Wednesday, November 21, 2007

In the Studio

Away for the Holidays. A look into the studio and at the chalkboard wall for now. The final image is the last small-chalkboard entry,
I was in a foul mood.
Happy Thanksgiving.

And congrats to Jordan of Growing Nation, and his Wife Marlee and their daughter Bella for their newborn son/brother Townes Rian Stempleman, 9lbs and some ounces.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Tom Burtonwood, Holly Holmes

Tom and Holly are flourishing even further up in Chicago lately.
I had the pleasure of seeing the Price War bombs in their beginning stages of development, it's wonderful to see them now, hanging ominously above viewers heads.

Consuming War

November 4 – Janury 20, 2008, Gallery 1
Works by Lynda Barry, Wafaa Bilal, Mary Brogger, Adam Brooks, Burtonwood & Holmes, Michael Hernandez de Luna, Fred Holland, Harold Mendez, Michael Rakowitz, Ellen Rothenberg, Edra Soto, Paula White and Dolores Wilber.
Curated by Barbara Koenen

Price War! (preview image), dimensions variable, Polyurethane and filament line, 2007

Installation at the Open Studio Project, Public Art Program, Dept. of Cultural Affairs, City of Chicago, Chicago, IL, 2006.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

New Installation: Untitled and uninstalled

Last weekend I started cranking out new work. It came out in the form of a diorama, film, sound, landscape, bodily-figurative history-mixing domestic space installation. These are the photos I have so far, there will be more soon. The accompanying video and sound piece is a compilation of old family footage, and my own voice manipulated to create various harmonies and dissonances, to be projected over the pieces.