Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rumble Fish

I saw Rumble Fish last night and it reminded me of several things. 1) S.E. Hinton was an incredible story teller- a woman who wrote young men exceptionally. 2) Francis Ford Coppola made an incredible film with a performance by Mickey Rourke that is absolutely beautiful. 3) I see now where Gus Van Sant gets a lot of his work. The time lapse cityscapes, grates, fire escapes, clouds, and black and white make for a diverse and yet effective vehicle for the story. See it again or for the first time.

Walking Wounded: In Process "Plunge"

Here are some "in process" images of a plunger coffee table I'm working on.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Will Cotton Opening May 3rd

On 3 May 2012 the Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location an exhibition of new paintings and sculpture by WILL COTTON. Conjuring his signature land of plentiful sweets, for the touchstone of this group of new works the Artist depicts Katy Perry (Cotton served as Artistic Director for her 2010 California Gurls music video) as the reluctant queen of an imagined Utopia. In Crown, she stands before a palisade of pastel cakes, holding the headpiece as if wary of its obligations and consequences, realizing that a reign of opulence and profusion will inevitably conclude in decline and decay. Cotton evokes the memory of a time before this awareness in Candy Forest, an idyllic landscape that merits bright color but is instead painted in the monochromatic palette of an old sepia photograph. Yet even in that distant past this Utopia harbored an underside - a truth underscored in the paintings Landfill and Trash Pile. Here, doughnuts, pastry, and tarts are nothing but layers in a garbage heap, their allure diminished in a realm of infinite riches. An installation of sculpture – modeled from cakes that Cotton baked and decorated, then cast in plaster – echoes the theme of discarded abundance. These symbols of celebration and sustenance, ossified and drained of color, become cultural relics. The exhibition, at 745 Fifth Avenue, will be on view through 30 June 2012. For additional information, please contact Ron Warren at the Gallery, or visit our website: From:

Will Cotton and Karole Armitage Rave

Karole Armitage Brings ‘Rave’ to Abrons Arts Center In a career spanning three decades, ‘Punk ballerina’ Karole Armitage has continuously bridged contemporary ballet with the worlds of visual art and fashion. This week, she brings her hybrid choreography to Abrons Arts Center with Werk!: The Armitage Gone! Variety Show, a multimedia extravaganza that features the US premiere of Rave, her celebratory work for 26 dancers that mixes capoeira, voguing, and the Chinese martial art wushu. Armitage created Rave in 2001 as a response to the tragic events surrounding 9/11—she was in France at the time serving as the resident choreographer for Ballet de Lorraine. The tragedy served as a point of departure for Armitage—rather than be preoccupied with mourning, she chose to honor the dead with a “carnivalesque sense of celebration,” a unique combination of ball, ballet and carnival. In keeping with the celebratory spirit of the evening—and characteristic of her embrace of visual art—Armitage has invited several celebrated visual artist friends and peers to contribute short pieces to the program. Artists include Will Cotton, Doug Fitch, Kalup Linzy, Aïda Ruilova, and William Wegman, plus one of his famous dogs dancing! Guest dancers from the Ailey School will also join the company. 466 Grand Street // May 2, 4, 5 // 7:30pm // $30 From: I will

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Walking Wounded: In Process

I've been working on a series of projects. I've completed the second-round prototype for the Training Wheel Coaster, a splatter painted with waxed-canvas interior display case for Lost Weekend NYC, my first Handle Bar Candelabra, and am almost finished with a coffee table made from plungers and threaded pipe. I've also been doing some client work! I hope you like it. Stay tuned for glossy-classy pictures!

New Posts Coming

I have been remiss in posting recently. For the few of you who actually look at my blog, I apologize. Good things are coming soon! I've got lots of stuff to share with you guys!

Jimmy Diresta does an apartment build out

After pestering my friend Jimmy over the last year- I finally got to be in one of his movies! I love seeing the final product in the space. Well done Jimmy and thanks!