I wish I took more studio shots during this time, the whole experience was crazy. Here's a couple, it appears that andrew and I decided to make masks that day. Some parts of the summer are a bit blurry. Here's another pic... I was broke for most of the summer, but sold some pieces out of the blue which meant getting paid... I only get paid every now and then, so when a payday comes out of the blue like that, its reason to celebrate. Here's Andrew holding $10 000 cash. It seems cool, but once I paid off all my debt and bought some new supplies, I had enough left over for a couple months of rent, a few pairs of socks, and a cup of coffee... Andrew had a good time with it though. Andrew's pretty much the best guy ever, I pay him cause he helps me out in the studio, but I'd probably also pay him just to hang around the studio and sit on my couch and drink tea and stuff. I think he brings good luck.
Ok, so we finished the show, Carolyn moved to Italy, and now its time for the opening. The show was at Fredericks and Freiser Gallery, I'm repped by them, but I hadn't had a solo until now... A few of us took a bus down to NYC for the show, it was an awesome experience, we stayed in a really creepy hostal that would only accept cash for some reason. It had a Malibu theme, which was weird.
Here are some photos of the installation, the opening, the party afterwards.
The gallery's installation shots.
Me infront of the two centerpieces.
Andrew x 8
At the after party I got drunk and creeped out some girls.
When I drink, I always think its a good idea to give the devil horns in photos, then the next morning I look at the photos, and I look like an asshole in every one. So yeah, I look like a penis in this picture, but I like it cause Zak Smith is in it, he got me into the gallery a couple of years back. The guy beside me is Ian, he's a good dude who makes me smile.
This is Maia, my best bud in NYC, we met about 4 or 5 years ago at my very first group show down there. She gets absolutely wasted every single time we hang out. She danced a lot this night.
Ok, so thats it, the end of the first recap... hmmm... I think my blog might be lame, I can't tell if this stuff is in anyway interesting or not. The show was fun, but I was happy it was over, I think I slept for two weeks straight after the opening... I'll leave it off with a few scans of work in the show...