Monday, August 31, 2009

Timer Shots I'm Unable to Set-up in 12 Seconds

Press shutter release, run across floor, climb scaffold, pose in a convincing "I'm so busy working I don't even notice my picture being taken" stance.

First attempt

second attempt (so close)

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Not sure what to title this post. Greg, a close friend, has been working away at an evolving personal concept for well over ten years now. It's roots may be his own emergence as a hippified persona, living within a conservative Christian community in Illinois, but he really has gone beyond that. I've watched as he has transformed his gallery/picture shop, forever tweaking and adjusting and organizing. He has used this physical location, through his constant manipulation of its purpose, to flesh out his own philosophies.

It's so interesting to see an artist push on for so long, towards an unknown, and possibly unstate-able goal. It's so interesting to watch someone who has something to figure out, and is compelled to do so. He may well be there now. He has melded together truly original visions of subcultural and religious philosophies.

This property is up for auction Sept. 16. If he does get booted out, it will be at a remarkably appropriate time in this process. If not, then be sure to visit the shop in the next year or so.

"Behind the Sign"

"Sign of Jsu is located at 3318 E. Tenth St., Indianapolis, IN USA (46201). On the sign is a little box containing free copies of parable doctrine (help yourself). Behind the sign is a subcultural thrift shop. I have for sale many back issues of 'Art News', 'New Yorker', and other magazines, a nice collection of experimental international music from the sixties and seventies on CD, over on hundred cassettes of the jazz greats from the Forties and Fifties, many Lp's with cool cover art, buckets of beads and beading supplies, pictures, and several examples of what is probably the only fiber craft practiced widely on a local level, the inexplicable 'afghan'. I accept donations of books, magazines, disks, and tapes. I am presently looking for introductory liberal arts text books. I would like to put sets of these together, like a B.A. in a box, for local distribution. The shop is theoretically open Fri. Sat, and Sun noon to seven (call ahead for the real hours and to hear Duoot play a tune on the message machine).

In the shop there is more parable literature including Hala Maloki's "Commentary on Parable Doctrine" and his "Application of Parable Doctrine to the Alternative Subcultures" (both in final draft form). There is online versions of parable literature at,, and

I welcome anyone who has something for Sub Art to give me a call, I am particularly interested in local art histories, especially any that involve the 'cheap art' movement of the 1990's, Contemporary art that is below the applicable standards, or anything that addresses subculture. For the religiously inclined; who would like parable literature mailed to them, who have a commentary or application to publish, or who might put up a sign, contact Greg @(317) 684-9883. telephone"

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Steve Paddack at Four Star Gallery

Simplicity of Low Naught, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48", 2008

I am soooo stoked for this show. I haven't seen the work in person, but know from conversation with Steve that it's built up from multiple-multi-months of glazing. Also, this work is a jump from oil to acrylic. Also, Four Star Gallery is re-opening and this is it's first show. Also, Steve always puts out in a major way, though we may have to wait for it, as is the case here. Steve and I went to Herron School of Art in the early 1980s. He went on to grad school at University of Illinois. I cannot even pretend to be objective here, I am sooo stoked for this show.

Four Star Gallery, Redundacy of Errata, September 4 - October 10

I should clarify. I'm not certain that Four Star is re-opening, or if this is a one time thing. I could have researched this, put the post would have lost it's zany impulsive nature.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Susan Hettmansperger on Painter's Bread blog

Chimera, 2007-2008, oil on linen, 27" x 27"
Wow. Head over to Painter's Bread for some visual sustenance. These paintings by Susan Hettmansperger are pretty wonderful. This new blog, like me, was born on July 12.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

New Web Site Is Up

I've updated my site, and switched hosting spots to "Other People's Pixels". I've added some galleries with older stuff, and I may add a page of mural/decorative projects to my resume. Please inform me of typos or anything odd. Thanks.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Loch Ness Panther

Late last year, I bid several areas for a local high school's natatorium/sports complex expansion. This particular area and idea were never going to happen. This huge wall beside the pool was slated to have acoustical tiles installed all over it. Still, once this idea hit my head, I couldn't shake it. I just came across it and am still blown away. I think this sketch explains it well enough. Yep, this was never going to happen for a number of reasons.

If you are in a position of needing such an idea, please take it and make it happen.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Flashback Friday 7

I may die just a little bit, or cringe at the very least, but here's a little something from college.
These were straight-on dream depictions, each about 5" x 7" or so, around 1982-3.

A professor suggested that the above image was disturbingly racial, and at the time, I tried and could not understand why.....

I had this week of nightly dreams where I was this quasi-asexual mega-herione. They were intense, exuberant dreams.

How goofy.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New American Painting Update

It's going to be late.

I'm in New American Paintings Issue #83, which is now slated for release at the end of September.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Yard Offerings 1

I have been yard- gifted many items since moving here about ten years ago. Wish I had photographed them all. I spied this latest one a few days ago, but kept driving past. They have mostly sucked lately, and I wasn't in a hurry to investigate.