The 52 weekly trips to Hollywood Blvd. for the #52shadesOfTrump project have caused me to spend time on the LA Metro Gold Line, Red Line, at Union Station, and walking Hollywood, Highland, Sunset, Vine, and other streets in Hollywood, California. All with a camera in my hand.
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.