Friday, August 31, 2012
My band Loaded Goat cut an album and we wanted to make something cool and original for our CD case instead of a plastic jewel case like everyone else. In the age of digital downloads we wanted to make something tangible and hand crafted for our fans. This is what we came up with the coaster case! The CD slides into this little paper frame I designed and double sided coasters slide in in front and behind to make the case. The front of the coaster is the album cover and the back is the track list. There are little flaps that fold in from the center of the frame to hold the coasters in the center of the frame. Each pack has to be hand folded and assembled but our fans are worth it! Check out the band and me playing banjo and mandolin here www.loadedgoatband.com and you can order the CD here.
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Opening tonight Memories Are Made of This, the final art show at Munky King curated by Super Cooper. The show is based on Childhood Memories in celebration of Super Coopers 13th birthday. My piece below "Peter Pez" is based on my childhood love of Pez dispensers and my love/hate for clowns. I was fascinated by the idea of these classically whimsical fun makers who's very existence was just to make kids laugh, in fact I even wanted to be on when I grew up, however anytime I actually saw one in real life they scared the hell out of me! So there you go. If your in the Melrose area make sure you check out the show. More info here. Thanks for Super Cooper for being, well, SUPER! Happy B-Day buddy.
Friday, August 17, 2012
Opening tonight at the Light Grey Art Lab in Minneapolis, Night of the Exquisite Corpse. This is a cool papertoy project and exhibition that features over 50 artist and me. Each artist customized a zombie papertoy from a common template and the cool part is that the body parts can be mixed and rearranged "Exquisite Corpse" style. Pretty fun idea I can't wait to see all the results. You can find more info here. Below is a little preview of my contribution "Little Smith". Thanks to Lindsay and Light Grey Art Lab for inviting me to praticipate in such a fun and unique show. Templates will be available online soon here.
Friday, August 10, 2012
I was so busy this week I forgot to post about Gallery 1988's Crazy for Cult show that opened in New York last night. I've had a blast making pieces for Gallery 1988's shows and was super honored to be in their debut show in New York. Sounds like it was a big hit. Above is my piece "A Guy With a Good Imagination" based on the movie UHF on of my all time faves. Weird Al was one of my heros growing up and UHF's theme of heart and imagination betting the bad guys really struck a chord with me when I first saw it. The piece is made out of spray painted cardstock in a wood frame with glass in the front. The show will be on display at 64 Gansevoort in the Meat Packing District through September 1st, Wednesday through Sundays, 11-6. Here is a video from the opening you can see my piece hanging on the wall around the 2:30 mark. Thanks to Gallery 1988 for inviting me to
Crazy 4 Cult: NY - Gallery1988 2012 video from Gallery1988 on Vimeo.