” I keep on regardless, because the notion is as inherently terrifying and nihilistic as the alternative…”
There’s a really nice interview I did with Coma music magazine recently, in which I talk about Art, Bowie, Ghost haunting’s, my top five current musical picks and what I would do in the event of a Zombie apocalypse, and you can read it from the link below.
Way back in September 2014, I unleashed a 24 piece series that I had been working on every day for the better part of two years. Purgatorium was my epic judgement day opus-raging at the sky and shaking a fist, framing the kind of question that asks ‘is anybody fucking listening?’. Judging from the single but favorable review I got at the time, the answer came back resoundingly that nobody really was-certainly all the usual suspects couldn’t give a flying fuck.
In the echo chamber since the work vacated the walls, the pieces have sat unseen by anyone, smouldering in some crate like the Lost Ark in Raiders one imagines.
That is until now, because Purgatorium is getting a second outing, and alongside the work of the extraordinary Jeff Christensen, can be seen under the new banner of Dreamscapes at Bash Fine Arts new location in Las Vegas. Beneath the black pyramid of Luxor I can think of no better Babylon for the Phoenix to be reborn.
Dreamscapes runs through May 21st-June 25th. Opening Reception Saturday, May 28th 6-10pm
This one may seem like a bit of a departure from my usual work, but long standing followers will know that this piece, has its origins in something I did as far back as 2006. It’s decade older sibling never really did the business way back then- needs must as they were, I think I literally gave it away-which I always felt was rather a shame, since I thought there was a fairly decent idea in there somewhere.
When curator Tracy Black approached me recently, to see if I would be part of the upcoming Unlocking Wonderland group show, I thought it might be a good a time as any to dust off my initial idea, and have another stab, except of course updated to incorporate (one hopes) a more adept brush, and some of my more recent esoteric leanings.
What you have then is the elder Alice, (modeled after my dear and beautiful friend Evgeniya) incarcerated in Bedlam, haunted by her imaginings to the point of reality collapsing, along with the Occult undercurrents of Lewis Carrols opus and the story as a literal manifesto of Monarch programing for the CIA initiative MK Ultra. It’s possibly as close to doing something commercial as I’ll ever get.
Along with other artists visions of Alice, this piece of dark whimsy, goes on display at the California Center for the Arts in Escondido, May 21st through August 14th. Full details Here