There is a lot happening in the next few weeks, culminating in my first solo painting show at Wayfarers in Bushwick, Brooklyn.
Heaven only knows, events and public gatherings of any and all kinds are a pain in the ass, especially any that require any sort of “advance planning” or “organization”. And yet… but also… events can also be FUN. Sometimes.
JUST THE FACTS, MA’AM:
• Gowanus Open Studios Saturday, October 19 and Sunday, October 20
Noon-6 pm. I will be doing Laundry Room FIVE: “READ ME (an introduction).
A preview of the upcoming solo show, featuring one five yard Speed Paste Robot pushpinned across a relatively small room. If all goes well, the new READ ME tshirt will be available, plus a sticker or two.
map Carroll St stop on F train
• Comic Arts Brooklyn Saturday, November 2 11 am-7 pm
(though I will leave by 6 since my show opens at 7 pm)
Wayfarers and Speed Paste Robot have been generously granted a table at CAB to let our people (you know, COMICS MIND PEOPLE) know what we are up to. Just the notion of Aline Kominsky-Crumb (AKA THE BUNCH) passing by and perhaps noting an ink-splattered, text-based gorilla painting on paper of mine makes this one of the potentially most exciting life moments. I fervently hope to have the new READ ME tshirt as well as YOU SHALL NOT OPPRESS A STRANGER tees and some more new stickers and small paintings available. Comic Arts Brooklyn is a really great gathering, totally worth checking out.
• Wayfarers, Brooklyn Saturday, November 2 7-10 pm READ ME.
The opening to my month long exhibit, READ ME. The plan is for READ ME to feature a set of recent, Flirting Scholar-influenced 5 yard, paintings on paper as well as a range of work from sketchbooks to other stuff. Wayfarers is an artist-run studio program, art space, and psychic home base for creative action in Brooklyn, NY.
map Kosciuszko Street Station on J train
The show will run through November 24th, with regular hours every Saturday and Sunday, plus irregular hours by appointment (email me, please-DMs, texts, MySpace messages and other stuff won’t work for this.)
We will do some kind of further events in the course of the exhibit like an “artist’s argument” with some frenemies who will argue with me in public about Batman and the Comics Code Authority. Stay tuned.
More random thoughts and obsessive mantras to be posted on this blog as well as various pernicious roach-motel-personal-data-parasite-silos elsewhere .