Friday, June 19, 2009

John Breiner Show

The very talented John Breiner is in a group show next Friday in Bushwick. Should be excellent!

I had the great good fortune of meeting John at AdHoc when Yoko Furusho showed there. I had read about him in Anthem magazine when I was a humble bookseller and just starting my art school adventure in NYC. As it turns out, he's the nicest dude ever (in addition to being king of the xerox transfer).

Here's the press release:

Next friday me and a number of great artists are showing @ eastern District..
The goal of the show is affordable art, and with another opening
happening right next door @ adhoc art, it should be quite a night...

Eastern District Presents:
"Plenty of Room on the Couch"
Curated by Jesse Lee Denning

Opening reception - Friday June 26th. 7 - 10pm
Special Guest DJ Todd Weinstock a.k.a. Toddlerone (Cubic Zirconia)
Sponsored by Asahi Beer

The goal of this exhibition is not only to highlight the vast array of
talented artists in a summer spectacle but to also allow our peers,
friends, and all around art lovers to purchase and own art that is
both affordable and quality work!


Featured artists:
-JK6- -Trevor Bittinger- -Colin Stinson- -Spaze Craft 1- -Denise DeSpirito- -John Breiner- -Dan Taylor- -Jesse Jones- -Kyoko Heshiimu--Becca Roach- -Kelly Vetter- -Steve Smith- -New Colony- -Downer- -Chad Koeplinger- -AKO- -Michelle Tarantelli- -Gillian Goldstein- -Patrick Conlon- -Chip7- -Todd Noble- -Mister Mark- -Eyeball- -Chris O'Donnell--Andreis Costa- -Zoe Sonenberg- -Carlyle Micklus- -Josh Taylor- -Jay
Flanell- -Joshua Abram Howard- -Jeremiah Maddock- -Amandalynn--Sweety- -Nikki Balls- -Subtexture- -Dosa Kim- -Amy Finkbeiner- -Aunia Kahn- -RROBOTS- -Dennis McNett- -Michael Alan- -Damion Silver--JesseHectic- -JoKa- -Kristen Ferrell- -Douajee Vang- -Matt Vancura--Grime- -Evan Cairo- -Parskid- -Justin Lipuma- -Regino Gonzales-Lyndsey Lesh- -Tim Diet- -Dick Chicken- -Laura Meyers--Fernando Lions- -Sacha Jenkins- -James O'Brian- -John Reardon- -Myles Karr--Dan Trocchio- -Andre Malcolm- -Leif Parsons- -Duane Bruton--Bishop203- -Diego Mannino- -Civ-
Hours: 2-8pm Thursday-Sunday



Thursday, June 18, 2009


Skummi and Co. are really taking off with some amazing summer shows. Be sure to check this one out, it's a two-night event. I'll be there Saturday night.

You are cordially invited to join us at our opening reception and public opening of our new show "On the Road" featuring Ashley Lloyd & Alex Roulette.

Opening reception: Fri, 19 June 2009, 6-8pm
Public opening: Sat, 20 June 2009, 8-10:30pm

Exhibition is also on view by appointment till June 24, 2009

Photos of the exhibition are here.

We hope to see you there and enjoy the rest of your week.

Skummi & Co. gallery

Monday, June 15, 2009

Torapote Paintings

These two new paintings will be in the TORAPOTE show at Destination Art Space. The opening is this Wednesday, please come if you're free and in the city that evening!

I was having a very hard time with the Bo Diddley painting and nearly scrapped it. It still could use some work but I'm surprised it turned better than it was going there for awhile. Don't give up!

The wonderful Ben Shamback once told me he sometimes tells himself to paint for just 15 more minutes when a painting is veering toward the crappy side. After those 15 minutes you can press on for another few more minutes until you forget the self-imposed deadline and end up painting your way out of a hole. It's hard to do but usually works.

Here's some more brush pen drawings. I did these a few weeks ago; they're freshly excavated from the mysterious pile of rubble on my drawing table.

Friday, June 12, 2009


I know it's not art, but I submitted to the Daily Doppel blog and it got on!
You can rate it if you'd like.
Rys Darby and Danny Bonaduce: Doppel?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Opening next week!

I'll have some of my new paintings in this really cool transportation themed show at Destination Art Space. The opening is next Wednesday night; it would be great to see you!

Press Release:

TORAPOTE – ride it! -

6/17 – 7/26, 2009
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 17th 6pm – 8pm

destination Art Space

6:00pm - 8:00pm

32-36 Little West 12th Street
New York, NY

Featuring artists: *EDIT* Eric Collins is showing too!
Akira Horikawa, Angela Liscoe, Chris Geogalas, Enrico Thomas, Jess Ruliffson, Matthew Brennan, Michael Alan, Rodney Dickson, Tokio Kuniyoshi

Destination Art Space, a gallery within an upscale boutique merging fashion and art, is excited to announce a group exhibition entitled “TORAPOTE - ride it! –“. This exhibition features nine New York based artists’ paintings, photographs, drawings, and a personal collection of vintage Japanese motorcycles.

The High Line finally opened after their long efforts, and this is one of the historical moments in New York. Plus, summer is around the corner! A lot of outdoor events are longing to see you. So, let’s go out with your TORAPOTE (means ‘transportation’ here)!

What would you ride? Trains, cars, motorcycles, airplanes, bikes, horses, or something else?

For this exhibition, the gallery walls will be filled with varied artwork of TORAPOTE by the selected artists. Perhaps, you will be able to discover a unique idea to fit your needs. This is an early summer exhibition that explores a broad meaning of transportation.

*Special thanks to Rodney Dickson for his motorcycle collection as a part of installation.

For further information, please contact Hide Tachibana or Hisa Yamamoto at 212.727.2031/

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Quetzalcoatl is the prince of parties

Sarah Ritch was right. Quetzalcoatl rules. I think this will be part of my next series.

The Birth of Venus show at Skummi + Co. on Saturday night was spectacular! Enjoy some photos!

Also, I didn't realize that Kurt McRobert has a website now. Follow his blog as well!

I'm printing a book of drawings, I don't think they will be ready for mocca, I may do a few xerox versions. Stay tuned!