half of that show, but - I like doing work - and wanted to repurpose some of the more autobiographical pieces from "History" into a different slant. So with a few new pieces and tweaks on old ideas, here's the "One Hour of TV a Week" show.
|A little stage setting . . .|
|Is that . . . ? Yes, you're correct. That is an aircraft carrier |
looming outside of that large glass window.
|"I'll Stop If You Stop", Latex Paint (thanks Josh!)|
|"National Little League" and "Bicentennial"|
|"I'll Stop if you Stop" detail|
|"I Hate Brian Smith", 6" x 6" drawings on paper.|
|The story is - I got beat up by Brian Smith a lot. Many bloody |
noses - most of them deserved - I was a tag-along crybaby. And I'm
still trying to get the last word in 23 years later. Eat it Smith.
|"Cancer" and "Magic 2"|
|"Magic 2" detail|
|"A Concept of Four at Two" and "Magic" with the model planes I made and painted,|
with help from the lovely Michelle Provencal.
|p.s. - Do you know how small the landing gear is on a 1/144 scale plane?|
About the size of this "I" with two "O"s on either side. Teensy.
|On the left are two new paintings - "Duplex" and "Ghostrunners" (shown in|
my previous post)
|"Mango's, 1988", Latex Paint. This is my squad from 1988 when I was ten and my|
first team after I left National Little league for Twin Town Little League in the hinterlands
of upstate NY.
|And to finish, I'll take an aircraft carrier and jet combo.|
|Make it a double.|
Friday, October 28, 2011
|Just sent my piece out for the Bill Murray show out at Gallery1988 opening November 3rd!|
|Here's a little of the piece in progress. Fun to do a big portrait!|
|"Stevezee" 24" x 24" Gouache on paper mounted on wood panel|
Saturday, December 4, 2010
My "Goonies" print from the Crazy4Cult show is on sale here from Gallery1988! The signed numbered edition of 35 is ready to order just in time for Christmas. A great gift for that age old question: "What do you get the "Goonies" fan who has everything?"!