Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Monday, October 30, 2006
The Book Show runs Oct. 13-Nov. 10, 2006
Slusser Gallery, UM School of Art & Design, 2000 Bonisteel Blvd., Ann Arbor
photos by Annette Haines
Wednesday, October 25, 2006
My work is formal. Much of my work over the past two years has been done on an intimate scale. Images that could be held in one's hands and examined closely; relief prints, watercolors and hand made books. In my mixed media drawings, "Before the Show" and "Mother's Worry", I put down a primary layer of orange monoprinted gestural strokes, then blue relief prints of wood grain and abstract shapes before a final, figurative, layer of india ink dry brush. This layered approach allowed me to unearth the image, like discovering a hieroglyph covered stele during an archeological dig. The "Word Possum" relief prints were also done using a three step process. Instead of registering the different colored elements, I layed them down on the blocks spontaeneously, not always knowing how they would interact with each other untill after the print was pulled. This "close work" facilitated my exploration of personal iconography. Currently, I have increased the scale of the work, like the gouache and acrylic painting, “Holy Mountain”, to make the figures compete with the viewer for space, to make my myths real.
*tape hiss, prog rock album covers, exploitation film posters, third rate comic books with bad color separations, hand painted signs for hub-cap shops, air brushed portraits of the dead on black denim jackets, hair on the film projector’s lens.
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Thursday, September 07, 2006
Noise Putty Art Show, Opening Reception Saturday, September 16, 7pm
The BookBeat Gallery 26010 Greenfield, Oak Park, Michigan 48237Phone:248.968.1190 http://www.thebookbeat.com/
"Rusty Nail Studio", drawings and prints by Tom Carey
"The Secret Land of If", an installation by Jamie Easter
Monday, August 14, 2006
Eye 94 is an art brut tribute to the hot rod art of the 1960's, AND a critique of the carcinogenic car culture that is shortening the human race's life span on this planet. It is seven pages of photocopied art on green paper with hand printed covers on orange construction paper. Available now for $5 postage paid (or an interesting trade). E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org to order.
Tuesday, August 08, 2006
The Word Possums are three color relief prints, with "spontaneous" registration. Every Word Possum has something unique to say. These prints grew out of the collaborative book project "Work Posems"; drawings by yours truly and poems by John E, to be published by Shattered Wig Press in 2007.