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Friday
Jul032015

On a Roll

I have participated in a number of group shows at Blizzmax Gallery. It's a unique and charming venue, an old dairy barn in the far reaches of rural Prince Edward County.

The theme of the show is 'On a Roll'. Owners Peter and Alice Mennacher wrapped the walls in paper, leaving 7 artists to cover the walls in art.

As a kid I always loved the idea of drawing BIG. This is a largely spontaneous drawing created on site with no sketches or planning. I keep things simple and bold, using a handful of Sharpie Magnums.

 

The project is about halfway there. I will post further shots as the piece gets completed.

Show opening is July 11, 7pm.

Here is the final art:

Wednesday
Jun032015

Print Show

I decided to archive and catalog some of the print work I have created over the year. It's a real treat to focus my energy on personal work, roll up the sleeves and work in the print studio. My friends Kyle and Chrissy at Spark Box Studio have provided the space, the screens and the time to make things happen.

I am in the process of setting up the store at Big Cartel. Here are a few of the images I have put on the site so far. More to come!

 

Bicycle, edition of 10, giclee print, 16" x 18"

 

Extraction, screen print on collage, series of 5, 22" x 15"

 

Bird Flew, 4 colour screen print, edition of 10, 14" x 15"

 


CMY-Robot, screen print on collage, series of 14, 12.5" x 16"

 

Birdhouse City, gocco screenprint, edition of 5, 9.5" x 8.5"

 

 

The site takes no commission and all the proceeds go directly to the artist. Support your local illustrator!  All pieces ship unframed, and are trackable.

If you have any questions, I can answer them personally.

 

 

 

Thursday
Nov202014

New & Notable

 I posted earlier about the image created for the Land Gallery in Portland. It was a group show called Work & Play, and it was a commentary on the life of an illustrator. Sometimes the balance tips, towards work most often, but I found the right balance this summer. The jurors at the Society of Illustrators liked the balance too - I am honoured to be included in the 57th Illustration Annual and show. I've been inspired by all of the great pieces posted online this week, the medals awarded went to the best talent in the business. My piece will be in the January show (Uncommissioned and Institutional). Third year running!

Work & Play - Digital collage

This week I also resumed my regular gig for the New York Times Science section. I do a monthy contribution to the Raw Data column, written by George Johnson. This month he wrote about a huge monolithic radio tower erected by the Soviet Union in the 80's, on the doorstep of Chernobyl. The echoes of the Cold War still reverberate in many ways and the nuclear threat has never really disappeared. Great read!

 

I took a few different approaches to this piece, but settled on a graphic approach. The red background speaks to Soviet design, but also reinforces the message of danger and threat.

There's always a little room for experimentation too. I'd like to find more time to develop ideas and collect images for new collage work, but I have two book projects on the go right now. Here's the latest creation from the collage labratory:

 

 

'Power lacks moral or principles. It only has interests.'
- Horacio Castellanos Moya

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Wednesday
Jan082014

Society of Illustrators: Annual Show

Illustrators 56 opens Friday at the Society of Illustrators in New York City.

The show is on display January 7 through February 1. I am so pleased and proud to be a part of this show, this is the second consecutive year that I have been included. I wish I could be there to see all of the work, it is a jaw-dropping collection of the best in illustration. Congrats to the Medal winners Dave Plunkert, Melinda Beck and Sarah Jacoby.
The exhibition covers Institutional, Advertising, Uncommissioned, and Moving Image Categories.
This year marks my 25th anniversary in the biz. Looks to be a great way to start the year. If you are in NYC this month, check out the show: 128 East 63rd Street (between Park and Lexington Avenues).
(Framed prints of this piece are available)

 

Monday
Jul012013

Summer Shows

He is enigmatic. He is misunderstood. He is benevolent. He is a primeval archetype. His origins are shrouded in the mists of time...

The Green Man is an ancient motif representing the cycle of the seasons, transformation and the rebirth of spring after a long winter. Most often found carved in wood and stone in European gothic cathedrals, he is represented by the face of a man made up of foliage or spewing leaves.

 

On July 4, the Nook Collective (hosted by Julia Breckenreid and Steve Wilson) in Toronto are featuring the work of over 40 artists. Should be a killer show. I am thrilled to be a part of this and will be hanging several pieces. I am working with Dimitri Levanov to produce the work in the show.

 

I let loose on these, using a skull as a template and working with collaged ornamental foliage, giving the work a gothic feel while retaining a sense of fun and playfulness.

This one's a bit sinister and sophisticated. I thought each had its own personality. They both look a bit like the tangles of weeds sprouting in my garden this year. All this rain and I am fighting a loosing battle. So while our American friends are celebrating red, white & blue, we will be lighting it up green. Really looking forward to the show. Thanks to Julia for putting this together!

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I also have another show opening at Oeno Gallery. A  plant-themed group show called 'When the Bough Breaks: Re-imagining the Tree'. Oeno is a lovely venue, where I had my Mecanismos and Birdhouse City shows.