Sunday, August 31, 2008

David Ball at Babylon Falling

Forgot to post this yesterday. Last week I scoped out David Ball's show at Babylon Falling bookstore in lower Nob Hill. It's a really neat little spot, and they do a great job with their receptions (especially impressed with their photography and studio visit videos).

As usual, you can check out Fecal Face for my pics and commentary.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

Finished Carrion #2

Carrion #2 is in the bag! At this point I'm going to take a little time, work on "My Flesh #6", and evaluate my direction. I'm not sure how many of "Carrion" I want to make.. three, four, six? Or even stop with two. Either way, I want an even balance of different works, not too much of one thing or the other.

I also have some "Sociology" news (aside from my upcoming giveaway for you guys). I can't say too much before I'm sure, but I've been on the hunt for distribution, and it looks like someone might pick it up (if you've been following my Twitter or Facebook accounts, you already know). Keep your fingers crossed!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Carrion #2 In Progress, and Sociology

After five "Flesh" drawings, it's time for another break before diving into number six. So it's back to the pigeons with Carrion #2! Sweetness.

Other than that, I've been hard at work on an eight-page, mini-sized zine I'm calling "Sociology". Eventually, I'll have a little give-away for you guys that frequent the blog, but, for now, here's a preview of the cover.

They're pretty limited in quantity; I made 50 of issue #1. They're numbered on the back, signed, and all of them have some hand-drawn elements on each of the interior pages. More pics soon to come!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

I Be A Teachin'

Summer semester has come to a close at the Academy of Art, and I'm sad to see it go. I had some super-cool students that were a lot of fun, and the feedback I got at the final exhibition was better than chocolate. Needless to say, I'm pretty stoked for the Fall.

Aside from teaching at the Academy, I will also be doing a 5-week workshop with Sharon Art Studio in San Francisco. "Creative Composition in Graphite" is intended to delve into my process, employing some photographic elements and creativity exercises. All the more reason to be stoked.

Check out Sharon Art Studio.

(photo descriptions: top, I stole this from Albert's mobile uploads on Facebook, left, from the "It Meant Something to Me" series)

Kill Pixie & Cleon Peterson

For all it's awesome-ness, White Walls is taking its artists and collectors to the next level. I guess that would be uber-awesomeness? Starting this month with Kill Pixie and Cleon Peterson, San Francisco can expect to catch bigger names coming to the gallery in the upcoming months (*cough* Shepard Fairey *cough*).

As per usual, you can check out my pics and comments on Fecal!

Photo description: Detail of Kill Pixie's work.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

"Common Descent" at 111 Minna

This month 111 Minna has a show featuring a couple of my school chums, Brett Amory and John Wentz, along with artists Seth Armstrong and Andrew Hem. All of these guys produce amazing work, and the show was a blast to shoot. If you happen to be in downtown San Francisco in August, check this one out!

In the meantime, you can check the pics and read my commentary on Fecal Face!

Monday, August 11, 2008

More Flesh-Bark Goodness

Long delay between posts. The past two weeks have had a few ups and downs, and too much "stuff" interfering with work. But hey, it happens sometimes. I still managed to finish up "My Flesh #4" and "My Flesh #5".

The school semester also concluded last week. My students had an art show of work done in the class, and awards were handed out. It was tons of fun. I'll have pics posted soon.

Lastly, new Sketch for 08/10/08, and I also updated Current Work, and my resume under "Info About Meg".