Disparate Sources opening 4/28
Chelsea is my former studio neighbor at Keystone's old location in Glassell Park. She is a fantastic artist and artistic community builder—she's gathered a group of people whose work I greatly admire: Rochelle Botello, Yasmine Diaz, Lea Feinstein, Danielle Garza, Tm Gratkowski, Jennifer Gunlock, Michael Hentz, Bettina Hubby, Jay Lizo, CW Mihlberger, Cindy Rehm, Susan Sironi, Carly Steward, Toshee, and Essi Zimm. (The image below features Rehm, Botello, and Toshee.)
For my triptych I've used cuts from the April 1970 issue of SHOW, a magazine about the entertainment business that presented itself as being smarter and hipper than typical Hollywood rags. But of course alongside its in depth reviews and interviews the pages are full of images of scantily clad and naked women. I enjoyed appropriating some of these pictures for the collages, which are more minimalist than other recent work.
Big thanks to Julia Schwartz who was generous to give me a couple issues of SHOW from her father's original collection while I was visiting her beautiful studio earlier this year. And thank you to Mark Harvey for helping me digitize the cuts I made so I could create these works digitally.
The three are unique prints (not editions) on a 11 x 14 inch sheet, presented framed. The full triptych and install shots forthcoming! I'm looking forward to the show Chelsea is putting together—and seeing some friends at the opening.