Archives

Art In Transit

Art In Transit
2015
Tulsa, OK

Beginning in 2013, Tulsa Transit and AcrobatAnt, a local advertising agency, teamed up to spotlight creativity and boost ridership with their Art in Transit contest.
Art in Transit promotes art and artists of all types by making their creations moving, working parts of the urban environment. Putting art in unexpected places, like buses, is a great way to beautify Tulsa’s landscape and display our city’s artistic horsepower. (from ArtInTransitTulsa.com)
In late 2014, the call for entries went out for the coming year, and I submitted a design comprised of multiple patterns as stripes in a visually intense final pattern. To my surprise, this design was chosen as the winner, and subsequently a bus drove around the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma for 2015 carrying these images.

IMG_8244IMG_8239
IMG_8258IMG_8232
IMG_8256
IMG_8255
IMG_8242
IMG_8241
IMG_8240
IMG_8236
IMG_8235
IMG_8231
IMG_8230
IMG_8229
IMG_8228
IMG_8227
IMG_8226
IMG_8222

Lens Flare

Lens Flare
August 2005
Tugboat Gallery
Lincoln, NE

This exhibition took place during my time at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln at Tugboat Gallery. I was playing with ideas of creating large-scale work that was easy to transport and store. This lead to the idea of projected images, other light-based work, and installation of screenprinted test-prints as a sort of early attempt at my own wallpaper. There’s something kind of intoxicating about test prints. However, that intoxication may not extend beyond those who print. Printing an image is great, and can be very rewarding, but after the first dozen or so, you pretty much know how it’s going to end. But the nature of test prints is unexpected and random. So they give you the same texture and other formal results you want from a print, but with the unexpected and sometimes serendipitous results not often found in a print-based process.

The light boxes used to live in a mobile phone carrier’s front window. I repurposed them into light boxes with layers of collaged transparent film. While I have not returned to this particular medium, I did really enjoy the effect.

38672191_15464d6e22_o
38671970_1be93d5b5d_o
38672985_cb4fa876a1_o
38671818_06388445bf_o
38671852_b82ad4576b_o
38672951_74f5e022e0_o
38672884_6c7f80cef0_o
38672822_a97d47f252_o
38672797_9574880be4_o
38672635_557a49728c_o
38672595_4edf0d4426_o
38672571_004f0185f2_o
38672539_0c4b218761_o
38672490_6e9ccf0fce_o
38672359_3022f68cc6_o
38672131_17bc2a2ee8_o
38672102_692ec1890c_o
38672079_363d9b9995_o

Beta Shampoo

BETA SHAMPOO
March 2007
College of the Ozarks Boger Gallery
Point Lookout, MO

In 2007 I returned to my alma mater to exhibit some of the silkscreen posters I had created in the years prior, and to install a new wallpaper project. At this point, the wallpaper was still printed sheet-by-sheet, and installed in 2×2 sheet sections with staples. This was not a great way to install wallpaper, but it was all I knew at the time. In future projects, I would use wheatpaste-like technique and finally roll-printed wallpaper. The unusual title of this exhibition comes from a Dadaist technique where I made a long list of random words and then randomly chose two numbers which corresponded to two of the words on the list.
The wallpaper pattern for this exhibition comes from an old graphic arts textbook displaying different halftone patterns. This appeals to me because of my background in graphic arts and printing technology, as well as the effect of multiple viewing depths.
This exhibition also includes an homage to my remote controls, t-shirts with a character developed for this show, book covers designed for Octopus Books, and some work from my thesis show.

447453019_34645ca061_b447454473_9091c8e58f_b
447447390_78f131ee47_o447448566_935cc9ea29_b447447538_4519f7cc10_b447454645_673b320dea_b
447454599_40d3b14c56_b
447454517_bbc004abea_b
447453229_d8e3ac61d1_o
447453171_8981663e1e_b
447453075_af0a635e81_b
447447960_2121138bdb_b
447447208_9951d5b102_b436816622_71241b3735_o

Universal Remote

UNIVERSAL REMOTE
May 2006
Lincoln, NE
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

I attended the University of Nebraska-Lincoln from 2003-2006. This was my thesis exhibition. I had been investigating design as art and vice versa, so this exhibition was comprised of many of those sorts of objects. The back wall of each of two galleries was covered with hand printed silkscreened wallpaper. The pattern was a self-portrait of sorts, featuring iconography and personal symbology. The furniture was upholstered with fabric I printed with a custom pattern. I was also interested in using design objects as a canvas. So there are t-shirts, music packaging, and skateboards that carry images unconnected with external clients, but rather carry my own imagery.

125181516_255d75be73_o
125180373_05fddd2f63_o
125182378_2e52def4a5_o
127231334_f13bc6a0e0_o
125181322_88a4655531_o
125182768_d478b162b3_o
127231709_79588baef9_o
127231431_7814fcb751_o
127231118_7a2f0472b6_o
127230970_2c855072ac_o
127229958_61c8168256_o
127229592_daa3a79347_o
125183108_8d2d83c02a_o
125183030_8fbec3ea62_o
123269075_2e58df3e26_o

Processed

PROCESSED
January 2013
Living Arts of Tulsa
Tulsa, OK

This exhibition took place at Living Arts of Tulsa in January of 2013, and featured four hand-printed silkscreen wallpaper samples and eight wooden saw blades featuring bits and pieces of those patterns. This was the first time I had designed, printed, and installed the wallpaper in a way with which I was pretty satisfied. Prior to this, I had printed on normal lightweight paper, and then affixed it to the wall like wheatpaste. It was fine at the time, but I prefer a more traditional and polished look.
Instead of printing on paper, these patterns are on Tyvek, which is a synthetic material that behaves much like paper. One key difference is that Tyvek doesn’t tear, which makes un-installing wallpaper totally painless. If there’s one thing people hate about wallpaper, it’s tearing off those tiny shreds and shards of paper. But these come off all as one giant piece, just like it went up.

00-processed
Processed • Installation View
Hand-printed wallpaper patterns on Tyvek and wooden sawblades

00a-processed
Processed • Installation View
Hand-printed wallpaper patterns on Tyvek and wooden sawblades

01a-processed
Blood Borne
Acrylic on Tyvek

01-processed
Blood Borne
Acrylic on Tyvek

03b-processed
That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out
Acrylic on Tyvek

03a-processed
That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out
Acrylic on Tyvek

03-processed
That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out
Acrylic on Tyvek

02c-processed
Get Human
Acrylic on Tyvek

02a-processed
Get Human
Acrylic on Tyvek

02-processed
Get Human
Acrylic on Tyvek

04a-processed
Neighborhood Watch
Acrylic on Tyvek

04-processed
Neighborhood Watch
Acrylic on Tyvek

sawblade-08
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-07
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-06
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-05
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-04
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-03
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-02
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-01
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood

sawblade-00
Wooden Sawblade
Acrylic on wood


 

Process images:

z-process-img_2641     z-process-img_2698 z-process-img_2692 z-process-img_2687
z-process-img_2644 z-process-img_2674 z-process-img_2670 z-process-img_2661 z-process-img_2660 z-process-img_2659 z-process-img_2658 z-process-img_2648
z-process-img_3075
z-process-img_3073
z-process-img_3084

z-process-img_3109 z-process-img_3106

It’s All Over

IT’S ALL OVER
2014
Springfield Museum of Art
Springfield, MO

In 2014, I was honored to have been selected to represent the state of Oklahoma in the Biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition at the Springfield Art Museum in Springfield, MO.
I created three new hand-printed silkscreen wallpapers which were installed in vertical stripes to mimic a retail environment, a comforter and set of bed sheets designed around a pattern based on a dream where my teeth fall out, furniture upholstered with the Blood Borne pattern, and animated versions of each of those patterns.
The comforter and bedsheets were digitally printed by Bags of Love,  material for the upholstery was digitally printed at Spoonflower, and upholstered by Midwest Upholstery in Tulsa, OK.See inside the exhibition here…

Installation View It's All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Installation View
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition

 

Installation View It's All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Installation View
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition

IMG_6799
Installation View • Migraine Wallpaper & Blood Born Sofa
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition

Blood Borne Sofa • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition Digital Print on canvas
Blood Borne Sofa
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Digital Print on canvas

Blood Borne Chairs It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition Digital print on canvas
Blood Borne Chairs 
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Digital print on canvas

Migraine Wallpaper It's All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition Acrylic on Tyvek
Migraine Wallpaper
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Acrylic on Tyvek

Migraine Wallpaper It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition Acrylic on Tyvek
Peach Eyes (Cue The Peaches) Wallpaper
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Acrylic on Tyvek

Sawblade Wallpaper It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition Acrylic on Tyvek
Sawblade Wallpaper
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Acrylic on Tyvek

That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out (Bedding) It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition Digital Print on cotton
That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out (Bedding)
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Digital Print on cotton

That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out (Bedding) It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition Digital Print on cotton
That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out (Bedding)
It’s All Over • Part of the The biennial Four by Four 2014: Midwest Invitational Exhibition
Digital Print on cotton

Here’s Lookin’ At You

HERE’S LOOKIN’ AT YOU
May 2016
Charles Adams Studio Project
Lubbock, TX

I’ve been interested in hand-printed wallpaper since my thesis exhibition in 2008, and this installation was a continuation of that medium. I designed and printed five wallpaper patterns, as well as installing a few textiles and hand-made books. The wallpaper patterns were focused on concepts of visual intensity, migraines, and impending doom and anxiety. Fun stuff! The most recent composition was a pattern made of this gun range target guy, who may have been modeled on Ernest Borgnine, an NYC cop, or a notorious thug. Gun culture is not one with which I am particularly comfortable, despite my midwestern upbringing. 

 
Here’s Lookin’ At You
Gallery Installation


Here’s Lookin’ At You
Acrylic silkscreen on Tyvek


Migraine (Grayscale)
Acrylic silkscreen on Tyvek


Migraine (Color)
Acrylic silkscreen on Tyvek


Peach Eyes (Cue The Peaches)
Acrylic silkscreen on Tyvek


Shiny Eyes
Acrylic silkscreen on aluminum foil


Hand-printed silkscreen books


Here’s Lookin’ At You
Gallery Installation


Blood Borne
Digital Print on Cotton


That Dream Where All Your Teeth Fall Out
Digital Print on polyester


Migraine (Grayscale)
Digital Print on polyester