Thursday, January 18, 2007

Fungus for the Whole Family

In conjunction with the show DARKNESS & LIGHT at Pasadena's Armory Northwest (in which I also have a sculpture) I'll be presenting my show of Moldy Slides with vintage hypnosis records and live musical saw accompaniement at 8 PM Saturday, January 20. This is a selection (140 from a couple of thousand) of moldy travel slides scavenged from the pile of debris outside the house of an Echo Park hoarder who must have got a court order to clean up.

965 North Fair Oaks Avenue, Pasadena

Darkness & Light
Opening reception, , 7-9 p.m.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Happy Birthday Art!

I'll have a post about my solo show opening and the upcoming moldy slides screening shortly, but first a heads-up concerning a rare Mannlicher Carcano radio broadcast hosted by Gogo Godot in Winnipeg on The University of Manitoba's CFUM-FM on Wednesday from 11 - 1 Pacific Time (1 -3 Winnipeg time) as part of the station's all day radio art celebration of "Art's birthday." Tune in. We'll give Art one to grow on! In the ear! Oh yeah, there was a record number of adjunct participants in the LA Mannlicher audio dungeon two weeks ago: Clockwise from Buddy Holy (in orange shirt); Purse Launch, Herr Schurdt, Cocoa Puph, Christ's Cumming II. Photographed by Really Happening.

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Vintage Wolvertoon

Just finished a catalog essay for an exhibition of Glenn Bray's collection of work by the amazing cartoonist Basil Wolverton, which will open at Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana in September. Bray's an amazing guy who, among other things, started Carl Barks doing oil paintings of Uncle Scrooge and produced Fred Blassie's "Pencil Neck Geek" single. Above is an episode of Wolverton's beautiful 1930's unpublished strip "Ethan Downing" from Bray's collection. The strip has elaborate typed narrative descriptions stuck on the backs of the drawings, but I prefer the WTF factor that they have in this form, as in "WTF is that stuff dropping on that giant frog inside the yurt frame?" I stacked the 2 panels so they'd be more visible here, but the originl format was side by side, daily strip style.

Monday, January 1, 2007

Nigel's Pa

For all fans of Nigel, we've been looking up his pedigree and came across this picture of his sire CH Sportingfield Hot Topic. Spittin image!