Thursday, September 16, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy

I'll be pretty busy these next few weeks preparing for a couple shows I'll be in. The first is actually a huge group show in New York City. The Hole Gallery is hosting Re:Form School, a project attempting to bring awareness to the condition of our education system.

I received an email a little while back, asking me to participate in the show. I'll be donating my work, which will go to benefit the Urban Arts Partnership. Along with the group show there will also be an art contest open to anyone, judged by a pretty high profile panel including Rosario Dawson, Russell Simmons, Davis Guggenheim and more. In the group show, I'll be joining artists such as Gary Baseman, Cathie Bleck, Jesse LeDoux, Ron English and Denver's own Scot Lefavor, plus many more.
Speaking of locals, I'm participating in a two-man show with Andres Guzman at Indy Ink on South Broadway, first Friday in November. Andres is a very talented illustrator with some amazing drawing skills. Check out his website here. I think the fact that our styles are so different from one another is what will make it a great show. I'll have more details as the shows approach...

Monday, September 13, 2010

Playing Ketchup

Sorry, bad pun. I've been pretty busy lately, but now that I've got a second, it's time to play catch-up on the 'ole blog. I did a piece for Columbia Law School Magazine a while back, and as far as I know, the issue is out! It was a whole page for an article examining the recent Citizens United case, that says that if you've got lots of money, give it to politicians and they'll probably get elected and do your bidding! Actually the article gave a few different points of view.

The editors wanted the image to correspond with the perspective that the decision won't do much, because our elections are already flooded with rich people's money. I worked with David Barnett for the first time on this one, and it was a pleasure.

I also just finished the cover of the Health Section of the L.A. Times. It should be in today's paper, so pick it up if you're in Los Angeles. The cover stories explained the importance of social networks in people's lives. Remember when your mother used to tell you to stop hanging out with those hoodlums? Well according to recent studies, she had good reason. Behaviors like drinking and smoking and bad diet are practically as contagious as germs. However, the articles focused more on the positive aspects of social networks, and how healthy and beneficial friends can be.

I worked with Joey Santos on this, who was a great help when I was making things too complicated.