Thursday, December 31, 2009

"POPology" group show at Art Modern Gallery.

I will be showing at Art Modern Gallery in Naples, Florida throughout the month of January as a part of a group show. My work will sit alongside many of my idols including Andy Warhol, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Keith Haring, and Roy Lichtenstein.

Please stop by and check it out if you are in the Naples area.

You can see more here.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

The photography of Christopher Griffith.

A few years back I purchased a book of photography by Christopher Griffith. The book is titled "States" and it consists of black and white photographs of the parts of America that I love. Rusted, old signs on lonely Interstate side roads, abandoned rest stops, and bullet ridden stop signs at vacant cross streets.

Here are a few of the photos that had the most resonance and influence on me.

You can see more of his work here and here.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Birthday gift!

My friend surprised me with a birthday gift that is super rad! It has many clues to my past that have led me to where I am today. I am stoked to have an original Overconsume on my wall to look at everyday.

Mr Brainwash Art Show at Opera Gallery.

I passed by Opera Gallery today and there was a Banksy-esque looking painting of Jay-Z in the window made out of broken records so I stopped in to check it out. Turns out it is Mr Brainwashs' new show and it looks pretty amazing. The more amazing part is that every piece in the show had a red dot next to it which means that the art recession may very well be over.

If you are in the are please stop in and check it out before it comes down.

You can see more of his work here and here.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vintage Travel and Motel Postcards.

For my birthday this year, my friend Chelsea got me a vintage motel postcard from the Flamingo Motel. On top of it being a great gift, it made me remember my collection of old travel postcards. After digging them up I scanned them and posted them here for everyone to enjoy.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

The photography of Richard Misrach.

The photographs of Richard Misrach are among some of my favorite. Misrach has a way of connecting to me through his depiction of spatial quality and subtlety in color.

His photographs in the Desert Cantos series are particularly special to me. They remind me of long roadtrips through Arizona and Nevada in the heat of the summer. Delicate shifts in faded color differentiate sky from land. The loneliness of his photographs is portrayed through absence of humans but the effect of humanity is clearly portrayed through objects left behind. The scale of his landscapes are shown through these objects as well.

You can see more of his work here and here.