I'll be spending the Summer working as the Artist in Residence with the good folks at Aurora in my hometown of Houston, Texas.
I'm there through July working on a lot of new work that will exhibit sometime in September. More on that to come. In the meantime, sign up for my newsletter over on the Contact page so you can receive updates about items for sale, shows, and official What Not.
I have recently found an actual reason to create a newsletter. I'll be treating it like an online zine and sharing content I find interesting. In some ways this content will point back to the work I make and that's ok because I won't ruin your day with artspeak. I will share news and events and merch from time to time. But I do promise not to bore you with it. I will send one "issue" out monthly starting with Issue 1 on April 1.
If you are interested, and I hope you will join me, you can find it over yonder.
Above, as a bonus, is a small series I made back in 2012. It's part of a project called Spirit Mapping and I never really released it for anything. I've been returning back to it recently as it is becoming relevant to some newer projects.
With a day's notice my wife and I packed up a baby, a three-year-old, and a five-year-old and drove to New Orleans for David Bowie's Second Line.
It was amazing.
I'm very happy to be a part of this show at the University of Massachusetts. Below is some information on the exhibition and its contents:
This two-part exhibition features artwork from the U.S. and over a dozen other countries. Through paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, digital projections and videos, artists have expressed passionate concerns for equity and justice.
Earlier in the year, Augusta Savage Gallery issued a Call for Submissions resulting in a wide range of responses. Artists were urged to consider for themselves the following utterance that has now become one of the most recognizable of recent protests: “I can’t breathe.” This cry, made eleven times by Eric Garner, an African American man, while lying face down on the sidewalk after being placed in a police chokehold is the inspiration for works featured in this show, one that reflects a wide range of visual thinking about social change.
In order to prompt artists to explore the subject we asked these questions:
What form of bias or discrimination has become deplorable to you? What does it look like? Feel like? Who or how are individuals or communities affected? What would best solve this condition? What steps should we take to eliminate it? What one act might you perform to improve this condition? What would full health feel or look like for the one suffering? Other thoughts?
I Breathe With You showcases a plethora of mediums, styles and processes with artists addressing concerns that range from racism and sexism to animal rights and environmental pollution. Augusta Savage Gallery invites the community to support these artists and each other in envisioning a better world.
Trinh Mai & Kelly Clark
Aquila Ayana McCants
I have a print up in the New Texas Talent show at Craighead-Green Gallery in Dallas. The show is up now through September 4. My piece, Horse In Motion, is a 16x16 inch inkjet print on metallic lustre paper. The title references similar studies in motion by the Futurists. It's an edition of 10 so be sure to contact me or the gallery for sale inquiries.
The show looks great and has fantastic work by Texas artists like Jeanne C. Neal, Leonard Volk, and Esteban Delgado.
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!