Tuesday, August 25, 2009

At last, UNDEFEATED Artwork and Photos!

Hey-hey-hello! At long last, I've uploaded photos and shots of the artwork for my current solo exhibition, UNDEFEATED. Sorry this was so long in coming for all you fine peoples who aren't able to see the show in person. My life took a fairly extreme flip the week the opening. Since then, I've been in the process of moving The Bunker to a new location, and terribly preoccupied with all the wonderful details that go into apartment/studio hunting in a big city. But, ultimately, the show must go on! So enjoy the photos below.

The guys at D-Structure were great, and let me just fill up the space however I saw fit. I'd created these large wooden-cut-out characters, and gotten them mounted on a few walls. And while I was locked in for an all-nighter before the day of the opening, it dawned on me to rock this mural over the paintings, from the front of the store to the back. It really helped tie everything together.

house paint on wood

"Title Bout"
house paint on wood

The Angel & The Brute going head-to-head!

house paint on wood

The Angel marches ahead, to do battle with The Brute
and his horde of mutated pugilists.

Winged children -- the followers of The Angel

Warped & Twisted Adults -- subjects/victims of The Brute
*** It's about here that I actually fell off of the ladder
I was working atop of. Luckily (fueled by coffee, Red Bull and
Pop Tarts) I landed on my feet like a kitty cat!***

The Brute & His Horde

For this exhibit, I really wanted to break out of my regular "illustration mold" and challenge myself as a painter. I feel like I learned a lot making this much work, and on such a variety of scale & style. And I'm already starting to implement those lessons in pieces for a charity show in SF this September, a group show in LA in January, and a new body of work that will take me well into 2010. So below, for your viewing pleasure, is the first step in an exciting new direction for my fine arts, illustration and painted works.

"A World Without Good"
oil, acrylic, and collage on canvas

"Bookie By The Bay"
oil and acrylic on canvas

"Bring It"
oil, acrylic, and collage on canvas

"The Unavoidable Conflict of
Plus Versus Minus"
oil, acrylic, and collage on wood

mixed media on illustration board

"Call To Arms"
oil and acrylic on wood

"For Love Or The Gun"
acrylic on retired silkscreen

"Booty & The Beast"
acrylic and collage on wood

Hope you enjoyed this little virtual tour of my show. Please feel free to comment and let me know what you think. My imagination is already rolling and tumbling like a monster-sized cement mixer for the next exhibit... cooking up something even bigger and wilder than UNDEFEATED. So, as always, stay tuned to this blog and hiredmeat.com for more updates, sneak peeks, and hooty-hoos!

In the meantime....