This is a painting, that I now call ‘Christmas Skulls’, which I painted about 10 years ago. That tells you how my fast my hard drive clean up process is going. I threw this painting in the garbage on my move from the warehouse in Chinatown. I’m pretty sure it was taken from the trash before the truck came. I wonder if it’s in someone’s home, or if it was turned back into a christmas table cloth. Happy holidays and a happy new year.
The opening on Friday was packed. We stayed long enough to get these photos.
Rich Jacobs is an old friend and an amazingly active guy. A long way back he asked me to send him some old skate zines and I did. Time passed and in an odd coincidence I ran into him at Printed Matter during his recent trip to new York to take down his 15th Move Show titled “There is Xerox on the insides of your eyelids”. To my happy surprise, some of my work was in this show along side some of the masters of the form. The show has been traveling around and will go to Holland next, so I’m told. Thanks Rich for including me.
222gallery is hosting Groupshow this coming Friday, December 19th, 2008 at 6PM. Amy S. Kauffman and I will be in the show, along with many of our good friends such as Nicky Santore and Chris Sembrot.
From the 222gallery press release:
This exhibition plays off the pretentious nature of the group show, which over time has grown to be ubiquitous, all encompassing, prolific, and aspiring to be bigger and better with every manifestation. By exaggerating the title, and striving to showcase the variety of talent within our company’s expanding, bi-coastal network (primarily the talent present in Philadelphia), GROUP SHOW will overwhelm the visitor through walls packed with art in the salon-style, showing up to 3 works from established and emerging artists, including Ryan Beck, Maureen Duffy, David Ellis, Emily Erb, John Freeborn, Futura, Ryan McGinness, Diana Meaker, Todd St. John, Jeffrey Stockbridge, Tra Sipple, and many more.
I love the internet. Nothing like uploading a few files and getting laser cut plastic in the mail – this internet thing might just stick. I used ponoko.com, it’s a really great tool and super easy to use. Look for some of this in the near future on my etsy store, or in my online store.