Saturday, November 28, 2009

Power in Numbers

Here are my pieces for "Power in Numbers 4" at Gallery Nucleus. Each piece in the show is 5"x7" and priced at $100, with a portion of the night's sales going to the American Red Cross.

I've been feeling listless and frustrated lately, not to mention I've had a major case of artist's block, so these pieces are an expression of that. I decided to do something simple so as not to stress myself out. I think they lack some of the subtlety and complexity of a lot of my other work, but I hope you enjoy nonetheless:


"oh"


"okay"


"FINE"


"sigh"


The listless series
Each: Ink on paper mounted on wood
5" x 7"
[Note: The faces on black are drawn with shiny silver ink]

The opening reception is December 12th, from 7 - 10pm. Hope you can make it, show some support, and maybe even purchase a piece.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Black Market at Black Maria

Here's the piece I did for the show at Black Maria called "Skip the Mall," which opens this Saturday, November 21st at 7:00pm.



"Le Ballon Rouge"
Mixed media on paper, mounted on wood
11" x 14"

It's inspired by the old French short film "Le Ballon Rouge" ("The Red Balloon").

Monday, November 9, 2009

Blah-Blah Land

Below is the latest illustration for my "LA-LA Land" column in the upcoming issue of LA Weekly. But first...sketches:


The first idea was chosen again...it's odd that it always seems to work that way. Anyway, just in case anyone was wondering, the second idea was a commuter tangled up in a map of bus lines, the third is a group of actors in costume waiting for the bus to Hollywood, and the last is a pigeon in a mandala of an international selection of food.


This is the final sketch for the chosen idea: a bunch of Angelenos who are slaves to technology. Everybody's constantly in contact with someone but, you know...not. Simple.

And here's the final piece (cropped):



"Contact"
Ink and acrylic on paper
13" x 9"
[ADs: Jason Jones and Darrick Rainey]

I'm pretty happy with how this turned out. It was nice to really limit my color palette this time around. This illustration should be appearing in the issue coming out Thursday, so pick one up if you can!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Interview on Pejhy

I recently answered some questions for Jonathan Cooper over at pejhy.com. Find out a little more about what inspires me and how I work by going here: http://pejhy.com/2009/11/01/interview-with-julian-callos/

Thanks Jonathan!