What have you been up to? Did you miss me? I took November off apparently, it slips my mind to write on the ol' blog sometimes. Poor taste on my part, considering I am giving out my business card at an alarming rate. Imagine the amount of gum stuck to those cards, the teeth that have been picked, the overstuffed wallets made uncomfortable!
Anyway, I hate that "tell me about your life in three sentences" question. I always end up saying something stupid, like "well you know" or "living the dream" or "nuthin' much". Lame. Since the blog is made for that kind of stuff, I will now start sending people here. No answers, just flip them a business card and walk away.
I've been busy here at Fiasco!, Jeff and I had a very successful indiegogo campaign, and we are slaving away on all the collaborations people had donated money to...and by slaving, I mean it's Jeff's fault we haven't started. Right under the bus, Claassen. TAKE THAT!
I am officially moving on from the Skulk/Deer series. The great thing about the studio/gallery in Paso is that you get feedback from the average Joe n Jane on the street. That's also the bad part, and honestly if I have to explain these pieces to someone who is undeserving (read as: snarky & ignorant) anymore I'd rather light them on fire. The paintings, I mean...I think.
The sour-faced elderly, the drunks pointing, the parents ripping their kids away from our space; the picture taking without permission, that horrific song about foxes have beat it out of me. It was a social experiment and I have painstakingly reached my answer: Oakland, Portland and LA get this series and the Central Coast most certainly does not.
In other super fun news, while I was begging for indiegogo money, I wrote an old pal of mine (hey Nancer) and got lucky. It just so happened that my old boss who runs some things at Paramount Pictures gives a gift bag to the hard working assistant types. Nancy thought it would be cool if I made a special print of the Paramount landmarks for said goodie bag. Check it out!
In other other news, it looks like I have some crazy shows going down in 2014. Ok, they aren't crazy; they are just shows. I'm trying to dazzle you with marketing-speak. I'll be showing at Baxter-Moermon in January, and March will be hectic- Sally Loos AND the second installment of the Young Savages group show in Paso.
I've also temporarily been handed the responsibility to hang work at a little place called Eatz in downtown SLO. The walls are purty and they made this building picture I did look pretty pimped out. So if any of you lurkers are artists, you should write me and show me your wares. I'll do my best to make you famous.
Lastly, I am planning on making some prints of my Los Angeles period work.
Limited edition of 10 or so, I don't know. They will be shiny and pretty and 5x7", perfect for your cubicle or manhole cover, or wherever you people work. I'm also slightly interested in doing some commission work, so don't be a stranger. Or do, and keep having crappy art around you. Happy festivus, right?