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I’ll be part of a group show at the Five Spot all this May. Opening night is April 29th – 7pm. Come check out some new work by myself and 5 other local artists.  I’ll be selling prints for cheap so come on by!

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I got to be part of my first group show last night at the Young Blood Gallery. The theme was anything bike related and benefited SOPO bikes. Nearly 60 artists were represented by their cycling themed art. It was very cool seeing how 60 different brains interpreted the theme. The show is up through the end of the month. My contribution is below:

I decided 2010 would be the year I acted on a particular want of mine. I enjoy art museums and galleries just as every good little artist should. I appreciate all kinds of art: old to new, sculpture to painting, famous to up-and-coming. And as much as I enjoy the occasional stroll through these displays of talent there is usually a question raising its hand in the back of my mind: Why is your stuff not in here? You’re as good or better than some/most/all of these folks, right? This thought occurs on a sliding scale depending on location, of course. I mean, the bar raises and lowers from MOMA to ‘Carl’s coffee and art bistro’. I don’t think the thought comes from a place of entitlement or arrogance either. I think it’s just a natural desire as an artist. Writers get to publish their words, musicians get to perform their songs, chefs get to serve their creations. I just want to hang mine on a wall.  Sure, grandma’s fridge has been very accommodating for years, but I’m almost 30 here and the cousins wedding pictures have to go somewhere too. It seems so achievable. I don’t even have to worry about misspelled words, my voice cracking, or under-cooking the chicken; I just have to make sure the frame is hanging straight.