Thursday, June 30, 2011

5 Year Gala Show at Corey Helford Gallery

Because. 16" x 12". Mixed Media (Acrylic, Graphite, Colored Pencils & Crayon) on Wood. © 2011.
Because. 16" x 12". Mixed Media (Acrylic, Graphite, Colored Pencils & Crayon) on Wood. © 2011.

above is my contribution to the group show that's opening tomorrow to celebrate
the 5 Year Anniversary of Corey Helford Gallery in Culver City, CA!

Zero to Sixty : 5 Year Anniversary Gala Group Show
Opening Reception Friday, July 1st, 7-10pm
8522 Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232

+ please contact the gallery for a preview list/info/purchase!
(sorry, the piece has been sold)

+ also please check out this small preview (also a teaser here)that Arrested Motion did for the show!

here's a detail view of my piece :

Because. Detail.

and the framed view (filtered on instagram) :

Framed & instagrammed. (for Corey Helford Gallery's 5 year show this Friday)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


instagrammed peeks for some pieces for a couple upcoming group shows :

A whole lotta hair.
the above piece will go to the 5 Year Gala Group Show, Zero to Sixty, at Corey Helford Gallery,
opening July 1st.

Two faced
and the two paper pieces above will be in a group show at The Alternative Cafe Gallery in Monterey, CA, entitled Bad Luck Club - my friend Aya put this show together (yet again!)
with 13 girl artists from Brooklyn, hence the title.

ahhh only if i could just magically coat all my works with the earlybird filter (instagram).

full details and images to come!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Works in Progress...

{ WARNING : photo / instagram filter overload }

some sketchbook pages :
Flower head.
Garden sketching.

some hairy drawings on paper :
Drawing on used scrap packing paper.
More drawing on brown paper...
More brown drawing
Brown paper addiction

and some paintings in the works on canvas & wood :
Almost done (from a few photos ago)
Paint paint.
Color explosion
Pile o' works in progress in the studio

a lot of things going on this month, so i've been working a lot,
although many of the pieces in progress (some even documented) have been brewing
for months in different stages, stalled, painted over, restarted, mulled.

some faint, near transparent new shapes & ideas seem to be slowly forming in my head,
i just need to find that thin, cloudy thread and start pulling at it...


also some follow up to the Dear Japan show last weekend :

Dear Japan charity art show, June 4th, NYC (
turn out looked great and the show was successful!
they raised over $10k with art all less than $200.

some of my favorite pieces from what were still there when i got there :

Beautiful plastic bottle sculpture by Miwa Koizumi at Dear Japan show (http://dearjapanny.wordpress.con)
Miwa Koizumi (one of the show organizers)'s amazing PET plastic bottle sculpture.
i've seen her works at her place before, but this was amazing.

Amazing mini felt & peanut bunny by Kazuki Guzman at Dear Japan show (
and a new artist i found via this show - Kazuki Guzman, who made these tiny little sculpture
figures with needled felt and nut shells. there was another one i failed to photograph other
than this little peanut shell bunny, which was a walnut shell airplane dude.
so cute & amazing!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Dear Japan

Hope. Wish. 4"x6". Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood (Ema plaque). © 2011.
Hope. 3.75" x 5.5". Acrylic & Colored Pencil on Wood (Ema plaque). © 2011.

my friends aya, fumiha & miwa put together a wonderful group show, Dear Japan,
for this Saturday, June 4th!

June 4th, 2011, Saturday 4-8 PM
One night only
At Art Connect New York Gallery,
491 Broadway, 5th Floor
New York, New York 10012

all art donated by artists & all proceeds go to japan for earthquake & tsunami relief funds.

it's a one day only event where all the artwork is under $200, and you can pay & take the artwork home when you leave!

you can view all artists' works & more info here on their site!

please check their facebook invitation page too.


i created the piece i'm donating above while creating this piece for another Japan relief fundraiser, as an ema.
ema, a prayer plaque for shinto shrines in japan, seemed like a perfect medium for the cause of the event.

if you're in NYC area this saturday, please stop by the gallery in Soho and support!
they will accept non-art-purchase donations as well as fundraising via merchandise sale on site.

My ema for Dear Japan (