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The weeks roll by and projects come and go without proper documentation or realization.  Here comes a major text heavy post full of all sort of bits of news.

Grawlix:

As an exercise as a curator I have been working with other galleries to get a feel for what and how they work. Wunderkammer Gallery is the next institution in this process.  The title of the exhibit is ‘Grawlix.’ The show title is defined as such:

Noun[edit]

grawlix (plural grawlixes or grawlix)
  1. A spiral-shaped graphic used to indicate swearing in comic strips.  [quotations ▼]
  2. A string of typographical symbols, especially “@#$%&!”, used (especially in comic strips) to represent an obscenity or swearword.
  3. A series of violence related images in a speech bubble to represent obscenity or swearwords

The theme behind the show rotates around the frustration that artists feel in and around their art. That frustration could be focused at themselves, their art, the viewer, or the world.

I will be participating as an artist in this exhibit as well. I have been working on an installation that has been in my brainpan for awhile. More process shots and a video will be coming shortly.

‘Grawlix’ will open on October 25th at Wunderkammer from 7 to 10 with a performance by Heaven’s Gateway Drugs at 9.

Red Tides of the Mind:

With all the hustle of the curating/travel/day job I have realized that a solo show of my work has been absent for quite some time. Worry not reader. The wait is over. On November 11th at Dash-in I will be displaying my latest work ‘Red Tides of the Mind.’ The exhibit will have several new processes that I have been working on.  Working on the frames, scanning film, and making hard decisions. More to come

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Collaboration and Exercises:   

In an attempt to exercise my brain I have been collaborating with Dave Lough. Four canvases were constructed and rules for exchanging the pieces put in place. The experiment has been a helpful release and assisted in letting me play without begin to serious. This team-up may or may not result in an exhibit. That is a minor detail in what is really happening with this project. Here is a piece that has been passed back and forth several time and getting ready to go under the knife again.

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Fort Wayne Museum of Art:

The last and hardest item to discuss is my upcoming exhibits with the FWMoA.  Several exhibits are in the works and the gears are all turning in the right direction. That is all I can say at the moment. Stay tuned for more.

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Studio Gutting

The last five weeks I have been overhauling my studio. The goals was to have a more flexible work space to work on larger pieces. A fresh coat of paint to cleanse the palate of the mind and I slapped wheels on everything. Now it is time to get dirty.

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New Direction Taking Shape

 

I have been experimenting with 120 film for the last several months. This is a piece for a photography show at Artlink. The exhibit ‘The F-stops here’ opens June 7th.

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120 Film and the Results of Tough Love in the Winter

I have developed the first batch of 120 film. The colors were a little off due to the film but all in all a good first time out with this format.

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Couple of Pictures for Documentation Purposes

 

 

 

Here are some detail shots of the “Slow Erosion subseries.” This is my first exhibit with color film as the main player. These shots were enlarged from 35mm film.

Next up is 120 film. Five rolls have been shot and are waiting to be exposed. Trying to hold off till I hit ten and watch for patterns.

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Process Video

 

This is a promotional/process video that Kay Gregg and I shot and edited for the exhibit at Artlink on January 25th through February 26th. The opening reception will be on the 25th from 6 to 9. I will be in attendance.

 

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New Weapon for Optical Frontline

I am in deep in 120mm film now. The learning curve will be moderate but worth it for the new format. 35mm will still be used in my works as well. I am have been reading the instructions like my colleagues suggested and repeating:

This is my camera. There are many like it, but this one is mine.
My camera is my best friend. It is my life. 

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It Has Been Accomplished

 

 

The ‘Fantastic Plastic Camera’ exhibit is done and on the wall. I am happy with the results and look forward to the exhibit opening on January 25th at Artlink from 6-9.

 

 

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Building Frames and Getting Things Done

I have decided to micro-manage my art so I can have my direct control of the chaos which is my artistic process. Much like building my own camera, taking over the framing aspect as well has been giving me further insight into the game.

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Plastic Camera Show is Coming

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