Monday, May 31, 2010

Showing at 83 Gallery for June Gallery Hop

Join 83 Gallery June 5th, for our monthly Art Tour! Start your night at the original 83 Gallery with the following artists: Greg Donchatz, Lisa Hartsell, Tom Grabinski, Peggy Mintun, Donald Cox, Arlo Moon, Pam Ashton, Royce Icon, and J.A. Kelly, with a joint porch exhibition of Joss Parker and Chip Cropper. After that, follow our crew to De Levee: Nick Stull, J.A. Kelly, Eric Paul Owens, Joss Parker, Alex Brown. Next is Max the Salon: Aaron Paula, Matthew Franklin, Joss Parker, Nick Stull, W.E. Arnold, Trevor Boyle, Chip Cropper, and Lea Gray. Then, Bernard's Tavern: Jamie Hittle, Nick Stull, W.E. Arnold, Lea Gray and Audra Cheek. Finish your night at Eleven at Hyde Park with some of 83's top talent. The show starts at 6pm at 83 W 1st ave, Short North. For questions please contact Geoff or Mic at

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Whoa AbX!!!

48" x 60"
Acrylic Mixed Media

Working title was: Old Wars, New Wars, The End of Wars
Was also called: Blue Bus and The Smell Of Napalm in the Morning.
Inspired by:
1. Nine Inch Nails - 12 Ghosts II
2. The Doors - The End
3. Nine Inch Nails - A Warm Place
Artist Statement: I think between my various titles and the choices of music, you can get the point. Not to be flippant about it all, but I think I would be over stating it. From a technical standpoint...I LOVE WORKING BIG now.

Monday, May 10, 2010

The Unattractiveness of Being Emo Past 22...

Yep, I said it. And I patterned the title after the usual cadence of a few Type-O-Negative songs. Seems like a person should have their emotional turmoil in check by sometime in their 20s. But no. Can you really come to know yourself until your 30s? Then, you get to know you in your 30s, and spend your 40s exploring what you know about you. I suppose, if you are derailed in this process, then you fall back on that gothy undercurrent. That is if you developed one sometime in your life.

Since my paintings are about some emotional explorations using color and shape, I tap into my "gothy undercurrent" on purpose. You never see it...unless you are in my studio- and really even then, you never see it. And what I mean specifically is that it is "emotions in the spectrum of negative energy versus positive". I will not apologize for this. It is what it is. Yes, it has manifested through events in my life that I will not share with you.

Just look at the art. Enjoy it. If it makes you feel happy, then kick ass. I always want it to be open to your interpretation.

That is, unless it is this piece: