Monday, April 6, 2009

Pictures of Dirt and Grass

I'm doing a show at Home Gallery in Hyde Park on Chicago's South side, opening April 18th. It's my first solo show in Chicago, coming after shows in L.A., Helsinki, Bologna and Paris over the last year. It'll be comprised of a number of landscapes and small scenes--superheroes, columns of smoke, tires, milk bottles, office chairs, deer...the usual random assortment of curiosities. Home Gallery is an ongoing project of the illustrious Laura Shaeffer, putting on shows out of her house. There is both an opening reception on the 18th and a closing brunch on May 3rd, since it's a little hard to keep regular gallery hours in your house. But the show is open by appointment as well. You're invited.

Below are two alternate covers of a mini-comic I put together to give out at the show. The covers are made with found/scavenged/old notebook paper of various sorts, a spray painted stencil, and ink-jet printed bird's heads. I'm also hoping to have a new t-shirt printed for the show. We'll see.

Spraypainting stencils on 200 mini-comics makes a huge mess and leaves a person pretty dizzy and lightheaded. So I probably won't be making more. Get them while they're still h...uh...while they still smell like spray paint.