Monday, May 30, 2011

I Love LA

I think it was last year that I entered a piece of mine into a show at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art. It was something like a mail-in show or the like, where an artist sends a file and the gallery prints the work and hangs it all up on the wall, salon style.

LACDA's upcoming show, "Top 40," an international juried show, will feature forty pieces by artists using digital methods for creating their work. A recent piece of mine, Metal Bird (Bummer), will be among those included.

The show opens June 9th and runs through July 2nd. You can see the works of everyone selected for the show here.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hallelujah: It All Comes Crashing Down Upon Us

Times are strange. Sometimes, events dictate the behavior of artists. Rarely, artists dictate the events. Unless those events are art-related.

I've never worked this way before. View camera, black and white, tilt/swing thingamajigs, drawings, constructed sets. Never done it. It was a trying experience, both in expression and execution.

The execution is that outlined above. Drawing and then piecing the parts together to create this surreal arena.

The expression is less definable and more sporadic as the reality of the situation for artists out here becomes clearer. Things happen. People might disappear. Every once in a while, the ones that disappear are supposed to disappear; they move on to bigger and better things. Usually, though, reality has a way of choosing its victims in this random way that makes eerily logical sense.

Times are strange. Let's move on.