Wednesday, October 27, 2010

newest addition to the studio

Courtesy of friend Kevin of Hot Coffee! some sweet studio furniture, formerly of the Renaissance Society. I'm in a painting seminar with Hamza Walker, who is the director of said society, it'll be interesting to see if he recognizes the seats when he comes for a studio visit. Oh yeah and there's some work in the background I haven't posted on here yet, but I'll get to it.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Friday, October 22, 2010


A little Pittsburgh pride around this season!

I love all the shots by the smokestacks at the Waterfront!
This is off the Black and Yellow mixtape


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

more bad photos of drawings

More bad pictures of drawings...
It's hard for me to post if I don't do it all in a few hours.

Also, I have a mix for you kids. Once I figure out yousendit.. I'll send it.


Los Angeles

I have not had the chance to photograph all of my latest Los Angeles drawings but I thought I should post a bad picture of one with lots of circles in the spirit of Matt's little circles.

Monday, October 11, 2010

this is wonderful

Hey, what are those things that guy is walking through - oh, just 100 million hand made/painted/fired ceramic sunflower seeds!


The newest Tate Modern Turbine hall installation is by the artist Ai Weiwei, and it is pretty incredible. Weiwei employed 1,600 workers from the traditional porcelain producing city of Jingdezhen who historically made porcelain wares for the Imperial court of China. More from the Guardian here, here and here.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

smokey swirly

42"x42", ink and pencil on paper

movie poster

Sorry I don't post that much. Suppose I take my time away from the internet lately. Here is a movie poster of one of two short films I am workin on now. It is a ghost story I shot in Nicasio, California. Its good scary farm country. I stared down a lot of cows and filmed a lot of hawks.

longest day

I made this last weekend very late at night, and only just remembered it was around, and that it was a cover of a song I put on that mix. Perhaps a future Alpaca Beretta jam?

Friday, October 8, 2010

black on black

18"x14", sumi and varnish on canvas

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ron Artist recap

Mentioned that show I was in a few weeks ago - follow this link for a bit of a recap, and lots of photos.



Monday, October 4, 2010

so much paper!


So I didn't make a single track mix like Dan, but instead a playlist of tracks. However, you're gonna have to put them in the right order, because I'm pretty sure they won't just go that way when you download them. Here is the order.

my creator/wye oak
i make windows/forest fire
i wish i knew how it would feel to be free/roots and john legend
it is what it is/skipp coon and mr. nick
so high/french montana feat. curren$y
taxi/ski beatz feat. mos def and whosane
hall&oats/the roots
scheming/slum village feat. dilla, pos, phife
everybody loves the sunshine/seu jorge and almaz
the longest day/megafaun
people, turn around/delta spirit
jealous guy/donny hathaway
someday we'll be together/johnny and jackey
everyday will be like a holiday/william bell
this wind/the tallest man on earth




some new jams with some old new and new old

step your game up on all the rest of the mixes!!!!

Friday, October 1, 2010

weekend project!

make a mixtape/cd/whatever you want to call it, post it by monday! go!

image: cyanotype by Christian Marlcay

turner nominees

So they've announced the Turner Prize nominees here - and congratulations to them all. I don't really know the work of Angela de la Cruz or the Otolith Group all that well, but do like Susan Philipsz work. I have a funny story about Dexter Dalwood, the final nominee - who makes great paintings. Last summer when Dan and I went to the Mark Grotjahn opening while we happened to be in England for our cousin Tim's wedding, we did the whole dinner/party after thing - and Dexter was sitting at our table. He was really nice, and very funny - seeing as he posed for this picture with the Whitefish, which was the main course.

First thing I think of when I see his name.