Gallery 27

"The Mashup" Show, 2013


FIRST POST OF 2013! Its a bit late, Im aware, but with this holiday hangover, one incident is no real issue. Anyway, I present my piece for "The Mashup Show", for the Gauntlet Gallery of San Francisco. Apparently the Gallery owner caught some of my work at Gallery 27 in 
Chicago, and was kind enough to invite me over. 

This shows theme, had the artists pick a famous work by a favored artist, and concoct their own version. In my case, I chose "Guernica", by Pablo Picasso (shown below). I remember being mesmerized by "Guernica" in an art class in the 9th grade. I may have missed half the class just looking at it. I had picked a few other pieces to tribute, but ultimately they had no chance on Guernica. Now, what drove me to adorn the board with the family of Xenomorphs, is a bit of a mystery. Perhaps its something I saw in the lines, or maybe had something to do with a thin piece of circular plastic. Who's to know?

"American Heroes" Show, 2012



I present to you a piece I created for Gallery 27's July "American Heroes" show. This is called "Lincoln A.D. 2012, and was made in a manner I have creating pieces for quite some time. Some would say that going at you're art in this fashion repeatedly may be boring. I wouldn't. I love working this way. As happy as I am to be a part of this show, I was sad to see this piece go. I may have to purchase myself a giclee print from my soon-to-be-opened STORE! (...stay tuned). 

"Wes Anderson" Show, 2012



It's a joy to be able to show at galleries. Its a distinct joy have work at a galleries FIRST show. I was recently asked to contribute at Gallery 27, a new chicago gallery in the artistic Halsted area. Apparently the owner caught some of my work at Gallery 1988. What really sold me, was that Gallery 27's first show was Wes Anderson-themed (whose work I prize as favorites). After that, it was no question that I would send a "Life Aquatic" piece. So I present "This is an Adventure". Aptly, the show is called "Futura" (click for the poster).

This is an early sketch for an idea I passed on. Frankly, Im very happy with my completed piece. For the first time in a while, worked solely in acrylic (with some colored pencil peppered throughout).  I want to thank Gallery 27 for an opportunity to have my FIRST show in Chicago!