The b-boy show
Photo by the wife.
Wow. I'm still speechless, and it's been over a week since the opening reception for my solo show "b-boy". First of all, I want to thank everyone who came out to support. It was an exhilarating experience, from conceptualization to research to sketching to painting and, finally, to exhibiting the work. It's been one of the most difficult projects I've ever taken on, but also one of the most satisfying. I'm extremely proud of the work I was able to crank out for the Grassy Knoll Gallery and my only hope for those of you who stopped by that evening of October 2nd is that you caught a mere glimpse of all the hard work that was put into it. A wild ride, but completely and totally worth it.
I've put together a Flickr set from the show, along with some work-in-progress shots, in case you're into that sort of thing. I know a lot of you artist-types usually are. Checkit: b-boy.
Also, check out more of Andrea's photos from the opening here.
Not one for the words, so I'll let the photos speak for themselves (with a few captions, for info's sake):
This was the first time I had a chance to see all (or, almost all) the paintings together.
For the wood and cardboard pieces I used india ink for the linework. Loved the pure blacks I was getting.
I even employed Spidey to help out:
The following two shots of me laying out the paintings the day before the show by Andrea:
Day of the show:
Gallery co-owner Renee Marcotte makes it all official by putting up the labels.
It was wild to see people I knew there. Even wilder to see people I didn't know.
Here's what they were checking out:
Moon Patrol Crew was amazing. Really made the show. Thanks, guys for putting on such an incredible performace.
Ezra wanted to get out there so badly. He was ready, getting up slightly after each dancer, but would sit back down when the next b-boy hit the floor. Seriously, I would've paid money to see him get out on the floor and do his version of breakin'.
To see more photos from the evening, check out my b-boy Flickr set.
And be sure to see Andrea's amazing photos here
For those of you who weren't able to go to the opening reception and want to see the exhibit, you can contact Renee Marcotte at 1-503-449-7484 and she'll be able to set up an appointment for ya. The show will be up for the entire months of October and November. If you can't make it to Portland, yet still curious about what it's all about, you can see all the paintings at Grassy Knoll Gallery's online store. Yes, they're affordable.
Again, I'm so thankful for everyone who showed up last Thursday, the 2nd. It was a memorable night for me & my family.