What a week it has been.
I got the opportunity to install a couple new pieces at Metropolitan Design, including a 22x28 version of "S. Suarez 118," so they can be seen in a context that may look like their eventual homes. Sometimes it is hard to see what a piece of art, or even the size of it will look like in context when you first see it in a gallery setting. So I welcome this opportunity.
Later I was once again running into Nicolassa Galvez at the precise right moment (why are my meetings with her always on a sidewalk?). Thereafter I attended a planning meeting at the Art Exchange, and after getting A Lot of help from Nico with it, I completed and submitted a grant application to participate, in collaboration with Art Exchange and other related artists, in a project for the A-Lot program. That "program" is administered by the Arts Council for Long Beach, and funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Images for that project, if it gets funded, will be shown in very large sizes as part of a public art "pop-up," in very different ways from how my work is usually seen. And since the public art will be in and about Long Beach, we'll get to use images from the Long Beach Gallery, so I like that.
More recently, I made some images for the upcoming show in August which will question the censorship rules that most if us have been so conditioned to accept, that we don't otherwise question them.
Enough reading already, I've attached a couple of outtakes from the recent shooting. One that is just for blog readers, and one that can show up on Facebook (or network TV for that matter). Since you are a blog reader, you can choose which you prefer, because I'm just libertarian like that. Comments on which you prefer are welcome, and you don't have to log-in or provide any marketing info.