Now back in California, and planning to stick around for awhile, my art finally gets a chance to breathe. I have been traveling so much, my paintings have been stuck in the house like housed puppies. It was nice to let them swing (there was a vicious wind!) at the Venice Neighborhood Council annual festival and then at Venice's CicLAvia. (Streets shut down, bikes out en masse)
Meanwhile, in the studio, mucho amarillo. Working on a series inspired by sunflowers: those grotesque beauties with their phallic stalks and furry disks, curved domes the epitome of abjection in that hearty yellow that has consumed so much sun... Bataille yellow, and Van Gogh ochre. So many ways to see one subject, the possibilities are interminable. No wonder Morandi spent his whole life on one subject (bottles).
And the Magic Theater Collective will have its first official collectivized performance at the Venice Afterburn Decompression Art Crawl in September! A rough draft preview version of our forthcoming absurdist opera, IN GLORY of EXCESS!!!!!
Photos to come sometime soon, as well as updated painting section (all the 2015s!)
Have a lazy day! It is, after all, the dog days of summer. Time to make tamales, sweat, bask, lounge. But first, to swim in big mama ocean.