I’m pleased to announce that I will be showing paintings along with some artists I really love and respect in a group show titled Spacegrass. It opens September 8th, 2012. Please join us for the reception if you’re in NYC.
“Mojo (after John Jacobsmeyer)” 30″ x 30″ oil on canvas, 2011.
Spacegrass, curated by Chris Bors
95 East 7th Street, downstairs (bet 1st Ave and Ave A)
New York, NY 10009
September 8 – October 14
Opening reception: Saturday, September 8, 7 – 9 PM
Gallery hours: Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 12 – 6 PM
Subway: F train to Lower East Side/2 Avenue
6 train to Astor Place
N, R to 8th Street
“Hey kid, are you going my way?
Hop in, we’ll have ourselves a field day.
We’ll find us some spacegrass,
Lay low, watch the universe expand.”
A broken 8-track KISS tape falling through outer space suddenly becomes stuck between a chocolate bar and a jar of peanut butter, landing on an alternate earth resulting in an iPod mix part 60s psychedelia, 70s hard rock, 80s punk and 90s nihilism, leaving out the 2000s status updates. While listening to said mix from the rear door of their parent’s green Oldsmobile station wagon, a small group of friends light a Cheech & Chong-style spliff, causing the planets to align and an interstellar wave of hunger, prompting the universe to inquire, “Where’s the beef?” While nursing their joystick blisters and eating Peanut Butter Cap’n Crunch, each teen dreams up their own idea of what utopia looks like.
These visions were frozen in a time capsule on Gallifrey, only to be unearthed when the time and relative dimension in space felt right. Opened in 2012, the images resembled paintings like Michael Bevilacqua’s layered chrome and black attack, Chris Bors’s post-pop pseudo-propaganda, David Humphrey’s surreal suburban wet dreams, Ketta Ioannidou’s chaotic spiraling vegetation, Todd James’s bright cartoons from our Id, Allison Schulnik’s luscious thick impasto, Aaron Zimmerman’s intricate fever dreams and Jeremiah Teipen’s psychedelic sexual video. Now why don’t you get me a Pepsi before Fat Freddy’s Cat eats our stash?
For more info please check out the Facebook event page here.