Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Thanks everyone for attending the opening on the coldest night of the winter!  Turned out to be a really good crowd.  You all are super awesome!  This is a link to a pic of some of the artists posted on Flicker...http://www.flickr.com/photos/tomcatace86/5379360800/in/photostream/

Thank you to those of you who have posted on this blog!  I can not figure out how to respond to you individually.  The comments area simply doesn't post my responses.  I've no idea why.    Your comments are very appreciated and I sincerely thank you for taking the time to look at my work and make a comment.  Cheers to you all!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

work in progress...

"Elotes Locos," vinyl paint and india ink on mason board, 24x36"

About a year ago I saw the man who inspired this painting.  He was rolling lazily along the paths of Humboldt Park on his way to meet up with some other vendors nearby. He's been brewing in my head ever since.  I'm planning on doing the lettering in blue and red, hand written, like you see on the local carts.  Some more inking to do, but the gist of it is here.  Another piece for the show this July. 

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Group show opening Friday, Jan 21st

This Friday the 21st. Jackson Junge Gallery is hosting what should be a pretty amusing take on the tenure of our own sweet love him/hate him Mayor Richard J. Daley.  Opening reception is at 1389 N. Milwaukee from 6-9pm (just south of Damen/North/Milwaukee EL stop).  Refreshments and good times will be served.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

After selling everything I made this year, I am working feverishly to build up a new body of work for a solo show slated to open this July.  The work will be based on the theme of the bicycle and it's many uses in the urban landscape.  I am inspired by sleek, fast, gnarly messengers, food vendors and their customized mobile resturaunts, the clowns on the tall bike contraptions, and of course, the Latino's in Humbodlt Park with their bad-ass low-riders and chromed up cruisers.  Here, I am working on the first of the series for the show.  These cyclists are sending a flock of pigeons into flight.