Thursday, January 21, 2010

Waiting Days: The Seven Books of Orders, Schedules and Notes.

I'm a person who has a hard time throwing things away. I have held on to these seven notepads I used for work for the last couple of years or so. I knew one day they might have some sort of relevance to them. The concepts for this series started to developed as I started to look at most of these pieces as sculptural objects. I started to see a lot about myself in this work, about my habits, personality, moods, and secrets. I feel these pieces can give you a strong sense of me the same way we get a sense of an artist by looking at their work.

Please click on the images for better reading and viewing purposes.

Books 1 to 3: Blue, Green and Black Penway Memo Books. 2007/2008

Books 4 to 6: Blue, Red, Black and Green Mead Memo Books. 2007/2008

Books 7 and 8: Gray and Blue CVS Memo Books. 2007

Passages From Books 1 to 3:
Smudged Blue Ink Orders. Center: Four Colored Pen Orders. Right: Six Day Work Week.

Passages From Books 4 to 6:
Left: "Do You Ever Just Want to Steal Old Peoples Cains..." Center: End of a Shift Orders. Right: Poetry & To Do's.

Passages From Books 4 to 6:
Left: Martin Munkacis & Henri Cartier-Bresson. Right: One Blank Page.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Waiting Days: A.M./P.M. Shift

Waiter by day, artist by night. Well, sometimes an artist while waiting tables. Some time ago at work, I volunteered to work a double. I don't do a double often, in fact I can't even remember when this was exactly, since the different cups of coffee I serve as a waiter all blend together to make one large cup. A very large cup. When handing in our receipts and cash at the end of the shift, we do so in these envelopes. I also use them to write my orders down. This is a doubles worth of orders.

"A.M./P.M. Shift" Pen on 41/4 x 91/2 White Envelope, 2009

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Upcoming Group Show

I will be a part of this group show along with a bunch of other talented MassArt students. The show will be held at:
Caturano and Company, 80 City Square, Charlestown MA.

Some of the artist (and good friends of mine) on display are:
Bret Woodard
Rebecca Buonopane
Lara Morgan
Corey Oberlander
Ross O'Donohue
Xareni Penichet
Cole Swavely
Natalie Rose
Elizabeth Hayes

The opening is Wednesday, January 27th from 5:30-7:30. The opening is going to be pretty big so you should stop by and support local art.