Thursday, November 29, 2007

DeYoung Museum residency

Artist Laura Parker and I are happy to announce that we have received the residency at the DeYoung Museum for our collaborative project, "Relative Connections." We will be presenting it at the DeYoung Museum's Kimbal Gallery this Summer. Laura and I were awarded a San Francisco Arts Commission Individual Artists Grant to help make this project possible.
Stay tuned for the upcoming website and how you can add to and participate in the project!

Friday, November 16, 2007

George Sugarman Foundation Grant

I am pleased to announce that I am the recipient of a George Sugarman Foundation Grant.

George Sugarman (1912-1999), was a prolific, controversial, and forward-thinking American artist. His sculptures, drawings, and paintings defy a definitive style. As an innovator in pedestal-free sculpture and vividly painted metal sculptures, Sugarman was continually expanding on the metamorphoses of his prodigious creativity.

Always interested in the well-being of dedicated, young, and developing artists, Sugarman provided for them in his will. Thus, the establishment of The George Sugarman Foundation, Inc.

Thursday, November 01, 2007

The Cabinet of Dr. Lapin


Tuesday October 30th, Laura Parker and I hosted the Cabinet of Dr. Lapin, a lecture by Dr. Daniel Lapin on horror art. Dr. Lapin is the author of The Vampire, Dracula and Incest. In his own words...

"The horror myth, and the vast body of literature, art and films that embody it, is a collectively shared nightmare. Everyone knows it's a meaningful nightmare -- and a multi-billion dollar industry -- but how shall we interpret this dream?"

Dr. Lapin's lecture explored horror films and books, examining the unconscious motivations of the authors, and subsequently the overall place and function of the genre as it relates to art and society. Despite the evenings interruption by an earthquake, we had a larger than expected turn out for this event, one of several we will be hosting over the coming months.

If you would like to be informed of future events, lectures, concerts, and readings, please email me and I will update you on upcoming events.