Residency at the Museum of Art and Design With Fantastic Collaborators!
I am very excited to say that I've started an Open Studios residency at the Museum of Art and Design. Every Friday I will be working on 3D sculptures in the museum's Open Studios area where all visitors are welcome to stop by and visit. MakerBot Industries will even be providing one of their new Replicator printers while I'm there. Also, I've just partnered up with two other really awesome companies to bring a little bit of Sci-Fi awesomeness to the design process.
Cloud9 by Anarkik3D is really cool software that uses the Novint Falcon 3D controller to allow you to actually "feel" what you're sculpting on the computer. By providing extremely detailed force-feedback, you can touch your artwork in the digital space and manipulate it in a very intuitive way.
Lots of really neat stuff happening at the museum so stop by, visit, and see 3D printing with Haptic modeling in action!
The New Replicator:
Cloud9 with the Novint Falcon:
Tomorrow Land and Collapse Closes January 13th
Thank you everyone who came out to see Tomorrow Land, and Collapse at RH Gallery! The two shows were up for an amazingly long run and I am very lucky to be able to say the response was excellent with a lot of amazing press and exposure.
Join us for a closing party on Friday, January 13th for drinks and a film screening!
Also, please enjoy this selection of articles and blog entries collected throughout the course of the exhibition:
Download the Tomorrow Land press release here.
Download the Collapse press release here.
Sculptures in Conjunction with Artstar and Makerbot
I have recently become the proud operator of a Makerbot 3D printer and will be creating sculptures with it as a primary element in my work from now on. The first two sculptures were launched with ArtStar at the Affordable Art Fair. Makerbot Industries is amazing and a taste of the future so check them out as well. You can also see my sculptures on episode 5 of Makerbot TV hosted by the awesome Annelise Jeske.
Canson Wet Paint Grant
I'd like to thank the nice people at Canson and Beautiful Decay for making me the recipient of a Wet Paint Grant! I'm going to get a lot of amazing supplies that will soon be made into (hopefully) even more amazing work. Canson is working with the fantastic magazine, Beautiful Decay to feature the artists' work and you can see Amir Fallah's wonderfully written article here. Also, I want to point out that Amir is also an amazing artist and everyone should check out his work here!
I'm launching a series of original prints with a new and awesome company called ArtStar. They specialize in limited edition artist prints and the prints are really gorgeous as well. Everything is printed with archival ink on beautiful cotton rag and framing options are available. Check out the site at: www.ArtStar.com.
Throat Art Podcast Interview
I was recently interviewed by ThroatArt for episode 11 of their podcast. It turned out great so hit up http://throatart.com/throatcast.html for your listening pleasure.
New Process Video for Tomorrow Land:Greenpoint
Please enjoy the first documentary video from my new body of work, Tomorrow Land. This video shows the process of painting "Greenpoint, NY", and gives a little background on what inspired me for this series. This video is playable in full HD so choose "HD" and follow the link to Vimeo.com and view full screen for an optimal experience!
Interview in "The New Heroes", issue 2!
I was recently interviewed for a fantastic indy magazine called "The New Heroes". I've got 9 pages in issue #2 (p.28-36)! The circulation is small, but you can read it online! I'm extremely happy with how the piece turned out. Thomas Nicholas, the author of the article, is a great writer.
The magazine is gorgeous, offset printed, and comes with original artwork produced by some of the contributers. You can buy a copy here:
New Painting at RH Gallery
"Tomorrow Land: Greenpoint, NY"
Acrylic on Muslin, 168"x120"
I'm working with a new gallery called RH Gallery in Tribeca! They've got a beautiful space and are coming at things a little differently than your typical white-box gallery by providing a more inclusive "arts experience". They're doing this by featuring both artists as well as independant designers and hosting a lot of different public events/lectures during exhibitions. The first show, "The Third Meaning", looks absolutely fantastic and will be up until November 10th. There will also be a bunch of events at the space like artists talks and panel discussions so check out www.RHGallery.com throughout the course of the show.
And here are a couple shots of the finished painting as well as an installation shot (with Zack from the Gallery) and a pic from the opening where a German marching band stopped by from the Austrian restaurant next door. It was a great night.
Also, check back here in a couple weeks for a Process Video on the making of this painting!