THE INFANT, THE ANIMAL
- Cranberry cardigan, Striped scarf
- Sonic Youth tuning
- Yellow, Left, Tobacco-Stained, Index Finger
- Reading my journal
- Hammish the 18-Year Old Cat
- Tequila in white tea
- A man lying down in a boat
- Yoko Ono on the window
- Sleeping with shoes on
- Kicking my foot - the foot of the leg crossed over the other
- Green ginger wine
- A Swedish girlfriend studying law - A Swedish girlfriend studying fashion - A Polish girlfriend
- Selfish, selfish, selfish
- Music on my desk
- Screaming in reverse
- A big fat fucking empty barstool
- Professional dishwashing
- Crushing a can in a mirror
- Curry couch
- Modern love
Monday, 14 December 2009
A person named Jeff Havens spent time in my studio and we made things side-by-side on a quiet, cold Sunday. Longtime collaborator and very close friend of mine, Jeff is a painter / print-maker / draftsman / curator / writer / activist and performance/ video /installation artist who lives quite reticently in Northampton, Massachusetts.
He is also a musician who plays in a band named Sway, based out of Boston (myspace.com/swaymusicforever)
For pure pleasure, I often play music with Jeff in his home. Or rather, he plays a stringed instrument and I sing (myspace.com/furhoodlums)
Here are some pictures of Jeff creating a collage installation in a gallery. (Photography by Michael Kahan of kahantext.com)
It is somewhat difficult to view Jeff's work or even Jeff himself, as he lives on what is most commonly referred to as "the fringes of society" He does have an email and telephone, but has no website or computer and does not treat electronic devices like extensions of his body. I feel very lucky to know him and have him around me consistently.
While in my studio, we both drew drawings and talked about important things. On the right here is this terrible drawing of a man's face that I did then. I feel pretty good about it
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
Today is Official Giving You Short Notice Day:
Throughout the month of December,
"die Zeit of Drawing" (The Time of Drawing)
December 5 - 27, 2009
Opening December 5, 6-9pm
Two drawings of mine are in this group show. Both are featured on my website and if you can guess exactly which ones they are, I'll make you a cup of fair-trade coffee and give you a back massage. The two said drawings in this show have not been exhibited very much, let alone outside Massachusetts, so that is kind of cool
My beloved comrade Jeff Havens also has two new drawings in this same show that are absolutely brilliant gemstones.
Tragically I cannot attend the opening but I hope you can check it out?
Here's the way to it:
By foot, subway and car...