Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Group Show At Gallery Project

I will have work in the upcoming Summer Group Show at the Gallery Project in Ann Arbor MI:

State of the Union - Jun 20 - Jul 29, 2007
Reception - Friday, Jun 22, 6-9p.m.
Gallery Project presents State of the Union, in which Gallery Project Collaborators and guest artists are invited to comment through their work on conditions in the country.
"The artist, since the beginning of time, has always expressed the aspirations and dreams of his people. Silence the artist and you have silenced the most articulate voice the people have." (Katharine Hepburn, speaking in support of Henry Wallace who was called by the House Committee on Un-American Activities, May, 1947.) Is it the responsibility of an artist to take positions and make statements regarding social, political and cultural situations? Or does the artist, by definition, escape the machinations of the contextual milieu, to live sequestered amidst the clarity and purity of aesthetic principal? Do cultural movements, trends or situations exist whose import is so significant that they, by their definition, require an artist to express a position or response, whether or not that artist usually enters the socio-political arena? And finally, does a gallery have the responsibility to provide a forum in which opinion and content regarding social and political situations may be addressed, or should a gallery remain neutrally closed to current content and context, merely examining issues of art, its aesthetics, materials, and techniques? With State of the Union, Gallery Project attempts to respond to these questions by inviting artists to speak their minds.

215 South 4th Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Tues - Sat 12-9p.m.; Sun 12- 4p.m.

Wood Cuts

"The Fly"
"Jass Groove"
"Nursing Monster"
"Ballad of Dwight Fry"

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

More Ceramic Reliefs

Rainbow Wurm
Zug Island
Drunk Robot

Ghost With Ectoplasmic Eyes

Ceramic Reliefs

Eye Robot
Midget Wrestling
Eye Guys

Drawings Archive

These drawings were all done between 2000/2001. The last thing I bought with my employee discount after a long gig at Utrecht Art Supply was a case of Stonehenge printmaking paper, these were all done on that with watercolor and india ink.

Tennessee Hustler


Group Show in Baltimore MD

If you are "Back East" check out this show. Three of my relief prints were chosen to be included in the Current Gallery's ongoing Print Portfolio.
30 South Calvert Street Baltimore Md

Craft-O-Rama Wrap Up

Here's a picture of me practicing in the Rusty Nail Studio for Craft-O-Rama, my first ever "Craft Show"
Special Rusty Nails to Gabby Buckay ( for setting up the show and Cary and the rest of the Bookbeat Staff for support. Look for my next "old lady with blue hair selling creepy dolls made from work socks" gig at the Shadow Art Fair in Ypsilanti, July 14 at the Corner Brewery: