Sunday, April 27, 2008

Showing soon...

Coming soon to the Boxheart Gallery in Pittsburgh, Pa. ...Greener Pastures and Fallen Heroes...That's the title for the group of new work that I will be showing beginning the 29th and running through May 24th...I am in a 2 person show with local Pittsburgh painter Shawn Watrous. His pieces in this show are mainly large abstracted animals...Dropping off the work today gave me a little preview on how our pieces will look together in one space...and I was pleasantly surprised on how well our pieces worked . It is a funky and colorful mix that feels lively and will keep your eyes busy.


These are three pieces that I call Liminal Objects. They are all three in the show. Each is made of white stoneware glazed with my re-worked marshmallow glaze. The cake plate/stands are topped with an indoor/outdoor turf. The other strange material here is a yellow tool-dip that I used to cover the tree like appendages...Oh yeah, the foot of each is also dipped in that lovely black tool-dip.


These two are part of a group of 5 small pieces I call Non-Monumentals...Here you see Andre the Giant and Mr.T. immortalized in a surreal landscape on closed organic forms. These guys are only about 6-7 inches high, but they are meant to mimic large-scale sculpture. They are small-scale-large-scale objects on rubber coated wood pedestals with fake turf tops...of course.


















The Mobile Landscape Device #7 is another brand spankin; new piece....it really fits my idea for this group of work... a collision of information encompassing the natural and the faux...absurd machines...and nostalgic, kitsch objects. I am not showing all the work that is in the show simply because number one, I'm lazy, and number two I don't have images of them all...so, if you're in the area..you're just going to have to check it out live and in person. However, I thought I would include in this post a couple mugs that were not going to the show...whatta ya' think? Cool graphics, a lot of color and plenty of bling!









FRankenFlOwer MuG LIVES!


This other mug is a spin-off of the set of Landscape Sketchbook Tumblers that are in the show...So, If you are reading this and are in or around the Pittsburgh area, you are invited to attend the public reception on May 3rd...6-9 pm. Boxheart Gallery, 4523 Liberty Avenue, Bloomfield area.

6 comments:

Ben Stark said...

Device #7 is spectacular! The attention to detail baffles me. Fantastic new work!

keith said...

Homefry! Your work is always exactly the me I don't have the courage to be. Absolutely wonderful!

Of course, I am partial due to my non-sexual affinity mr. t, but the landscape device also intriqued me as I love mechanical objects. It made me remember some good days when I was an assistant for walker davis in montana and she was making large ceramic trojan dogs on wheels. I'll try to dig up a pics. Wish I lived closer to see the rest of the show.

cynthia said...

Interesting work! Love the direction and I particularly like the irony of the Non-monumals.

Your mugs are fantastic - wish I was in the Pittsburgh area.

k.houser said...

Thanks for checking out the new work...Keith, the wheels were harder to make work than I expected...would love to see the trojan dogs...
I wish you were all in the pittsburgh area!

Cheryl Alena Bartram said...

I adore your work. Fabulous use of decals! You are an inspiration.

La Jugueteria said...

me encanto el cohete...genial