Sunday, April 25, 2010

C-Town Monster

Watch out
for the Chinatown Monster at Space 242 Gallery Boston, in the upcoming Circus Freaks Show!

The 'Freaks' theme seemed to fit the bill for a lot of my work, I had several submissions this time around.

--- "C-Town Monster", in acrylic, spray paint, and collage. Wrapped in a homemade black wooden frame. (not pictured)

Im hanging completed works on the studio wall, and still putting together a feast of art for the next s0l0 sh0w.

I've been thinking about wallpaper recently, and remembering all the times I've spent chiseling away old, gross wallpaper. For the Aurora Gallerie's next show, "Hangin on the Wall", artists are invited to create interpretations of wallpaper and expand upon Worcester's manufacturing history.
Below is my in-progress piece, built from stretched cotton tees over board, and using multi-media to pay homage to wallpaper style.

More info and artwork to come

Friday, April 2, 2010

Tape Man the Third

IN PROGRESS, the diabolical construction of Tape Man the Third.
Tape Man is a local phenomenon that got started a few summers ago, and the mannequins have since spread. (We drew inspiration from tape-cast artist Mark Jenkins.) I've only caught glimpses of the local spinoffs, although competition drives Tape Man further into the realm of installation art. Tape Man the 3rd (with the help of model Alicia) will be built from three layers of 2.2 mm packing tape, with colored duct tape accents. The life-like plastic cast will be stuffed, limb by limnb, with shredded paper.
Traditionally, Tape Man uses urbanity as a stage - wearing clothes, drawing crowds and exploiting art. This Tape Man will take on a new role as an indoorsman, seated and trapped by his own silence.
I only have a small window of time to assemble Tape Man at school each day; rumor has it that he will debut at Night of the Arts.
Today I offer you snapshots of the newly casted torso and arms. Stay tuned for the unveiling of Tape Man No.3, and witness life through the eyes of a packing tape assemblage.