Issue 80 of Frankie Magazine is finally available in the US!
Happy New Year! I've got a few pieces (including the one shown below) in Fresh Start, opening this Sunday, January 14 from 4-7 pm at LAVA Projects. There's 29 LA artists in this show and Gas Dot Gallery will be parked outside. Artist list and info here. Come out and see!
I'll have some new and some classic works in group shows at three venues through June and July
in Los Angeles and Orange County. See all the details below!
One Weekend, Two Fundraisers in Los Angeles and Austin!
Austin - Bosch Bash Fundraiser
This Saturday, April 22, I'll have a new sculpture available for sale at
The Bosch Bash- a spring fundraiser for Women & Their Work Gallery.
The event (and my work) is inspired by Hieronymus Bosch's 16th
century triptych, "The Garden of Earthly Delights".
Details for my work:
Dancing Dolphin, 4 x 3 x 2", secondhand ceramics and mixed media, 2017.
More details and tickets here.
Los Angeles - Center for the Arts Eagle Rock 13th Annual Art Auction
This Sunday, April 23, you can bid on this little
Hooved Cat sculpture at Center for the Arts Eagle Rock's 13th Annual Art Auction.
This silent auction goes from 1-5 pm, and the minimum bid for my work starts at only $50! Proceeds from the auction help support the art education programs at CAER.
Details for my work: Hooved Cat, 4 x 3 x 2", secondhand ceramics and mixed media, 2016.
More details about the auction here.
I'll have several sculptures in Outside the Box at bG Gallery in Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The show opens this Saturday, March 11 from 6-8 pm. Click here for more details here.
From the Gallery: “Outside The Box” brings together a group of artists who employ unexpected and compelling approaches to both traditional and contemporary media. Themes range from formal to conceptual and imagery from realistic to surreal. Artworks on display utilize a wide variety of materials including: sound-light-wood-glass-movement-foam-bones-found objects-metal-food-paint-thread-participation-toys-scrap materials-books-repurposed objects-tableaux-fabric-porcelain-etc….
Artists: Stephen Anderson, Dave Brokaw, Debra Broz, Philip Campbell, YaYa Chou, Jeffrey Frisch, Jeff Gilette, Laurie Hassold, Melanie Kehoss, Michelle Kingdom, Daniel Lam, Dan Levin, Joella March, Gary Raymond, Steve Roberts, Fred Rose, Susan Sironi, Bethany Taylor.
Prints of "Pussies Grabbing Back" are available now!
50% of the sales for these prints will be donated to RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
5 x 7" print in archival sleeve: $20
8 x 10" print in archival sleeve: $30
If you would like to purchase a print please email me by clicking here and let me know what size you'd like.
Read more about the sculpture below.
This piece was a part of the Nasty Women Exhibition at the Knockdown Center in Queens, New York. It was thrilling to see that this exhibit raised nearly $50,000 for Planned Parenthood and several other charity groups over the weekend of January 13-15, and equally thrilling to see my piece featured in the Hyperallergic article about the exhibit.
Here is my artist statement that accompanied the sculpture:
I normally work with repurposed secondhand ceramic figurines, so I am always rescuing them from thrift stores. I found this figurine of an angry boy several months ago and brought him to my studio. While I worked and listened to NPR news, the childish anger on his face seemed more and more like Donald Trump. After the news broke about the “grab them by the pussy” comment, all I could imagine was this angry Trump-child being assaulted by, obviously, giant pussies. I haven’t made a piece of overtly political art since the Iraq war started, but this wouldn't leave my mind. After a few alterations to his clothing, a treatment in orange-face, and a couple of cats, there you have it: poetic justice, parody, Pussies Grabbing Back.
If you've always loved fantastic creatures and you've imagined having one of your own, I can help you bring your idea to reality. Because I create my sculptures from figurines that I find, there are lots of different options for commissioned works. I can create sculpture from an existing figurine that you provide, or figurines that I obtain, or a combination of the two. There are virtually endless possibilities for what can be created.
Here are some of the many options:
Hybrids: two or more different animals blended together
Additions: Horns, fangs, longer neck or legs, extra arms
Replacements: moving one part of a figurine to another area (i.e. moving ears to the back of an animal to look like wings)
Pictured on this page are a few of the custom commissions I've created for clients. If you're curious about having one of your own let's talk! You can email me here.
I have work in two shows in Los Angeles and one show in Austin this November! Here are the details:
Opening Saturday, November 5, 6-9 pm: Loved Ones at Good Eye Gallery
This group show features affordable artwork featuring pets and people and includes myself, Carrie Hansen, Ashley Mistriel, Maria Pineres, Lena Sayadian. Custom commissions make the perfect holiday gift - so if you've ever wanted to create your own pet this is a great opportunity to have me create a mashup for you! The opening coincides with the "I Heart Eagle Rock Art Walk". More details here.
All three works pictured above will be available at Loved Ones!
Opening Saturday, November 12, 6-9 pm: Tiny Treasures XI at Cactus Gallery
Two new ear-winged bunnies will make their debut at Tiny Treasures XI. This group show includes over 50 artists who make the smallest work - perfect for gifting to yourself or your friends! More details here.
Saturday & Sunday, November 12-13 & 19-20: 10EAST - Handsome
As an Honorary Austinite I'm excited to be a part of 10EAST at Handsome Design during the East Austin Studio Tour. This show will feature 20 Austin artists and designers, including Federico Archuleta, Briar Bonifacio, Rachelle Diaz, Chris Holloway, Red Rider Studios, and Gerardo Arellano, who have helped shape contemporary art in Austin over the past 10 years. Details here.
The DoubleTree Hilton hotel in Austin, Texas has acquired a small menagerie of my sculptures! Rose Robin, Elephant Seals, Kitty Deity, Stilted Elephant, Duck Faced Cat and Prairie Creature are on permanent exhibit in the sixth floor lobby. The entire hotel has been redone featuring work from Austin-connected artists. I'm excited NINE dot ARTS included my work in this redesign!