COCA - Memory Upgrade

This coming Thursday I'll be part of a show curated by artist Juan Alonso, for COCA [Center On Contemporary Art] upcoming Annual - Memory Upgrade.

Here is the press release statement on the upcoming show...

Memory Upgrade
From December 2, 2010 - January 1, 2011, CoCA Pioneer Square will present Memory Upgrade, a juried exhibition featuring work from 16 emerging as well as established artists in a wide variety of visual media, including 2d, 3d, and video.

This show explores the ways in which artists have responded to the global financial crisis by changing various aspects of their work. Considered collectively, these artists hint at the heightened importance of memory, history, and the role of the artist to affect social change.

Minh Carrico
David French
Douglas Gast
Sarah Gilbert
Harold Hollingsworth
Phillip Hua
Alma Leiva
Nia Michaels
Nate Orton
Scott Schuldt
Patti Shaw
Garric Simonsen
Tereza Swanda
Jillian Vento


Circa / Bric Jaz

Four new works were sent to Circa Gallery in Minneapolis and here is one of them, a piece titled Bric Jaz. I've been revisiting some of my older styles of work, which are mostly black and white, as you probably have seen from the new Target motif works of late. This work, and the three others I sent recently to Circa are part of a re-investigation of basic minimal designs that seem bountiful once again. If you happen to be in the Minneapolis area, you should take a moment and step into the gallery, it is a wonderful space, great people, and works from artists from all over the US...

210 N. 1st Street - Minneapolis MN 55401




oil and acrylic on canvas panels - 96"x72" - 2010


Some of the music below has been on heavy rotation during the making of this and much of the forthcoming paintings, hope you enjoy a few of the tracks, things are rolling along smoothly here in the studio, fingers crossed that it will continue. Some big works and combinations are brewing, look forward to sharing what is brewing...

Pavement - So Stark [You're A Skyscraper].mp3

Veronica Lake - In The Clouds.mp3

Beach House - Norway.mp3

Stereolab - Seeperbold.mp3

Boyracer - Roubideaux.mp3

Nina Simone - Ain't Got No, I Got Life [Groovefinder Remix].mp3

Allo Darlin" - Heartbeat Chilli.mp3



Tilt Shift Studio

Feels like winter is peaking in at moments, makes production a bit easier...ideas seem very fluid
Long darker days of grey, mist, cool, in here is the sun...
Production, pattern, new directions.
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