Sunday, December 19, 2010

snubasaurus, jogu, hawaiian waves

i'm currently absorbed with pulling together the work for my upcoming show at the william turner gallery, opening on saturday, january 29th. introducing jogu (78" x 94"):
went to the northshore with my buddy olson, visiting with our pal scotty (golden-globe nominated!) in order to get my hawaii five-o fix. one evening, at dusk, i got this shot. pink sky and blue sea. most excellent. and the ping-pong games were epic, to boot.
upon my return, i designed a new board along with the help of shaper scott anderson. i wanted to make a fun, super functional board i've dubbed the "snubasaurus" (a 7'0"). test rides have proven it be a truly successful endeavor.
mele kalikimaka from the studio.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

H20s in Venice

come check out a collection of my h20 paintings at james' beach. a little fete to celebrate the show happens this sunday from 4-6 p.m. if you're in the 'hood, come on by. if you can't make it this weekend, the work will be up for a healthy stretch, so stop by whenever you can in the forthcoming weeks. happy autumn and h20s.

Monday, September 6, 2010

who's afraid of red, yellow, and blue?

here's a bit of the new work in the studio, an installation currently called "who's afraid of red, yellow, and blue?" measuring 60"high x 144"wide.

lucie has been riding this classic board of mine (on the right) and fred became insanely jealous, so i had another one made, fondly called "the red sled." the dogs can't wait to hit the waves, obviously. and the new board has quickly become one of my favorites, too.
rapt board dogs 
 it was the summer of swell, replete with barbecues and barbie-q's. more of this to come in varied variations. the story continues...venice to venice, a book in the works, stay tuned.

Monday, July 19, 2010

swell SWELL

swell continues. and in the words of the incomparable CR Stecyk:  

I gladly would have traded anything for those sparkling glass bubbles. A genuine infatuation for phenomenology is a requirement for participation. Something like this requires three gigantic spaces in Chelsea. A Stone Age Polynesian pursuit governed by Gods. I never would have guessed or envisioned this. But after all, Gotham is a true island culture.

check out the evergrowing swell here

Monday, June 28, 2010

it's SWELL time

We're headed to steamy New York City for the opening of SWELL on July 1st, launched at three Chelsea locations: Nyehaus, Metro Pictures and Friedrich Petzel Gallery, the SWELL art exhibition is a merging of West and East coast cultures featuring the work of over fifty artists (myself included), documenting the art movements of Los Angeles and New York, these urban environs and their oceanic proximity, over the course of several decades.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

costa rica + palm desert

January marks the annual retreat to Costa Rica with artist/skateboarding legend Steve Olson, a longstanding friend, to find new energy, surf a bit, and create some travel-size art. Below are some of the highlights, including the view of the seated guard in front of the yoga platform, where I painted when I wasn't surfing or eating amazing fresh ahi tuna, rolled in sesame seeds and seared perfectly.

Also, if you're around Palm Desert this weekend, stop by the opening at Melissa Morgan Fine Art on Saturday night between 5:30 and 8 p.m. I'll have my work alongside Andy Moses, among others.