While I was in New York last week Jason Polan caught me for his ambitious drawing project Every Person in New York.
I will be one of four artists in residence at Cow House Studios in Wexford, Ireland this fall. Looking forward to getting back to Ireland.
We are pleased to announce the 2012 residency artists. Colin Matthes (USA), Lois Patino (Spain), Marc Horowitz (USA) and Susie Tarnowicz (USA) will take up residence at the Cow House from September 16 until November 25, 2012. During the autumn of 2013 all four artists will exhibit new work at both Wexford Arts Centre and Monster Truck Gallery in Dublin.
Images above are from left to right video still Into the Origin by Lois Patino, performance The Recessionator by Marc Horowitz, top right Rising Water Improvised Rescue Device by Colin Matthes, and bottom right mantlepiece setup by Susie Tarnowicz.
MARCH 1ST – 31ST
A select group show with new works by:
Aron Dubois, Colin Matthes, and Matt Relkin
Preview Reception (open to the public): Wednesday, Feb. 29th, 2012 5:30-8pm
Opening Reception, 1st Thursday March 1, 2012, 6-10pm
Runs through, Saturday March 31st
We are pleased to announce “Regional Affairs”, featuring a collection of new works from regionally diverse painters Aron Dubois, Colin Matthes, and Matt Relkin. Hailing from Colorado, Wisconsin, and New York, these three artists reference distinct yet cohesive aesthetics using watercolors, acrylic, and ink. The exhibition represents a relevant cross-section of contemporary art from around the country with nods to architectural precision, traditional tattoos, and narrative illustration.
Breeze Block Gallery, Wed-Sat 12-6pm
323 NW 6th , Portland, OR 97209, (between Everett & Flanders)
503.318.6228, info (a) breezeblockgallery (dot) com
You can check out a few more photos on my flickr.
Also, keep an eye out for an upcoming show in Portland, Oregon.
I just got this book in the mail. It is a companion to an exhibition at Monash University Rare Books Library, Melbourne, Australia.
From the dust jacket, ” a journey through some of humanity’s most inhumane and hypocritical moments. The catalogue provides insights into 77 influential books and works presented in book form, of the past 90 years.”
Below is a two-page spread from a zine I edited back in 2006. It is exciting to see the work of Nicolas Lampert, Josh MacPhee, and Erik Ruin alongside John Heartfield and George Grosz in this catalogue.
You can read more about the book here.
Herr Seagull and His Global Dustbreath was the last big event before leaving to start my artist in residence/teaching position at the Burren College of Art in Ballyvaughan Ireland. Belgian artist Kati Heck and I took over three empty spaces in the Grand Avenue, Milwaukee’s failing downtown mall. It was a marathon of a month and we were lucky to have a ton of help from friends including the Parachute Project (Makeal Flammini, Jes Myska-Lewis, and Ella Dwyer), Gregory Brems, Zach Matthes, Paul Kjelland, Nick Matthes, Adam McKee, and more. The Parachute Project (who organized the exhibition) has a great blog documenting the project.