Monday, September 15, 2014

hand drawn and painted comic automatism, 2012-14.

Three more specimen of comic automatism, with distinctly different styles and the introduction of color.  Began in the late summer of 2012 and resumed in the late summer of this year.

All drawings ink, wash and acrylic on illustration board; dimensions variable.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Comic Page Automatism, selected, 2012.

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 All works 12" x 15", layout pencil, ink, and wash on illustration board.

Sometime spring or summer, 2012, I produced these drawings.  The form, the elements of composition, for a comic page is of course germane to sequential pictorial narrative.  In this way I felt as though to exercise the automatism, or practice of automatic writing, from surrealist poetics, would be a closer association with the process of creating these pictures, than that of the surrealist painters and their visual jargon for the dreamscape.  Imagery determined itself from unconscious projections.  Or what some would simply call drawing intuitively and without being conscious of a subject.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Brush and Ink with Wash Drawings, 2006-7.

These drawings date from summer 2006 and re-arise briefly in summer 2007.  They were developed during breaks after an enthusiastic run of oil painting.

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God fears the Christian 1. 2006.

Reprise. 2006.

In the Year of the Pig.  2006.

Omelette.  2006.
Leading Questions.  2006.

All volunteer.  2007.

Deadman Speaks a Line of Eluard.  Ink on scratchboard; 2007.

All drawings, unless otherwise noted, brush and ink with wash on illustration board; dimensions variable.

* Both Leading Questions and Deadman Speaks a Line of Eluard ended up in private collections after Sculpture Center, of Long Island City, asked for a donation of artwork for their annual benefit.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Art Exhibition: Without Opus*

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Exhibiting a series of drawings I produced over the course of the year at the fort gondo compound for the arts in Saint Louis, Missouri.

Exhibition is on view from December 7th to January 4th.
 3151 Cherokee St, St Louis, MO 63118

My thanks to longtime friend and gondo program director, Jessica Baran for making this show happen!

*See posts below to view the drawings in the show. 

Sunday, December 15, 2013

'Without Opus' part 1.: The Brass Cupcake sequence

All works 2013, 8 1/2" x 12"; colored pencil, brush and ink on Bristol paper.

Saturday, December 14, 2013

'Without Opus' part 2: the Abraham sequence, and Locus Solus

Locus Solus

All Drawings 2013, 8 1/2" x 12; colored pencil, brush and ink on Bristol paper.

Friday, December 13, 2013

'Without Opus' - part 3. The Lott Sequence.

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All works 2013, 81/2" x 12";colored pencil, brush and ink on Bristol paper.