Sunday, August 31, 2008



Grafitti in the mix of lines and angles over Chestnut Street, center city Philadelphia



The historic Customs House in the midst of other Society Hill buildings. Southern view from north 3rd Street.



Huge sign atop what used to be (according to my research, the building was sold a couple of years ago) the headquarters of the Jehovah's Witnesses religious organization in Brooklyn Heights.

Monday, August 25, 2008


My next solo exhibition at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery is scheduled for April, 2009.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

recent work

Intersection I, 2008, acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"

Intersection II, 2008, acrylic on panel, 16" x 16"

Two new pieces completed in the last couple of weeks.

With all of the upheaval that is going on, the constant of art helping to keep me sane and looking forward. Can't wait to get back into my regular studio schedule. Having to move comes just as I'm gearing up to refine some new ideas and make larger pieces. At the very least, the motivation is there. All I need now is some open time again.

Monday, August 11, 2008

tricky times

Pool Den
Upstairs at Tatooed Mom's, South Street, Philadelphia

My posts have been few lately, but in addition to studio work and the job, I now have to find another place to live in the next couple of months and hopefully not have that impact on my keeping my present studio space.

The tanking (tanked?) economy hit home last week when I found out on Wednesday from my house mate that he has to move out of his photography gallery space he's been leasing due to an increase in rent. That means that the space in the house my wife and I share will no longer be available to us. I have some leads on other options and it might be a blessing in disguise, but in the meantime, this is also a major headache with funds and finding a half-way decent place that we can afford.

I wasn't prepared for this move yet, but when are we ever really prepared for most of the curve balls life sends our way? The good in all of this has been the quick and positive responses from friends and acquaintances. There are a few options that weren't there a few days ago and for that, I'm really grateful.

Saturday, August 02, 2008

Rothkoesque found art

The wall that was covered in PBR propoganda was subsequently painted over with red paint. Unable to resist the temptation of a newly blank wall, someone tagged it with some unimaginative scrawl. I passed it again a couple of days ago to find that the tag had been coverd, resulting in the above almost Rothko-like composition.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Yeondoo Jung

I Want to Be a Singer

I'm completely taken by the photography of Yeondoo Jung. The images above are from his Wonderland series, where he did photographic versions of children's drawings. And like the source materials for this project, some of Jung's interpretations of the drawings are mimics rather than faithful reproductions. Also, check out his Locations and Bewitched series.