Jon Carling and I collaborated together on our “Chrysopoeia” piece for the Athen B. Gallery’s Co•Lab show in October. The piece and experience of it's creation was one of my favorite accomplishments of the year and I'm proud to finally share it here. I’ve been missing our weekly paint sessions, learning more of Jon’s work, narratives, and the being it comes from as well as the amazing stories, the conspiracies, the record scratches, guest visits, bizarre conversations, and late night food escapades.

Inquiries can be sent to the Athen B. Gallery.

Holiday Party & Affordable Art Series 4

It's the 4th edition of the Luna Rienne Gallery's Holiday Party and Affordable Art Show and all Bay Area folk are invited. Get your mitts on many more affordable works, all 10x10in, from these friendly local celebrated artists:

Alec Huxley | Aline Setton | Brett Amory | Damon Soule | Daniel Fleres | Daryll Peirce | Erik Otto | Ferris Plock | Ivy Jacobsen | Jet Martinez | Kelly Ording | Kelly Tunstall | Monty Guy | Nathan Tan | Oliver Vernon | Reuben Rude | Sarah Coleman | Ursula Young.

Saturday, December 12th, 6-9pm. Luna Rienne Gallery, 3318 22nd St (@Valencia).

Hope to see you there!

"Plunge," shown here, will be available along with 2 other new pieces.

Surf Craft Benefit Show & Auction

Last year during Miami Art Basel I painted a custom surfboard to benefit Waves for Water. After a week of walking miles of art fairs, galleries, and street work, the invitation to kick back and paint with friends in a shady cabana was a welcomed reprieve from the circling art frenzy. Now, the time has finally come to show and auction off these painted and glassed boards here in SF, Friday, July 17th at Chandran Gallery.

Juxtapoz once again teams up with UNIV, T.F.R. Gallery and Chandran Gallery for the second in what will become an annual Surf Craft benefit auction, held at Chandran Gallery in San Francisco. This year, we invited artists Chris Johanson, Dan Witz, Swoon, Logan Hicks, Grotesk, Mary Iverson, Brett Amory, Alicia McCarthy, WEST, Zio Ziegler, Kevin E. Taylor, David Arquette, Daryll Peirce, Beau Stanton and Ty Williams to contribute original work on surfboards to be exhibited at the gallery with a live auction on Paddle8 in conjunction with the show. The online auction on Paddle8 will begin Thursday, July 16th at 9amPST and be available for bid till July 29th, 2015.

The special one-night (free) exhibition will be held at the Chandran Gallery, 459 Geary Street, San Francisco on July 17 from 7-9:30pm, with a special DJ set by Andy Cabic (Vetiver).

Join us in support of Waves for Water, an organization that develops clean drinking water systems globally to areas in dire need. The auction will be live at:

Our cozy cabana

Brett Amory laying down some "anonymous" busts.

Dual action shot of paint swooshin' and Tara McPherson flinging wee Ronan.

More info on the Juxtapoz site here.

PULP: Weird Works on Panel and Paper

Well I've been just terrible at updating this here space. There's been new work, shows, projects, world travels, Art Basels, and more that I've let slip through the informative cracks. I've been quite occupied juggling my growing family and relying on the ease and laziness of posting via social media. I hope to write more in the future but not as much as I hope to sleep. I'm also working on getting a new site created as well...finally!

"PULP: Weird Works on Paper"
Recently, I had the pleasure of working with curators Kelsey Marie and Kate Kuaimoku for a fun weird exhibition at the Public Works' Roll Up Gallery here in SF. I was happy to jump on board when I saw my pal John Casey's work on the promo stuffs (above image). Although John was away in Denver for the opening, we still had a nice John-less celebration and I met some new friendly folks. I managed to squeeze in some very large work along with several smaller pieces into this cozy space.  It opened July 12th, but is still on view for a few more days so please stop by or make an appointment if you have the chance. My large 8'x8' piece has been moved out of the gallery and into Public Works' front lobby so that can be visited anytime over the next year.

Artists: John Casey, Daryll Peirce, Jae Chan Lee, Jacqueline Cooper, Jennifer Schnell, Rachel Houser, Kate Kuaimoku. Curated by: Kelsey Marie(The Midway) and Kate Kuaimoku

Public Works is at 161 Erie Street, San Francisco, CA 94103. Contact or (415) 496-6738 for questions or to schedule a viewing.  |  FB Event Page

Makers Jennifer Schnell, Kate Kuaimoku, Kelsey Marie, Rachel Houser and moi

Thanks for coming out Marcos LaFarga, Dave Correia, and Robert Bowen.

"Undulating Geode" 16"x16" acrylic on panel