Category Archives: Gallery Show

Battle Bear

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OH HAI.  How are you guys?  Long time no blog.

Been busily sculpting and even managed to cram in an island getaway, but back in the studio now to continue the frenzy.

I just dabbed the finishing touches on this piece last evening.  Inspired by Japanese pop-punk band N’Shukugawa Boys, this album art was created for a group show called 12inch OTAKU.  Curated by Hellion Gallery, the show will open this month in Tokyo at the legendary Hatos Bar.  Not only do I wish I could fulfill my dream of visiting Tokyo by attending the opening, I want to eat all dat delicious BBQ!  Oh man.

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If you’re in Tokyo, go for the show, stay for the ribs.  Then send me a picture to make me jealous.

xo

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Show Updates

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The 4th annual Wes Anderson tribute art show at Spoke Art Gallery was awesome!  Together with my main squeeze Jake and art homie Keith Carter, we trekked down to San Francisco to suss out the scene ourselves, and we weren’t disappointed.  The art was wildly different and wonderful, and there were plenty of costumes inspired by Anderson’s many films.

Since opening weekend, originals and prints from the show have been flying, including my own print (pictured above).  This little 8 x 10″ number has been going so quick I just signed a whole new batch to ship to SF yesterday.  Here is where you can get yer paws on one of your own!

To top it off, the trip made for a great Halloween weekend, although we ourselves didn’t dress up.  That was done the weekend before.  What did we go as?  Well, see for yourself:

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While I can’t claim to have spooked anybody with my toy soldier outfit, Jake did a nice job of creeping out several Normals with his Scarecrow steez.

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(more, so much more, where do I have the time)

Last Thursday was the opening of my first curated group show as a member of the Pony Club Gallery, “Dead Man’s Party”.  I knew I had a stellar lineup, but when the work started arriving the week prior, I nearly teared up it was so beautiful.  Tears in my eyes, guys.

A small sampling:

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And MORE.  So much more!  See the rest, and photos from opening night, here at Pony Club’s page.  If you’re in Portland, the show is up all month through December 1st.

Welp, with the holidays just around the corner there’s plenty left to do.  Keep your eyes peeled here for a special pre-holiday sale coming to my shop!

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Dead Man’s Party

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Tonight is the opening of my first curated show at the Pony Club Gallery, “Dead Man’s Party”.  Inspired by both the Jim Jarmusch film “Dead Man” (oh, Johnny Depp) and the song “Dead Man’s Party” by Oingo Boingo, each artist has created their own special interpretation of the theme.

I’m very proud of this stellar lineup, which features both established artists and brand new talent!

For my own contribution, I painted my first oil piece in years:

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The Pretender

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The show starts tonight at 6pm at the Pony Club Gallery!  More information here at our event page.

See you kids there!

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Fantastic Fox // Wes Anderson

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This Halloween weekend San Francisco gallery Spoke Art is hosting its fourth annual WES ANDERSON “Bad Dads” tribute show, featuring tons original artwork based on Anderson’s films.

The gallery requested I create a couple works based on Fantastic Mr. Fox, and I couldn’t have picked a better film myself.  These two pieces are based on a couple of my favorite scenes:

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“Bad Dads” will be a special two-night opening starting this Friday, November 1st!  Spoke Art is doing a special preview of work (contact them directly), and prints of both of these pieces will be available at the gallery.  It’s bound to be a great show.

For more information about the opening, visit Spoke Art’s event page.

Now online! Original art and prints now listed through Spoke Art’s site.

*click click* whistle

OH and HAPPY HALLOWEENIE y’all.  I hope it’s a spooky one.

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Falcor

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The Neverending Story is one of my all-time favorite movies.  I watched the film a dozen times when I was a kid and again more recently, and was pleasantly surprised to see it hold up so well in 2013.

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And now, my favorite gallery in the world, Pony Club, of which I am a member (not biased at all guys), will be hosting our first group show in months.  Nostalgia will feature new and desaturated works by rad artists this Thursday, October 3rd!  Falcor will be in attendance, and I hear my co-member Keith Carter will be showing a Secret of Nimh piece.

If you’re in Portland, how could you not?  Usher in the Fall season the right way.  See you kids there!

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Animal Battle // Opening Night

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Opening night for Animal Battle started with steady flow of familiar faces as friends came in to visit; it was a great start to a really great night.  As night slowly descended the crowd thickened with kids and adults alike, PNCA students, fellow artists, and the usual First Thursday folks.

I’m grateful for all the people that came in to the gallery, and especially for the overwhelming amount of kind words I heard throughout the night.  I think my favorite moment was when a little boy made his mother buy him two animal prints (not just one!).  He was going to hang them in his room so they could “watch over him”.

And a big thanks to all my fellow members of Pony Club who helped me pull this together, and to New Belgium Brewing for providing the delicious libations.

The show is hanging through the end of May; if you’re in Portland come check out the work Tues – Sun, 1:30 – 6:00 pm, to see them up close and personal!  Prints are still in my shop, too.

As for Animal Battle, this is not the end.  Hold on to those wooden swords – there is still plenty more to come.

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Animal Battle // Battle Flags

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As part of my Animal Battle show I’ve been making a whole bunch of Battle Flags.  Each flag is handmade from linen I bought from the fabric store, cut into triangles, dip-dyed, and painted on with inks.  I wanted them to be very simple and raw, so I didn’t make any efforts to snip all the loose threads or sew or use any finishing techniques.

To me, there is so much more life to these drawings that can exist off the page, and the flags are the first element to do so.  I’ll be hanging strings of flags across the gallery and on the walls as part of the exhibit.  They’ve been almost as much fun to make as the drawings themselves.

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Animal Battle // Eyes + Hands

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In this second large drawing for Animal Battle, these soldiers suit up in the colors pink and green for their army, Eyes + Hands.

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And for the first time ever, I’ve captured my process in a time-lapse video!  It’s pretty nuts watching hours and hours of work reduced to just a few minutes.

Watch this drawing come to life:

And here is the official flyer for my show!

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I’m super excited for this opening!  I’m also super excited to finish this work.  So…..back to the drawing board.

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Animal Battle // Owl Sargeant

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Sargeant Owl carries the flag for the Eyes + Hands Army.  He’s quite dapper, ain’t he?

This show, Animal Battle, opens in a month!  I’ve been working relentlessly, usually seven days a week, but I’ve been enjoying myself immensely.  I’m looking forward to hanging all these works together on a wall.

TALLY HO

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Animal Battle // Wolf Medic

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What sound does a Wolf Medic make?

“AH-WOOOOOOOOOOO!!!”

Work for Animal Battle is comin’ along.  Next up: the opposing army!

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