Untitled 6 (aggregate), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 6 (aggregate), 2019

This crayon rubbing was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 5 (plan), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 5 (plan), 2019
Untitled 5 (plan), 2019
Untitled 5 (plan), 2019

I created this rubbing by cutting the seams out of non-wearable clothing and arranging the scraps on a table. It was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens that was open to the public every day for one month. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019
Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019
Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019

I laid these garments on top of each other, from large to small. The arrangement references growth and the passing of time. It was produced during a month-long pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. This work is in the collection of Gregory Patterson. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 48″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019
Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019
Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019

This crayon rubbing was made by buttoning four men’s shirts together, in a daisy-chain fashion. They were then laid out on a table and covered with a sheet of drafting film. I then used wax and encaustic crayons to create the rubbing. It was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 60″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 4 (yellow glow), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled-4-Yellow-Glow-2019-1300-3

While looking a bit like an x-ray or rayograph, this drawing is a crayon rubbing. It was made possible by a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. This work is in the collection of Gregory Patterson, NY

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax, oil stick & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 2 (red/blue double), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled-2-Red-Blue-Double-T-2019-1300-2-1

This work shows the layering of t-shirts, like growth rings. They are distinct and overlapping at the same time. It was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. This work is in the collection of Gregory Patterson, NY

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Pop-up Art Studio, Week Four – Jackson Heights, Queens

Clothing Sculpture – Installation Shot for Pop-up Studio

One day, Manuela Agudelo walked into the storefront and said something like: “Wow, I have always wanted a place like this in my neighborhood. I sometimes organize performance nights”. I said “You want to do one here in 2 weeks?” I was so impressed by how she rallied her friends and pulled together an amazing event. That was the birth of Kaleidospace and I am honored to have been part of it. More about what they are up to on Facebook.   

Kaleidospace Face Painting

Kaleidospace! The final blow-out started early for families and face painting. Music, performance, dance, and theater went well into the night. 

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Here are some sample works created during the open studio. You can find more details here.

Clothing Sculpture – Installation Shot for Pop-up Studio
Clothing Sculpture: Study for "Rainbow Cloud"
Addresses

Open Studio: 35-59 82nd St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Exhibition: Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Dates and Times

Open Studio: September 4th-September 30, M-F 8am-6pm

Exhibition: October 23rd-November 26th 

Exhibition Reception: October 25th, 5-8

Pop-up Art Studio, Week Two – Jackson Heights, Queens

Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 6 (Aggregate)

After having done so much site-specific, commission-based work over the previous years, it was nice to have a studio practice again and in a proper studio. While not private, since people came in and out during the day, I was able to find a sense of flow. Here are some detail shots of my working process that month. 

Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 6 (Aggregate)
Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 6 (Aggregate)
Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 5 (Plan)
Clothing Sculpture, Preparation for Untitled 5 (Plan)

During the the run of the pop-up, I did a crayon rubbing workshop for the Viva La Comida street fair. We drew with probably a hundred kids that day!

A Shirts (clothing daisy-chain)

This piece is called “A Shirts”. I later wore another version of it for a little 1-day show at Pip-Squeak Chapeau for the Callicoon Art Walk. It was made by daisy-chaining 4 dress shirts together at the plackets. 

A Shirts at Pip-Squeak Chapeau (clothing daisy-chain)
A Shirts at Pip-Squeak Chapeau (clothing daisy-chain)
Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019

I used the original version of A Shirt to create this drawing. I laid the garments flat on the table, placed drafting film over top and rubbed it with archival, encaustic crayons. 

Pop-up Art Studio, Week One – Jackson Heights, Queens

Pop-up storefront studio, from the door
It was so exciting to receive a New Work Grant from The Queens Council on the Arts! I did a 1 month pop-up / open studio in the heart of Jackson Heights. I created a new body of work and after a month, had a show at my beloved cafe; Espresso 77. 
 
This project was made possible (in part) by the Queens Council on the Arts with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
 
More about this on the Facebook event  page.
 
Here is a run-down on what happened: 

The better part of the pop-up studio, in my Subaru
The better part of the pop-up studio, in my Subaru
Pop-up storefront studio, from the door
Pop-up storefront studio, from the door
Pop-Up storefront studio, from the street
Pop-Up storefront studio, from the street
The artist in his natural habitat
The artist in his natural habitat

I was able to get almost the entire pop-up into my Subaru. After I unpacked and created some hygge, I opened the door to the public. I was there every morning at 8 and I offered free coffee to commuters. I met so many great people, from all walks of life.

Storefront open studio – Free Coffee!