Triple-Terrier Goose will be part of the group exhibition Unnatural Histories XII at Antler Gallery in Portland. Works in this show all depict mythical creatures inspired/influenced by more traditional natural history. I've created a child of Cerberus, the three-headed dog that guards Hell, and the goddess Hera, whose sacred animal is the goose. In my imagination, this creature would be a wonderful guard for a farm, with the aggressive temperament of a goose, many heads to look around, and a loud honking-bark to alert everyone about intruders. The show opens on October 26 and runs through mid-November 2023.
Pattern, Form and Figure is up now at AMcE in Seattle. You can view my work online here. I gave an artist talk on October 7 about the new works in the show which you can see on my YouTube channel. I created a new series for this show, the White Chimeras. These works are monochromatic, and combine larger numbers of figurines to create fantastical creatures that consider the collective and individual nature of our world. Pictured below is Collector Chimera. The show is up through October 22.
2023 has been a busy year so far!
Lagomorphs: Rabbits and Hares in Contemporary Craft is currently on view at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. I have a collection of five new white rabbits, and there are so many other great works in this show! There will be a reception Saturday, September 23 and the exhibit runs through January of 2024.
I also had a new piece, Water Deer (pictured above), in The Seattle Art Fair in July with AMcE. In August, For the Love Of Dog opened at Hashimoto Contemporary in LA. I have three new works in this dog-themed show, it runs through September 9. It was great to go back to LA and see so many friends (and dogs!) during the opening. I also have a piece up in LA at the Cryptids show at Gallery Also, and a couple of works in Day, a one-day event and exhibition in Philadelphia on September 2.
Coming up soon at AMcE in Seattle, the group exhibition Pattern, Form, and Figure opens Sept 9 . I'll have several new works in this show including some larger constructions I'm excited to share with you. The show runs through October 22, 2023. In addition, Unnatural Histories VII opens at Antler Gallery in Portland September 28. This will be my first time showing in Portland, and I'm making a new fun cryptid piece for this show!
I have a new sculpture, Duckling Pony Chimera, (pictured below) in the Emerging to Established Winter Group Show at Krause Gallery and another new work, Winged Elephants, in the Potheads group exhibition at Swivel Gallery in Brooklyn. Both shows are open through mid February, 2023.
I have a new work, Forest Bearer, in the group exhibition Grey Magic at studio e gallery in Seattle. The show runs from December 9 through January 7 with an artists reception Saturday, December 10.
From the gallery:
A forest dense with honed beams and soft wings, Grey Magic invokes the natural elements of earth, air, fire and water. Each artist investigates realms that evoke a subtle rumbling inside the viewer to generate and radiate more light into the world.
All the works gathered by gallerist Dawna Holloway have something in common. Each one stands in a sacred circle casting a spell of contemporary sensuousness. Surrounded in grace and mystery, magic and potency, the art beckons us in. Come closer, linger, sniff and sip then swallow from the cauldron wafting grey potion. Grey Magic is a lure drawing us from the edges to enter the solidity of earth, the energy of fire, the fluidity of water and the expansiveness of air.
Artists: Brian Beck, Debra Broz, Emily Counts, Jarid del Deo, Stewart Easton, Joe Feddersen, Jessica Flores, Peter Gaucys, Fay Jones, Mark Laver, David Kearns, Ruth Robbins, Joe Shlichta, Timothy White Eagle
On October 14 I'll be releasing Small World, a new collection of 24 sculptures. This menagerie of diminutively-sized hybrid creatures is sure to bring some weird joy to your life. Preview sale for email subscribers begins on October 13.
I have two new works in No End In Sight at Verge Center for the Arts in Sacramento, CA. This group exhibition includes works by five ceramic artists: Debra Broz, Cathy Lu, Paolo Mentasti, Cristina Tufiño, and Jordan Wong. In his curatorial statement, Daniel Alejandro Trejo says: "Clay production is perpetually moving from a finite craft towards a pluralistic field with increasing popularity in the context of contemporary visual culture. This expansion of the material allows for an abundance of possibilities for visual artists that are conceptually driven. With the erosion of material hierarchies established by institutional entities, the artists presented in this exhibition cultivate a broad aesthetic. This is ongoing discourse, and a method of agitating purist ideologies of clay and how they fit into the canon of contemporary ceramics. The limitations of building methods used in utilitarian objects, and the desire to navigate sculpture through a ceramic lens is tempting. “No End in Sight,” is a cross-disciplinary inquiry into contemporary clay, and its relationship with developing works that reconcile intertwined individual biographies, memories and environmental impact." The exhibit is open from March 12 - May 8, 2022. More information here. Below is "Predator & Prey" one of the works I created for the show.