1. My paintings, "Satan for President," "Satan's Hot, Burning Cock," and "The Telltale Heart" will be featured at the Brassworks Gallery in Portland, Oregon on 11/1. See the poster below:
This will be an awesome show. It will be the first show that I'll be able to fully exercise my 1st Amendment rights, after having to stifle them for so many years--- which me brings me to my next success:
2. I survived the most horrific, disgusting and potentially soul-crushing act of group ignorance an artist (or anyone else) could endure. I won-- I made it to the end. Now, I'm free to speak.
Six years ago, I had an ugly tangle with a group of incredibly narrow-minded conservatives in a small town. The name of the town doesn't matter, because no one's ever heard of it. The battle was over my artwork. I won this battle, but it required me to endure a lot of very difficult circumstances.
I fully intend to tell this tale in a book that I'm writing called, "FREAK MANIFESTO: SURVIVING THE PITCHFORKS AND TORCHES." I'm gonna tell this tale far and wide in a series of artist talks in this region and beyond. To celebrate, here is "Satan for President," a 3D painting which will be featured at the "Primal City" show in Portland:
3. I'm working on a new series of paintings for a show at the Expo68 Gallery in Williamsville, N.Y. This show will be my attempt to visually portray musical energy as it flows through improvising musicians. As a veteran musical performer myself-- I understand this energy. The show will take place next Spring. This is a beautiful space and an awesome concept for a show-- LOTS of photos will be coming!
LASTLY-- there will be far more updates here, as I'm now free to begin selling my art and music worldwide once again. Mmmmm-Mmmmm!