,My swimmers that I made during my residency at the Joan Mitchell Center in New Orleans, Louisiana will make a brief appearance on Lisa Ling's documentary series, TAKE OUT, on HBO Max. One segment in the series is about Filipino food and takes place in New Orleans. The swimmers and a few other pieces were used where the narrator talks about Filipino's jumping ship when the Spanish Galleons sailed into Acapulco, and as a transition to Manila Village. Thanks to Director and fellow Filipino, Lisa Yadao for connecting with me and supporting my work made in NOLA. Thank you Animator, Julia Liu for giving the swimmers life.
The swimmers were made from water buffalo hide and the shadow cast from their arms replicated the jaws of an alligator. The swimmer installation was shown at my solo exhibition titled, Kit Pa Ca Filé Bayou in 2019 at Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia.
Pulled this older painting out the other day and it just didn't resonate with me so I had to rework it a bit. Still in progress.
William Ishmael and Laurence Campling came out to my studio to shoot an interview with me for the Crocker-Kingsley Artist Interview Series. Had a great time chatting with them both. It's always after the fact that you wonder if what you said made sense or was I just rambling, ha! Look forward to seeing the final edit.
Four paintings from the series, "What Tribe You From," will be shown at a private art event in Sacramento on November 11 from 5:30 to 7:30PM.
I found this video of my talk at Jen Tough Gallery in Benicia back in 2019 when I had my solo exhibit. You can view it by clicking on this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7O9a_r5kQY
Had a nice interview with Nick Shepard as part of Verge Center for the Arts Conversations with Artists. It's part of a series of interviews with artists participating in Sac Open Studios next month.
I've been taking a break from the studio to get my thoughts together about what I want to do next and also my process in the studio. Spring is coming so I'm thinking it'll be a great time to get back in, clean all the crap that has accumulated in the studio and start making art. For now I'm enjoying nature and the local waters looking for inspiration and getting outdoors!
My painting, "Eyeful of Nothing, Brain Full of Everything'" is currently on view in the Small Works Gallery at the Nevada Museum of Art in Reno from July 5, 2020 to January 3, 2021.
Due to the Covid-19 epidemic and galleries shutting down, my show at Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe will take place on their website. I hope that the work can eventually be shown at the gallery so people can see the paintings in person. You can see all the work I created for the show on May 29th. I also created six short videos explaining the title of the show, What Tribe You From, and talking about some of the work. I'll post those here as well.
The image below is from @GalleryFritz on Instagram.
As my online show with Gallery Fritz in Santa Fe gets closer, I'm trying to tie up loose ends and unfinished work. This is a diptych 72" X 109".