December 1st, 2012
My newest sculpture comes out of the ongoing Manhattan Effigies series called, “Manhattan: Smashed (The Party’s Over)”. This piece uses broken wine bottles (left over from the creation of my ENOLOGRAM works), cast in clear acrylic resin and mounted on a wood pedestal. “Manhattan: Smashed” was created for the exhibition Art Enology at Art in FLUX in Harlem curated by Souleo and is on view from December 5 – January 23, 2013 along with two other wine-themed works.
"Manhattan: Smashed," 2012. (Front view) broken wine bottles, acrylic resin and wood, dim. var. approx. 17.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.
"Manhattan: Smashed," 2012. (3/4 view) broken wine bottles, acrylic resin and wood, dim. var. approx. 17.5 x 3.5 x 3.5 in.
June 12th, 2012
"Manhattan Effigy (by zipcode) , 2012. used sponges, 18 x 4 1/2 x 3/4 inches. (signed on verso)
I recently completed some new small used sponge maps including this one of Manhattan. Each sponge section represents the different zipcodes of NYC. The use of dirty sponges is integral to the concept–Manhattan is one of the most culturally absorbent cultures in the world, and some areas are even quite stinky.
Update: This work is currently on view at Jim Kempner Fine Arts as of June 20, 2012.
June 5th, 2012
"U.S.A. Used Sponge Assemblage Scale=1:10,400,000," 2012
Recently completed a new sponge map of the U.S.A. This latest “Used Sponge Assemblage” is Scaled 1:10,400,000 and measures approximately 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and is signed on the verso. This work also includes AK and HI (not shown in picture).
Update: This sculpture is now on view at The Islip Art Museum during the exhibition Art From Dross, June 13-September 2.
April 22nd, 2012
Installation view of PRODUCE Drawings at WAH Center
Recently built new frames for my PRODUCE drawing series and solo exhibition by the same name. These works have never been shown publicly before. Above is a picture of one of the configurations on display through May 27 at The WAH Center. For more detailed images and information on the series, please visit the PRODUCE Gallery.
April 20th, 2012
"Absorption Modules, 6 x 10," 2012. 66 x 110 inches.
New installation of Absorption Modules created for my solo exhibition at the WAH Center, April 21- May 27, 2012. Each Module is 11 x 11 inches each, made from weathered, stained and embossed paper stacks with corrosion, leaves and other natural elements.
March 30th, 2012
“World All Washed Up (Scale 1:46,720,800),” 2012. Used sponges, 19 3/4 x 32 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches. Finished in time for this year’s Fountain Fair and on view at the Hullaballoo booth from March 9-11. “World All Washed Up,” is currently on view during “Energetic Fusion,” a collaborative exhibition with fellow artist and professor Ryan Seslow at York College Art Gallery in Jamaica, Queens. March 26-May 3, 2012.
June 12th, 2011
"Tsunami Proof (For Japan)," 2011. Collection of the WAH Center.
I created this new map of Japan to donate for the relief effort following the devastating earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown earlier this year. The rough red sponge represents the radioactive Fukushima region. The work was on view at the WAH Center’s ART (Artists Rescue Team) Benefit June 10-11, 2 and is now resides in the WAH Center permanent collection.
March 18th, 2011
Just finished “USA (Used Sponges Assemblage), Scale=1:6,240,000,” 2011.
Made from used sponges collected over ten years. Dim. var. approx. 27 x 18 x 1 1/2″.
This one includes Hawaii and Alaska (not in scale). Currently working on a World Sponge Map and a map of Japan.
Update: Now in a Private Collection. Here is a picture of the work on view at the Fountain Fair on March 10, 2010 by autovac: http://www.flickr.com/photos/autovac/6831832008/in/set-72157629573816639
February 7th, 2011
Hot Tata in Pink: Edition of 8, 2011.
Hot Tata in Red: Edition of 4, 2011.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day, J.A.P. Studio and Beth Giacummo Glassworks have released two “Hot Tata-Limited Editions,” Blown Glass Potato Hearts with Patent Leather Corsets. There is an Edition of 4 (3½x 2½ x 1¾”), and a smaller version Edition of 8 (3 x 2½ x 1½”).
Certificate of Authenticity (Front): From Edition of 4
Each “Hot Tata” comes in its own wooden box with a burlap pillow and a certificate of authenticity signed by the artists. Each work has a unique glass color and patent leather corset.
For more images, please visit the Hot Tata Glassworks Gallery.
A selection of these works will be on view during the FAFA Valentine’s exhibition, “Take Me Home,” Thursday, February, 10 from 6-9pm, 119 W. 25th St., NYC.
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