Butt Joints

December 21, 2013

Solo exhibition at May Gallery and Residency, New Orleans.
Six canvases, one hundred drawings, a publication, and an installation.

Made possible with lots of generous help from numerous people including: Emily, Sam, Monica, Johnny, Mary, Annie, Roel, Joel, Lizz, Bartek, Heather’s son and niece, and most of all Keene.

I’ve been drawing with a ball point pen in my sketchbook lately.  I’ve done hundreds of these.

They have something to do with the current mode of painting.

Notice I’ve dropped most of my geometric forms.  By working through these pen drawings, a world of “squishy” potential has opened up.

“Butt Joints” refers to the carpentry method of joining lumber together, which allowed us to build these giant forms.

A architectural scale model was key.


Through January 24th.

Southern Review Autumn 2013

December 1, 2013

The Southern Review has published a nice selection of walls in their latest gold-standard literary quarterly.


Re+Public Augmented Reality App

November 17, 2013

Re+Public just released their augmented reality app.  It’s free from iTunes and Google Play .

In St Louis I collaborated with Re+Public on a mural and the design of the accompanying digital augmentation.

The app brings up a handful of randomly selected digital forms once the mural is recognized.  Tapping on any of these digital “assets” makes them disappear, and new random forms pop up. This way a user can cycle through the hundreds of random combinations while feeling some control.

Re+Public: Moto Wall Digital Mural from The Heavy Projects on Vimeo.

The thingness of this medium seems to be that users can physically move in relation to the work, finding perspectives and even passing through forms. The app will work with any image of the mural: try triggering my wall and others from this page: http://www.republiclab.com/murals  The reason for having a mural-size image to trigger the app is scale, it then becomes something immersive.

Here’s too many curious video stills, I can’t help it!

This technology is developing quickly, so whatever we’re doing today will look funny soon enough like the internet in the early 90’s looks to us today.  But exploring these new possibilities and being a part of something in its earliest stages is fascinating.

For Re+Public, there’s an interest in setting precedents for free and creative use of the new (augmented) public space, before commercial and legal interests clog the discourse.

Press Release from them here: http://www.republiclab.com/press

St. Louis with Re+Public

August 25, 2013

I’m working in St. Louis with Re+Public on an augmented reality mural, which will be the first of it’s kind (!)


Dumbo Brooklyn

August 12, 2013

This painting is 200 feet long.

It stretches from From Adams to Washington on York St in Dumbo Brooklyn.

Thanks to Tom, Sean, Kym, and Jordan who helped.

Made possible thanks to Two Trees and the DUMBO Improvement District in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation Urban Art Program (NYCDOT).

Interview in Juxtapoz

August 10, 2013

An eight page interview in Juxtapoz magazine this month (August) with the fabulous Angelo Milano has been out a few weeks already. It’s a funny read.

Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Oaxaca

July 30, 2013

Topology on Walls and Wood

Walls and cut plywood structures are painted with regular arcs, measured from a single point on the ceiling. The arcs are colored yellow blue and halftone grey.

The plywood structures design was first developed in Brazil with Eltono, for a collaborative project, and used with his permission and loving support of the team.

The Video

July 17, 2013

March 2013, Angelo and I went to Jamaica and Cuba. Everything else you might wanna know is up here. Buffer while you pop corn, max all volume(s), press play & enjoy.

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