Monday, February 7, 2011

Haunted House Paintings

I'm starting work on some haunted house, pseudo folk paintings.
No glitter glue this time. I know, but it's time to say good bye.

I want the houses to be small, alone, and kinda ominous, kinda the folk version of Edward Hopper. They are also at night.

I'm going to include my painting text to tell the story of the hauntings...Only I'll probably not rush it and use spell check...So that it doesn't have the ignorant hick quality a lot of my old paintings did.

The hardest decision has been "what haunted houses?" I want most of them to be white houses, and it seems a lot of haunted houses are white. I am thinking so far the Amnityville house, the LaLaurie Mansion in NOLA, Myrtle Plantation...and I can't decide on others.

in a few weeks I'm going to invest in some long canvas and do the bigger famous haunted locations like the Winchester House, and West Virginia State Penitentiary.

It should be fun.

The utlimate goal with these is to do some art Fairs with my old pal Chicken George.. I'm hoping I can make some extra cash to fund my looniness, and have a good time with a good friend.
I really don't know what my life would be like with out George in it, he's a really good friend, and a really inspiring person....Even if he is kinda the artist equivalent of a hobo.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Small Projects Thesis, Blaffer Opening, and Times20Plus:A Night Of Video

Alright Crew,
I have 3 exciting openings to announce, the first is my Thesis opening at the Blaffer Museaum:
120 Fine Arts Building, entrance #16 off Cullen Blvd.
Houston, TX 77204

This opening is for a short film I am working on titled: They Died With Their Eyes On
stick around for more exciting news and previews of that!
The opening for my thesis is MARCH 26TH 2010 from 6-8pm!
you're all invited! so come on down!

The next bit of exciting news is my Small Projects Show, where I will be projecting a film I recently finished in collaboration with Norberto Gomez JR titled SHITTALKINGMONSTERtheMOVIE.
This will also be March 26th 2010 from 6-8pm
at the University of Houston Fine Art building, but Upstairs on the 4th Floor.
I will also be selling limited edition DVD's of the film for $50.

The other bit of Awesome news is the next night, in Dallas Texas is going to be Times 20 Plus: A Night of VIDEO ACTION! Currated by Mary Beneditco.
The run down for this night is as follows:

Fecha: Sábado, 27 de marzo de 2010
Hora: 19:00 - 22:30
Lugar: Mighty Fine Arts Gallery
Calle: 419 North Tyler
Ciudad/Pueblo: Dallas, TX
TIMES 20 plus….x20+ Video artists from the Dallas area will be showcasedin a night of VIDEO ACTION!Performances by Thorrific and Robert Reedy! a chair to sit and view the videorama night!
That's Saturday March 27th
at Might Fine Arts Gallery at 419 North Tyler in Dallas Texas.
See a clip from my short film SHITTALKINGMOSNTERtheMOVIE

Monday, February 15, 2010

Life and Testimoney of the Blue Milk Jug Painting

I painted this 10 years ago in a design 1301...It came back to me (exhusband kept it in the divorce along with a lot of my art work) with coke having been spilt on it, a foot print from where someone stepped on it, black skuff marks, and the edges/corners damaged beyond repair...
Sad I only get it back in this state because he died.
So this is my last photo of it.
It's waiting for it's final death now. I feel like this is the most symbolic thing I could show anyone about most of the relationships I've had sense birth. Put in the hands of the people who should care about me, this is how I end up. No one's love is worth this. Here is to a better future.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

ShitTalkingMonster The Movie

This is the full collaboration with myself and Norberto Gomez Jr, where I made his album ShitTalkingMonster into a movie. In the album he is combining his adolescent view of the world (most of the (vs) songs), and contrasting it against his adult view. I am trying to synthesize this concept into videos that combine juvenile humor, and controversial subject matter so that we can look back on older depictions of race, sex, drugs, ec and begin to discuss them through the abstracted veil that art can provide.

Play time is about 45 minutes total, so sit back, relax, and enjoy the video/music.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Back to Video

Part one and two of the next section of collaboration with Norberto Gomez Jr from the album ShitTalkingMonster. Recontextualizing insensitive cartoon imagery for the sake of discussion and exploration. In the end these will all be combined into a short movie. Going to grant hunt for the funds to have 100ish pressed into a professional menued dvd format.