Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Cafe Royale, Silverman Gallery, & NOMA

Emerging galleries have been popping up in the Nob Hill / Downtown area of San Francisco, and I set out to review a few of them! Read all about my gallery adventures (and my crush on River Phoenix) at Fecal!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Working On the Solo Show

The days are rolling by, and I've been hard at work on new drawings for my September solo show at Cafe Royale. So far, so good. The pieces in this series will be 22 x 28 inches, graphite pencil on paper. After working on the "ginormous" 44 x 60 inch drawing from a previous video blog, I'm taking a break from the wax pencil.. I think I've punished myself enough, though why I was punishing myself, I'm still unsure.

In terms of concept.. I'm sticking with the same ideas, but pushing them further. For this show, I'm focusing more on hoards of pigeons, and chaotic scenes. I was always interested in that aspect, but now I want to be less subtle, and more dynamic. Honestly, I can't wait to get more of this series finished so I can see them together in sequence. It's exciting!

Lastly, I updated with a new Sketch. Sooner or later I'll get caught up with the back-log of sketches and dump them all into a post.. but for now, the one for April / May will have to do.

Sharpie Fun w/ David Ball

(click for an additional pic)

Apparently, artist / curator David Ball has become a walking-talking canvas. Sometime over the past few months, David lost a small tuft of hair, and ever since then he's been inviting artists to draw on the spot with a sharpie.

The designs have included everything from lightbulbs, to flowers, to the Babylon Falling logo, and also.. *dun dun dun* a Megan Wolfe pigeon! Roosting happily in a nest of hair. My finest work yet.

Other artists previously shown on David's scalp are Christopher Burch, David Young V, and students from AAU's illustration department.

(I also want to throw a shout-out to Shaun Roberts for photographing this special moment - my one-day-only solo show on a dude's scalp)

Friday, May 01, 2009

Sketch Tuesdays @ 111 Minna

The boss-man Trippe and I teamed up to photograph this month's edition of Sketch Tuesdays. As usual, the bar / gallery was packed with artists drinking and drawing! (and, in some cases, collaging) Click over to for our pics and report!