Monday, July 31, 2006

for sale (chicago-milwaukee)

Thursday, July 27, 2006

untitled (new self portraits as an artist work) 50x35"

new piece (untitled)

Monday, July 24, 2006

for sale (ohio)

i'm looking all over for these cars for sale, so let me know when you see'em in the lower 48...especially when they look this good. look for a new main website, same address (, in about 2 months with some new work including the above.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

new piece--"delivery of statement" (failed attempt #2)

Friday, July 21, 2006

'are you serious?' opens this friday, july 21st

here is some press for my curatorial adventure with ms. lindsey delahanty. michael workman recommended the show as one of '5 shows to see now' and also wrote a sassy blurb about the show, saying, 'ignore the flacid attempt at statement making and enjoy the art.' this bodes well for a summer show that grabs attention, and, more importantly, gets people thinking about the concurrent relationship of various kinds of really strong, contemporary work. curating this show, I've been thinking a lot about the different ways artists engage the world over time, with some artists creating their own complex worlds in order to investigate themes, while others directly engage the society around them. hopefully, people will investigate the relationship amongst the trends and learn something.

serendipitously, Bucket Rider gallery has an opening the same night, "the beginning of the end of the beginning" in the main space, and "choking on a rainbow"(cody hudson) in the project roomp (more info at enjoy!

Wendy Cooper Gallery (119 N Peoria St, 312.455.1195) map
links: Event Info

Co-curators Lindsey Delahanty and Jason Lazarus built their new exhibition, Are You Serious?, around the theme of artists practicing "within the discourse of the contemporary art world while circumventing stylistic trends." Accordingly, Serious' multifarious works reject the trendy and commercial in favor of political and cultural investigation. Featured pieces include Lady Killers, Noelle Mason's painted portraits of women who have died on Death Row, as well as her child-sized electric chair; photographer Greg Stimac's haunting documents of roadside memorials across the country; and a piece by Dutch artists Bas van den Hurk and Wouter Verhoeven that, at first glance, appears to be a Dutch Masters painting but reveals itself as a dark, moody video image. (AM)

Note: This exhibition runs through Fri 8.25 (Tue-Sat: 11am-6pm).

Sunday, July 16, 2006

blake frogging at Harold residency

harold residency a success...

just returned from the harold residency in chesterhill, OH. many rolls of film are waiting to go to the developer, but here is a digital pic from one restless night with the boys.

look for a new website in the next couple months with new work, and look here for fun images in the meantime...

also, just got word i'll be included in in an exhibition in hong kong this winter--airline tickets included. now that is exciting!