Illegally Blind

July 20, 2014

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Breathing & Running

July 18, 2014

Breathing & Running, “Golden Acrylics” cotton t-shirt made w/ “Liquitex” acrylic paint and everyday household bleach. Size: XL. 2022

Breathing & Running

Breathing & Running

detail’s detail

 

Breathing & Running

 

 

 

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Incomun!cado

July 12, 2014

Incomun!cado, plywood strips, old socks (kidz and toddlerz), Angry Birds pajama scraps, pieces of 10 year old swimming trunks originally purchased for honeymoon in Jamaica, professional painter oil pastels and professional artist chalk pastels, T-50 sized Arrow staples. Size: Medium. 2021.   incommunicado incommunicado 3/4 view   incommunicado incommunicado   incommunicado incommunicado incommunicado incommunicado incommunicado_gif

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2 da Store 2 Buy NUTHIN

2 da Store 2 Buy NUTHIN, American Red Cross cotton t-shirt from YMCA lost-n-found and acrylic paint for fine artist professionals. Size: XL. 2019

2 da Store 2 Buy NUTHIN

 

2 da Store 2 Buy NUTHIN

 

 

#s on the back of the Tee so you r always ready to play a pick-up game of basketball. Gotta have a number so your teammates can better distinguish  WHO is being yelled at. DEFENSE, 43!! D-FENCE!!!!!!

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Simon Oldfield Gallery

Knock Off Shop with Michael Pybus featuring Keith Allyn Spencer, part of Honeymoon Suite exhibit @ Simon Oldfield Gallery — June 11 thru June 12, 2014

 

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Michael Pybus is  D’ FN man —- check work here (http://www.michaelpybus.com/)

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Perfect for this momenT

July 07, 2014

Perfect for this momenT, kid socks, toddler socks, Angry Birds pajamas, Old Navy kid pants scraps, baby onesie,  portion of 10 year old swimming trunks taken to Jamaica for Honeymoon (Bob Marley R.I.P.), professional oil pastels, amateur chalk pastels, hobbyist grade acrylic paint NOT purchased from Hobby Lobby (BOOOOOO! thumbs down for Hobby Lobby ). SIZE: Large. 2033.

Perfect for this momenT

 

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Perfect for this momenT

detail of detailed detail

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Perfect for this momenT

 

backside revealed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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You can form a Frontline Dfense Battalion of Idiots With All of the Above.

July 01, 2014

You can form a Frontline Dfense Battalion of Idiots With All of the Above., purchased Hanes cotton t-shirt because Michael Air Jordan is the best (hopefully manufactured in humane working conditions), professional acrylic paint abandoned by academics, household bleach used by Mr . Moms everywhere. Dimensions: XL. 2021.

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000,000,000

000,000,000, not lost-n-found t-shirt from Target (made in Haiti, hopefully in humane working conditions), acrylic and bleach (also, hopefully made in humane working conditions). Dimensions: Medium.  2020.

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Unforgettable Moments Deserve Perfect Marshmallows

Unforgettable Moments Deserve Perfect Marshmallows, found Reebok long sleeve t-shirt from YMCA lost-n-found,  acrylic and bleach. Dimensions: Large. 2014.

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#Guns #for Everyone First, #Healthcare for Everyone Second (For the #Bullet Wounds)

#Guns #for Everyone First,  #Healthcare for Everyone Second (For the #Bullet Wounds), found lost-n-found Reebok t-shirt,  acrylic paint and household bleach.  Dimensions;: Large. 2014.

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Teeth Grind

Teeth Grind, found Pac-Man T-shirt from YMCA lost n found, acrylic paint/pain and bleach.  Dimensions: Large. 2014.

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Textiles Dept

June 28, 2014

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Against the Wind

June 19, 2014

Against the Wind, abandoned academic plywood, academic acrylic paint, academic office colored copier paper, professional acrylic matte medium. Dimensions: Large. Summer 2114.

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STOP PUSH

June 17, 2014

STOP PUSH, abandoned academic plywood and pastels (various sorts). Dimensions: Large,  3014 .

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Yeah U ve Gotta Friend N Me

June 14, 2014

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Yeah U ve Gotta Friend N Me, acrylic paint, bleach, found lost – - found t-shirt. Dimensions: Large. 2014

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College Mall kiosk

June 10, 2014

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  Pieces installed and left at College Mall, 2894 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN 47401.

 

 

 

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Happy Struggling

June 08, 2014

Happy Struggling

Happy Struggling, portion of found wooden bookshelf shelf, 60lb professional grade professional drawer drawing paper, water, acrylic matte medium, oil pastels and acrylic fancy paint, 7.77″ tall -+, 2014.

Happy Struggling

3/4 view

 

Happy Struggling

rotated 180

Happy Struggling

 

 

backside revealed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I ve never Been to the Amazon But if I had to Go it ‘d Look Somethang Like Th!s

 

 

I ve never Been to the Amazon But if I had to Go it ‘d Look Somethang Like Th!s, 10 year old swimming trucks purchased for Honeymoon to Jamaica (whole thing, including shorts, waist tie string band and crotch mesh), acrylic paint, pastels, staples, 24.24″ tall -+, 2014

 

 

I ve never Been to the Amazon But if I had to Go it 'd Look Somethang Like Th!s

I ve never Been to the Amazon But if I had to Go it 'd Look Somethang Like Th!s

 

I ve never Been to the Amazon But if I had to Go it 'd Look Somethang Like Th!s

backside revealed

I ve never Been to the Amazon But if I had to Go it 'd Look Somethang Like Th!s

 

rotate that 180 and more

 

 

 

 

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Call Me

Call Me

Call Me, found lost-n-found “Know Jesus” t-shirt, staples, plywood, acrylic and pastels, 16.6″ tall -+. 2014

 

 

 

 

Call Me

 

Call Me

 

Call Me

 

back to the side

 

 

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Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

 

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun, Justin Beiber cotton t-shirt sold and bought at neighbor’s backyard sale, older son’s old outgrown Angry Birds edition underwear, youngest son’s old sock, academic acrylic paint and pastels, staples, discarded plywood. 18.81″ tall -+, 2014.

 

 

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

 

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

 

 

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Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

 

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun, cotton t-shirt revived from YMCA lost-n-found, art materials and household cleaning products. Size: L, 2014

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

 

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Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun, cotton t-shirt, art materials and household cleaning products. Size: L, 2014

 

 

Nobody Looks Stupid When They re Having Fun

 

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Automatic Classic

Automatic Classic

Automatic Classic

 

Automatic Classic, plywood, acrylic paint, one nail (revised: staples, socks, cut-off pajama onsie footie, oil pastels from fine art store, chalk pastels from local institution. 22.22″ -+, 2014.

 

 

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(REViSED: is = above, was = below, had to change it, ya’l. It kept irking at me, “It’s not enough”, “It’s not enough”, “Add that sock or two to me, too”, “Tickle me with that academic drawing utensil qu!ckly”. So be it was did.

 

 

Automatic Classic

 

 

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upcoming upcoming upcoming

June 07, 2014

Andrew Mania
Blue Stripes
2007
Coloured pencil on maple veneer and cloth.

The Honeymoon Suite

Simon Oldfield Gallery

12th June – 11th July 2014

Private view invitation
Wednesday 11th June 2014
6 – 8pm

 

Bruce Ingram and Andrew Mania
Simon Foxall and Matthew Robert Hughes
Michael Pybus and Keith Allyn Spencer

Bruce Ingram, Simon Foxall and Michael Pybus play with notions of romance, sentimentality, luxury and earnest indulgence, and the architecture of investment, collaborating with their ‘art sweetheart’ on a room each within our latest project space, an Edwardian apartment in the heart of Mayfair.

Bruce Ingram’s installation grows out of the arrangement and placement of imagery and objects collected from the artist’s studio. The overlooked and discarded are impermanently arranged, shifting between two-dimensional and three dimensional space, evoking perhaps pleasure garden or a complex flower arrangement. A delicate framework of sticks, branches and wire, fastened together and suspended from the ceiling act as a three-dimensional line drawing, as gentle as it is robust, that parallels the intimate and sensual portraits of invited artist Andrew Mania. Mania’s portraits play as much with image as they do with the process of interpreting and absorbing it, the construction of effect being palpable in the physicality of the objects through which the portraits manifest themselves. Ingram and Mania unite to explore avenues of repression and desire, looking and looking away, a clarity within the imminence of its own undoing.

Michael Pybus creates an installation that references retail spaces and display, paying homage to Keith Haring’s Pop Shop, iconic Post Modern designers Memphis-Milano and the translation of subversive design into motifs appropriated by high street brands such as American Apparel and Ikea. With collaborator Keith Allyn-Spencer, Pybus appears to install a retail environment within The Honeymoon Suite, with paintings made of blocks of wood and strips of torn t-shirts, hung next to hand printed t-shirts on retail display fittings and mannequins, accompanied by handmade teddy bears in garish IKEA fabrics. Pybus and Allyn-Spencer reference the mechanisms of seduction in retail spaces through work that relates specifically to bodily physicality, whether the work is to be admired, worn or cuddled, the individual response mediated through conversations around persuasive interior space, mass production and choreographed sensuality.

Simon Foxall and collaborator Matthew Robert-Hughes take motifs of Disco and mythology as metonymic of utopian impulse, emergence, and the investment in escapist fantasy. The installation implies parallels between the high ‘70s luxe of disco culture and the supernatural occupants of Mount Olympus, drawing in conversations about totemic location, seductive narrative hero worship or fan love. Part of the installation will comprise a large wall painting, referencing billboard movie posters and swimming pool murals that evoke exotic locations and adventurous activity. This will occupy the space along with various work on paper, sculptures and found objects. Robert-Hughes brings a fascination with emblems of mysticism found through channels of popular culture to Foxall’s interest in appropriating film characters as vessels of personal experience to develop a joint practice exploring luxury, allure, adoration and worship.

The Honeymoon Suite is approached by each collaborative partnership as a departure point, constructed in codes, perhaps euphemistic, playing with ideas of camp and artifice but with tenderness and authenticity. If the honeymoon suite is a metaphor, then it could speak of a fine line between the conformity of a preplanned architecture of desire and seduction and its validity in expressions of the unique, personal and reverent, and the points at which they fracture and collapse into one another.

The Honeymoon Suite will be accompanied by a program of screenings and performances within the space.  Curated by Bruce Ingram & Simon Foxall

Simon Oldfield, First Floor, 128 Mount St, Mayfair, London.

Opening Hours

Wednesday – Friday 11am – 6pm | Saturday 12-4pm

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Information and sales: simon@simonoldfield.com

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Juicys Gallery

May 29, 2014

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Everything Not Saved Will B Lost

www.juicysgallery.info

Manhattan Mini Storage
220 South Street Room 02865,
New York, New York

F at 2nd Ave.

 

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Pulse NYC

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(above photo courtesy of PULSE)

PHALANX [IMPULSE], Booth C2 — at PULSE Contemporary Art Fair

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Left Footed

May 18, 2014

Left Footed

Left Footed, acrylic paint on plywood with lost-n-found toddler t-shirt and staples, 12.12″ x 5.5″ -+, 2014

Left Footed Left Footed

 

Left Footed

 

 

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Drawing From Bed

May 11, 2014

Drawing From Bed

 

Drawing From Bed

 

Drawing From Bed, acrylic paint, bleach, cotton t-shirt made in Honduras. Dimensions: Large. 2014

 

 

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On “They Live”

On "They Live"

On "They Live"

On "They Live"

On "They Live"

On "They Live"

On "They Live"

On "They Live"

 

On “They Live”, acrylic paint on cotton/polyester blend t-shirt made in Honduras. Dimension: Medium. 2014

 

 

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Revolutionized Twentieth Century

Revolutionized Twentieth Century

 

Revolutionized Twentieth Century, acrylic paint on cotton t-shirt made in Hondurus. Dimensions: Medium. 2014

Revolutionized Twentieth Century

backside

Revolutionized Twentieth Century

on paper — same title same bits

Revolutionized Twentieth Century

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sculpture of Homeless Jesus

Sculpture of Homeless Jesus

 

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Sculpture of Homeless Jesus,  acrylic paint on cotton/polyester mix t-shirt made in Honduras. Dimensions: Large. 2014

 

Sculpture of Homeless Jesus

 

 

Sculpture of Homeless Jesus

up-side-down

 

 

 

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David Foster Wallace Was Right

David Foster Wallace was right

 

David Foster Wallace Was Right, acrylic paint, bleach, cotton-t made in Honduras, “wrangler” stencil. Dimensions: Large. 2014

David Foster Wallace was right

 

backside revealed

 

David Foster Wallace was right

 

on paper, monoprint , 18 x 24 -+

David Foster Wallace was right

 

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New Bill Aims to Curb Overzealous Photoshopping

May 09, 2014

New Bill Aims to Curb Overzealous Photoshopping

New Bill Aims to Curb Overzealous Photoshopping, wooden book shelf, gesso, acrylic matte medium transfer w/ laser jet print minus the paper pulp, pastel, staples, sock, pajama string, 11″ tall -+, 2014

 

 

New Bill Aims to Curb Overzealous Photoshopping

 

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upcoming upcoming upcoming

May 06, 2014

 

 

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gestalt, toon

 

Keith AllYn Spencer

Friday May 9, 2014 — Saturday May 31, 2014

Manhattan Mini Storage
220 South Street Room 02865,
New York, New York

F at 2nd Ave.

Everything Not Saved Will B Lost

Juicys Gallery Juicys Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Keith AllYn Spencer, on view at Manhattan Mini Storage, 220 South Street in New York. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, May 8, from 6-8pm. RSVP required.

KEITH ALLyN SPENCER was born and raised in the American desert southwest border region. An emphasis w/ the middle letter of his name helps diminish the perpetual mix-up with similar named persons: Keith Spencer, Kevin Spencer, Kenneth Allan Spencer, Spencer Kenny Allen, Kanye West, so on and so forth.

Currently, Kurt resides with his family in Bloomington, Indiana, USA – the tie-dye capital of the world. He is a (just) Visiting Assistant Professor at Indiana University, trying to navigate towards long-term job security, cul-de-sacs, and organic groceries. Kent has showcased his works in various group shows, “p0p-up” spaces, coffee shops, bars, blogs and academic galleries. Most recently, Karl has held solo exhibitions at Welcome Screen, Oliver Francis, Target, Domino’s Pizza and the Rhode Island Credit Union so help you God.

Juicys Gallery is a pop-up exhibition platform based in New York City. Founded in 2014, Juicys Gallery capitalizes on the affordability and ubiquity of the self-storage industry to create temporary gallery situations.

RSVP to juicy@juicysgallery.info

http://www.juicysgallery.info/

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pulse ny

PULSE NY    —-   http://pulse-art.com/

Pulse Prize Nomination:
Keith Allyn Spencer [American]
Booth C2 | solo booth w / PHALANX [IMPULSE] | Brooklyn, NY

There’s more info the Fair Guide:
http://pulse-art.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/PULSE-New-York-2014-Fair-Guide.pdf

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Gateway Everything

April 21, 2014

Gateway Everything

Gateway Everything, gots plywood, gots artist pastel, gots lost-n-found toddler cotton t-shirt, gots old pillow case, gots amateur acrylic paint, gots staples. Dimensions vary: 24″ tall -+. 2014

Gateway Everything

detail

Gateway Everything

 

3/4 view

Gateway Everything

Gateway Everything

 

 

 

 

 

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Good Guy Discount

Good Guy Discount

Good Guy Discount, discarded plywood hole cover, professional grade acrylic paint, retrieved Nike Fit athletic wear shirt from YMCA lost-n-found, staples. Dimensions vary: 30″ +-. 2014

 

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Good Guy Discount

Good Guy Discount

 

Good Guy Discount

3/4 view

Good Guy Discount

.75 viewpoint

Good Guy Discount

 

 

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Love Shaq

Love Shaq

Love Shaq, wood, acrylic paint, paper, staples, water, matte medium. 9.99″ tall -+. 2014

 

Love Shaq

 

Love Shaq

 

 

backside

 

 

 

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No Problemo is Offensive

No Problemo is Offensive

No Problem is Offensive, plywood and fancy pants art materials/processes: gesso, acrylic transfer, fine artist pastel, matte medium. Dimensions vary (24″ -+). 2014

 

No Problemo is Offensive

detailed detail

No Problemo is Offensive

No Problemo is Offensive

3/4 view

No Problemo is Offensive

No Problemo is Offensive

 

No Problemo is Offensive

No Problemo is Offensive

No Problemo is Offensive

front-side revealed

 

 

 

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Grow Taller Naturally

March 21, 2014

Grow Taller Naturally

Grow Taller Naturally, old plywood board used for student clay projects, fancy gel medium for amateur acrylic transfer, toddler blue jeans, pajama waist band tie, toddler socks, do-it-yourselfer hardware store staples, (144/12)(2)” +-. 2014

Grow Taller Naturally

 

rotated 90 degrees

Grow Taller Naturally

 

rotated 90 degrees more

Grow Taller Naturally

 

flip the script

Grow Taller Naturally

 

fold and follow

Grow Taller Naturally

 

flip the script again, fold and follow

Grow Taller Naturally

Grow Taller Naturally

 

Grow Taller Naturally

 

tah dah !

Grow Taller Naturally

 

 

print, How To Grow Taller Naturally

t-print (made from painting armature before painting made)

 

 

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Terry’s Leaves

Terry's Leaves

Terry’s Leaves, wooden book shelf, Angry Birds cotton underwear, toddler blue jeans, cotton tee from YMCA lost-n-found, student abandoned acrylic paint, professional artist pastel, unselfconscious handyman/handywoman staples, 64/8″ tall +-. 2014

Terry's Leaves

backside revealed

Terry's Leaves

3/4 view

Terry's Leaves

 

Terry's Leaves gif

 

 

 

| More: still-life

print, Terry’s Leaves

print, Terry's Leaves

 

monoprint of some sort or another (pastel dust, acrylic paint residue on paper)

 

 

| More: prints

print, Grow Taller Naturally

March 19, 2014

print, Grow Taller Naturally

 

 

 

| More: prints

print, Googolplex

March 14, 2014

googolplex

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print, All of Tha Above

print, All of Tha Above

 

 

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UPCOMING UPCOMING UPCOMING

March 11, 2014

Looks on Paper

DITCH PROJECTS

303 S. 5th Avenue #165
Springfield OR 97477

March 15-29
Opening reception Saturday March 15, 6-9 PM

Ditch Projects is pleased to present LOOKS ON PAPER, curated by Calvin Marcus (Los Angeles, CA) and Donald Morgan (Eugene, OR), a group show of works on paper by Alex Becarra, Ben Brunnemer, Michael Dopp, Ron Graff, Matthew Clifford Green, Roger Herman, David Korty, Nick Lowe, Calvin Marcus,Donald Morgan, Rebecca Morris,Laura Owens, Tyson Reeder, Justin Schaefer, Keith Allyn Spencer, and Whiting Tennis.

….Even Animals near the Classis of plants seem to have the most restlesse motions. The Summer-worm of Ponds and plashes makes the long waving motion; the Hair-worm seldome lies still. He that would behold a very anomalous motion, may observe it in the Tortile and tiring stroaks of Gnat-worms.
-Sir Thomas Browne

 

http://www.ditchprojects.com/

 

 

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2K14 Mix-CD — Amigos Publishing

March 10, 2014

keithallyn_amigos publishing

 

 

AMIGOS #3 of Volume 1 — 2K14 mix-CDs

$1

40 tracks of painting-inspired sounds

Click HERE or HERE and maybe HERE .

Check out some other great stuff you have probably never heard of in your whole entire life!

 

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Fac sho @ IU

March 05, 2014

faculty show IU

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Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

February 24, 2014

Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

Post-Walmart Moral Hangover, filthy disgusting dusty plywood panel found in the outskirts of Hell, student purchased acrylic paint, 1 nail only God Bless It. Dimensions vary (24″ tall -+), 2014

 

Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

 

Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

 

Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

 

Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

 

3/4 view for all the naysayers

 

print, Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

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print, Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

print, Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

print, Post-Walmart Moral Hangover

 

 

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Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep

Supermarket Sweep, wooden plank “A”, wooden plank “B”, professional artists pastel, hobbyist acrylic paint, professional stapler staples. 20.20″ tall -+, 2014

Supermarket Sweep

3/4 view

Supermarket Sweep

(backside revealed)

Supermarket Sweep print, Supermarket Sweep

(print from with which that shall see-ith before thy father)

 

 

 

| More: painting, still-life

print, Supermarket Sweep

 

 

 

 

 

 

print, Supermarket Sweep

 

 

print, Supermarket Sweep

 

 

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Want Breakfast-N-Bed Sleep N the Kitchen

Want Breakfast-N-Bed Sleep N the Kitchen

Want Breakfast-N-Bed Sleep N the Kitchen, some wood, some paint, some pastel bits/dust/chunks, some clay, some thread, some love. 7.77″ tall -+, 2014

Want Breakfast-N-Bed Sleep N the Kitchen

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quite fidgeting

 

Want Breakfast-N-Bed Sleep N the Kitchen

 

 

 

| More: painting, still-life

Dry Wet Hair w/ Hot Air

Dry Wet Hair w/ Hot Air

Dry Wet Hair w/ Hot Air, too many materials used unworthy of mentioning, 10.10″ wiiide -+, 2014

Dry Wet Hair w/ Hot Air

Dry Wet Hair w/ Hot Air

Dry Wet Hair w/ Hot Air

 

Dry Wet Hair w/ Hot Air

 

(backside revealed)

 

 

 

| More: painting, still-life

Everything Not Saved Will B Lost

Everything Not Saved Will B Lost

Everything Not Saved Will B Lost, professional fine artist plywood, amateur fine artist acrylic paint. 9.0″ tall (DIPTYCH) -+, 2014

Everything Not Saved Will B Lost

 

Everything Not Saved Will B Lost

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Ankle Breaker

Ankle Breaker

Ankle Breaker, wood, paint, water, 13″ -+ tall, 2014

Ankle Breaker

 

(.75 view)

 

 

| More: painting, still-life

Snowoman

Snowoman

Snowoman, solid and liquid materials, 14″ tall -+, 2014

Snowoman

(3/4 view)

 

 

 

 

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print, King of the Boss

February 19, 2014

print, King of the Boss

Sets available for corporate softball teams ! –> click HERE for info

 

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print, Right to Suffer

right to suffer

| More: prints

print, Creative Prayers

print, Creative Prayers

 

| More: prints

print, Friends w/Out Leadership Qualities

print, Friends w/Out Leadership Qualities

 

 

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print, Stagnant Water Under the Bridge

print, Stagnant Water Under the Bridge

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Mrs. Tough Guy

February 01, 2014

Mrs. Tough Guy

Mrs. Tough Guy, students’ acrylic paint, pastel, plywood, wife’s old worn-out pajamas, staples. 9.99″ tall -+, 2014.

 

Mrs. Tough Guy

(front_side revealed)

Mrs. Tough Guy Mrs. Tough Guy

 

 

When my wife gets sick, it’s like she’s not even sick. She goes on throughout the day, hard enough as it is, not complaining, not sighing, not nothing — just takes it. Tough! Tougher than me that’s for sure.

 

 

 

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Act Like You Are Quiet

Act Like You Are Quiet

 

 

Act Like You Are Quiet, plywood, plywood, pastel, pastel, pastel, underwear, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple, staple. 14.1441″ tall -+, 2014

Act Like You Are Quiet

(front-side revealed)

Act Like You Are Quiet

 

3/4 view

 

 

 

 

 

| More: painting, still-life

print, Act Like You Are Quiet

print, act like you are quiet

 

how about a shirt for your Christmas dinner?? — click HERE

 

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Ample Duds

January 13, 2014

Ample Duds

Ample Duds, particle board, pastel, acrylic paint, staples, found some might say stolen cheap-cologne-reeking “Golf Country Club” t-shirt, 22.00″ tall -+, 2014

Ample Duds

(3/4 view)

Ample Duds

backside revealed

Ample Duds

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On the Clifff

On the Clifff

On the Clifff, plywood, oil pastel, 9″ tall -+ (dimensions vary), 2014

On the Clifff

On the Clifff

On the Clifff

 

On the Clifff

 

 

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WIC Kid

December 22, 2013

WIC Kid

WIC Kid, two pieces of plywood, one single piece of fine artist canvas, paint residue, paint, staples, 17.18″ tall -+, 2013

 

WIC Kid

 

WIC Kid

 

WIC Kid

 

WIC Kid

 

 

However you wanna display the work is up to you: banana or no banana.

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Attacked by the Left and the Right for Discussing

Attacked by the Left and the Right for Discussing

Attacked by the Left and the Right for Discussing, two pieces of plywood, one piece of canvas, paint residue, paint, staples, 22.00″ tall -+ (not diptych, ok? Ok.), 2013

Attacked by the Left and the Right for Discussing

 

Attacked by the Left and the Right for Discussing

 

Attacked by the Left and the Right for Discussing

 

Attacked by the Left and the Right for Discussing

 

 

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Bobby-Sized

Bobby-Sized

Bobby-Sized, plywood, paint residue, freshly squeezed paint, canvas for artists and craft persons, non-office staples, 13.13″ tall -+, 2013

 

Bobby-Sized

 

Bobby-Sized

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Trouble

Trouble

Trouble., paint, paint residue, grit and grime, plywood, staples, 014.0″ tall +-, 2013

Trouble

3/4 view

 

 Trouble

backside revealed

Trouble_gif

 

 

 

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Easy A

Easy A

Easy A, two pieces of plywood, paint residue, fine artist canvas, staples, 8.0″ x 018″ -+ (not diptych, thank you], 2013

 

Easy A

3/4 view

Easy A

other 3/4 view

 

Easy A

Selfie w/ painting and juice box

 

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Photos at Museums Hindering Your Memory

Photos at Museums Hindering Your Memory

Photos at Museums Hindering Your Memory, plywood stick, paint residue, staples, viking canvas, 21.00″ tall -+, 2013

Photos at Museums Hindering Your Memory

 

Photos at Museums Hindering Your Memory

 

Photos at Museums Hindering Your Memory

 

Photos at Museums Hindering Your Memory

 

 

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Thru His Shadows

Thru His Shadows

Thru His Shadows, pillow minus the fluff, paint, staples, playwood, 20.20″ tall -+, 2013

 

Thru His Shadows

 

Thru His Shadows

 

Thru His Shadows

 

 

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Answers Live

Answers Live

Answers Live, found “Pink” pink sweater, my son’s old, outgrown “Angry Birds” underwear (clean), plywood scraps, staples, paint, paint residue, pastel, pastel residue,08.00″ tall -+, 2013

 

Answers Live

 

Answers Live

 

Answers Live

 

Answers Live

 

 

 

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Just Visiting at GRUNWALD GALLERY

December 02, 2013

IMG_6219

 

“Just Visiting” at Grunwald Gallery, Indiana University….visiting faculty show

IMG_6218

 

fathers kissing sons

 

fathers kissing sons

 

 

 

IMG_6215

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INSTALLED: Neighbor’s House

December 01, 2013

any help helps

 

The painting was installed and left in my dear neighbor’s house. A nice guy with a real nice little family with kids the same age as ours — He asked if we would take care of his cats while they left for Thanksgiving break. I obliged and thought it opportune to leave a little painting as a memento of our friendship.

For the first few days, I couldn’t imagine one of my previous paintings fitting within their home. It had to be something more somber and quiet, easily nestling in the background and not screaming out “Hey! It’s me, your neighbor!!” Needless to say, I created this work specifically in mind for them.

Admittedly, I was nervous about their return and curious about their reaction hoping they didn’t feel insulted or as though I was invading their privacy. They ended up being pleasantly surprised, laughing about and liking my “performance” as he described. I like that and I like how it ties in with what artist Robert Morris stated, “The object has not become less important. It has merely become less self-important.” Yesss, the painting is important, but all of this is not just about the painting.

Any Help Helps

 

Any Help Helps

 

 

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Any Help Helps

November 24, 2013

Any Help Helps

Any Help Helps, cotton canvas for artists, acrylic paint for artists, staples not specifically intended for artists, plywood intended for the city dump, 14.14″ -+ tall, 2013.

 

any help helps

The painting was installed and left in my dear neighbor’s house. A nice guy with a real nice little family with kids the same age as ours — He asked if we would take care of his cats while they left for Thanksgiving break. I obliged and thought it opportune to leave a little painting as a memento of our friendship.

For the first few days, I couldn’t imagine one of my previous paintings fitting within their home. It had to be something more somber and quiet, easily nestling in the background and not screaming out “Hey! It’s me, your neighbor!!” Needless to say, I created this work specifically in mind for them.

Admittedly, I was nervous about their return and curious about their reaction hoping they didn’t feel insulted or as though I was invading their privacy. They ended up being pleasantly surprised, laughing about and liking my “performance” as he described. I like that and I like how it ties in with what artist Robert Morris stated, “The object has not become less important. It has merely become less self-important.” Yesss, the painting is important, but all of this is not just about the painting.

Any Help Helps

3/4 view

Any Help Helps

 

backside revealed

 

 

 

 

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The Department

The Department

The Department, plywood, paint, paint, plywood, staples, canvas, canvas, staples, pain in the pain in the, 12.21″ tall -+, 2013

 

The Department

 

The Department

 

 

What a pain in the most sensitive part of the human anatomy this painting was. Start with a pretty clear vision for the creative process. Proceed; butt, then, it starts to fall away. You lose grip and it is as if the painting is slipping out of your hands — further and further from your/my preconceived notions. Just as it is about to float over the horizon, by the grace of God, it slowly is reeled back in, like a fisherman reeling in that huge swordfish off the coast of Costa Rica. As it nears closer, you start to realize you are no longer bringing it back, but that it is swimming towards you ferociously — eventually, jumping in the boat to slap you in the face. You want it? You Got it! At least, though, the fight is over.

 

 

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Tie Dye Bloomington

Tie Dye Bloomington

Tie Dye Bloomington, plywood (found), acrylic paint (found), latex paint (found), 23.23″ x 22.22″ (dimensions vary), 2013

 

Tie Dye Bloomington

Tie Dye, Bloomington

 

 

Tie Dye Bloomington

 

Tie Dye Bloomington

 

3/4 view

 

– I have never seen so many tie-dye t-shirts in my whole entire life — at least one per day here in Bloomington, IN.

 

 

 

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For

For

For, fine artist materials, handyman materials, average Joe materials, 4.4″ x 6.6″, 2013

 

For

 

For

backside revealed

 

For

 

3/4 view w/ coffee thermos w/ coffee and my father’s winter work gloves (RIP)

 

 

 

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My highest score on Sonic Dash is 82,851

November 23, 2013

My highest score on Sonic Dash is 82,851

My highest score on Sonic Dash is 82,851, plywood and paint, 12.22″ tall -+ (5 parts, dimensions vary), 2013

My highest score on Sonic Dash is 82,851

3/4 view

 

slices_gif

My highest score on Sonic Dash is 82,851

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INSTALLED: WorkOne

November 20, 2013

workone, bloomington, in

Sometimes I Feel 100 Sometimes I Feel 12 installed and left at WorkOne,450 S. Landmark Avenue, Bloomington, IN.

 

workone, bloomington

 

Sometimes I Feel 100 Sometimes I Feel 12

 

By far, this sculpture, has been one of my all time favorites. It was a sort of pivotal piece in that it allowed me to break a few of my own rules and not feel bad about it. Painting on the front became okay here and bringing the actual armature of the piece forward was a new component for my painting repertoire. Eventually the wood structure became directly conspicuous and was able to meander back and forth, covered and not, from the back to front like an adopted child — no problem.

So why let it go?? Why install it, leaving it behind for someone who may not give a damn? Or rather, why not leave it behind for them? At the end of the day, it’s a sacrifice, a gift to the painting gods, an atonement for my prejudice against what I/we/you might deem the unsophisticated, unaware and uncultured. OR, I just wanted to mess with somebody’s day, baffle them and provoke them to handle the painting, take it home and hang it on their own wall or throw it in the trash. It’s a pivotal point for them — monetary value aside, what is thing worth? My soul is in their hands. Besides, everyone needs a little helps sometimes.

 

 

 

 

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Jazzercise

October 27, 2013

Jazzercise

Jazzercise, found “Hello Kitty” cotton sweater, fine artist oil pastel, fine student artist pastel bits, acrylic paint, plywood, staples, 14.14″ x 13.13″, 2013

Jazzercise

Jazzercise Jazzercise Jazzercise

 

 

 

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Mud, Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer, wood, paint, spit, tears. 13″.13″ x 11.11″ +- (dimensions vary), 2013Mud, Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer_gif

 

Mud, Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer Mud, Blood and Beer Mud, Blood and Beer

Mud, Blood and Beer Mud, Blood and Beer

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Breaking Bad Addictions

Breaking Bad Addictions

Breaking Bad Addictions, plywood, pillow case, professional student grade acrylic paint, staples, 11.11″ x 9.9″ +-, 2013

Breaking Bad Addictions

Breaking Bad Addictions

 

 

 

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They Don’t Know They Don’t Want It

They Don't Know They Don't Want It

They Don’t Know They Don’t Want It, found dirty cotton t-shirt, pieces of plywood, pastel chunks, staples, 7.7″ x 8.8″ +-, 2013

They Don't Know They Don't Want It They Don't Know They Don't Want It

They Don't Know They Don't Want It

They Don't Know They Don't Want It They Don't Know They Don't Want It

Show it however you want it. Hang it to fit your fancy. Displaying personal perspectives 360 degrees all day every day, 24 hours a day. Up, down, left, right, tilted, backwards, frontwards — there’s no such thing as crooked here, unless pertaining to you.

 

They Don't Know They Don't Want It

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Everything Wrong With The World

Everything Wrong With The World

Everything Wrong With The World, artist canvas, artist pastel bits, artist acrylic paint, artist staples, 14″ x 13.99″ +-, 2013

Everything Wrong With The World

Everything Wrong With The World

 

 

 

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INSTALLED: Target

October 25, 2013

Leaving La Vida Loca

 

Leaving La Vida Loca installed and left at Target, 2966 E. 3rd Street, College Mall, Bloomington, IN.

 

Leaving La Vida Loca

 

Leaving La Vida Loca

 

 

 

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upcoming upcoming upcoming

October 01, 2013


BIG MEDIUM GALLERY at BOLM

Transatlantic-Texas
Illustration, mark-making, and painting by 15 artists from Texas and 15 from Europe. Featuring techniques, narratives, and sensibilities that offer solutions to the encumbered existence of image-makers and appreciators alike.

Texas
Seth Alverson (Houston), Briar Bonifacio (Austin), Ryan Thayer Davis (Austin), Wayne Moon Dean (Bryan/College Station), Nathan Ellefson (Austin), Russell Etchen (Austin), Frederick Follmer (Austin), Peyton Freiman (Austin), Nathan Green (Dallas), Lane Hagood (Houston), Kai Peter Martin (Denton), Pat Snow (Austin), Keith Allyn Spencer (El Paso), Esther Pearl Watson (Dallas/Ft Worth) and Cherie Weaver (Austin)

Europe
Craig Atkinson (England), Sarah-Louise Barbett (France), Bloeme van Bon (Netherlands), Nicolas Burrows (England), Jay Cover (England), Félix Decombat (France), William Edmonds (England), Giada Ganassin (Italy), Chris Harnan (England), Geran Knol (Netherlands), Faye Coral Johnson (England), Jeffrey Kriksciun (Sweden), Paul Loubet (France), Mike Redmond (England) and Lars Rosenbohm (Germany)

Exhibition dates:           October 19 – November 24, 2013
Opening reception:       October 19, 2013, 7-10pm
Address:                       5305 Bolm Rd #12, Austin, TX 78721
Gallery hours:               Fri-Sat, 12-4pm and by appointment

ABOUT BIG MEDIUM
Big Medium is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary art in Texas. Big Medium produces the East Austin Studio Tour, the West Austin Studio Tour, the Texas Biennial, and presents innovative exhibitions throughout the year. Big Medium provides affordable studio space to artists, and partners with various organizations in Texas to help foster the arts and facilitate an inclusive cultural dialogue between artists and their communities.

Further information is available at www.bigmedium.org or you can email press@bigmedium.org

Big Medium is supported by generous contributions from private donors and funded in part by the City of Austin through the Economic Growth & Redevelopment Services Office/Cultural Arts Division believing an investment in the Arts is an investment in Austin’s future.

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INSTALLED: Kroger

September 25, 2013

kroger, painting, art

There S A Snake N My Boot installed and left at Kroger, located at 528 S College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47403.

 

there s a snake n my boot

 

 

There S A Snake N My Boot

 

This painting wan’t necessarily one of my favorites for quite some time. I had wrapped it up, put it away and for some reason it was calling out to me from inside the box, “Keiiith! Keeeeiiiiiittthhhh!!!!” Eventually, while digging up another packaged work, there it was, right on top of the pile. “Keeeeeiiiiiiiiith….You came for me!” I hadn’t. More so, it came to me. A newfound love was harnessed, but the kind of love meant to let go and shared with others. Now that this painting is gone, I yearn for it. We had some good memories, though.

 

 

 

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I See said the Blind Man

September 15, 2013

I See said the Blind Man

I See said the Blind Man, plywood, blood, tears, nail. Dimensions vary” 10.00″ – 20.00″ tall +-, 2013

I See said the Blind Man

I See said the Blind Man

I See said the Blind Man

I See said the Blind Man I See said the Blind Man

 

 

 

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Chorizo iz in Your Blood

Chorizo iz in Your Blood

Chorizo iz in Your Blood, found mechanic’s rag, acrylic, acrylic water, plywood, staples. 5.01″ tall +-, 2013

Chorizo iz in Your Blood Chorizo iz in Your Blood

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pOnytail eXpress

pOnytail eXpress

pOnytail eXpress, ol’ dirty dishrag, various plywood parts, professional student grade acrylic paint, staples. 11.11″ tall +-, 2013

pOnytail eXpress pOnytail eXpress

 

 

 

 

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Meeting of Flat Earth Society

Meeting of Flat Earth Society

Meeting of Flat Earth Society, thing pieces of wood laminated together, found kidz cotton T, student grade acrylic paint, staples, earth, wood knot, professional grade pastel bits. Dimensions vary: 14.32293″ tall/19.99″ tall +- (two parts), 2013

Meeting of Flat Earth Society Meeting of Flat Earth Society Meeting of Flat Earth Society

 

 

 

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No Skateboarding, Rollerblading, BMXing, OR Grinding

No Skateboarding, Rollerblading, BMXing, OR Grinding

No Skateboarding, Rollerblading, BMXing, OR Grinding, found Victoria’s Secret PINK sweatshirt, fine artist acrylic paint, fine artist pastel bits, plywood, staples. 9.99″ tall +-, 2013.

No Skateboarding, Rollerblading, BMXing, OR Grinding

backside revealed

No Skateboarding, Rollerblading, BMXing, OR Grinding

 

3/4 view

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Adjust Your Tracking

Adjust Your Tracking

 

Adjust Your Tracking, kidz cotton T-shirt from lost-n-found, plywood, staples, pastels, paint. 13.000″ tall +-, 2013

Adjust Your Tracking

3/4 view

Adjust Your Tracking

backside revealed

Adjust Your Tracking

fresh and clean

 

 

 

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Fathers Kissing Sons

August 18, 2013

Fathers Kissing Sons

Fathers Kissing Sons, still-life cotton bed sheet, fine artist student grade oil sticks, Kingsford charcoal, Sharpie ink, Arrow staples, 9.99999″ tall +-, 2013

 

 

IMG_5805a

 

 

 

Fathers Kissing Sons

 

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Scooters R Big Here

Scooters R Big Here

Scooters R Big Here, fine artists pastel, fine artists acrylic paint, fine artists plywood, fine artists staples, and the worst worst WORST smelling found jacket ever in the history of mankind — probably from a fine artist. 15.5544″ tall +-. 2013

Scooters R Big Here

3/4 view

 

Scooters R Big Here

backside revealed

 

Scooters R Big Here

3/4 view

Scooters R Big Here

GO TROYANOS! — visit

 

 

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Little Buy Little

Little Buy Little, 7-11

Little Buy Little, greasy oily oil sticks, still-life cotton bed sheet, thin sheets of wood laminated together aka plywood, staples, 5″ tall +-, 2013

7-11

3/4 view

 

Little Buy Little

 

backside revealed

 

 

 

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Birthday Cake W/ Food Stamps

Birthday Cake W/ Food Stamps

Birthday Cake W/ Food Stamps, plywood A, plywood B, plywood C, bone-dry gesso, fine artists pastel, paint contractors drop-cloth canvas, 19.9″ tall +-, 2013

Birthday Cake W/ Food Stamps Birthday Cake W/ Food Stamps Birthday Cake W/ Food Stamps

 

 

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