The 1912 Project UNLIMITED EDITION Release:
The 1912 Project is celebrating its 2 year anniversary this summer and with it comes it’s first unlimited and un-editioned tee! This design which features white ink on black will continue to be produced periodically as sales permit. Right now, there is a limited number available exclusively at MADE Art Boutique in Phoenix. The idea is that as time goes on, you’ll continue to see more and more. It also means, there will be less alternative “area codes” designs released in the future. This release will be available in both male and female sizes ranging from S-XL. For additional sizes please order directly by email. Thank you to the many people who continue to support and promote The 1912 Project, without you and your appreciation for our home, this whole thing wouldn’t be moving onto a third year.
Upcoming Curatorial Project and Exhibition: “What are we doing here?”
My latest curation, “What are we doing here?” will be exhibited at Modified Arts in Phoenix this July and August and features the works of David Michael Cook, Christopher Colville, Richard Laugharn, David Shannon-Lier, and myself. Through various approaches, the artists in this exhibition are collectively concerned with understanding our complex desire to connect with the desert, a term who’s traditional definition is continually being challenged. The collection of photographic works will open July 19th and continue to hang through August 10th. I would love to take this opportunity to invite you to join us for an opening reception on Friday, July 19th from 6-9PM. An additional reception will take place during First Friday in August. Spread the word!
Finally, A New Website Design!
After procrastinating the re-design of my website for the past few months, I can finally say I’ve done it! The new site features a cleaner, sleeker overall look, a more mobile-friendly structure, easier-to-navigate layout, and even some new works including (Un)Intended Targets and Dissonance (Working Title). There is also a link located on the Bio/Contact Page that leads to my Architectural Portfolio. Should anyone find any bugs, please bring them to my attention as soon as possible. Other than that, I hope you enjoy the fresh look!
"From The Sidelines" @ Night Gallery in Tempe
It is my pleasure to share some great news… Becky Nahom, a local curator and creative has invited me to exhibit in her upcoming exhibition entitled “From The Sidelines” opening next Friday, June 7th at ASU’s Night Gallery in Tempe, AZ. Featuring the works of fellow ASU alumni, current graduate students, and faculty members, the show will run through September 1st. I will be sharing the largest selection to date of works from my Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture series. I look forward to working with Becky on this as well as projects in the near future. Check out the show next time you find yourself nearby Tempe Marketplace.
"Center Forward" At The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, CA
In September and October of 2012 an image from my Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture Series exhibited as part of “Center Forward 2012” exhibition at The Center for Fine Art Photography by jurors; Ann M. Jastrab of RayKo Photo Center and Hamidah Glasgow of The Center for Fine Art Photography in Fort Collins, Colorado. The piece, now part of The Center for Fine Art Photography’s Permanent Collection, will be traveling to the Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco for an exhibition opening May 30th! The exhibit brings together the visions of both curators and explores the current trends in contemporary photography. It will run through July 5th.
The 1912 Project “Heat No. 1” Edition NOW AVAILABLE:
So with a few months of 2013 already gone, The 1912 Project is back from its break with a brand new limited edition t-shirt release entitled “Heat No. 1”. This will be the first in a series of tees utilizing photo-based graphics and features brown ink on an ivory shirt. I’m really excited to see how this image will hold up over time - I’m thinking it might fade in the same way a vintage photograph would. The shirts are available exclusively at Frances Vintage Boutique in Phoenix on Central and Camelback. There are both mens and ladies sizes but only 25 available total, so get em’ while you can. Spread the word!
While I am in the slow process of re-designing my website, I figured I would update one of my latest bodies of work with some new imagery. Included as part of my "Fingerprints of Drinkable Culture" is a series of diptychs created from droplets of commonly consumed beverages. Think of this as a sneak peak into where the future of this series might lead.
Feature on TopPhotographyFilms.com
This past weekend I was interviewed by the curator/director of TopPhotographyFilms.com, a wonderful photo-based blog style archive of featured talents, photography films, and links. It was a great opportunity to discuss some new things going on in my head. It also helped remind me why it is I do what I do. Be sure to check out the full article as well as the rest of the site!
"Entitled" Exhibition at The Herberger Theater Center, Phoenix AZ
Coming up in April… I will have the pleasure of showcasing a new piece as part of The Herberger Theater Center’s “Entitled” Exhibition on display through July 7th 2013. There will be an opening reception April 5th from 5:30-7PM. Special thanks to Peter Bugg and Laurene Austin for the opportunity.
"Photography and Environmental Concern" Exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery in Vermont:
The most pressing issues facing us today revolve around questions of our relationship to the planet we inhabit. While in the past the wilderness photographs of Ansel Adams defined the natural environment as a place of untouched pristine beauty, much recent photographic work has examined the increasing complexity of our interaction with the environment by focusing on such topics as pollution, global warming, industrial development, resource depletion, sustainability, recycling, and land use. I am pleased to announce my inclusion in PHOTOGRAPHY AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERN at PhotoPlace Gallery in Middlebury, Vermont on display from March 30 - April 20th, 2013. My piece “Desert Barnacle" was selected by juror, Kate Ware, Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art.
"Desert Barnacle" included in Feature Shoot’s Texture Show:
Today, one of my images from my Desert Barnacles series was included in Feature Shoot’s Group Show Photos Showing Texture. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Feature Shoot, be sure to check it out. Special thanks to Alison Zavos for the continued support.
"25 Years Downtown" Exhibition at MonOrchid Gallery, Phoenix AZ
This year marks the 25h anniversary of Art Detour, a yearly weekend long event showcasing Phoenix’s art scene to its fullest extent. I am grateful to have the pleasure of exhibiting a piece at MonOrchid Gallery’s “25 Years Downtown” an invitational exhibition featuring the works of artist who have had an integral part to the success of the arts in Phoenix. As a way to reminisce the many years of excitement and struggle that we have experienced to create and promote a vibrant culture in the urban center of the valley. The exhibition will open March 1st. The following evening MonOrchid will play host to the Arts Ball where all exhibiting works will be auctioned to help raise money for the re-launching of one of the best publications ever to come out of Phoenix’s art scene - Shade Projects. Art Detour dates include March 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. Special thanks to Art Program Director and Curator, Justin Germain, for his interest in having me be apart of this exciting celebration. I look forward to seeing what he’ll do with the space in the future.
* Image not mine. Mural by Isaac Caruso.
Black Carl Album Release:
After a year since the previous release, the final of four collaborative albums with Black Carl is now available to the public. The release show last month at Phoenix’s Crescent Ballroom was awesome! For over 2 years now I have had the pleasure of working with these wonderfully talented musicians in creating the Black Carl Record Club Releases. Starting with “The Chariot”, “The Magician” and “The Hanged Man”, “The Fool” and now “The Wheel”, this experience has been nothing short of superb!
We’ve selected photographs of mine we felt best portrayed each album theme, either conceptually, literally or both. This final edition album is a 12 track CD instead of a vinyl record and can be purchased by contacting Black Carl directly.
This has been an exciting way to take part in Phoenix’s music scene and being that Black Carl is one of my favorite local talents, it’s been truly special. Be sure to check em out and support these amazing individuals! Special thanks to John, Matt, Chad, Ian, Emma, and Jess for inviting me to become part of this creative process! It’s been an honor!
Studio Visit • Volume Twenty
With the first month of 2013 behind us, the long wait is over! Studio Visit Magazine’s Volume Twenty features my two page spread showcasing two pieces from my "Fingerprints Of Drinkable Culture" and "Desert Barnacles" series. The publication will be sent out across the nation to various venues, gallerists, collectors, curators, artists, and enthusiasts in the coming weeks. Special thanks to Open Studio Press and juror Jonathan Greene.