Thursday, November 19, 2009

Self Portrait

I will have a watercolor, "Self As Nuclear Explosion", in the group exhibition 'Self Portrait', curated by Ms. Sherry Washington, at the Ford Gallery, Wayne County Community College,
1001 West Fort Street, Detroit MI

The opening reception is Thursday, December 3, 5-7pm.
'Self Portrait' runs through January 30, 2010

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pecha Kucha Night:11/24/09

12 artists (including yours truly)-20 slides each, projected on the big screen at the Detroit Film Theater@the DIA, Tuesday 11/24/09, doors at 6:30, show at 8:20 pm.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Exotica Light and Shadow Show

I've been working on an Exotica themed Shadow and Light show, recycling some puppets from the Mu shows and making some new Tiki themed cutouts and acetates.
These photos were taken in my studio using two overhead projectors for light sources. Special thanks to Cody BC for assistance. All photos by myself or Cody.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Rusty Nail Studio Live!, Saturday July 25

DAM logo black

From A Different Perspective

The Detroit Artists Market presents an exciting chance to talk with the artists.
"From a Different Perspective"

Please join us for a

with Topher Crowder-Mike Sivak-Ryan Standfest
and Tom Carey

Saturday, July 25th, from 4-6 pm

About the Show:
The show features six regional artists who work outside of the traditional forms of painting, sculpture, and
drawings. Their subject matter and style derives from comic book illustration, the surreal, alternative culture,
and assemblage. The works are often edgy and have some sense of humor, from droll and understated, to the
more outrageous and obvious.

Topher Crowder (Livonia) delves into storytelling using styles influenced by comics, postcards, TV, and
billboards, which involve memories and emotions. He has a BFA from Wayne State University and is presently
working on his MFA also at Wayne State.

Tom Carey (Ann Arbor) uses techniques from Balinese Shadow Plays and does Technicolor paintings of
monsters and robots from Ultraman. He has his BFA from Wayne State and MFA from the Pennsylvania
Academy of the Fine Arts

Julie Renfro (Ann Arbor) is influenced by her quilter mother and architect father, and uses found objects often
glittery to create pieces of meditative beauty and obsessive detail. She has a BFA from the Art Center College
of Design
in Pasadena, California.

Mike Sivak (Ann Arbor) creates detailed assemblages in varying scales that become their own worlds. He has
a BS in biology and chemistry from Eastern Michigan University and a BFA from the Art Center College of
in Pasadena, California.

Daniel Sperry (Detroit) is the most minimal of the artists in the show, whose work deals with puns, jokes,
nonsense, contradictions, puzzles, and questions. He has a BFA from Wayne State, and tours and records in
the band Child Bite.

Ryan Standfest (St. Clair Shores) creates symbolic and absurd worlds and fantasies that are ordered and
arranged to tell cryptic narrative stories. His work includes printmaking, cinema, and environments. His
degrees include a BFA from Wayne State, and a MFA from the University of Iowa.

Elements Gallery Featured Artist
Susan Aaron-Taylor (Pleasant Ridge) is the featured artist in the Elements Gallery for this summer show. Her
surrealistically sculptured creatures come from dreamscapes and fantasies of the psyche. She has a BS from
Wayne State and a MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.

Monday, June 22, 2009

From A Different Perspective

Friday, June 26, 2009

6:00pm - 9:00pm

Detroit Artists Market

4719 Woodward Avenue (at Forest)

Detroit, MI

Friday, June 19, 2009

Aztec Kali in the UFO Gamelan Part II:Enter Chinnamasta

Do Not Disturb The Old Gods...

"Sunburst Squid", Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x18", 2009

"Princess Nicotine", Acrylic on Canvas, 22" Square, 2009

"Kid Cthulu", Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x18", 2009

Robot Parade

"Saucer Head", Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x18", 2009

"I Love You Even If You Are A Robot", Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x20", 2009

"Cry, Robot, Cry", Acrylic on Canvas, 18" Square, 2009

"Totem-Bot", Acrylic on Canvas, 24"x18", 2009

Thursday, June 04, 2009

DAM@Printed Matter

Photos courtesy of Punkcast, follow this link for the video and more stills:

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

From The Depths

Black Metal White Faces

Stills from the video, 'Black Metal-White Faces" by Dan Tower and Tom Carey. A trance meditation on racial identity, the imagination, and down-tuned blues chords. On view in the exhibit "Race", curated by Peter Williams at the Gallery Project, Ann Arbor Michigan. The show will run from Wednesday May 27-Sunday July 5. The opening reception is Friday, May 29 from 6-9 pm. A limited edition of thirteen DVD's with cover art by Tom Carey will be available at the gallery during the run of the exhibit.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Monster Shrine

Advertisement for Printed Matter show and editions by Cary Loren

Collage by Cary Loren featuring some of my shadow puppets, part of the Destroy All Monsters trading card set

Some of my graphic work and a ceramic sculpture will be included in the Destroy All Monsters exhibition "Hungry For Death" at Printed Matter in New York City, May 29-August 30, 2009.