Wednesday, October 22, 2014

I have a couple of paintings in the South Bay Focus exhibition at Torrance Art Museum next month.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Monday, July 8, 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Here's an ambient/piano piece I finished over the last couple of rainy days/nights:

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Friday, August 24, 2012

Friday, August 17, 2012

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Group Exhibition 4/12/12

I'll be showing these paintings in a group exhibition this Thursday if you'd like to see them in person. Should be a good time at Think Tank Gallery in downtown Los Angeles.



White Noise

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Studies Pt. 5 : Interstitial Spaces

These studies were created by digitally photographing an image off of a computer screen, uploading that image to the same computer, and then photographing the new image. The process was repeated several times and then stitched together in sequence.

Entropy (in information theory)
1. A logarithmic measure of the rate of transfer of information in a particular message or language
2. A measure of the loss of information in a transmitted signal or message.

…The operations of a computer replace the presence of materials with pattern recognition, with code transactions and magnetic polarity switchings that transpire in no time and without regard to distance. They have no visual qualities, no physicality to stage, and no temporality to narrate. Where such operations do surface into visibility is the computer monitor, which concocts a visual aspect for that which has no form, putting a user-friendly face on a ubiquitous and invisible technology…

…Like those of the human body, but unlike what shows up on a computer terminal, painting's messages are formulated and inscribed on a durable substance. No matter how much information fills a computer screen, it can all be changed or erased with a single keystroke; on a canvas, changes aren't so easily made and always leave a trace (ditto with people and their gestures and expressions - old habits die hard). The space of the monitor is neither physical nor illusionistic, neither like a body nor an envelope; it's instead an interstitial space, always between, relaying input and feedback, command and performance, facilitating the call and response of communication…

…Computers are said to hold out the prospect of erasing any difference between media by reducing them all to a common base in dematerialized, digital information…

Lane Relyea, 'Virually Formal', Artforum, vol. 37, no.1 (September 1998) 126-33; 173.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

More progress on some of the larger work.

Friday, June 17, 2011

I'm Still working on this one, but I suppose it has come far enough to share some of the progress(?)

Entrance - 42 x 42 in.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

This week I :

-Got rid of my bed and rearranged some furniture so I'd have better light, and more space to paint. (priorities)

-Built a painting table with a piece of glass I salvaged from the Getty store before it was torn apart for renovations.

-Built a bike.

-Drank some beer.

-Listened to this song (a lot):

-Brought some old painting subjects/objects out of storage and into the studio in anticipation of their integration into some current work.

-Got another ulcer in my eye, spent some time in the ER, and on pain pills.

-Drove to Arizona (not while on pain pills). Witnessed the immediate aftermath of my brother's first (and hopefully last) marriage proposal. He proposed in the morning. I got there around noon. My dad was in the backyard with a neighbors rooster caught in a trap he had set for it (they shit everywhere, dig up his plants, and wake him up in the morning). He let the dogs have their way with it. I think it went well. 

-Took a day trip south and visited Colossal Cave, Karchner Caverns, and Tombstone. Took reference photos when I could. (unfortunately not in Karchner as I wasn't allowed)

-Saw some decapitated palm trees reminiscent of the neighborhood rooster post chew toy.

I hope to have art updates soon.