Monday, January 18, 2016

Bowie tribute in front of his New York Apartment

I did these simple tributes of my friends and loved ones that could not walk past the candles, breath in the love, or leave a little themselves.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holly Jolly Sabbath 12.21.14

Holly Jolly Sabbath once again is upon us in order to illustrate that all other Holiday parties fall short unless you have a copy machine and people willing to sit on them as they run.
This year the poster and invite was done by Ted McGrath. It is amazing and for sale in an edition of 66 signed by Ted and maybe numbered by me in a fuzzy fit of pencil work.
Looking forward year 12 and being better about posting shizzal here instead of Instagrab.

Friday, December 20, 2013

Ghetto Gastro Featherbed Lane build out and events

I finished this drawing as the crowds rolled in for snacks and beats by G_Lee on Wednesday night.

I had the pleasure of building out and dressing the space that Ghetto Gastro is working out of this weekend. There is a nice blurb and some picts from 
The Gothamist. If you look closely you can see me in the background.
The schedule is on the miLES website.
Check it out if you are on the LES this weekend otherwise look out for some more picts after the weekend.
The signage is already getting tagged up so it doesn't look a bit like this anymore.

Friday, December 13, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

A selection of the esteemed collection

"Martha Stewart Living"

Spencer's Gifts


Trader Joe's
I came across these works from 2003. These are from a series of works created by Marty Ackley and me. The works explore our relationships with corporations or memories of them through shopping. The works are 20" x 26" acrylic, archival marker, and pencil on hot press Cougar paper. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Union Pool Show: Body/Head Sightings Posters

Here are two of the twenty or so unique poters I made for Union Pool. The posters are marker transfers with Sanford Marks-a-lot sticks adding red, white and black to the purple tints of the transfer. Pencil is also utilized on the fancy art paper posters. Each one is signed and numbered.
I will post all of them soon and plan to be at the show to enjoy the noise.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Holly Jolly Sabbath X

Please come and listen, imbibe, inhale for the tenth annual....
Holly Jolly Sabbath
Ten years ago on a cold November night, Chuck told of a memory from his childhood.
During the Christmas season, his parets would motor off to holiday parties and leave him at home to his own devices.
Chuck was around fifteen or so and had recently discovered two new things: Marijuana and the recently released first record by Black Sabbath.
Chuck decided to turn down all the lights in the house, save the Christmas tree. He pulled a little shoebox from under his bed rolled a joint and dropped the record onto the turntable. He enjoyed it so much that he began repeating this ritual each time his parents made off to another party. 
This seemed like a holiday tradition worth repeating and embracing and so the Holly Jolly Sabbath was born.
Some simple rules were laid down to make for a pretty no nonsense holiday.
1. It should always fall on the Sunday before Christmas
2. A Christmas Tree should provide the light
3. A mulled wine should be made
4. All the Black Sabbath records should be listened to in chronological order 

The party promises to be a little stranger this year, because it falls so close to the 25th.
Next Sunday the 23rd at The Center for the Advancement of Contemporary Art
on the second floor of 700 Lorimer St. at the corner of Frost St. 
The Black Sabbath will ring in another group of people's ears.
You are encouraged to bring your buds.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Free Event in Collinwood this weekend

Artist Jef Scharf has devised a process that can take a drawing to film, then to a screen and finally to print, on paper, a shirt, a table - whatever. The process depends on a silk-screen box named Shirley T and an exposure box for screens named Rose Louise. (No, I don't know why; if you take the class, you can ask.) In the class he will teach at Arts Collinwood, students begin by making drawings which are collected, scanned and cobbled into a single film for screen burning, which takes about two hours for exposing and washing out the screen (probably tedious for children, says Jef, but "adults and scientists" would enjoy it." Then the image is printed, on whatever the chosen medium is, and hung to dry until . . . everyone goes home. A bundle of t-shirts have been generously donated by Gallery Wolfy Part II for the workshop. A limited number of shirts will be available for class participants to keep. Shirley T and Rose Louise will take up permanent residence at Arts Collinwood, to be used whenever someone is inspired to do another workshop. This one is funded by an Artists in Residence grant, thanks to the Kresge and Ford foundations, and supported by Arts Collinwood, CPAC, NSDC, LINC, Zygote Press, Bruce Edwards, Pat Deering and J.C. Shirley T in action! 

People are encouraged to bring ideas for the shirts that we could execute and expose on some screens. think light ink on black shirts.

The workshop will begin at 10am and go until 4pm with a 30 minute break around 12:30 or so. Free! 
Arts Collinwood 
15605 Waterloo Rd 
Cleveland, OH 44110 

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Shirley T nears completion

The mobile print press named Shirley T is almost complete. The prototype will be featured at the Ingenuity Fest this weekend. She might be printing but most likely looking good. The exposure unit named Rose Louise will be
done shortly. She awaits her internal lights.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Spaces Swap residency open and actively changing

Some images of the installation at Spaces Gallery. Please see Why Empty Stores? at for more.
The drawings are by a visitor to the exhibit. The viewer was moved to pick up a pen for display purposes only and draw on a work. I suppose I will always be a collaborator and I can not and will not be disappointed that I inadvertently made an interactive piece.