Merlino Gallery

It’s small size and long, 2.35:1 aspect ratio make the Merlino Gallery unique among the 5 galleries at the Long Beach State University School of Art. In this new project, I consider the 30 exhibitions/year featured at Merlino Gallery.

In The Boy’s Room

Above the men’s room urinals in the Long Beach State University, Student Union are 2 chalkboards that usually feature some spontaneous opinion, vernacular expression, or drawing. This semester I am photographing these chalkboards after my Monday & Wednesday office hours.

Janus Drawing Portfolio

For “Pissed Off” at Tom of Finland Foundation, I made a series of automatic drawing diptychs with artists & guests at the event. For each drawing we meditated either on “Anger & Frustration” or “Joy & Human Fulfillment”.

Philosophy in the Bedroom

For my portion of Philosophy in the Bedroom with Sheree Rose, Rhiannon Aarons and Martin O’Brien, I brought 4,000, 1-inch-diameter, orange, cheese balls and performed a monologue about the perils of green food.

Chop

When I arrived at his house in Three Rivers, CA, Mike gave me a stack of used Chop Saw Wheels and invited me to make something.