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Thursday, March 30, 2006


Just a reminder that Survival of the Fittest is still up at Harmony Gallery through April 17th.

Seriously, it's the best show in town.

Go there, see it, and buy some art. It's all reasonably priced and it's all really great work. You don't need another pair of designer shoes, you need some art on your walls.

Also- there are iris prints of the "Snigerpus" artwork (pictured above) available for pre-order from the gallery for $150.


Harmony Gallery
5911 1/2 Franklin Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

Click here to see the the installed artwork.


Tuesday, March 21, 2006

EL VEZ owns a piece of me!

EL VEZ bought this painting from the La Luz de Jesus group show!

If you've never seen an El Vez show, you're missing out. He's awesome!


Friday, March 17, 2006

I'm in Nickelodeon Magazine!

Nickelodeon Magazine has always had a great comic section that includes gag-strips by some of the best indie-cartoonists out there: Johnny Ryan, Sam Henderson, Kurt Wolfgang, Martin Cendreda, and many many more...

Well- I'm not in the comic section with those guys (though you should check them out, too), but I am on most of the pages of the magazine. If you look at the page numbers you'll see a little mini-strip I drew for them.
It starts with these two dudes on the first page...
Then there is a series of fight-clouds, with the page numbers in the center, scattered throughout the issue...
It all ends with the dudes thoroughly pummelled, but happy with the comic-book split between them. Ahhhhh, sharing- a nice message for the kiddies.

Hopefully I'll get to do more work for them in the future.


Saturday, March 11, 2006

Opening Night

Last night, the opening was great! We had a huge crowd and lots of fun.

Me, Laurie and Dave- they do all the work around here.

The elusive Renee French!

Superstars: Souther Salazar and Saelee Oh

Sam Henderson will destroy us all with his super-powers of funny.


Is that dude picking his nose?

Jaime Torres, the man who framed most of the show.

i can see through your head! (D.J. Algonquin at work)

Gin's got two bitches (Katie, Gin Stevens and me)

Don't look into his eyes! (Levon Jihanian)

The Gallery Director, David Jones

Dance for me!

Lotsa people

F.C. Brandt

If you think this is creepy, you should see his paintings. (Billy Reynolds)

I like your drawrings! I like your drawrings, too! Let's be friends! (Levon Jihanian and Billy Reynolds)

He's the D.J., I'm the Rapper. (D.J. Algonquin and Gin Stevens)

I don't know 'bout this art stuff.

Me and Miss Kathleen Lolley- she brought lotsa bourbon!

By the end of the night, the fabric of the universe became unstable... or maybe it was the bourbon.

Thanks to everyone for coming out and making it a fun night! Thanks to all the artists for their amazing work. Thanks to D.J. Algonquin for playing lots of great music from the '20s! And thanks to Dave, Laurie, Katie and Susan for helping us put the show together!


Friday, March 10, 2006

Survival Art...

Click Here to see a more detailed layout of the art from Survival of the Fittest, pieced together from several photos.


Monday, March 06, 2006

Survival of the Fittest Installed!

Gin Stevens and I spent all Sunday hanging the show. I have to say it looks beautiful. Here are a few preview pics of the installation.
An Exterior shot of the gallery.
Standing in the middle of the gallery, looking towards the door.
standing by the door looking towards the back of the gallery.
Renee French, Matthew Thurber, and Kathleen Lolley are in the window.
Andy Kehoe has three piece behind the desk.

The show opens this Friday!
March 10th, 8-10 pm
@ Harmony Gallery
5911 1/2 Franklin Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028

More info in this previous post.


Friday, March 03, 2006

Survival of the Fittest: 13 Artists at Harmony Gallery.

"In the struggle for survival, the fittest win out at the expense of their rivals because they succeed in adapting themselves best to their environment."
–Charles Darwin

It’s time for the art world to evolve. Survival of the Fittest is a group show of 13 artists at Harmony Gallery in Hollywood March 6th-April 17th. The purpose of the show is to represent a wide range of new talents and new ideas in the hybrid world of fine art, illustration and comics. The institutional categories of “Illustration”, “Fine Art”, “Low-Brow”, “High-Brow”, and “Cartoon” no longer apply in today’s changing art world. It’s time to abandon this out-dated class system, to break down the barriers as a new breed of Artist is emerging. The 13 artists represented, from different backgrounds, with different purpose, all approach their individual practices with conviction and the serious pursuit of “Art.”

Featuring Art by: Renee French, Levon Jihanian, Andy Kehoe, Kathleen Lolley, Tom Neely, Scot Nobles, Lark Pien, Jesse Reklaw, Billy Reynolds, Zack Soto, Gin Stevens, Scott Teplin and Matthew Thurber.

Tom Neely, Curator

David Jones, Gallery Director

Opening March 10th, 8-10 pm
Harmony Gallery
5911 1/2 Franklin Ave
Hollywood, CA 90028
with Music by D.J. Algonquin

The gallery is also publishing a small press of catalogs for this show.