Sometimes ad banners really add to the blog reading experience. I particularly liked this juxtaposition, over on our pal 14's site. Besides, I just love this painting of Bob Geldof...and maybe that granny has something. In the man's own words:
I saw a raw white angel executing loop-de-loops in the sky
Drawing lazy spirals with his slipstream smoke as he silently
Passed us by
But his halo got too heavy so he hung it down around his waist
Doing halo hula-hoops, executing loop-de-loops takes a lot of
Skill and bad taste
Now the angel and me obviously we're like that Me and the devil we get it on like a house on fire
I've been meaning to add Chris Crites as a guest sinner for a while; today I saw him on Drawn! and thought, Oops! My bad.
Chris is known chiefly for his brilliant little paintings of vintage mugshots on paper bags, although lately he's also done portraits of celebrities, a series on racism, a revisiting of the 80's, and most recently, a study on the theme of the U.S. Atomic Bomb tests and mushroom clouds (sans Silver Lining) at Victrola Coffee on 15th Ave. (Seattle) with Tim Marsden; artist reception is Thursday, June 14 from 6pm - 8pm.
He's also the curator for Joe Bar, a past Visual Listings Editor of Visual Codec, was just featured in True Eye, and is an all around swell guy! Go Chris!!!
Let Me Burn by Chris Crites 2005
Acrylic on paper bag
True Eye is a lovely "digital showcase for the arts"; guest sinners Robert Hardgrave and Chris Crites are featured in volume three, along with George Pfau, Dan McDermott, Julian Wild, Julien Bayle, KD Matheson, Matthew Heller, Robert Cartwright, Andreco, Steven Robert Barich, and Kim Chow.
"Got a brand new show here (well, mostly new) called "My Thoughts are Thinking" and it continues my interest in creativity, imagination, and where the heck ideas come from...and even possibly why. See
"Motif/Motif: Inventory of an Iconoclassicist"... and much, much more."
For those of you in Oregon, the show opens April 14 and runs through May 12. For more details, contact Jere!
So? What's a little gig poster nepotism? It was Kip and John Huh's brilliant idea to get this guy off his tuchis and earn his spring vacation money. Sam, being the ultra busy metallic task-master he is, made me do the pseudo-indecipherable crypto-psychedelic lettering, but all in all, a tasty slice of the Metalunian pie. And now, we just sit back and wait. That's it... back that gig poster money truck up to Bay 666... *beep*...*beep*...*beep*...