Dexter demands an explanation of No More Noir, I struggle to provide one. Photo by @benbrlsq taken at @thevacvvm (V1) September 30th, 2017. ⚔️🖤⚔️ Endless gratitude is heaped upon all who contributed, attended, volunteered, viewed, lurked, documented, promoted, adopted a piece from, shot breeze within and/or watched this thing unfold via a hand held device of some sort-you made this one Hell of an evening, one which I won't ever forget. To be a member of a crew consisting of this much natural talent and pure-of-heart kindness borders on being overwhelming. I'm humbled, honored, exhausted and truly couldn't be more proud - thank you. ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Venin (detail), acrylic & gouache on ash, 2017. 🍂⚡️🍂 V1 is tomorrow, September 30th at @thevacvvm in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This painting will be displayed alongside a veritable smorgasbord of visual delights culled from the collective talents of members of The VACVVM International Illustration Cvlt. One night only, thank you. 🖤⚔️🖤
Ikebana I (detail), pencil & gouache on Stonehenge, 2017. ⚔️⚔️⚔️ Slightly cropped view of a drawing which will be on display at V1, the inaugural VACVVM group exhibition. One night only, Saturday September 30th at @thevacvvm headquarters in Minneapolis, MINN.
No More Noir (detail), acrylic on Masonite, 2003. 🔪🥚🔪 A deluxe reproduction of this ancient painting will be available Saturday, September 30th during the one night only @thevacvvm group exhibition, V1. Beautifully proofed & produced by @pressureprinting this edition features an incredible sculpted embossment and is printed on the most luxurious of cotton stocks, making it all but impossible not to fondle.
Venin, acrylic & gouache on ash, 2017. 🍂⚔️🍂 The first thing I've painted in two years. Made for the @thevacvvm V1 exhibition which took place on September 30th, 2017 in Minneapolis, MN. Logistical keyhole hanger routing assistance via Bruce Horkey. Knotty ash scrap spared from wood stove destiny by @marihorkey with compositional sounding board feedback provided by the unbelievably amazing @bloodmilk ⚡️⚡️⚡️
An evening deftly distilled into sixty seconds-recap edit of V1 at @thevacvvm via the amazing @trillchap who wasn't slowed down at all by a recently broken leg. ⚡️⚡️⚡️ Thanks again to everyone who came out and to everyone who helped make it a night unlike any other... Soundtrack: Andy Stott ⚡️⚡️⚡️
Ikebana I (left) & II, pencil & gouache on Stonehenge, 2017 🥚⚡️🥚 Last naked shot of this twosome before their westward voyage for archival dressing over at @furthurframes in sky-high Denver, Colorado. Once presentable they were swiftly winged back to MN for their grand debut at the @thevacvvm ballroom for V1 which took place this past Saturday. They've now flown east to their adoptive nests, many miles later...
Ikebana II (detail), pencil & gouache on Stonehenge, 2017. ⚔️🥚⚔️ A section of one of two new drawings I'll have on display at V1, the inaugural @thevacvvm group exhibition, this Saturday, September 30th in Minneapolis, MINN.