New huge interior painting from John Felix Arnold inside Littlefield's new Parklife Food and Beer hangout. Part of the new Littlefield expansion.Read More
So there is a lot coming up...first off I have some older and newer works going into a show at the Ian Ross Gallery which opens on the 27th. There will be a V.I.P. opening on the 26th that I will be attending, but I won't unfortunately be able to make the big opening on the 27th due to a trip to the East Coast for my cousins wedding...I will post the info about the show at Ian Ross Gallery soon.
In other news, Triangle Magic is looking great. I am almost finished with all the works, just doing the details at this point and getting ready for my week of insanity that will ensue in New York City. Expect a lot of photos from this trip as always. The show will also be Littlefield's representation for the Gowanus Open Studios. I am very, very proud to have been hand picked for this exhibition and to be representing Littlefield for the Gowanus Open Studios. Thanks Julie Kim! Here are some images and press info on the show (downloadable press release is at the bottom of the this post). It is at Littlefield (622 Degraw St.) in Brooklyn just at the foot of Park Slope. http://littlefieldnyc.com I am really excited...
The work for Triangle Magic is a very new a fresh direction for me. While it does completely exist within my world of Unstoppable Tomorrow, using signs and signifiers from my body of ammunition, the way in which the narrative aspect is portrayed, the idea of relics that are actually, or were actually used in ceremony, and the entire approach to the thinking and making of them shows a new turn and a new re-inventing of my process. I am very proud of them and feel that they are a great first step into a widening of my scope of creation, and an expansion of my intention and thought behind my art. The intention that lays within the making of them is a bit different from my hard hitting, figurative, representational work. I truly enjoy how the viewer really can continue to make their own experience out of them with more freedom (much like, and more so even, than the work in the SFMOMA) than the highly spoon fed narrative work seen in "Should I Stay or Should I Go?" and previous shows in that vein. This is a departure from representation, and an emergence into abstraction and chain of thought steeped in process and ceremony. See you there...more to come! IPD
For Downloadable Press Release Click the Link JFAIII Triangle Magic
So I haven't updated since July 4th weekend. A lot has occurred since. I am going to be in New York City on October 1st to do a show at one of my favorite places to show art, Littlefield NYC in Brooklyn's Gowanus neighborhood. The show will be called Traingle Magic and the opening is either going to be October 3rd or 4th...more concrete info coming next week with a press release. This will be my second show at Littlefield and I am incredibly happy that asked me back, especially since they asked me to be their representative artist for the Gowanus Open Studios weekend October 18th - 20th.
In other New York City news, I will be doing a Solo Show at the awesome Superchief Gallery in the Lower East Side in April, 2014! I am incredibly stoked about this and it will be a full on Unstoppable Tomorrow ragefest, bloodbath, Astroknot filled rad time! Okay so maybe not literally a bloodbath (or might be??? who knows), but getting to show at Superchief (who just did the Vice Magazine Photo Show which to me is a rather big deal and they showed one of my favorite artist homies who I respect a immensely Coby Kennedy recently) is pretty damn awesome to me! These guys show crazy, cutting edge, left field, fun, no holds barred, weird art that I really, really dig, so being part of it all is a blessing to me! Because of this and Littlefield I suddenly had a huge energetic rebirth into my studio and have been painting my ass of literally. Here are some studio images. Oh and SFMOMA is still running too...that makes me happy as hell!
I made it back in one piece (physically, emotionally, mentally) from Minneapolis as I was there for a month for work. I have more to post that will come soon, I have been very busy since I got back. Also I have been selling some older work to some great people and that always keeps the train moving down the track. So all in all things are great, and here are some photos to prove how epic the time in the studio has been! See you again soon!