Monday, December 19, 2011

Like Fight Club on Xanax

If L Ron Hubbard could make a religion out of his books, then Chuck Palahniuk should make a religion out of his.

I feel like I have not been around for a while. And I have not. Making some changes in my life again...I am always making changes. But then, the more things change the more they stay the same. One of my wiser friends put it nicely:

"When you finally arrive at a 'place' after years of waiting to get there...sometimes it's a lot different than the way you imagined it would be. At that point, maybe some part of you already knows you can't stay." - DS

Here is a condensed list of shows and happenings and what-not:

January - March: Solo at Lemongrass in the Short North
January - February: Abx Show at Madlab
March: CAW Show at the Shot Tower Gallery at Fort Hayes
April: GVAL Show called 200 at The Carnegie Library (this is a juried show that I am not sure if I will be in it)

Also, you can see my work at the Whistlepig Gallery in Pataskala, Ohio.

I just finished my 2012 Calendar called Collection of Art. It can be purchased here.

Sublime Rush:
I published my first issue of Sublime Rush since I assumed ownership in July of this year. I think it turned out rad, so check it out. I am gearing up for the next issue and already have many amazing artists lined up for it, as well as some "how to" articles for the independent artists out there.

Sketchbook Tour:
And last, but not least, I am also busy making my sketchbook for The Sketchbook Tour...more info here.
My theme is Fill Me With Stories. And I have a lot of stories. The pages below are my attempt at this years Sketchbook Project (My theme was Secret Codes)...did not finish in time, so I hope that I will with this one!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Bah...updated artist statement again

My last artist statement simply said, "I like to paint." So, I had to update it, obviously.

My work explores the relationship between emerging sexualities and urban spaces.

With influences as diverse as Nietzsche and Roy Lichtenstein, new combinations are crafted from both explicit and implicit layers.

Ever since I was a teenager I have been fascinated by the traditional understanding of the mind. What starts out as triumph soon becomes corrupted into a dialectic of power, leaving only a sense of decadence and the inevitability of a new reality.

As temporal phenomena become frozen through diligent and personal practice, the viewer is left with an insight into the possibilities of our era.

Thanks to Bethany for sharing this link. :-)

Saturday, June 4, 2011

The Forgotten Blog

Nah, not really. I promise I will update it more very soon, but life has been pretty....well, not so much busy, but eventful.

I have been much more involved with The German Village Art League lately. I am currently serving as Secretary of the group, so I have been volunteering my time for GVAL events and promoting GVAL and its artists. Check out the site.

Still very involved with Sublime is in hold at the moment, but it will continue again very soon with interviews with Francesco D'Isa (Porn Saints) and other artists...well, these things are currently in the works and soon to be defined.

And painting! Trying to keep inspired. Loving my new studio...the space is much bigger than before - gotta love that...

A few new pieces from this year:

Mossy Sunset by Peggy Mintun

Green Fall by Peggy Mintun

Burning Moss by Peggy Mintun

Friday, April 8, 2011


Trying to live in the moment right now...a friend of mine has taught me this well lately.


I have quite a few shows coming solos, but I am trying to focus on making the art at the moment. I will probably try to get more in the game next year.

So here is what is around now and around corner:

UNTIL 4/28


5/7 - 6/3

5/16 - 5/30

So there is the list of show...may add a few more that are in the works.
AND I may have another invite-only open studio for my collectors and potential collectors.

Photo collaboration with MT Bush...and for the life of me I cannot think of what it is called at the moment. Oh well.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Aaaannnnd, We're Back!

I had the pleasure of hanging out with artist Iaian Greenson a while back and talking with him about his sketchbook that is on tour in the Arthouse Co-op's Sketchbook 2011 tour. Listen to it here.

This is the first of many podcasts with Iaian Greenson in a series called I Heart Calculators. Keep a look out for more!!

For more information on Iaian's art, look here.
For more information on my art, check this out.
And to see the entire sketchbook by Iaian, check out his Flickr account.