Two Interactive Views of Our Show at Kafka’s

Best comment on the show so far:
On Tuesday at about 9 in the morning, a 60-ish woman stumbled into the café and stood in front of my work for a brief moment before whirling onto the Kafka’s staff, who were busy with the morning rush, and hollering

“These guys are 23 years behind the times! Haven’t they heard of Japanese woodblock printing?!”

She stormed out. The staff assures us that “she was wasted”.

I truly wish we’d been there to see that.

What happened 23 years ago?

More constructively, an amazing Vancouver photographer who is known for his mind-bending wide-angle views came to shoot some panoramas of our show last Sunday evening. Click through to visit the show virtually! Read More

Studying Woodblock Printmaking in Osaka

We found a mokuhan-ga (woodblock printmaking) artist who teaches the traditional methods right in her Osaka studio, and I studied with her for two months this past spring.

The techniques she taught me enabled me to complete my Heavy Skies print series, which is currently hanging at Kafka’s in Vancouver.

K-Woodblock-Lesson-01Haruka-sensei applies paint to the block. The sketch and a test print are in the foreground. I’m using Day 21: Heavy Sky 12 from Thirty Days Project, November 2012.

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Our Show at Kafka’s in Vancouver

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We’re finishing up our work, getting ready to hang it tomorrow in time for the opening on Thursday, August 15.

My pieces are all large-scale woodblock-style prints based on the “heavy sky” series I did during Thirty Days Project last November.

Aya’s pieces are large, abstract works based on explorations from her Thirty Days Project work.

We would love to see any of you at our opening event on Thursday night, from 8pm, at Kafka’s Coffee and Tea, 2525 Main Street at Broadway.

Aya is doing her magic catering and Tim Gerwing will be playing his own amazing music, much of which will be based on his own Thirty Days Project work.

Début in Preview

Preview magazine is the go-to resource for gallery shows and art events on the west coast from Portland to Vancouver. We were happy to learn that our upcoming show is listed in their summer issue:

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A small thing, but it is our first appearance in this well-respected publication.

Free copies are available at most galleries on the west coast.

Abstract Expressionist Drawing 05

 

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Mu
.8m x 1.2m 3′ x 4′)
Acrylic and chalk on paper.

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Abstract Expressionist Drawing 04

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Pleasure Relayed
1.2m x .8m (4′ x 3′)
Acrylic and chalk on paper.

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Abstract Expressionist Drawing 02.2 (Work)

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At work on This Situation.

November, 2012

Abstract Expressionist Drawing 03

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Acrylic on paper.
1.2m x 1.2m (4′ x 4′)

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Abstract Expressionist Drawing 02

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This Situation

1.2m x .8m (4′ x 3′)
Acrylic and chalk on paper.

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Abstract Expressionist Drawing 01

A while ago we spent a week exploring abstract expressionist drawing.

I’ll be posting some of my large-scale pieces over the next few weeks.
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Work Net Work

Acrylic on paper.
1.2m x 1.2m (4′ x 4′)

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Kaiju Book: Four More Pages 2

Four more pages from my self-published book of Kaiju work.

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Mukade 02

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Kaiju Book: Four More Pages

Four more pages from my self-published book of Kaiju work.

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Yuutom 02

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Kaiju Book: Some More Pages

Last week I posted some pages from my self-published book of Kaiju posters. Here are four more.
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Takkongu 05

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Kaiju Book: Some Pages

Some very kind people have asked how they can see more of the self-published book of my Kaiju series.

There are two copies currently at different points on the planet, but if you are not within reach of either, I’ll be adding some pieces to this blog over the next few weeks.

Here are four to start:

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Gobora 01

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Kaiju Book: Delivered!

A couple of weeks back I mentioned that I was putting together a book of my Kaiju work.

Delivery day finally arrived, and I don’t mind admitting that I was very excited.

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