Saturday, May 30, 2009

I´ll be signing copies of Mitologias and Spain´s premier art magazine La Cruda at the Barcelona Comics Festival today, Saturday May 30th and tomorrow, Sunday, from roughly 6-7pm. There´s also an exhibition of art from La Cruda happening in Barcelona at Safia Galeria (Bruniquer,9 Baixos 08012, Barcelona) in which I have a few pieces, including cover paintings from Big Questions. There is a bunch of other great stuff there as well. It´s worth checking out. The poster for the exhibition is below.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

I'm out of Ideas. I'm going to Spain to get more

We hung the new show at Lula last night. Kyle Obriot's double exposed poloroids and Todd Baxter's alien world with tapirs. Here are some photos. But you have to go there to get the full impact. Go. Awesome.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi

The current show at Lula, Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi's paintings and constructions, is on its way down. The work in the bar came out two days ago and the rest of the work comes down next Tuesday. Because you are, after all, reading the blog of someone who makes books, it seemed appropriate to post some of the stuff, much of it book based, that they had in the cases in the bar (for those of you who have never been, the bar at Lula is made from old humidors salvaged from the cigar store that used to occupy the the bar is hollow and covered in glass–we show art there, as well as on the walls). The first two pieces are children's books that Nadine painted in to alter/interact with. As is often the case, the physicality of these is pretty well lost in just zeros and ones, but they're awesome. Here are two of my favorite spreads:

The next three are Nick's, from a blank book in which he did a series of small paintings.

Lastly is a handmade book of what I'll call improvisational screen printing. Nick made a number of small screens with various geometric shapes and used them to create different compositions, ultimately binding them together in the book. Again...physicality, uselessness of computer screens, subtlety, awesomeness, etc etc ad naseum. Following these last book pieces are two more drawing/painting collage type things. Did I mention their posters?

Friday, May 1, 2009

Pictures of Dirt and Grass and Coffee and Cinnamon Rolls

There will be a closing reception and brunch for Pictures of Dirt and Grass (Home Gallery, 1407 e. 54th place) on this Sunday, May 3rd from 12-3 (the work isn't actually coming down until early June, and will still be viewable by appointment). There will be food provided by Lula Cafe in Logan Square, and supposedly I'm going to be talking a bit about the work. So come with questions.
For inquiries about the work or to make an appointment: