Thursday, December 20, 2012

End of the world/year

As a lazy blogger I couldn't help but notice all the things that ended or are about to end in 2012.  Here's a quick list of the few things that matter to me:

1. The concept that Mitt Romney might have become president
2. According to the Mayan calendar, the world
3. Gossip Girl
4. Two long and complicated friendships (however, second chances are always possible)
5. And in just a few days... 2012

The end of a year gives me time to look back at my mistakes, some regrets, and what I should do better next year. As sad as it might sound I am working on a list of goals for 2013. My life seems like an endless to-do-list but without them I don't know what I'd do with myself.  In the mean time I have been cranking out some new small works on paper that I'd like to share...

Sometimes I feel like a machine. Sometimes I feel I am just reacting to the images and sounds around me. Whatever it is, I am doing what I love and I couldn't be happier.

See you in 2013.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

What comes is better then what came before

It's about two weeks before my next show and things are slowly coming together. My installation will be at Allegra LaViola Gallery opening Oct 10th. This piece has been in my head for months now and to see it coming together is both a dream and a nightmare. 
Without giving too much away I thought it would post the official gallery invitation:

Hope you can all make it.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Welcome to the Jungle

As the 2012 exhibition season opens in Chelsea and the Lower East Side I find myself running out the city  ... as per usual. 

I have been spending a number of hours in the studio making new work for my solo show at Allegra LaViola Gallery (opening Oct 10th). I am a few hours away from officially being done and I'm excited. There is something comfy about running around like a maniac, staying up nights, and drinking too much coffee.  On the other hand it will be nice to be done, see friends, sleep, and maybe, just maybe, go away on vacation.

The following are random photos from inside my studio and my encounters as I run around a little place I like to call home ...  New York. 

fall trees

someplace cool

someplace cooler
I forget where I was standing but it was red

scary church

me standing on a big piece of graph paper

Sneakers over Brooklyn

Mickey getting fucked

paper knots

Danger in Queens

Danger in Queens

Paris version of a Metrocard

Michael Scott

sorta creepy

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

too hot . . . see you in the fall

It's been a crazy/busy summer for me in the studio.  I am working on a few projects and I need to take a blogging break . . .

see you in the fall

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Walk of Shame

I'm not one to post intamite details but after an insane work month, prepping for shows, and juggling a strange social life ... I needed some real fun.

After spending an afternoon+evening with a friend for his Bday at PS1 I ended up on the eastside at a friendly bar. The crowd was what I expected but I was not expecting to wake up on the east side of town in a very large bed the next day.

This whole experience reminded me to visit Paris again ... soon.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

On a gessoing break

The other day, after hours of gessoing I went on a walk with a friend. Time outside the studio, away from the smell of gesso, and some fresh air did me good!

Is "gessoing" a word? My spell checker thinks it's wrong.

Somewhere on the east side of upper Manhattan right before the rain came in...

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Days, weeks, and now a month

Yes, it's been a while since my last post. Granted I have been busy with out of town guests, seeing new/old friends, having my kitchen renovated, dealing with the consequences of losing a best friend, weekends on Fire Island, going on strange dates, prepping for my next show, family issues, applying to random things, and last but not least ... getting myself an intern.

These last few weeks have also reminded me of something I thought was missing in NY. Love. My good friend/former office wife, who I call G got engaged to her amazing boyfriend of 4 years. I won't bore you with details of their love story but selfishly their engagement reminded me that love in New York is possible. At times, a city like New York can be the worst possible city to be single in. Carrie Bradshaw made it seem so easy! But it's moments like discovering your friends got engaged that reaffirms your belief in the possibility of love in New York.

Anyway .... I hate that it's June and time already feels like it's flying by. In these last few months all my thoughts are about my up coming projects and I wanted to share some of the process pics. Also I thought some random pictures + videos would be hilarious too.


check it out
So true
Look what I found in the middle of Fire Island
Love in New York . . . go figure
on my way to Fire Island

getting my studio organized