Friday, October 23, 2009

Tonight was the opening for True Self, if you missed it like me (stuck in LA), you can check out the show online (which is still being added), or stop by Jonathan LeVine gallery Tues-Sat 11-6 through Nov 21st.
Here is my contribution to the show, and the journey the painting took as I worked on you can see I changed my mind a few times. I hope I made good decisions.

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Sunday, October 18, 2009

I have two illustrations in today's NYT book review. One on the cover and one inside. I am really happy with the way they turned out, I might even use that cover illo for a promo! Much thanks to amazing AD Nicholas Blechman.

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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Here's my third book for the altered book show in Vegas. Don't forget to stop by and check it out! This book is a little different, and I wanted to keep a lot of white space. I like the raw, unfinished quality it seems to have, and the weird tension that creates.

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Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Here's my second book for the altered book show, all inside the pages of this civil war book. I love experimenting in these books, lots of good mistakes and new ideas.

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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

I'm in an altered book show which opens this Friday at the Reed Whipple Cultural Center in Las Vegas. This is really weird because I used to take art and music lessons at this place when I was a kid, and actually performed a few times in their theater. This looks like an amazing show, so if your in Vegas between now an January, you should check it out!

I have three books in this show. This is an older one that you may have seen already. I'll post the others in the next few days.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I just finished a piece for the True Self exhibit at Jonathan Levine Gallery in New York which is curated by Gary Baseman. Some of my favorite people are in this show. It should be a good one!
runs Oct 24 thru Nov 21, 2009

Opening Reception - Saturday, October 24th, 7-9pm

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS: Adam Wallacavage, Alex Prager, Amor Munoz, Boris Hoppek, Christian Clayton, Dalek, David Sandlin, Deedee Cheriel, Eric White, Esther Pearl Watson, Fons Schiedon, Fred Stonehouse, Frieda Gossett, Friends With You, Gary Taxali, Gary Baseman, Gerard Dubois, James Jean, Karen Hsiao, Korin Faught, KozynDan, Lauren Bergman, Leah Hayes, Lola, Luke Chueh, Marion Peck, Mark Ryden, Mark Todd, Martha Rich, Mike Shinoda, Natalia Fabia, Orly Cogan, Rob Clayton, Robin Van Valkenburgh, Ron English, Ryan Heshka, Ryan Jacob Smith, Shag, Shannon Freshwater, The London Police, Tim Biskup, Travis Lampe.

Here's a sketch/idea for my painting:

studio process shot:

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