Tuesday, October 28, 2008

magic gardens...

A photo of the Philadelphia Magic Gardens.
Also, if you search Flickr.com for "Philadelphia Magic Gardens" some nice stuff pops up.

What was magical about this place (aside from it just being visually awesome in general) was that it reminded me of all the stuff that was lying around after the hurricane.

I'm completely into all the weird stuff out there we build out of fiberglass and crap paint. Mini golf, kiddie rides, santa statues, carousels. I have a ton of photos from South of the Border that I am hoping to use in some personal work soon.

Destination Art Space Shows

Here's the skinny on the group show, straight from the horse's mouth:

destination Art Space's new series...

SHOW & SELL: The Art Market
PartI: 10/30 - 11/30, 2008
Opening Wine Reception: Thursday, October 30th, 6-8pm

destination Art Space
32-36 Little West 12th St., 32-36 Little West 12th Street, Manhattan, NY, 10014
(212) 727-2031

Destination Art Space, a gallery within an upscale boutique merging fashion and art, is hosting our brand new SHOW & SELL series, The Art Market from October 30 to December 30.

This group exhibition will be in TWO parts,

Part I: 10/30 – 11/30
Part II: 12/4 – 12/30

Each part will be featuring fifteen of emerging and professional artists.

Like our popular SHOW & SELL series: The $99 Art Fair, this Art Market series also maintains affordable prices (less than $500!) and a variety of artwork.

Pick your favorites off our walls and bring them home to grace your own!

With your returning favorites and new artists, there'll be more unique pieces none higher than $500. Everyone can find something they'll want to own and cherish.

destination is making art accessible to the public at incredible prices, offering great artists a public forum.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Work/Life Showcase by Uppercase

This book, set forth into the world by Uppercase Gallery in Calgary, Canada, showcases some of the best illustrators and photographers in a really personal way.

Their preview is very stylish too:

Sunday, October 26, 2008

3rd Ward Illos

Some pieces that I've done for the portfolio class over the past two weeks. I'm currently working on more interesting stuff that is less illustrationy. Had an inspiring weekend in Philadelphia, where I visited the Gee's Bend and James Castle exhibitions at the art musueum, and wandered through the Magic Gardens in the rain. I want to start sewing again. I feel this new stuff, while I'm learning alot by making it, is pretty icky-looking.

First version, conceptual piece about cross-pollination:

Second Version:

Final version:

Cartoonier than I had hoped for, but am really pumped about the palette.

First try for a rather literal piece about teamwork:

Second try. Much better but looks kinda cheesy. Oh well:

Next time I'll post Buenos Aires. Those should be pretty cool.
Also, I'm in a group show on Thursday at Destination Art Space, I'll post more information soon!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Some recent sketchiness:

David Bazan sketch for a silkscreen I'm making in the near-future:

World-Famous Sanow Brothers:

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Thursday, October 2, 2008

The Pleasure of Being Robbed

The talented Victor Marchand Kerlow just did an awesome poster
that is currently being plastered all over NYC, for the movie, "The Pleasure of Being Robbed".