Monday, May 23, 2016

Wine, Snacks and Bears, Oh My!

at Kit & Ace's North Loop (Minneapolis) location!

They're throwing a little cocktail hour viewing shindig this Thurs, May 26, 2016 from 5-7.
The event is free but PRETTY PLEASE RSVP here.
My art will be on view through Aug 2nd.

UPDATE: here are some photos from the show...

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @Divnairet.

Photo by @SpotSpas.

Photo by @yesthebarb.

Photo by @JahnaPeloquin.

Photo by @JahnaPeloquin.

Photos by @SpotSpas.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 2016 Newsletter

I just sent out an email newsletter about new paintings, projects and upcoming exhibitions. 
You can read it online (and subscribe, if you're so inclined) right here.

Monday, May 16, 2016

Screaming Hand 30th Anniversary Art Show

My painting to the Screaming Hand Art Show.

RECEPTION: Friday May 20th, 2016 at 
CO Exhibitions in NE Minneapolis. 
Stop by during Art A Whirl 2016!
Show runs: 
Friday May 20, 5-10pm
Saturday May 21, 12-6pm
Sunday May 22, 12-5pm

The original Screaming Hand Logo by Jim Phillips, Sr.

A Traveling Art Show Celebrating Thirty Years of the Screaming Hand
A tribute to the artist Jim Phillips and a skateboarding icon.

Artwork by Michael Gaughan

"In 1985, in a small art studio on the Eastside of Santa Cruz, CA, Jim Phillips Sr. was creating images that unbeknownst to him would affect generations of artists and skateboarders to come. Of all of the iconic imagery that Jim created; the Screaming Hand logo has stood the test of time. Thirty years after its inception, the Screaming Hand still remains an unmistakable symbol of youth and skateboard culture.

In honor of Jim Phillips Sr. and the Screaming Hand logo, we have invited over 48 of the world’s most influential artists of the past 30 years to interpret and pay homage to this iconic image. 

Artwork by Patrick Smith.

Each artist’s interpretation of “The Hand” will be on display. There will also be an audio tour accessible by smart phone, narrated and describing their first experience with Phillips’ work as well as a backstory on their piece for the show.

Featured Artists include: Jim Phillips Sr., Jimbo Phillips, Colby Phillips, Jeremy Fish, Mike Giant, Todd Bratrud, Bigfoot, Michael Sieben, John Lucero, John Munnerlyn, Steve Caballero, Steve Olson, Natas Kaupus, Eric Dressen, Thomas Campbell, Sean Cliver, Mark Gonzales, Benny Gold, Jason Jessee, Mark Widmann, Makoto Yamaki, Skinner and many more.

The tour stop at CO Exhibitions will feature exclusive contributions from a selection of artists curated by Burlesque & Cal Surf including Jake Keeler, Jennifer Davis, Michael Gaughan, Cole Chlouber, Michael Cina, Ben Peterson, Taylor Kline, Dave Moreira, Jared Tuttle, Patrick Smith, Jamie Owens, and Paul Hartman.

The traveling art show has made its way around the world from Los Angeles, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Sydney, Melbourne, Taipei, Tokyo, and several cities throughout the US.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Apartment Therapy Home Tour

Three of my Custom Shooting Target Paintings are featured in this Apartment Therapy home tour from Melbourne, Australia. 
What a gorgeous space...
The owners, Saskia and Tony, clearly share my passion for all things anthropomorphic! 

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Umbrella that Traveled the World

Umbrella, 24"x48", acrylic on paper, 2016 is in my shop.

An Art Exhibition at the Galleria of Edina 
May - August 2016

OPEN TO PUBLIC: Drinks, Food, Prizes, Meet the Artists! 
Rsvp & tickets are not required. 

Produced by Art of Edina and powered by Tradition Companies of Edina.

Two years ago Jill Emmer of Shine On Photos started a project on her Instagram (@Shineonyoucraydiamond) by mailing her beloved photography prop - a rainbow umbrella - to a fellow photographer friend. Soon after, more and more people requested the umbrella.Two years later the umbrella has visited a multitude of countries and cities such as Malaysia, Australia, London, Rome, Ireland, New York, LA, Philly, Chicago and more. It has also been written about in the Huffington Post, BuddyTruk and Midwest Living Magazine. 

This show is titled "The Umbrella That Traveled The World" and includes:
* A sampling of Jill Emmer's umbrella photos
* A wall featuring over 20 traveling umbrella photos taken by photographers from all over the world.
* 4 Large anchor pieces specifically created for this show by:
Drew Beson
Erin Sayer 
Jennifer Davis
Brandon Werth

My contribution to the show, Umbrella, 24"x48", acrylic on paper, 2016 is in my shop
(The original paintings will not be shown rather huge (4'x8') enlargements will be on display in the Galleria.)

Fonts by Chank Diesel and a sleek handmade graphic by Shane Garron

The gallery will be located in the center of the mall (on a facade built in front of the new Free People store) and will be installed at the beginning of May. It will be displayed for three months.