Very excited and honored to be featured in the current issue of Elephant Magazine! Click through the image to purchase this beautifully designed and well-written magazine.
Join me and the other artists involved in this year's Community Sponsored Art Program.
The event is taking place at the Urban Harvest Farmer's Market Saturday, July 25th from 8AM-Noon. Come by to pick up your share or purchase one of the few remaining and, as a bonus, meet the artists who made it all.
This Saturday, June 6 is the first of two pick-up party events at Fresh Arts. I'll be there to awkwardly meet you and discuss regional politics, the downside of photography, and my current listening obsession of Spoon's They Want My Soul.
Or as Fresh Arts would put it:
Join us for a unique pick-up events where you can meet this year's CSA artists and see the work!
Fresh Arts is excited to bring Houston a new and unique way to buy original artwork and support the local art scene. In the fall of 2014, six artists were commissioned by Fresh Arts to create 50 original works of art, which will be bundled and sold as 'shares'. In other words, 50 lucky patrons will enjoy an affordable sampling of artwork from six of the most exciting artists working in our community.
Hope you can make it out!
Catch a chance to bid on my print, "Divide," over at the Fresh Arts Gumball May 15.
The destructive character is young and cheerful. For destroying rejuvenates, because it clears away the traces of our own age; it cheers, because everything cleared away means to the destroyer a complete reduction, indeed a rooting out, out of his own condition. Really, only the insight into how radically the world is simplified when tested for its worthiness for destruction leads to such an Apollonian image of the destroyer. This is the great bond embracing and unifying all that exists. It is a sight that affords the destructive character a spectacle of deepest harmony.
The destructive character is always blithely at work. It is Nature that dictates his tempo, indirectly at least, for he must forestall her. Otherwise she will take over the destruction herself.
The destructive character sees no image hovering before him. He has few needs, and the least of them is to know what will replace what has been destroyed. First of all, for a moment at least, empty space – the place where thing stood or the victim lived. Someone is sure to be found who needs this space without occupying it.
The destructive character does his work; the only work he avoids is creative. Just as the creator seeks solitude, the destroyer must be constantly surrounded by people, witnesses to his efficacy.
The destructive character is a signal. Just a trigonometric sign is exposed on all sides to the wind, so he is exposed to idle talk. To protect him from it is pointless.
The destructive character has no interest in being understood. Attempts in this direction he regards as superficial. Being misunderstood cannot harm him. On the contrary, he provokes it, just as oracles, those destructive institutions of the state, provoked it. The most petty bourgeois of all phenomena, gossip, comes about only because people do not wish to be misunderstood. The destructive character tolerates misunderstanding; he does not promote gossip.
The destructive character is the enemy of the étui-man. The étui-man looks for comfort, and the case is its quintessence. The inside of the case is the velvet-lined trace that he has imprinted on the world. The destructive character obliterates even the traces of destruction.
The destructive character stands in the front line of traditionalists. Some people pass things down to posterity, by making them untouchable and thus conserving them; others pass on situations, by making them practicable and thus liquidating them. The latter are called the destructive.
The destructive character has the consciousness of historical man, whose deepest emotion is an insuperable mistrust of the course of things and a readiness at all times to recognize that everything can go wrong. Therefore, the destructive character is reliability itself.
The destructive character sees nothing permanent. But for this very reason he sees ways everywhere. Where others encounter walls or mountains, there, too, he sees a way. But because he sees a way everywhere, he has to clear things from it everywhere. Not always by brute force; sometimes by the most refined. Because he sees ways everywhere, he always stands at a crossroads. No moment can know what the next will bring. What exists he reduces to rubble – not for the sake of rubble, but for that of the way leading through it.
Cactus Music recently held a design competition to commemorate their 40th anniversary as the best record store in town. I'm not sure how long the show is up in their Record Ranch Gallery, but try to get over and see it. Lots of good work from Houston folks. Below is the design I have up in the show.
I was fortunate to be included in this year's On Our Radar feature by Creative Capital.
Creative Capital supports innovative and adventurous artists across the country through funding, counsel and career development services. Their pioneering approach—inspired by venture-capital principles—helps artists working in all creative disciplines realize their visions and build sustainable practices. You can learn more about their program here.
I am happy to announce that I will be participating in Fresh Arts 2nd round of the Community Supported Art Program (CSA). This program provides people with an opportunity to buy a "share" including work from me and 5 other very talented Houston artists. You can read more about the Program and some of its artists in a recent write up by Arts and Culture Magazine.
Shares are going quickly so be sure to sign up for yours today!
Here is a description of my project for the program:
Josh will be creating a limited edition 12 x 12 inch inkjet print on pearl metallic archival paper. His prints are the end result of a process of combining paper collage and photography with digital compositing. As the source images are destroyed to build the collages, the finished photographs are the only remaining artifact of the process.
Wanted to post a new piece in this series of panoramic and totem prints that I am working on. This particular image's dimensions are 60 x 12 inches.
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