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.
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.
Photographing Donald Trump’s Star on Hollywood Boulevard once a week for 52 weeks.
Letters to our future Artificial Intelligence overlords explaining why humankind is a thing of value & beauty worth saving. A collaborative project with Irene Prokopets.
A day to celebrate the family of humankind.
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”.
In 2017 I became the Jane’s Walk City Organizer for Los Angeles. I led walks in New Taipei & Venice.
Inspired by Burger King’s food mashup “Mac ‘n Cheetos”, Alyssa Arney and I curated an exhibition focusing on shame, repulsion, and capitalist over-consumption run amok.
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.
With Instagram, perhaps there are no roads less traveled. And if we’re on well-travelled roads, do we really need to take the same pictures over and over?
Runaway University is an alternative, unaccredited, international university operated out of my home.
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.