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8/18 — DJ’ing The Charleston, 10-3am — 8/18

8/18 — DJ’ing The Charleston, 10-3am — 8/18

Tree Gremlin, 2012

Tree Gremlin, 2012

The south wall, “Where My Cones At?” @ Double Break, San Diego

The south wall, “Where My Cones At?” @ Double Break, San Diego

Hello world, Some nice, new images up on my flickr. 

Hello world, Some nice, new images up on my flickr

! 8/5, DJ’ing Danny’s, 8/5 !

! 8/5, DJ’ing Danny’s, 8/5 !

My contribution, “Neil Young’s Toy Train” to Ryan Travis Christian’s traveling show, “Where’s My Cones At?”. The first leg of the tour is Double Break, San Diego, opening this Friday 7/27/12.
"Double Break is thrilled to announce Where My Cones At? curated by Chicago-based artist Ryan Travis Christian. This blockbuster exhibition features over 120 artists, all responding to a seemingly simple request—contribute one small-scale, unframed, black and white artwork. The result is a staggering array of work in a variety of media, produced by a wealth of both emerging and internationally acclaimed artists. Christian, himself a widely exhibited artist, frequent curator and occasional DJ, had the following to say:
“A lot of these artists are friends, people who I have worked with or people that I admire. Our circles cross paths in many degrees and the roster of artists is more or less a giant pool of nepotism. Many of them depend on color and I thought it would be interesting to present them with a challenge; others already make top- notch monochrome work. I thought this would be a fun summer show, and a chance to give San Diegans in-person exposure to artists that otherwise don’t usually show in the area.” —RTC “

My contribution, “Neil Young’s Toy Train” to Ryan Travis Christian’s traveling show, “Where’s My Cones At?”. The first leg of the tour is Double Break, San Diego, opening this Friday 7/27/12.

"Double Break is thrilled to announce Where My Cones At? curated by Chicago-based artist Ryan Travis Christian. This blockbuster exhibition features over 120 artists, all responding to a seemingly simple request—contribute one small-scale, unframed, black and white artwork. The result is a staggering array of work in a variety of media, produced by a wealth of both emerging and internationally acclaimed artists. Christian, himself a widely exhibited artist, frequent curator and occasional DJ, had the following to say:

“A lot of these artists are friends, people who I have worked with or people that I admire. Our circles cross paths in many degrees and the roster of artists is more or less a giant pool of nepotism. Many of them depend on color and I thought it would be interesting to present them with a challenge; others already make top- notch monochrome work. I thought this would be a fun summer show, and a chance to give San Diegans in-person exposure to artists that otherwise don’t usually show in the area.” —RTC “

Western Exhibitions posted some gorgeous shots of the show I co-curated. So proud of the artists & my collaborators!

Western Exhibitions posted some gorgeous shots of the show I co-curated. So proud of the artists & my collaborators!

She was helped along, she says, by having synesthesia—the conflation of one sense with another. She first noticed this phenomenon, at the age of eleven, while playing the Prelude in F-sharp Major from Bach’s “Well-Tempered Clavier”; she has described seeing a “shapeless stain … between orange and red.” Afterward, she was surprised to learn that this wasn’t normal. Seeing music as colors helped her memorize scores and made playing the piano feel even more visceral. Even today, when she plays, especially in concert, colors can come unbidden, each connected to a particular key. C minor is black. D minor is blue. E-flat major, the key of the Mozart aria, is “very bright—something similar to sunlight … and sometimes switching to green.



CARMEN , by SCONDO , at OXBOW

CARMEN , by SCONDO , at OXBOW

SAY FEAR’S A MAN’S BEST FRIEND

SAY FEAR’S A MAN’S BEST FRIEND

(sketch for sculpture)

(sketch for sculpture)

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EW SCULPTURE, NEW SHOW:: this Friday 7/20 @ Ebersmoore
"EBERSMOORE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition entitled “My Idea of Fun” curated by Michael Rea. Artists include Chris Naka, Matthew Hebert, Kate Ruggeri, Kassie Teng, Zach Meyer, Ethan Gill and John Phillip Abbott. The opening reception is Friday, July 20, 2012 6 to 9pm and will run through August 31, 2012. 
My Idea of Fun: My Idea of Fun, is a title I stole from a Will Self Novel. While I could make comparisons between this show and the novel, I prefer to discuss this show and its artists in regards to the actual idea of fun. The amusement I have viewing work by this group of artists, the entertainment each artist evokes in his or her work/practice, and hopefully the pleasure you will have in viewing the show. Fun is a subjective experience, and by no means universal. What I find to be enjoyable is indulgent, as it is to each of the artist represented in this show. Somehow there is a shared experience in this jubilance. The expression of fun becomes a proclamation or a designation of honesty. Even our most guilty pleasures and displeasures warrant recognition once they become cathartic. It is this moment of honesty that is collectively shared within this selection of work.” 

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EW SCULPTURE, NEW SHOW:: this Friday 7/20 @ Ebersmoore

"EBERSMOORE is pleased to announce its upcoming group exhibition entitled “My Idea of Fun” curated by Michael Rea. Artists include Chris Naka, Matthew Hebert, Kate Ruggeri, Kassie Teng, Zach Meyer, Ethan Gill and John Phillip Abbott. The opening reception is Friday, July 20, 2012 6 to 9pm and will run through August 31, 2012. 




My Idea of Fun: 

My Idea of Fun, is a title I stole from a Will Self Novel. While I could make comparisons between this show and the novel, I prefer to discuss this show and its artists in regards to the actual idea of fun. The amusement I have viewing work by this group of artists, the entertainment each artist evokes in his or her work/practice, and hopefully the pleasure you will have in viewing the show. 

Fun is a subjective experience, and by no means universal. What I find to be enjoyable is indulgent, as it is to each of the artist represented in this show. Somehow there is a shared experience in this jubilance. The expression of fun becomes a proclamation or a designation of honesty. Even our most guilty pleasures and displeasures warrant recognition once they become cathartic. It is this moment of honesty that is collectively shared within this selection of work.”