i’m gonna be posting pieces for the detroit show during the next few weeks leading up to the opening march 21st at the inner state gallery…here’s one on starz “violation” 8track, one of my favorite one of theirs. it’s called “you were so polite”. you can see another view of the one from the last post in the “original archive gallery”
this piece is done with the kiss “love gun” 8 track. i’m heading over to the westside to drop it off with my framer so i’ll have it for my show in detroit….see previous update regarding that.
ok detroit…the show is confirmed, opening night will be march 21st at the inner state gallery. it’s called “critical infrastructure against external treats” and is my first solo show in detroit since “Tight as a Tourniquet” october 5, 2002, over at the old c-pop gallery….that was a long time ago, kinda over due, don’t you think?. i have done a few book signings and been in several group shows in detroit since then for sure….anyway… check HERE to see all the shows
show flier below….
ok…the filming (see previous update) is winding down for the week. nick has to get back to LA, and his crew needs to get back to chicago. things went well, he covered a lot of stuff, spoke with a lot of people….like dan who was an employee and student of my fathers, and now has his position at the cleveland institute of art as the head of the ID department. nick also got a chance to talk with anna who was my dad’s secretary at the time who now works for the president of CIA. rich, vertical sound, who was my sound man at the euc, without him shows probably wouldn’t have happened on a consistent basis. my pal LT got interviewed, LT is from the band above this fire and is an employee of jak prints (who we do a ton of work with). pants got in on it, pants is a hardcore guy and a graphic designer, OKPANTS, who i’ve worked with a lot. michael parks, without who much of the last ten years wouldn’t have happened, at least not like they have, he’s a photographer, built my present web site, was a framer and handled all my work, also a gallery owner which totally supported me. MMA fighter stipe who we sponsor. people not pictured that i know he talked karen novak and bill from the busta gallery, and he’ll be talking with the former euclid tavern owners, and a few of my instructors today. late march nick will be back to catch folks who weren’t available this week
*the feature image is a bunch of my marx figures from the 1970′s
ok, nick and his crew are in town and started shooting at the studio yesterday. they’ll be back here for a few hours today then it’s off to cover many bases before they have to go back to LA / chicago.
ok…more forced perspective news (see previous update)….the film short has been accepted by the cleveland international film festival. this is an established festival, being it’s 38th year. check out the festival HERE, and the film info HERE.
below are some pictures intern lindsey took while here last week…she was given the inventory task to tackle, which is no small feet…there is a lot of paper in a lot of flat files. some pictures are of that in progress, and notice the studio floor is nice and clean, cleaning was actually first on her agenda. there’s some shots of me working, her with field marshall rommel, and a collaborative piece i did with her that she wanted for payment for her time.
*before anyone gets the idea to ask to intern here, there’s only a once a year or so need
nick cavalier, the guy who did the film short on me called “forced perspective” will be coming back into town to continue the project into a full length feature film. he’ll be bugging me more at the studio and also sitting down with bands i’ve worked with, instructors of mine, gallery owners, etc…. read more about it HERE
shout to my pal lindsey from chicago, thanks for the interning, you did a great job!
well….i’ve been putting off posting about the opening in hamburg because i’ve been expecting more pictures….they haven’t been sent so i’ll show you what i got…
ok, i’m leaving in a few hours for hamburg, the opening is on saturday and the info is above…hope to see all my german folks out.
i tell you what, there was a bunch of drunks at the michael schenker show last night. you could tell their wives only let them out one night a year and they were making the best of it…