Thursday, January 08, 2009

Finally back.

Wah, it's back home and back to work for me. I want more vacation. Michael and I bought a ukulele over the holiday, and I need some time to practice playing it! We have named it "Miguelito" because it's spanish, it reminds me of Michael, it's tiny, and Miguel is the name of the very nice dude that sold it to us. He is a Guitar Center "Guitar Expert" in McAllen, TX, and he was so awesome, he restrung Michael's little brother's guitar, AND replaced the peg, even though he didn't have to (they don't usually string your guitars for you since they work on commission and it's time spent away from making sales). He also oiled the neck, tuned it, and gave tips on maintaing it. It's nice that there are people like "Mike" who go above and beyond for their customers. Give that man a raise, I say!

No artwork to show yet, I have too much cleaning and unpacking to do first. In the meantime, a funny picture Michael sent me, and a video he passed on my way, as well.

Saturday, January 03, 2009

New show in San Francisco January 10th, 2009

Hey! I'm still on holiday, chillin' out max and relaxin all cool, and working on a couple of new pieces for a group show next weekend. I shall post pictures later. It should be pretty exciting!!!

Michael Rosenthal Gallery

365 Valencia St., San Francisco, CA 94103

Opening Reception: 6 pm to 9 pm, January 10, 2009
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm
Exhibition dates: January 10, 2009 – February 7, 2009

Michael Rosenthal Gallery presents The Big Three, an exhibition of innovative new work by 18 young artists. The gallery will host an opening reception for the exhibition on Saturday, January 10 2009 from 6 pm to 9pm. The Big Three will be on view through February 7, 2009.

Guest curators Chelsea Heikes and Mary Anne Kluth selected work from among the most accomplished artists in their peer group for this survey of new regional talent. Many of the participants in The Big Three are recent graduates from Bay Area schools whose work is redefining the boundaries of the local art scene. Among their achievements, artists included in The Big Three have attended the prestigious Bemis Residency in Omaha, Nebraska, exhibited their work in Bay Area Now at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, at the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art, and in international museums and galleries. Working with a diverse range of traditional and new media that includes paint, collage, photography, installation, video, sculpture, and social practice, these talented young Bay Area artists have defined a new vision, characterized by a sense of conceptual play and invention, that revitalizes the classic genres of portraiture, landscape, and still life.
Through their varied approaches, these innovative artists inspire new appreciation for craftsmanship, content and process.

The participating artists are: Scott Barry, Sara Blaylock, Nicholas Bohac, Amy Casey, Nathan Ross Davis, Robyn Engel, Renee Gertler, David Gurman, Katty Hoover, Sangyon Joo, Lauren Lavitt, Christine Monahan, Suzy Poling, Anthony Record, Brion Nuda Rosch, Erik Scollon, Michael Swaine, and Annie Wong.