Friends, I’m done with this project. It saw me through a very hot and irritating summer, and for that I’m grateful. But every time I open it up and look at it, one thought crosses my mind: “This thing needs to burn”.
I’ll be showing it at two engagements this Friday: Earlier in the evening, I’ll be hanging it at the “It Gets Weird” fest at The Firehouse Gallery, and about 9:30, I’ll have it up at Tempe Art-A-Gogh Gogh. It might turn up again at The Firehouse Saturday. This will be your last opportunity to see the scroll in person, before I do away with it for good.
If you’re interested in owning a particular part of the scroll, you can meet me in person at one of these events, or contact me online, and we can discuss the matter further.
I took a few pictures of it just a little while ago. Here they are:
AUG 30 // TAAGG @ THE SAIL INN
SEP 6 // PHX FIRST FRIDAY @ LHAUS
SEP 13 // DOWNTOWN MESA SECOND FRIDAY
SEP 21 // EL DUB TEMPE
OCT 12 // AFO TUCSON
OCT 25 // TROUBLE SAN DIEGO
OCT 31 // TEMPE HALLOWEEN IT038WHY70
Some new crap. Come see it First Friday, July 5th at Trunk Space in Downtown Phoenix.
I’m really bad about updating this thing. My apologies. I have a lot of news to share, so I’m going to try to cram it all into one post. That way, even if I end up neglecting this thing for another two months (which, let’s be honest, is a possibility), there’ll be enough information to hold you well into November.
1: Transmute Opening Reception, First Friday, June 21 @ Trunk Space.
I’ve got a show coming up on June 21 with two of my favorite local artists, Dain Quentin Gore and Daniel Funkhouser. The show runs through First Friday, July 5, and the opening reception will serve as The Rubber Brother Records “Five Tape Release party”, featuring new material from five bands. Live performances by Playboy Manbaby, Instructions, Wolvves, and like thirty other bands. This show will be happening four days after my 41st birthday, so this is as close to a birthday party as I’m gonna get this year. Come out and celebrate with me. Visit the Facebook event page and RSVP.
2: Transmute Closing Reception, First Friday, July 5.
If you prefer to take in your visual art without the accompaniment of live music, this is the show you’re gonna want to see. Just the three of us and our paintings.
3: NTN GLOBAL SYSTEMS
http://ntnglobalsystems.com <——-This Exists.
4: THE OVA CONCILIUM SCROLL
This is the thing I’m most excited about.
I’ve been working on this since the start of the year. It’s The Ova Concilium Scroll. I’ve got about 40 feet of it completed. I don’t intend to stop until I’ve reached 350 feet. This scroll serves as a journal that I use to document my interactions with various oddities that I come in contact with when I plant my portable shortwave antenna in the middle of a vacant field and listen for unusual activity.
For the past several months, I’ve been searching for a spot that might be capable of handling something this long and unhangable, and of course, want to put up with it. I believe I’ve finally found such a place, and I’m excited, because it’s such an amazing space to do this sort of thing. I’m excited to tell you more about it. Those details will be coming just as soon as I get a little more information about it. What I know for sure is that it’s happening November-ish of this year.
That’s about all I can think of for now.
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Strange Conversation + NXOEED present: Operation Dark Star, May 10. Limited edition Singles and EPs. Covers are original paintings by me. Music available for download, 100% free. Ten of these will be hanging on a random alley wall in the greater Phoenix area, free for the taking. Watch http://NTNGlobalSystems.com/ for clues.
Had an envelope and twenty minutes to kill while waiting around at the ASU memorial union tonight.
From The Phoenix New Times Website:
"New Times and Chambord have joined forces to bring attention to local artists’ work. The top artists in this program will receive a three month showcase of their work in the New Times print publication, online and on New Times racks.
We collected over 150 submissions in three categories from those artists looking to get involved. The categories are - urban art, abstract art and photography. A committee selected 15 artists in each category which were put up to a publicized, friendly vote.
The top 5 artists in each category as voted by New Times readers have now been announced and can be viewed by clicking on the buttons to the left! They have the opportunity to show their work in an exhibit hosted by New Times and Chambord in various Scottsdale galleries in November, December and January. These shows will support a final reader vote leading to the selection of the winning artist in each category.
These three artists will be provided with rack cards showcasing their work on hundreds of New Times racks. These same artists will also receive ads promoting their work in New Times and the opportunity to have the work featured as an “alternative cover” for one week in New Times.”
So, I made it into the top five in the “Abstract” category. We had our show at the Method Gallery on Marshall Way in Scottsdale just a couple of nights ago. It was fun. If you could click on that link and vote for me, that’d be great.