So, in case you didn’t pick up on it the first 8,000 times I mentioned it, my art show, Sticks + Stones, is opening tonight at the Guardino Gallery, from 6pm to 9pm. That’s in NE Portland, on 29th and Alberta. You should go, or something.
My work is being shown with assemblage artist Chris Giffin. See more about the show here.
In the meantime, ahhhhhhhhh….little comics, I’ve missed you. Above is a pretty accurate account of the months leading up to today.
As usual, I’m still working on a few things up until the very day before my work is due at the gallery. No stress here, though; for me, things are perfectly on schedule.
I jammed out this little number over the course of two days. Here the dusky colors of an Arizona sunset are combined with plants native to Oregon. For inspiration, I looked to a book entitled Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast and referenced a species called the Oregon Iris. Below are a few progress photos taken on Instagram, plus additional detail images.
See this work (IRL!!) at Thursday’s opening, as well as alllllll the others I’ve been posting here for the last few months.
Now, if you’ll excuse me – I’ve still got some work to do.
Yep, my posting has slowed down in the last few weeks, but heyyyy mannnn, I’ve been busy.
With my art show opening in just few weeks, I’m in the last stages of preparation. That usually means framing.
Just like last year, I had local favorite I’ve Been Framed handle my order. This time we’re going all white to let my crazy psychedelic colors shine on some, and complement dusky desert hues on others. And, just like last year, I’m doing half the labor myself: installing the artwork and making each frame gallery-ready.
Come see the frames, and the works within them, Thursday, January 26th, 6 – 9pm at the Guardino Gallery.
I just wrapped up another work for my show, Sticks + Stones. I referenced an actual jawbone that my friend gave me while visiting Arizona a couple years ago. I remember that he’d shoved this bundled sweater into my hands, and when I unwrapped it, inside was this piece and also a partial leg/hoof. It felt pretty weird packing that into my luggage, although I’m sure it’s not the strangest thing BY FAR that anyone has checked onto a plane.
OH AND SPEAKING OF MY SHOW
Won’t you come?
Sticks, snakes, dusky rose hues, muted violets – the pretty things that make up the desert landscape.
Here is another sneak peek at a piece that will be featured in my upcoming show, Sticks & Stones, at the Guardino Gallery in NE Portland on January 26th.