Here are some pictures of Defeated/Amputees (WAR) after the performative lecture-action during the opening of ‘And I Feel Fine’ at ATHICA on Friday, January 25th. Tiles from the installation were removed to reveal the wall painting, DEATH logo. The painting was painted on the wall using white semi-gloss acrylic interior house paint.
I would like to thank my wonderful assistants who participated in the performance by removing the tiles and handing them to members of the audience. Thanks to Kristin Karch, Jen Holt, and Hannah Fabian Bailey — you did a perfect job! I would also like to thank Agnetta Krechner for helping me paint the wall painting DEATH logo — your meticulousness was most appreciated. And last, but not least, I would like to thank all the people at ATHICA for their help and support, especially Hope Hilton, ATHICA’s Gallery Manager and Curator for this exhibition — thanks Hope!
For more info on the ‘And I Feel Fine’ exhibition at ATHICA coming up, check out the press release here.
Above: postcard announcement image for “And I Feel Fine’
I am pleased to announce that soon I will be heading down to Athens, GA (yes, home of REM, as the title of the exhibition suggests) to install my brand-new work for the first time at ATHICA. The show’s theme is that of the apocalypse and is titled “And I Feel Fine”. Since my new series of work, titled New Mythologists: The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, has the same theme, it is perfect for the show. On exhibit will be two of the horsemen: 1) my new experimental, tire rubber silkscreen installation, Defeated/Amputees (WAR) along with the wall painting DEATH Logo. I will also be conducting my first-ever performance based work at the opening on Friday, January 25th at 7:00pm.
I am honored to be exhibiting with such a fine group of artists. Please check out their websites at the links on the ATHICA website (right below the black balloons).
I am happy to announce that I’ve won First Place in The von Liebig Art Center’s National Art Encounter 2012-13! Check out some of the jurors’ statements here. And check out some views of the exhibition and other artists whose work appears in the show here. I would like to thank the jurors Margaret A. Miller, Corrina Peipon, and Dulce Román for selecting my work for first place. I would like to send a special thanks to Curator Jack O’Brien for installing my work properly (after I sent him the wrong directions!).
This year’s 12-Hour Comic Thon was an even bigger success than last year! For more info on the Comic Thon check out this link. Here are a few images from the event that was held on Saturday, October 13th (the date was chosen to honor Gaz’s birthday):
All images courtesy of Bob Weidner and ESU University Relations:
This year’s winner (the first to complete a 12-page comic story) is Rachel Holly – congrats Rachel!
Last year’s winner, Anna Maino (who, working with a friend this year, completed the first-ever 24-page comic in 12 hours!):
Student Art Association president Matthew Copeland hard at work:
Who invited the old dude?
Here are some pictures from the State of Flux exhibition that appeared just recently at LARAC’s Lapham Gallery. LARAC is an acronym for Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council located in Glens Falls, NY — just a few miles down the road from beautiful Lake George. Thank you to everyone who came out to see the show and to everyone who attended the opening and gallery talk.
This exhibition is mostly comprised of work that I have been exhibiting for the past few years that coincide with the theme of the exhibition – State of Flux, with a few new works thrown into the mix. It is also the first time Habakkuk has appeared in its entirety in an exhibition. Sacred Geometry has also been renamed to Overpopulation 1-4. Most of the older work that you see in the show will most likely not be exhibited much (or at all) in the future, as I am moving onto a new body of work.
As you will see in the pics below, the Lapham Gallery provided many challenges due to its unique space and lighting situation. I tried to highlight both my work and the space so that they could work in unison together to provide the most successful viewing experience.
Overpopulation (left), Altruism w/-1/2 Spin (on ceiling), and Transmeanderation Helix (right)
Transmeanderation Helix (left), “When I become death, death is the seed from which I grow. . .” (center), Logo for the Code of Hammurabi (right)
Logo for the Code of Hammurabi (left), Transmeanderation Helix (center), Habakkuk (right)
Habakkuk, ˈhabəˌkoŏk, and həˈbakək
Transmeanderation Helix and Collapse (center)
Collapse (left), Transmeanderation Helix (right)
Transmeanderation Helix (left) and Collapse (right)