Feb 18, 2015
Feb 15, 2015
Fabric print accentuated with thread
7.5 x 9.5 in (19.05 x 24.13 cm)
Feb 10, 2015
It’s the second month of 2015 and time has been flying by!
Since the last update I began teaching Beginning Digital Photography at California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and it has been a challenge to grind down and dispense the working knowledge I have taken for granted for the past eighteen years. It is hard to believe that I’ve been working professionally with digital photography for that long. I’m happy to report that I’ve been handling the challenge excellently and the proof is that no one falls asleep during my lectures!
I also began teaching a class titled Art Theory and Practice at the California Institution for Men, Chino (CIM) and the experience has been overwhelming positive! We’ve looked at artists Joan Miró, Robert Rauschenberg, Henri Matisse, Pablo Picasso, David Hammons, Chris Ofilli, and Titus Kaphar while reading and discussing art theory texts by Douglas Chrimp, David Jefferys, John Golding and Paul D. Miller aka DJ Spooky. Followed by making Exquisite Corpses, Automatic Drawing, Collage, Paper Cut-Outs and Line Drawings. My class of ten men with limited exposure to art and varying degrees of literacy has remained engaged and excited to learn. Our dialogs help connect the artist’s lives and art making techniques to the technology and zeitgeist of the times that the artwork was created. We follow our discussion by creating artwork inspired by the topic of the day and wrap up by sharing what they made. Twice so far, the men have stopped to express their gratitude for the class and the manner in which I teach it. Watching them form meaning out of complex abstract art concepts and put that meaning into practice has been a tremendous reward and confirmation for me. I cannot express enough the blessing it is to work with these men nor how much I appreciate my freedom because of this experience.
I am proud to announce that I will be a part of a group exhibition titled Sampled curated by Anita Bunn at the Offramp Gallery. Sampled is an exhibition of works by 10 artists working in a variety of media including sculpture, drawing, collage, photography and painting. Fashioned from a diversity of materials ranging from deconstructed cloth, bark, rope and thread to yarn, paper and found objects, all integrate sewing, embroidery and/or knitting into their work.
Other artists include: Melanie Ciccone, Raul de la Torre, Clifford Eberly, Susan Feldman Tucker, Nicholette Kominos, Meg Madison, Thinh Nguyen, Echiko Ohira, and Joan Weinzettle. Sampled will be from February 22nd - March 29th, 2015. There will be an opening reception for the artists on Sunday, February 22, 2-5pm. Offramp Gallery is located at 1702 Lincoln Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91103.
There is still time to see the VESSELS group show I am in at The Gallery at The Downtown Center in Pomona. The exhibit will be up until February 28th and is located at 300 W. 2nd Street Pomona, CA 91767. The exhibition, curated by Diego Irigoyen, includes six chemically-altered chromogenic prints from my Penetrating the Veil series. Don’t worry if the venue is closed when you stop by because I was placed in an excellent window area that is visible from the sidewalk.
Mark your calendars now. March 14th is the opening reception for 5x10: A Select Survey of Contemporary Art, curated by Jorge Mujica at the Art Exchange Long Beach. I will be included along with Patrick Ahern, Ching Ching Cheng, Robert Grad, and Nano Rubio.
As an extension to the 5x10: A Select Survey of Contemporary Art exhibition I am curating the 5x10: Sound Festival that will take place April 11th. The line-up and other information will be announced next month. The Art Exchange Long Beach is located at 356 East 3rd Street, Long Beach, CA 90802
I would like to continue to remind you that Punk Rock Pillow Fight is available for Birthdays, Weddings, Bar Mitzvahs and Performance Art Festivals. Contact me to book P.R.P.F. for your next event!
Thank you, Andrew
Jan 21, 2015
Dec 17, 2014
For the past half year I have been involved in a Community-based Art Program that has been providing art education at the California Institution for Men, Chino. Here are some articles that have come out recently.
Also this past weekend, I am very proud to say that I helped facilitate the first inmate art exhibition in the prison! More information about that project will be forthcoming.
Dec 16, 2014
Oct 30, 2014
I will be speaking about my artwork at the Society for Photographic Education western regional conference on Saturday, November 15th from 3:00 PM - 3:45 PM at the New York Film Academy 3300 Riverside Drive, Burbank, CA, 91505
Oct 25, 2014
Sep 11, 2014