I was asked to draw some of my relative’s coworkers. My wife says I made them look like monsters……………………no comment.
Control S A Means Of Social Sin installed and left at SpeeDee Oil Change, 985 North Main Street Providence, RI.
You might notice that the way the painting was originally photographed and the way it was recently installed at SpeeDee differ by 180 degrees. This wasn’t caused by nervous jitters. Switching the orientation was intentional beforehand. I actually couldn’t stand this painting and was more than willing to let it go, BUT, since flipping it, I’m a lil’ sad that we’ve parted ways. That slight up-side-down shift has made it completely anew for me. It’s as if the painting went for rehabilitation and came out a new person, the same person, but a new 10 pound chubbier, skin glowing, hair done person — the person we knew before all the drugs, prostitution, robbing, gambling with their own life, no regard for their loved ones constantly worrying if he/she is dead or in prison, bad attitude, eye rolling, beer chugging, vodka guzzling, throat clearing, booger-eyed, DUIs, drunk stumbling and tumbling.
Can N0ise B Hostile installed and left at Savers, 1925 Pawtucket Ave East Providence, RI. They have quite an exhibit continuously on view and I can’t say that my work exactly stands out in the bunch. Most often I’d prefer to actually install the paintings on the wall somewhere within the location via a thumbtack or a pre-existing nail/screw, but the ease of just plopping the work alongside all the others for sale was enticing to me. It’s been nice seeing the conversations that may occur between the neighboring works.
Can N0ise B Hostile, oil, cotton, discarded weave, wood, staples, 2011, 5.434382″ x 4 1/111″
In A Dream You Were Fool Of Joy and You Survive To Saw Away, fine artist oil paint, fine artist oil paint, fine artist paint residue, fine artist filth, fine artist grime, fine artist debris, fine artist sawdust, fine artist wood scraps, fine artist staples, fine artist artist. Dimensions: 7″ tall +-, 2012
Installed and left at DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, 51 Sandy Pond Road, Lincoln, MA.
As of this very moment in time, I love this lil’ guy here, but BOY was it a pain in the butt to put together. Sometimes those are the best — when it takes a lot of effort to come up with something where you feel rewarded and appreciative. Although, it’s nice every once in a while to receive a gift painting, too. A gift painting is one that happens with virtually no effort. Both seem to come far and in between. I’m not complaining. I’ll take what I get.
Wake Up and Smell, fine artist oil paint, canvas drop-cloth, used and abused old art scraps, debris, mildew, fungus, herpes, staples. Dimensions: 5 100/200″ tall mas o menos, 2012
Installed and left at American Painting and Sandblasting, 45 Reservoir Road, Coventry, Rhode Island.
bad photography happens when you are scared of getting beat up by a friendly, but scary looking biker dude(s)
There are some materials that I find very, very, very useful and believe they deserve some celebratory recognition. I look forward to reviewing other top-notch products in the near future.