Saturday, September 8, 2018

inspiration is a dirty fucking word

Kerry James Marshall, from Letters to a Young Artist

light guard in the Woodlands, TX

inside Dick's, the Woodlands, TX

mall, the Woodlands, TX

Saturday, August 25, 2018

3 Notes on Being Back in Hunstville

I just got back to Huntsville, TX, from a residency in Changsha, China. Immediately I have 3 notes on life and art.

1) Inspiration is a dirty dirty fucking word. I need it. Being inspired in Hunstville is harder than Changsha. Changsha is a city and a huge change for me (I had never been to Asia). This is something I will revisit a lot more.
 secret places

liminal objects
2) Money doesn't solve aesthetic problems.

3) Things, my life: an archive of loss & longing

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Conceptual Expressionists, part 3

Michael E. Smith - Untitled (hoodie and smoke machine) 2017

Phyllida Barlow - untitled-hangingmonument2015 (timber, polyurethane foam, plystyrene, cement, bonding, steel, plywood, fabric, scrim, paint, PVA, filler, sand) 2015

Cody Tumblin - tread softly (dyed flannel, thread, button-hole, earring) 2016

Betye Saar - Collecting Twilight Corners (mixed media collage on paper) 1982

Claire Fontaine - Untitled (Missing) (shotgun barrel) 2010

David Hammons - Flight Fantasy (records, hair, plaster) 1983

Brad Downey - The City is Dead (Grottaglie, Italy, 2011) (sheets) 2011 - ongoing

Noah Purifoy - Watts Uprising Remains (found-object assemblage) c. 1965-66

James Lee Byars - The Rose Table of Perfect (3,333 red roses, styrofoam) 1989

Helen O'Leary - A small place to do nothing (egg oil on wood) 2013

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Everyday: 4/9/16

 Refrain (commercial produced painting on panel) 2016

 Refrain (commercial produced painting on panel) 2016

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Everyday: 3/18/16

Refrain (commercially produced painting on panel)
[for the exhibition, White Feelings]

Everyday: 3/16/16

Black Dust (found object, Hegewisch, Chicago, IL)

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Everyday: 3/15/16

(college, fiberglass, debris)