Friday, September 30, 2011

Bjork's "I Miss You"


Here's the latest painting for the "I Want My Music Video Art Show" that goes down at Meltdown comics in LA next Friday. Click here to see some sneak peak art from the other artists in the show. 

If you've never seen the Bjork video that the painting is based on, you can check that out here. The video was directed by the amazing John Kricfalusi, of  Wren and Stimpy fame. 

I wish I had some process shots, but my camera got sucked into a dark recess of the studio and won't come out, much like light in a black hole. I'm sure it's hiding under an art book somewhere. Hopefully it will turn up soon since there are more paintings to be done over the next month. Stay tuned. 
Size: 30" x 30"
Medium: acrylics on canvas

Saturday, September 17, 2011

I Want My Music Video Art Show (and other art show ramblings)


End of the year is upon us, as are the holidays. People are reflecting, and transition is in the air. Smell it? Mmmmm. Tasty (sometimes). The only transition going on here in the studio are the next few art shows. Aside from a new Muppet Rawk show coming up next month (deets coming soon), the next big group show is "I Want My Music Video". This one is currated by Cris Marrs Piliero and Dave MacDowell at Gallery Meltdown in LA . I'll try and document this painting a little better. Since I can't get Bjork to pose for me in my studio, it might take a little longer to finish. Check back soon for more on that.

Also coming up in a few months, a show at Flatcolor, some other stuff I'm probably forgetting, as well as another Art Jam towards the end of the year that's in the works (fingers crossed). You reading this Corrie? Let's do this! Who an I kidding. No one reads this. (Insert Charlie Brown sigh here.)

Anyway, time to get back to it, so I'll leave you with the quote of the week: "When opportunity knocks, people never recognize it because it's dressed up as hard work."
-Some guy

Friday, September 16, 2011

"OLD SCHOOL VIDEO GAME SHOW"


Title: Joust Warrior
Size: 10" x 20"
Medium: Acrylics on Masonite Board


"OLD SCHOOL VIDEO GAME SHOW"
Opening Reception: Fri, September 16th, 7-10PM
September 16 - October 8, 2011


Sunday, September 11, 2011

It's a MAD MAD MAD MAD Show

Title: White SPY Mech
Size: 9" x 12"
Medium: Acrylics on canvas

Xavier Lopez Jr. and Ryan Henry Ward curated this month's Urban Light Studios group show. If you're up in Greenwood, call the gallery for their hours and check out the show (206-708-7281) Lots of cool Mad Magazine inspired art to be seen.

When I was growing up, there were two "dirty" books that could still be purchased at grocery stores. Playboy, and Mad magazine. Us kids weren't allowed to buy the former, but we definitely consumed the latter. Mad Magazine was an eye opener not only for exposing us to some amazing artists, but for being a humor magazine that made fun of everyone, and everything. They never pulled any punches, and the level of art always supported, and elevated the humor. Without rambling on for another few paragraphs about the amazing artists in the mag, here's a list of some of the art talent I remember from back in the early MAD Magazine days that had a big influence on my young art brain . I know I'm forgetting a bunch, but these are some of the artists that I kept going back to when I was reading the mag.


Anyway, there you go. Before there was an internet to go onto and look at funny twisted humor sites and images, there was Mad Magazine. Oh, almost forgot, stay tuned for more info on some cool group shows coming up. G1988/Venice is having an arcade themed show this month, and also, get ready for it....(drum roll)......MUPPET RAWK 3! Stay tuned.




Saturday, September 03, 2011

Artoleptic @619




A couple of weekends ago, I joined local artists 179 and EGO and jammed on this piece at Artoleptic. There were tons of artists in the 619 parking lot making art and throwing up murals. After whining about having no summer this year, this had to be the hottest day yet. Got fried in the sun, along with all my paint. Check out a bunch of cool pics from the event on the Seattle Weekly blog.

Thursday, September 01, 2011

New Art @The Hive Gallery/LA



Title: Deep Sea Rider
Medium: Acrylics on Canvas
Size: 30" x 20"


Here are some new pieces for the show at The Hive, in Los Angeles, this Saturday. Check out the flyer at the end of the post for the show info and a list of the other artists exhibiting this month.

Growing up in Gilroy, near Monterey and Santa Cruz, allowed for many a trip to the beaches, tide pool adventures in Monterey, the wharf, and of course, The Monterey Bay Aquarium. Such a great Aquarium. I guess I tapped back into some of those memories for these pieces and injected them with current and past junk I'm into.  Had a great conversation about aquariums recently, which kind of started the train of thought. Thanks for the inspirato KD.



Title: Doc Oc
Medium: Acrylics on Canvas
Size: 16" x 20"





Title: Neptune's Skull
Medium: Acrylics on Canvas
Size: 12" x 16"





Title: The Warden
Medium: Acrylics on Canvas
Size: 16" x 20"




Title: Lagoon Mistress
Medium: Acrylics on Wood
Size: 11" x 14"


Title: Lagoon Partol
Medium: Acrylics on Wood
Size: 12" x 24"


The sea and all the craziness that lives there allows for so much imagery. Had a blast doing this batch of paintings, and will have to revisit the unused sketches in the future. Get the deets for the show below.

Garbage Pail Kids Art Show



Not a lot of updates lately, and that usually means lots of paintings are getting produced. Here's the first show coming up. Gallery 1988's Garbage Pail Kids group show. The opening starts tomorrow night. Check out the G1988 blog for some sneak peeks and any updates on the show.


Title: Fryin' Brian
Acrylics on Canvas
Size: 16" x 20"





All the artists got to pick their own cards. The image of Frank Miller's Marv character came to mind when I saw the Fryin' Brian card. Apologies to Mr. Miller, but I couldn't resist the opportunity to try and riff on that iconic image of Marv on the chair.  I kept imagining a Miho arrow coming through my window to take me out while I was painting, but luckily that didn't happen.

Found some cool stuff while doing research. Here's a really cool toy of Fryin' Brian. If you dig around the interwebs, you can find these great comps of the Garbage Pail Kids cards.


Of course, not until after the fact, did I realize I should have called the card "Charred Marv". Oh well. Come back to the blog soon. More painting to come. Got some new paintings to post for The Hive's show this weekend. Stay tuned.......