New Projects

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September 19th, 2011 >> Uncategorized

Photo by miamism from Creative Commons Flickr! My fav.

Hey, everyone!

My apologies for not writing in so long. I’ve been working on new projects and have been neglecting this website. Boo to me! The new projects are quite exciting, though. I am proud to announce I will be blogging for myplasticheart, a gallery and boutique in NYC. I’ll be keeping you up to date with toy exclusives from them as well as art shows they’ll be presenting and a smattering of other goodies, like artist interviews and toy adventures around their neighborhood. I am also working with EVOKER on our website, Studio Miners, where we document our trips to artists’ studios as well as cool spaces. On a day to day basis, I am working at One Way Gallery in Providence, RI.  So forgive me if I am neglectful of this space and thank you for your continued support!

Blood Brothers Artist MCA Speaks to Wootini

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March 8th, 2011 >> Art Stuffs

Hey! Check out this interview with MCA on Wootini Gallery’s website! Or click on the image below to read it!

WZRD Evil Ape Customs by MCA in the show

 

Also have a look at some of the artwork by EVOKER, Abe Lincoln Jr. and MCA hung on the walls at Wootini!

Some of Abe Lincoln Jr.'s artwork

MCA's wall o' stencils

For more images and to check out this rad Zorlac inspired piece (below) by Evoker check out his blog where you can find more photos of the exhibition!

Evoker's 'Zorhead' piece

And in another fun and unrelated note check out this tumblr featuring Adventure Time inspired artwork!

It is best viewed whilst eating some Nutella.

 

YUMMERZ

Stay tuned for a new Morph Magazine article and a blurb about my trip to Orlando where I got to hang with super wickedly talented artist Dolla.

Abe Lincoln Jr. :: Fugue State Project

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March 1st, 2011 >> Art Stuffs

As part of the Blood Brothers art show at Wootini Gallery in NC, Abe Lincoln Jr. will be releasing Asspanther’s first single, Eucharism!

If you haven't heard of Asspanther, then you haven't heard of artist Abe Lincoln Jr.'s radical and super interesting art project, Fugue State. So pay attention!

Back in 2009, here’s what Abe had to say about Fugue State:

“To those who forgot or to those of you who are new to the concept Id thought I’d do a little refresher course on Fugue State and what I plan on doing with this art project.

Fugue State Records is a fictional “Extreme Music” record label. I will be using the form factor of the humble 7″ record to release singles from the fictional Hardcore and Heavy Metal bands on the Fugue State label roster. These are NOT real 7″ records with music on them, they are Design Objects meant to be displayed with the rest of your Art collection.

I will be laser etching various materials to create the records and the sleeves will be digitally printed. Each release from Fugue State Records will be limited to no more that 10-50 pcs per colorway. Once a colorway is done it will not be released again.

The money raised from the project will be used to cover the costs of printing stickers, tees and record sleeves as well as the laser etching.

In support of these releases I will also be doing other Artist Multiples such as band and label tshirts, gig posters, stickers & zines, all that will be released as the project continues.

My goal with the project is to create a world that has continuity. There will be multiple releases from the bands on the Fugue State label roster. New bands being signed and old bands moving on or breaking up. So the project is meant to be ongoing.

I plan on doing multiple art shows/record releases and putting out new Multiples regularly.”

Wootini Gallery is excited to be the first gallery to carry this very first release on Fugue State Records from Icelandic Black Metal Hellions, Asspanther! (Yes the name is amazing.) The long awaited 7″ single  entitled “Eucharism” b/w “Religeon is Mind Control” will be featured in the Blood Brothers art show opening on March 4th at 7pm. These are limited to 20. One lucky person will find an additional Asspanther sticker in theirs… whoever gets this will win a free silkscreened Asspanther poster (ltd. ed. of 20)!

 

Interview with Abe Lincoln Jr.

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February 27th, 2011 >> Art Stuffs

I did an interview with Blood Brothers show artist, Abe Lincoln Jr. for Wootini Gallery. Check out the interview here!

 

Abe's Globulon Figure

Blood Brothers :: March Show at Wootini Gallery

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February 26th, 2011 >> Art Stuffs

bloodbros_flyer

Wootini Gallery is proud to present Blood Brothers, a group show by a trifecta of talent: Abe Lincoln Jr.EvokerMCA. It was inevitable for these artists’ mischievous, cute, strange and wonderful work to come crashing together in one show. You can see their artwork publicly, lining the streets on stickers, in galleries around the world and in boutiques on vinyl art figures for Toy2R and Kidrobot. All influenced by popular culture and cartoons, yet each with a distinct art style that translates fluidly from the streets to canvas to vinyl.

 

 

Blood Brothers will feature prints, stickers, original paintings, and customized designer figures.

 

 

Opening Reception – Friday, March 4th, 7-11pm

Show Runs – March 4th – 31st, 2011

Wootini Gallery, 101 Lloyd Street Carrboro, NC


Evoker Gets Down

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January 15th, 2011 >> Art Stuffs

Here’s a video I made featuring artist Evoker throwing up some paint in North Carolina. Featuring Tommy Ill’s “Best Damn Evening” track.

Cover Me Up

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October 18th, 2010 >> Music

Here’s me singing and playing a cover of Built to Spill’s “The Weather.” It is one of my favorite songs and the last time I played it was awhile ago. Also, I only played spot chords on the guitar when I played it a couple years back. So, here’s me attempting it again. Remember, this is my way of documenting the process of learning to play guitar/sing at the same time, since I am mainly trained as a singer, so this will be rife with flaws… but that’s oookay. Right?! Right.

Thanks in advance for watching!

Interview with the Lovely Shawn Smith

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September 29th, 2010 >> Art Stuffs

For the Wootini Art Tour that I ventured on this past summer, I traveled to Chicago, where I was fortunate enough to run into Shawn Smith and do an impromptu interview at OhNo!Doom Gallery. Thanks, Shawn!

Carrboro Music Festival

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September 28th, 2010 >> Music

I recently had the opportunity to play guitar and sing (for the first time!) in front of a crowd of strangers at the Carrboro Music Festival. The hours leading up to this were spent with me constantly checking the time and feeling a bit queasy. My friend Louise, who is an excellent musician, sang along with me to this cover of Jay-Z’s “Empire State of Mind.” Haha, yeah, I actually covered that song. And then I actually decided to sing that cover in public. After the show, I did have one woman tell me she started to cry… not because it was bad… not because it was good… but because all of her children live in NYC and she misses them. So, yeah, there’s that.

Sorry for the poor quality. I only had my Macbook to record this on.

Cover Up

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September 16th, 2010 >> Music

Here’s me doing another cover. Like I said in the previous post, these are all guaranteed to be rough around the edges. It was super late here when I recorded this, so I hope you find the imperfections endearing. Without further ado, here is me covering Liam Finn’s “Fire in your Belly”.

There’s also another take of me playing this here. I look equally tired in both videos! Enjoy!