Wednesday, February 25, 2009

tarnished hero

tarnished hero
Originally uploaded by notduceduce.

The times they are a changin.

I leave in 2 days, and start installation-

Monday, February 23, 2009

Ghosts release

I'm quite happy to announce that my first solo show in several years opens March 6th at Push Gallery in Asheville, NC. The show is called 'Ghosts of Industry' and comments on the frailty of spirit currently felt by many. I wanted to explore the concepts of death or passing, but not in a trite, gory manner. Rather, as a celebration, or acceptance, a beautiful thing.

A transition.

Figures in these paintings appear half-way between respondent glory and an eternal downward spiral. Once proud being(s) reduced to rubble. Ive casted most of the work in resin and mounted them to wood boards, so they kind of float under the surface, leaving them entombed in that moment - victims of a changing world, trying to live their lives.

Times may seem dark, but we are on the brink of pulling through. With these works, there is a hint of death/the end, but the subjects have a certain understanding, almost as if they are ok with it. The figures exude a certain sense that they're feeding the next generation, passing on their essence and knowledge to eager minds. The work flirts with chaos and the crumbling of civilization along the way…it just might get worse before it gets better.

There will be 30 new paintings and a site-specific installation.
This show is a new chapter for me- incorporating watercolor, acrylic, gouache and more into work that puts further emphasis on texture , color, and mark making. This new work is a fusion of my live acrylic painting style with my studio watercolor approach. I will be flying out a week prior to the opening for the installation to prepare. As with most of my work, I have concrete idea of what the install will entail, but there will plenty of room for experimentation and on-the-fly additions/subtractions. There will also be a new print, 'Rust Belt' unveiled for the show. This will be a 2 color print, edition of 60, and available through Push. Hope to see you there.

'Ghosts of Industry'
preview at
opens 3-6-09- show runs through the 31st of March
Push Gallery
25 Patton Ave Asheville, NC 828- 225-5509
for more information, please contact
Max Kauffman ( or Rob Sebrell (

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Its Coming.........

Originally uploaded by notduceduce.

few weeks! I'll be flying out to Asheville a week prior to do some installation work too.
This image will also be a print/shirt available through Push as well, sans text of course.
Eager to drop the new body of work.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Art Sale!

First sale in the shop starts today!
Kauff Shoppe
This will be an across the board sale, with live paint pieces, slightly older watercolors, prints,
and a few recent pieces from last year.
Like many others, the economic tide has affected me a bit-
I don't want to come off as cocky and say I'm not fearful for what is to come.
I am embracing it, and passing
along this opportunity to own an original piece of art.
Money generated from this
sale will go towards future projects this year.

Feel free to pass this on to anyone that you might know that has been considering purchasing art...
Older watercolors and acrylics are up to 50% off
Newer watercolors up to 30% off
Free shipping with purchase over $200(with multiple items, discount will be refunded via paypal)
Free stuff with purchases over $100
Payment plans are an option...
Kauff Shoppe

I'll be showing a few things next week in Seattle at Nancy.

I have been hard at work on my first solo show in a few years, 'Ghosts of Industry' opening early march at Push Gallery.

I'll be flying out to ASheville a week or so prior, to build the installation component of the show.
THis is my first solo in several years,
and I am eager to unveil a new chapter in my art. The shows theme echoes our current state of woe.

Ghosts drift through a lonely world, clinging to the vestiges of their former glory.
Initial images will be available in a few weeks,
feel free to email if you'd like to see the preview list.

That same weekend, Ill be showing a few pieces for the first time at La Luz De Jesus Gallery, for their annual group show.

After that Ill be taking a bit of a breather until June, when I'll fly out to Indianapolis for a show at Gnosis with my good friend Yancy Crawford.

There will much installing for that as well.

Thanks for all of your continued love and support. I am constantly inspired by the people around me, and have you to thank.

The best to you and yours,