This weekend I had the pleasure of setting up my "One Hour of TV a Week" Show at Gallery 543 in Building 543, a communal space for the headquarters of URBN Inc (which for the uninitiated encompasses Urban Outfitters, Anthropologie, BHLDN, Free People and Terrain) in the Philadelphia Navy Yard . The space is . . . pretty amazing. Coi ponds? Yup. 40 ft tall bamboo indoors? Yup? Handy parking for WWII era aircraft carriers? You better believe it. You can also get a good cup of coffee and tasty lunch if you want to make a day of it.
I want to extend a big thank yous to: Lauren Addis for her support of the show and allowing me to do an extended setup (and make an extended mess), Josh Longo (of Longoland fame) for helping paint boats and put on the finishing touches, and most of all to Michelle Provencal who not only put up with my turning our apartment into a disaster zone, but who also helped out this past week with all the last minute preparations that I never would have been able to finish on my own (as well as my manic stress-isodes). Thank you, thank you, thank you.
On to the show!! So - some of you may recognize a few of the pieces from the "History of the World" show that was up earlier this year created with Owen Sherwood. Initially, this show was going to be my half of that show, but - I like doing work - and wanted to repurpose some of the more autobiographical pieces from "History" into a different slant. So with a few new pieces and tweaks on old ideas, here's the "One Hour of TV a Week" show.
|A little stage setting . . .|
|Is that . . . ? Yes, you're correct. That is an aircraft carrier|
looming outside of that large glass window.
|"I'll Stop If You Stop", Latex Paint (thanks Josh!)|
|"National Little League" and "Bicentennial"|
|"I'll Stop if you Stop" detail|
|"I Hate Brian Smith", 6" x 6" drawings on paper.|
|The story is - I got beat up by Brian Smith a lot. Many bloody|
noses - most of them deserved - I was a tag-along crybaby. And I'm
still trying to get the last word in 23 years later. Eat it Smith.
|"Cancer" and "Magic 2"|
|"Magic 2" detail|
|"A Concept of Four at Two" and "Magic" with the model planes I made and painted,|
with help from the lovely Michelle Provencal.
|p.s. - Do you know how small the landing gear is on a 1/144 scale plane?|
About the size of this "I" with two "O"s on either side. Teensy.
|On the left are two new paintings - "Duplex" and "Ghostrunners" (shown in|
my previous post)
|"Mango's, 1988", Latex Paint. This is my squad from 1988 when I was ten and my|
first team after I left National Little league for Twin Town Little League in the hinterlands
of upstate NY.
|And to finish, I'll take an aircraft carrier and jet combo.|
|Make it a double.|