A still from a new stop motion video I'm working on now........boom!
Moved studios! Now printmaking at the Gowans Print Lab instead of Lower East side printshop. More space to to larger works now! Kicked off my first month with a 12 long custom piece, there are photos uploaded in ART section.
Drawing like a bunch. Working on a couple commission pieces.
ALSO! I'm working on a new stop motion video as a collaboration with a classical guitar quartet. Performance will be in April, at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University.
new commission piece in the works
mexico city from above!
ITS AN UPDATE, YO.
in both ART and NATURE sections
Skrrrrrrr top shelf!
it's an art update, yo. Was productive last month, made over 130 prints and began etching, more pieces to come in the art section. hot.
New photos of Duluth up in the PHOTO section.
Group show at Lower East Side Printshop, drop by!
Even more updates!
In the ART and PHOTO section.
Soon the NATURE section will be hit hard with photos from my recent trip to the Boundary Waters. This image is a small preview....
Also I've included pages from thousandswin!, a photo book released in 2008. SEE HERE
Available as both a digital download and actual book, PURCHASE
Thanks for all that came out to my show at the International Print Center in Chelsea!
It's getting warm and a brooklyn summer is about to be in full effect!!
IPCNY show next week. more info in a bit.
It's an update!!
NEW in photos, nature and art.
I'll have an open studio at the Lower East Side Printshop on April 29th.
I'll have work featured by International Print Center New York with the show opening on May 11.
New work up in the ART section. huggs
A trip out to SF+LV, got some photos in the nature coming up.
Swimming in the pacific during february
Commuter bicycling in New York City has increased by 26% in the last year, building on last year’s unprecedented growth and representing a more than doubling in bike commuting in just the last seven years. The increase comes alongside the expansion of the City’s bike network, with the number of bike lanes nearly doubled the last three years.
"currently 80 percent of trips in the U.S. are by single-occupancy automobile, and about 40 percent of all trips are two miles or under"
Fatalities for bicyclists decreased to 23 in 2008, from 29 in 2007, despite a boom in commuters who bike to work.
Bronald Oil & Gas, LLC
"the sunshine comes to the moon, that's how we grind"-birdman
update in ART section.
ipad=booooo, nexis one=boooo, hot chip=boooooooo, beach house? yay!
New section: NATURE- which incorporates all the lack of people and building-leaning photos I've been taking in the last year. Hope you enjoy.
New section: INSTALL- this separates all my installation projects from the flat ones. Hot.
october brings rivers, waterfalls, family all in the first week. hot.
what can I say. it's almost october. this site has been consistently been pulling in over 8 thousand unique visitors every month. that's good. surprisingly this site is about 5 years old, some updates are planned along with... a potential new domain name.
thanks to all who visit.
late summer in the mountains
summer gets late in the forest
early fall on the river
so added some more art to the site:
-new in art section
-new in photos section
And as a revisit, we'd here like to remind you: "playing baseball with crackheads is not as fun as it sounds".
My mural won another award recently! this time a national AIA award.
CHECK IT OUT!
NEW site updates. Recently finished a commission piece, an 8 layer silkscreen, painted on walnut plywood. hot.
check the updates in.....ART section.
a mild summer
New updates in the art section. I started a studio residency at the Lower East Side Printshop. Which in fact is more accurately located in times square as opposed to the lower east side. Go figure. Times square is like Las Vegas.... on the east coast. Or something ridiculous like that.
Free will and individual character are major tenets to the american identity. They are also outdated.
In an age of explorers the power of the individual was real. Blank areas existed on the map and wilderness was a force shaping humans identity. With the death of wilderness and the birth of the nature channel, the curiosity that drove exploration has removed natures unknown. The great planes are now farms and gas stations. The rockies are skiing and american beer (canadian owned). Less populated areas are still populated. National parks have traffic jams. As an outdoor guide, I've done my part as an 21st century-commercialized version of an explorer to expose wilderness, highlight adventure, and leave nothing left. But this wilderness I expose has cell phone reception, I wake up to logging trucks, planes, motor boats, snowmobiles, 4 wheelers, cabellas, nature is to be shot and consumed, there's very little left. We've gotten rid of on of the strongest foundations in american identity, it happened so quickly.
We are living the effect of looking too intensely at individual character and not at our collective relationship to the environment. Masses of people, the collision of space+ creation of form, movement, energy, architecture, motion, surreal realities, visual displays of history all give us glimpses forward. Free will dissolves into collective responsibility as individual character has given way to a global reality. Wilderness has become a weather report and we continue explore and consume.
nyc is getting warm. that's just about done wicked sweet.
a little visit to the flea market.
Saw the walkmen play lastnight at webster hall. Was alright. Better was the bike riding through the city, hitting up latenight shanghai handmade noodle spot at 2am, filled with cab drivers (who by day try to run me over...but at the dinner table are good company). boom! finished the night up with beers on top of manhattan bridge. On the grind these days: more prints on the way, hot.
Spring time in nyc is on its way. Bout ready for this summer to hit: my pacific-northwest-raised dog has no idea what hot is.....
Working on new photo compositions. yep. Also working on a new series of prints. like prints.
working on new videos. going to be hot. a 3 video 'ep' of sorts upcoming.
Spring is coming. I celebrated this fact with a bike ride to coney island. Hit the beach, dude, chugged some millers (drank some water), threw the pigskin (took pictures of a desolate beach), posed for them girlies tanning (smiled at old eastern European ladies). Sigh. ps coney island has a monopoly on crazy people.
Discarded watermelons and flowers were washing up all along the beach. This can be traced to the tragic+epic collision of the two shipping boats carrying...uhm watermelon and flowers. Respectively.
Nature is the new black
This is the instillation I've been hustling on for the last long time. Basically a "3d topographic" concept applied to 46 layers of laser cut, silkscreened, graphic shapes+ paintings. Over a foot thick and 12ft wide, this piece turned out simply stunning. wo.
Thanks to the client for being bad ass, Heidi for making it possible, and jblood- we run shit.
Good news. AIA (American institute of architecture) just awarded the building which I designed my 60ft portland murals for a 2008 Design award.
see: AIA Design award winners 2008
"Located directly on a light-rail line in a commercial zone that
is slowly being revitalized, the building responds directly to the
arterial street. The building provides a transition from high traffic
street to the residential neighborhood behind. Massing and
Transparency: The upturned butterfly roof responds to the nearby
jumble of the streetscape, creating a glazed interior volume with a
direct visual link to the street. The interior volume is divided into
three daylit clinical pods by solids faced with "graffiti murals."
The Murals: The integrated murals tell the story of the neighborhood, its
residents, and the commitments the client has made to give back to the
neighborhood. They are visible from inside and outside the clinic,
from vehicles and from the light-rail." (AIA)
In additional news: currently working on artwork for a hotel in Astoria. totes.
An update to the site is here. The most recent commission projects can be found in the ART section. Along with the a keysopendoors revisit. reup.
My project in the 937 building is near completion! here's some along the way shots- soon the final product and some documentation.
As always, check out GOVERNMENTMIXTAPES
Which is my stop motion photography project. hot!
halfway done with the video project.
Getting close to done with the artwork for this hotel. preview.
More pictures from the cell phone.
Long overdue, an update.
Currently Gorman and I have been working on two mural projects in Portland. The new 937 building in the pearl and a sweet mural in the south waterfront. Boom!
The 937 mural has transformed to a huge foot thick, laser cut, sculptural piece. HOT.
Other than that. I'm happy to be alive- couldn't be happier with the new president this country has decisively voted to be in office. Obama wins, America wins.
That said, it should be a time of inspiration for all. Obama is not a transformational figure based on his ability to magically fix problems we might have. He's a catalyst. By inspiring individuals as a country to change, improve, re-envision it's goals, and remind itself of it's morals. The change he's promised will simply come through us, it's our responsibility.
So be inspired.
This inspiration needs relevance, though, the future of humans depend on our ability to take care of the world we live in. America led the world in it's decree of independence. Now is America's time to lead a modernized world into a new peace. A negotiation of peace between the environment we live in and us.
My art often attempts to ask people to recognize their environment- something that has become invisible due to dominance of day to day life. Whatever. Get off the couch and do something cool.
Well it's been too long, right?
Lots of things have been going on... but I've been too timid to share them on my my super public website. And honestly I'm done tired of people knowing my actions&where-abouts. done tired. So any reservation is due to the harsh realities of people&privacy&information. yep.
This sounds like the new paranoia of 2009. not so. (I might be lying). On to business.
Working on a hotel in Astoria. Yes, that's where the goonies was filmed. yes, it's a cool town.
cool 3d instillation projects being worked on. almost as cool as 3d doritos. almost.
ps. doesn't this photo have a surreal fake quality to it? It looks like one of those fake model landscapes built for movie sets. and it is.
oh, the murals are slowly on their way, more photos and developments to come.
A new series!
Pictures taken only with my cell phone. Htc take notice.
Just like all them pro-photographers I should list my specs:
htc touch, 2mp, no flash.
The river supports Obama
fall is coming. new shit is on the line.
The UP show images are up- checkem in the art section. yep.
order, pay, move, open,
It's like forever since there's been an update. For good reason, I've been living in a tent for the last month plus. Yea- more than straight country: I've been wilderness. So I apologize for the lack of internet.
A new show, in a week: first thurs Portland, Upper Playground. 5th and couch NW. Ho!
Be at the show!!!!!
Broken, together, and equalize.
A small preview.
Long days: The sportknit crew will return once again to Upper Playground this June. More on that later.
Working on some new beats/videos currently. Them big. As always budo jones provides, impresses, and moves ugly people to do the shuffle. Getting happy on life: his new beat got me grinding my couch and pushing tin foil in my mouth. grill.
Oh and how could I forget, got a new video out:
Kinda a big step for me in my train-wreck of a film making venture. (the good kind of train wreck...if that's possible, maybe a train wreck in which no people are hurt but lots of cool things get destroyed a high speeds.)
Either way: check the new video out.ICE AGE!
As always drop a line, let me know what you think.
Governmentmixtapes is currently taking in bids. For the low low investment of $29.99, a portrait of your choice will be repeatedly flashed on one of our select videos. Subliminally your mug will be etched in the minds of innocent viewers of art. People will want to give you money, girls will smile back at you, and your ex girl will be sad that she broke your ass off. Gotta go big- let governmentmixtapes give you that push!
As always: GMxX is on the rise. providing some stopmotion entertainment by way of Budo Jones and myself.
This project has taken the long way around into coming into it's own existence. This spring time will be an important part of seeing this project take off in it's entirety.
The two most recent videos are based off two older tracks. 'Ring Tone' is the very first track created for this project and fittingly the visual jump off point. HOT. While it's taken a year to develop the medium and style of this project: this has been the hardest part. We were both roaming uncharted territory.
Sister Mary is also an older track- revisited. For a good reason too: it's a heater of a track. It took some time to match the visuals with it.
Here we are a year later to our commitment to GMxX and the collaboration is stronger/more focused than ever. You can always check back here for more videos, or Budo's site here:
A NEW VIDEO HERE!!
governmentmixtapes says: "free ring tones for all"
A NEW VIDEO HERE!!
A NEW VIDEO HERE!!
A NEW VIDEO HERE!!
A NEW VIDEO HERE!!
A NEW VIDEO: SEE HERE!!
A sword held high above a goat’s head,
Then the goat with no head—
Calcutta, where my father was stationed in the war.
Tiny black-and-white snapshots in a row.
By the time his ship sighted Australia
One soldier had been burned in a vat of oatmeal,
Another swept from the deck and drowned.
What happened next was like a movie.
Soldiers clambering through knee-high water to a beach
Where villagers have set up card tables,
Platters of food—what food
The camera doesn’t care about because
Soldiers are throwing themselves on the grass,
Rubbing the red dirt on their faces, their mouths—
I overheard him tell this story to my daughter
While they were coloring Easter eggs,
Painting them with wax to resist the dye,
Tracing patterns with the head of a pin.
Our capacity to be overwhelmed by the beautiful
Survives, unlike beauty,
Amid the harshest distractions.
For white and yellow against green
Dip the egg in yellow dye, dry it, mark it
With wax again, clear paraffin,
Then submerge it in blue.
by James Longenbach
reserve to eat FOOD!
Today, another Obama supporter, former Iowa Democratic Party chairman Gordon Fischer, complained that Bill Clinton was hurting the Democratic Party and leaving "a stain on his legacy much worse, much deeper, than the one on Monica's blue dress." That, of course, is a blunt reference to the former president's affair with intern Monica Lewinsky that led to impeachment hearings.
Geradine Ferarro said of Sen. Barack Obama's success: "If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position. And if he was a woman (of any color) he would not be in this position. He happens to be very lucky to be who he is. And the country is caught up in the concept."
In another twist to the bitter battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, former vice-presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro, a member of Sen. Hillary Clinton's finance committee, vented her frustration with Sen. Barack Obama's campaign success in racially charged remarks.
"If Obama was a white man, he would not be in this position," Ferraro told a local California newspaper last week.
"Senator McCain will bring a lifetime of experience to the campaign; I will bring a lifetime of experience; and Senator Obama will bring a speech that he gave in 2002," Clinton said after the event.
a step, trip, fall, and stumble forward.
If you've been missing out on decent rap recently (and who hasn't) check out the re-up gangs new mixtape....
yea, I said mixtape. not something I'd normally endorse, but fortunately there's a version without dj clues dumb ass screaming and threatening to kill everyone. thank god.
you can get the free (like real free, not illegal free) here:
(ps- reup is one half the clipse and other half dudes who don't ruin the clipse.)
(pps- and a few heartfelt raps from the clipse, who knew??? I thought they only rapped about pushing tones of cocaine. well, they don't really stray from that subject- but they do it with compassion!!)
(ppps- yes that is the link to download the album, don't pay attention to the girlie ads on the site. perv. just download. god bless.)
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton netted only a 12-delegate pickup, despite winning primaries in Texas, Ohio and Rhode Island, according to an analysis of returns by The Associated Press.
In Tuesday's contests, Clinton won at least 185 delegates and Obama won at least 173.
Sorry to my mother, looks like I over reacted...looks like things are still ok. well as ok as they were a couple days ago.
ah hell. f*** clinton.
I respected her more before this last week and her pile of shit tactics. I'm not feeling good about the upcoming results of this nomination.
Our country is not intelligent and this is a fact that prevented kerry from winning last election. The same may go for this election. booo
But in the end. our country gets what it deserves. Our blind sighted, uneducated, easily swayed, consistently to-be-entertained ways will wreck havoc upon us. And this world. Our citizens pursue happiness with no regard to personal liberty.
ahh. pier 57.
Good news is any news.
yes there's some more cell phone photography for the masses. don't hate.
"Oodles and oodles of O's, you know
You get 'em from my sister
You get 'em from my bro
All I is is man, and once an embryo
Am I solid gold? I don't cast a glow
Yes, I guess it's reflex
Some have no control
I'd rather let a laughter
And tally, off I go
Canoeing in the river or out into the O
You just know we're not
So not play the role
Some are lovey-Dovey, ah you crazy crow
Some shake your hand but
(This is called the Show)
I was John Doe, now I'm Mr. Joliceau
Pissed with the witness, and now I adore
O's got the world 'cause O's was on tour"
Yea, got some revisit of de la soul is dead(1991). a great album. whatever happened in the rap world? ewwww.
green! shit is hot on the streets.
If this is your first time to my site, well you might think that I only take pictures with my cell phone. In actuality I often prefer my cell over my nice camera. true. Mostly because I know from the start that the picture will be kinda crappy. Therefore I could care less about the photo, I have more fun taking pictures of simple or (in this case) cheesy stuff. like sunsets!
wow what a cheesy artist I would be if I just went around taking pictures of sunsets. but since it's on my crappy camera, it makes it ok. because I'm simply documenting the time, place, and attempted feel of the moment. I'm not trying to prove myself as a sunset photographer.
Not to worry, I have been taking real pictures also.
These are going towards my film project: GOVERNMENTMIXTAPESho!
On other non-related items, netfix has been hurting in their ability to provide dvd's which are in one piece. Though I assume the blame must come on the postal service.
Presidents day: yay! lots of people out and about today, the general feel of people on the streets was code 4 (happy) honestly when I go out and take photos some days people want to fight me. want me to get arrested. want me to fall an hurt myself. Other times people are indifferent. And on days such as these they smile even, maybe show...*gasp curiosity.
So! if the forest service can have a scale in which to rate the danger of forest fires (so west coast), or the department of homeland security (fuck all them bitches. fuckem all, don't tap my phone, trip and fall) sorry, back on subject if they can have a scale to rate the nation wide threat to evil terrorists. Then I get to have a scale rating peoples apprehension/fear/aversion to having their picture taken. 1-5
One=being arrested, beat up
Two=chased off, getting in huge arguments, lots of threats, but no action. punks.
Three=Coldness, off comments, but no direct contact... overall "did you see that dude take a picture of our daughter, total sleeze, probably find lil jane on the internet somewhere. kids these days, gross"
Four=indifferent, no matter, no bother
Five=Curiosity, conversation about process. maybe!!! even respect for a process that produces results! like you never knew.
That's my scale. and no it's never got down to code red: 1. but often gets to code orange: 2. So all you paranoid people! I'm totally going to post sleazy pictures of your ugly children on the internet! yea, I admit.
Or a brief fact you had your picture taken of you, in video format, at least ten times today. everywhere has security cameras, watching your every move. recording that shit. and some sleazy security guard is totally using that to zoom in on...you get the point. it's 2008 people. everything you do in a public space is recorded! (for better or worse)
speaking of 2008. listen to yeasayer. shit is hot.
ps. the second photo is hommie who jumped in front of my camera, people like that make my life fun. yea, hommie wins. and he pushes today into code green light: 5.! yea.
and here we are again. can't expect too much.
valentines punks. ugly people and pretty people get lonely just the same, so if your an ugly dude, find consolation in the fact that a hot girl is somewhere.....lonely and sad. probably crying. pity her and pity yourself for not being anywhere near her. life is rough.
But here's an uplifting picture! This is inscribed on voyager 1, the firthest man made object from earth. yes, currently 9.79 billion miles from the sun, shit was launched in 1975, shit is not coming back either.
Being ugly or lonely or both is really not much of a deal to our space age hommie who's flying through space faster than anything in our known universe, with his white man features but asian man eyes, fly honey, and map of the earth. Life could be good except he won't be near a star for... 40,000 years. This man is lonely. guaranteed.
so my valentines wishes will go out to space age hommie inscribed on voyager 1, the loneliest drawing of a man ever. everyone else gets no love from me. none.
Well it's back to cell phone photography, just because I'm that cool. don't front.
today provided a beautiful sunset: super dark end of the world clouds with incredible low and yellow light. yea.
of course it didn't hurt being right on the waterfront at the time. did hurt not having my damn camera. bitches say it's gonna rain like everyday. but it never does. thank god.
ps. I jumped the gun on that hot chip. not super hot. but still solid.
Yea. I went to see Obama speak today in front of 20,000 others at key arena this morning. Hmmm, I guess I'd have to say this: I'll get real excited if he gets this nomination, but there seems to be a whole lot of pessimism holding my excitement back- is it simply due to the fact that I haven't seen anything cool hit the white house since in my lifetime?
Most likely so.
I wish I was more optimistic. but I'm about damn tired of so many cool things started and soon after lost to the wind. I swear it's endemic of being an artist: a profession full of shit that never happens.
That off my chest, there were tones of hot girls at the political rally. Half of them talking about how cute obama is. The other half, not old enough to vote. Sigh.
Un related: copped that new reup gang song with the clipse. oh so hot. could reup gang actually release an album. due to the consistency of the clipse, I'd say likely. Could it be good? I do hope so. Why does a white boy like me hate hardcore drugs and ostracize rap while loving some hardcore virginia beech coke rap? I cant say.
New hot chip cd is hot. euro boys make dance music. white people are cool.
check it out.
UPDATE: not as hot as I thought but still a good release. hmm, it's the way it goes. sigh.
get all your laziness up and going. vote Obama.
Its about damn time the younger generation has a say...or has a motivation to say something about our country.
BACK online. yes.
after sickness, funerals, broken cameras, broken computers.... I'm back. mostly. Nothing like a new year.
My camera has been broken for way too long (thanks to cannon). The most recent photos were taken by none other than my cell phone. the best type of photography out there now.
Some new stuff coming up, as always. but as current check the videos at:
A new site is on the way bringing the ability to use your credit card to purchase my art! yay, consume art and go in debt.
rappers always get this courtesy, so I don't see why my grandpa can't: rip bill freese!
on a very different note: if yeasayer and mgmt are coming through your town. check it out, you wont be disappointed and you'll be catching two very good bands at their early stages of sweet sweetness.
and to think that I once listened to rap. what a confused little boy I once was.
EVERYDAY IS A NEWYEAR.
back at 'em
squadup.net is almost 2 years old.
free pimp c
look for the commemorative special edition printed celebratory 2year special coming up on the birthday of this site. reup.
squadup.net is almost 2 years old.
free pimp c
look for the commemorative special edition printed celebratory 2year special coming up on the birthday of this site. reup.
its a hustle nine to five
Celebrate the age of consumerism with your favriote bum artists: Caleb Freese+Justin Gorman (who else) but!
Also a special guest, Antonious Frytaggious III....(No, that's not a made up name).
for: FIRST THURS.
what: A WHOLE LINE OF TEE SHIRTS.
please: COME CHECK IT OUT. NW 5th and COUCH. PORTLAND.
Thanks. to adidas, jblood, connie, and robert rophe for making last sat night fund raiser at adidas, hot. Coming soon, pics with the stars, stan smith and myself get get a little exposure. I look good..... and give to charity.
A new poster printed for the band: People. hot.
Got the full printmaking set up. roll.
A NEW PROJECT FOR A NEWLY SAVED ARTIST:
THIS PROJECT IS A STOP-MOTION PHOTOGRAPHY COLLABORATION WITH MUSICAL MASTER: BUDO.
take time, check it out.
And the new. check it out. Backspace. Portland. 1st Thursday. NW 5th and Couch. November. History and confusion.
More and more
It's my song turn it up. Says hurricane chris.
It's my show turn out. Says eightysixninebuild sportknit productions.
at the one and only backspizzle.
more details with a quickness.
AND SOMETHING NEW
more on this later.
Budo says it's my song turn it up.
And the last
NEW projects on the rise.
Another picture for the groupies. boom it's my song turn it up.
Alright it's been a second. too many probably. but I'm finally getting the updates up and shit.
show at jace gace was hot. check.
here's a new artist portrait. for all them groupies. I work out.
Pictures of the interstate mural at night.
Check that new m.i.a.......it's so hot.
Mathangi "Maya" Arulpragasam
Show is up. it looks hot!
images coming soon.
here's a preview.
Oh so hot! The upcoming show at jace gace is looking hot. A whole new series a whole new style and a whole new bank roll. Ice Age!
Thanks to all those who came out to the live painting last thursday. It was great. Smoke cigarettes! get your self knocked!
a huge update soon. watch.
New show up soon! first friday August.
over and over
don't like nails in my bike tires.
869build on the print
Ohhhh oh. in boston now on a photo shoot. boom.
new hot things happening. a whole new print series coming online by your favorite portland pretty boys: the 869 build collab.
Plus some real hot mural exclusives.
Plus some new shows on the horizon.
Plus an extra bonus wicked sweet project under wraps. be patient, keep those bills stacked.
A major without a major deal!
An update finally. Got a new studio. Got a new local'. Got a new girl and whip. It's official.
Check the progressive art to come from the vaults in no time. kinda minimalist art deco homage to retro ben kips. it'll be impressive.
Oh it's been a while. Oh my. Starting this sunday will be a nice photo journy: 3,000 miles across the us. 15 different states. Be up on the look out for it in the photo section.
Past that: check out:
Keys Open Doors Process
A little photo documentary of my last show. show.
Show went well! Thanks for yall support. Images of the pieces will go online and for sale soon.
Other big and brilliant projects in the works, until then some photos will be finding their way to the site of: portland, seattle, boston, and the mural all finished. yes.
But first a little portraiture series of some people in portland check it out:
The show is up. see you first thurs.
The April show:
"Keys Open Doors"
At Ogle Gallery, Portland.
(Broadway and Everett)
Opening: First Thursday, April 5th.
Caleb Freese and Justin Gorman combine silkscreen, paintings, and
photography into a multi-layered instillation. Inspired by a
corrupted hard drive, this series displays how "everyday objects and
surroundings have the atmospheric ability to become something far from
their intentions, with the proper perspective".
A "seamless collaboration, this Portland duo gives depth to raw
displays of printmaking, motion and vibrant color with an elegant
simplicity". (Kit Barrington)
Oh, another day another meal to eat.
Stay up on the April show at Ogle. ahh yes, it's gonna look hot.
Black Lung Media process design project:
New section in Art: scope the coat of arms. Dont be mad, lil jon is dating your sister.
Jblood. Cmurder. up and coming Ogle show.
NEW SHOW. April first thursday, at Ogle, Portland.
This show will be hot, to say the least. Check the space out, at:
Phhhhsh. It's the country now.
As I drove by a couple dogs chewing on a dead deer, it really hit me. This is country. Upcoming: Raise up NC. It's the country now. From Rome to Woods photos.
Trick dollar, ask what I feel? Notta
Give a dude yellow fever all these gold bottles
Strictly Bathing Ape, Ice Cream and BBC rocker, EGHCK!
Egg shell on the scale for my snow coppers
Don't ask what I sell, shit I'm Bet Crocker
CHECK OUT AUDIOBULB
We cloud hoppers. street tumblers.
Break down art into truth and sell 'em like gobstoppers
Hot Chip is brilliant
RICHMOND, va is the latest city to be added:
RICHMOND, VA PHOTOS.
It's strange back in america, taking photos. Maybe I'd forgotten, there's a lot of asphalt here. a lot. god bless the parking lot.
Groupies got my name on their chain.
Dedicated to drinking water while sober.
The new year brings new hot *ish for build eightysixnine.
we keep that ear to the street. you keep a hand on that wallet. holla. pyrex turs turned into covalli furs
It's almost two thousand and seven. been a long year: amongst many highlights: being in the portland modern and other good supportive publications, completing a 60 ft mural, finishing off with a two month photo shoot in europe, and a show at UP... art madness in the production area: 869build had a total of thirteen shows for 2006. so hot.
Thanks to all those who inspirationally support. spiritually, morally, sexually, and.... financially.
The people who support me are the people responsible for the creation of my art, my life is void without you. thank you.
Gerry, squadup.net's premier new model poses and reminds everyone: "Shop till you drop!!!"
Merry Christmas!!!!! SQUADUP
Amsterdam photos are up. I chose to not focus on the hundreds of drunk English (though they might have been the best part) nor did I take pictures of prostitutes (this may surprise or be a relief to some of you).... check the pictures out. uhhhuh.
Rome by night section is up. It's the forefront of this black and white kick.
check it out:
ROMA ENTRO LA NOTTE
Update will happen tomorrow: Brussels and the Sportknit colab be on the rise. ho.
Ohhhh, images of the UP show are up in the art section.
AND don't forget to scope all the european photos in the PHOTOGRAPHIQUE section- fresh and clean. workin on work.
The Upper Playground show just opened. It`s clean as hell..... check it out.
Pictuers of the show coming soon.
In Brussels now. New updates here for florence...(2 weeks of photos to go through) and balonia.
Rome was incredible. big living.
Rome by night coming soon.
Updates on the horizon.
still in Florence, living tough.
869build colab spent a day in Rome- got more than too many incredible pics.
it ended with lots of wine, some dope night pics, Jblood missing his flight, and me getting most my pictures of Rome deleted by this crazy gypsy girlie who was either trying to flirt with me or get all up in my pockets. change.
moral of the story, go back to rome.
Be it as it may.
taking pictures and looking pretty in berlin
I'm in florence now. so romantic.
The eightysixnineBUILD colab bloodmurdered Berlin with photos.
The next collaborative display will be in Florence and it will be romantic....in a urban, abstract, man sort of way.
Check for the Berlin photo retrospective coming soon.
followed by "Munich: a city covered in sun"
next followed by "London: jack my chain"
Quite the contrast in european cities// Berlin: empty, raw but building, Munich: shopping, hot girls and nice buildings//London: big cityinternationalliving.
a big shot out to Lauren for puttin my ass up in Munich. I tried to put up some pictures to represent her in Munich, but that would have been a breach of her most recent advertising contract, so be content with seeing here in the latest Fall collective at H&M, and be impressed.
Keep on checking for updates. much thanks for the support.
New hot photos updated from France/ Germany/ Switzerland
A MASSIVE photo update. check things out in EUROPEAN PASTORALISM
NEW HOT SHIT
A quick update. I'm in Berlin now, bout to meet up with Justin Gorman. Hit up some sportknit colobo across the sea.
I'll soon have updates for the cities I've visited in eastern france and Switzerland.
I havent got my map up now- but a quick update!!! I'm in Mulhouse, France....after Strasbourg and Paris (which was damn incredible...) I've had some troubles getting to internet. but some picture updates are here....and on the way.
holla back sportkint pants
More pictures: EUROPEAN PASTORALISM.
I'm in Glasgow now. holla.
I'm in Dublin. I drink lots of guinness. the bad news? its the same price as in america. oh well. I've been able to get some great pictures due to great weather an gangs of Irish children not killin me.
Click on link: EUROPEAN PASTORALISM. to see the pictures
I'll be updating this site with pictures and info as much as possible.
Click on link: EUROPEAN PASTORALISM.
Current Local: London.
strangly Portland has more than five times the bums as london. go figure.
No more America.
Mission Europe has begun: I'm in London now!
by the graces and generiosity of nice people
Check back for more and more european updates.!.
All up in UpperPlayground
Signed in blood: the 869build collab: Justin Gorman and Myself will be in the December Upper Playground show.
This show will feature some of Portland's finest in the new/hot Upper Playground gallery/store (nw 5th and Couch, Portland).
Upper Playground started on Haight street, San Fran- been doing beautiful shit for a minute or two.
Check the gallery out.
Check jBLOOD out.
....last but not least:
Exclusive Preview of the pieces.
Just saw the group Ratatat. dope. check them out at: their website
Mural is done. that's OFFICIAL.
It will be on the building once construction is completed this Feburary. (NW Interstate and Alberta, Portland). holla.
I'm currently finishing up my mural: to be up in portland this winter. The process has been exhausting... but the final product will make little children cry and old people laugh.
Here's a preview of the mural
A dedication to Sept. 23rd. A very special day in Russian history, indeed.
More pictures:BRAND NEW
A preview for the 869build upcoming show this winter and spring in Portland. More details soon.
a category dedicated to........ just new random stuff- not art committed to galleries nor design commissions....just stuff I think is cool.
That said. In one month exactly I start my tour of Europe. I'll be checking on conventional progress, taking photos, consulting with foreign brethren, and last but not least- dodging suicide bombers. A daily post will be set up on this site- with photos and deep rambling excerpts from journals and...like scribbles on beer coasters from bars. things like that.
Updates in the about section (how exciting!) and show statemnts are being added to the art.
Ayden Gallery in Vancouver, BC.
Lots of dope artists. check out the bill. If you can't make the show. you can still buy some pieces online.
A discount-rock-bottom-blow out sale! art for cheep. Have nice artwork in your living room and cute girls will think your deep. introspective. cultured. even if you are not.
MIND ON MONEY
Dedicated to MO. MIDWEST FINEST
A picture series dedicated to Justin Gorman and Kansas. Shit is cute.
Inspired by his photography: scope his shit out: Build Production
Back to internet, back to reality.
After a trip across the US things are ready to be done.
check in a second for new things to come. Untill then a photo or two.
NEW show this thursday: 24th.
at Audio Cinema
check it out at:
People love buying art.
In the process of big things... as always. More details later.
Scope out new EIGHTYSIXNINE designs.
If your in portland: check out Upper Playground. just opened: 5th and Couch NW. Uhhhhhhh.
Thanks for checking the site.
Finally a professional photo shoot to match our caliber as professional artists.
It's hard out here for an artist- more pictures in the about section.
Its summer. Go rafting on 12 ft waterfalls. Check out www.wetplanetrafting.com for the whole deal.
Portland Modern show:
Where: Disjecta, 230 E. Burnside (Templeton Bldg)
When: July 14 - August 26 | hours: thur-sun, 12-6pm
Opening reception: Friday, July 14, 7-10pm
Come check that out- it'll be off the chain.
SQUADUP.net version 2.0
a new site for the changing times. SQUADUP.net has been classic.
yep. Check out the new EIGHTYSIXNINE shit. Grab 4- they'll be on sale within a week.
Still here. Still watching the streets.
This site is bout to hit an update- mostly to make everything more accessible and more offensive.
Priorities are clear.
Stay up on good things to come. Clothing is near. Limited edition prints, posters, and photos are near.... and more art up on the horizon or whatever.
GO SEE THE SHOW:
Sugar gallery (NW Broadway and Everett)
Mark Woolley gallery (120 NW 9th)
See the featured piece: HERE
Come drink wine and pretend I'm cool.
First: clothing is one step closer, the store is now running.
CHECK IT OUT: HERE.
Second: SQUADUP.net has gone through some managment changes. You'll see the stratigic future in 'EIGHTY SIX NINE'. Don't bother if you get offended eaisly.
"Embraceing change is our standard at SQUADUP.net !"
The new collab show:
June first thursday.
so hot. off the chain.
Portland Modern is out: all up in the centerfold.
Two of the ugliest dudes ever to be featured in the center of a magazine.
Check it out here
People love my art.
Portland Modern Release party:
Friday, May 12, 9pm at Apotheke (1314 NW Glisan Suite 2A).
Come by and see me pretending to be a wealthy and artistic artist. it's hard work.
Fifty dollars to Richard Spears and this is what you get: Willamette art review.
Some things are still pure, help support our art!
we are made men. girls flock. dollar spent is a dollar earned and whatnot.
We'll be in the upcoming May issue of the Portland Modern.
This is good.
More news releases and descriptions, here
one step away from making millions off this art thing. one step.
Zion I and Prozack turner- check them out if you haven't. threw a great show lastnight.
Great show turnout- much appreciated to all those that gave support..... and even more to those who gave support in the form of finance.
Check some Edition Prints out.
A week untill the next show.
APRIL 6th, first Thursday
125 NW 5th ave. (Next to Backspace). Doors open a 6pm. Painting starts at 9:3
Scope out the new show: April 6th, first thursday. More information
Just pulled a silkscreen. It looks cool.Check it out here.
After leinghty concideration, the it's been titled: "Half man, half computer...and Kate Moss."
April Show Information
APRIL 6th, first Thursday. A show of limited edition silkscreen and a live painting-music collaboravite. Sportkint, it's Justin Gorman and Caleb Freese.
125 NW 5th ave. (Next to Backspace). Doors open a 6pm. Painting starts at 9:30. Live nude models appear at 2 am.
This is a Backspace and Sportknit collaboration
Just added is a North Portland Mural update- check out the current view of the mural.
A new site: made in america, god bless.
check everything out.
June Show: sugar gallery, portland.