Saturday, December 12, 2009


Okay. I need to get some internet. I have been makin a lot of stuff and would like to share it. Here is a start. I put up a video the other day of footage I took while recently in Monterey Aquarium.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


It turns out I did actually get decent images of these two, which are the latest things I've done. They are both 16x12, acrylic, sumi, and watercolor monotype on panel.

new art/crit set-up

Just a few quick pictures of the set up I had for my final crit - most of this stuff showed up before in the pictures I posted for open studios - I went and took detail shots of them too, but of course the ones I haven't posted yet were out of focus for the most part, so I'm just posting one detail for now.

This one is around 40x50, acrylic monoprint on newsprint, mounted on panel.

Monday, December 7, 2009


found this via Frank's, and had to post it.

The story of Doc Ellis' no hitter in 1970, Pittsburgh Pirates vs. San Diego Padres. Audio from NPR, animation from James Blagden of No Mas.

Somebody get Zach Duke some LSD.


holy crap!

I went to probably the best concert I've ever seen last night - Dave Rawlings Machine. Comprised of Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, and three members of Old Crow Medicine Show (Ketch Secor, Willie Watson, and Morgan Jahnig) - they put on one hell of a show, playing the entire Machine album (released a few weeks ago) along with a few of Gillian's songs, an Old Crow tune here and there, and a lot of covers. Anyways, I'm not posting this just to gloat - in addition to pictures, I took some video, which you will find below, of Dave Rawlings and Co. covering the Weight, by the Band, as probably their fifth encore.

Dave also busted out the Banjo a few times -

So good.

Friday, December 4, 2009


this is kind of a wacky video, but I like the song - posted the safe for work version from youtube.


To continue the subject of looking through, these are the stairway / moonway to the roof at my new studio.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

lookin through

To continue the trend of posting photos of looking through things (well now its a trend as there are two) - the maintenance guy in my building has this amazingly thick Italian accent - I pretty much squint the whole time he is talking to me trying to figure out what he's saying - and the other day I could hear him going off on the phone in the hallway, and it sounded like he was right outside the door. We have a peephole, which I've never had before anywhere I've lived, and I took a look through, but he was about halfway down the hall which made me realize just how crazily sound carries in my building. Anyways, I messed about trying to take a picture through the peephole and this is what I got.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

i made a mix. and liner notes. they would fit in a cd
case, except that i made the mix over two hours.
so, you know, you could make an mp3 cd or whatever.
(if the tracks don't import in the order i named them,
you can organize them by comments. i put the order
there too.)

oh, and i'll get some new work up here soonish.

EDIT: the liner notes totally won't fit in a cd case.
i'm a liar.

Monday, November 16, 2009

pew pew pew

I was thinking of calling this "Tunnel Vision," but then I was worried that might give away what it is that this is a photo of, and I kind of like the mixture of flatness and depth that is going on. Any thoughts?

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Harrison Ford

I have been doing some youtube research to find videos for a film project that I am embarking upon. This is not going to be part of the project.. However, I think it is amazing. I've been getting pretty Sontag on it.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Saturday, November 7, 2009

paper trail

This is - well, I suppose I'd call it a collaborative rotating installation piece between me and my roommate Emilie - but the "artful photo" credit would have to be all mine.

Catering to this crowd, I'm pretty sure you can all tell what it is.

Post 100 - Open Studios

Hey, its the 100th post of the year on dibbly. Today is November 7th, the 311th day of the year, so that's an average of 1 post every 3.1 days - not too shabby.

Anyways, yesterday was open studios here at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, which meant I had to clean up all the crap everywhere and look like I had my act together for a few hours. Here are a few shots of the set up - some of the work here isn't done yet, but when it is, I'll post up some proper stuff about it.

I'd have taken more, but my camera ran out of batteries. Such is life.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Der Schrei der google

I think im going to rephotograph this.. but here is version 1

Edvard Munch

This will reveal the answer to all life's big questions.

Winged Pez Kobe *
Sean Boylan 2009

*not official title


Tuesday, October 20, 2009

alpaca beretta in chicago

I had the great pleasure to have Dani and Margot visit from Pittsburgh, and the venerable Nsikan Akpan come into town from New York City this weekend - so we did what we could to set up an Alpaca Beretta show. We ended up working something out with an organization called MVSEVM, an apartment gallery here in Chicago that also does bi-monthly performances. It was a lot of fun, and felt like a good set, and I was cursing myself for not getting some video. Well, turns out there is some! It appeared courtesy of Daniel, one of the organizers (and residents) at MVSEVM, and is on the youtube. Here is a section of the Merle Travis song Dark as a Dungeon:

They also got some video of our unofficial encore performance (read: we hung around and played more music later without ever really asking if anyone wanted us to) and thus, this:

Saturday, October 17, 2009

san francisco.

so, i've been in san francisco.
to keep my brain going, i made these.
i kind of ripped of my friend cameron's stuff, except for the part where cameron actually does the work and cuts everything out and makes them in the real world instead of taking images from google-image and putting them in photoshop. also, cameron's are just plain better.

this last image is the cover to the forthcoming record
by 'nickel and diamond.' me and jake's two-piece.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

mos def in japan

this is awesome.

i didn't know this show "embedded" until I came upon this, but it seems pretty damn cool.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

richard wright

So the Turner prize show opened today in London at the Tate Britain. Normally, I wouldn't be too fussed about it, but this year one of the nominees is Richard Wright, who I had the chance to work with on the Carnegie International in Pittsburgh in April/May of 2008. I really enjoyed working with him, and the piece from that show ended up being one of the things that got him selected as a finalist. Anyways, I wouldn't really be posting about this except that his piece in the Turner show, at least from the images I've seen online, looks really amazing. See?

They transferred the design to the wall by poking pinholes in the drawings and then pouncing them with charcoal bags - the same way Renaissance artists would transfer their cartoons to walls/ceilings they were going to fresco. There haven't been any close up shots yet that I could find, so its hard to really tell what is going on - from what I've read it appears to be the critics favorite for the prize, although the odds makers had him last before the show opened.

I had meant to post more images from working on the International a while ago and just never got around to it, so I might as well post these from working on his piece there. Unfortunately, my camera had broken by then, so these were all taken on the iPhone. Fortunately the iPhone camera is better than my old cell phone. Obviously these are during installation, so there aren't any shots of the whole piece. Check em out, if you're so inclined.

Edit: I found one pic from my new camera during deinstall - unfortunately by then there were paintings leaning on the walls in there so I only took a photo of the top of the piece and the ceiling.

I also found these on flickr so there is actually some context:

Monday, October 5, 2009

textured surface

10x8, acrylic and silkscreen on panel

Edit: forgot I wanted to post this too, nice interview with Ghostface on the NYT.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

the amazing artistic skills of darif krasnow

So when I was packing for the move to Chicago I found these amazing comics that Darif had drawn.

Then things get a little meta. If you know Henry Casey you'll appreciate this one even more.

And finally the plans for what looks to be a series.

Friday, October 2, 2009

gestalt google googol

i could say that i have been thinking a lot about the internet, occam's razor, stochasticity, emergence, and theories of perception and understanding.
i could say that its very satisfying to google things that i can touch.
then again.. i could say i really like googly eyes and sticking them up around town.
i think its mostly #3
here's a few:

also, david duchovny scares me.