Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monday, November 22, 2010

A Rant About Galleries

At your favorite bar you'd buy drinks

At your favorite restaurant you'd buy dinner

At your favorite gallery you'd look for free crap?

I think everyone needs to be reminded galleries are a business. If you don't patron the business they can not pay rent, afford toilet paper, or provide wine and finger foods for you to stuff in your pockets. What's happening now is people are confusing galleries with museums. Yes they're a cheap date, yes they're good at acquiring talented thought provoking artists that you may have never run across, but they aren't a public service.

I've been doing art for a long enough timeline to see some really great places come and go. Luckily there are a few that survive wave after wave of being taken for granted. They do it tooth and nail balancing poverty and publicity.

In the age of right-clicking I think people have become too used to freeloading. How many H.R. Giger images are on facebook and how many people who use them actually bought one of his books? Artists don't tag their images out of narcissism, we do it because we find our art on flyers, album covers or even traced. We're glad you love our art, but can we go to your job and take what we want without paying?

My purpose of writing this is to put everything in perspective. Do you support the artists you like? Do you support the galleries that show them? or do you believe they'll always be there?Because they wont without your support. Be it a $2 postcard or $200 piece or art - show some love. Without your favorite local or international galleries - we'll be left with museums at $30 a ticket and no chips and dip for you.

There are galleries showcasing original works at every level. Here's some of my favorites:

and many many more!

Extinction sucks

Those who support us - we love you because you get it. We just wish everyone else did.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Help Us find the Bastards!

Our Milk Carton Campaign
design thanks to John Hageman

One of Scream 4's most highly profile art pieces is missing!

As many of you know I hired several close artist friends to be a part of the production of Scream 4. It was to my horror when I found out one of the pieces was 'missing', be it theft or lost in a crate I'm hoping the internet can keep a watchful eye out for it. Should you find it, acquire it from pirates, or fight ninjas to get it back you will be rewarded sizable by me. Please pass this on to everyone you know. I'm calling on all my artist friends and fans to help me.

The Artist's name is Christine Benjamin, she is amazing! Here is her web site:

The Missing Piece

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Christian Death

For all of us who grew up cynical and weird


Been a long time. New Art shows:

Our show at Hyaena Gallery:

and the articles that follow:

and some video of the show:

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Scary-Art on Kofy TV 20

John Hageman, Temple and I will be on the Bay Area's Kofy TV 20 this Saturday at midnight. Tune in for:

Creepy KOFY Movie Time : House on Haunted Hill - Vincent Price (1958)