Saturday, May 21, 2016

Highlights from this year at The Eclectic

This is the 8th year that we've hosted the Emerging Stage at The Eclectic, South Pasadena's Music Festival and Art Walk. We were one of 9 stages throughout the city of South Pasadena. Starting off in the afternoon with Extra Spooky, then Red Pony Clock, Shelby Gogreve, Sam Hale, Disco Mechanic and ending the night with Jubilo Drive.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Photo Independent 2016


Art critic, Shana Nys Dambrot interviewing artists during her curatorial walkthrough at Photo Independent.


Opening night photos







Friday, February 5, 2016

Fabulosus Fabularus – a monument of inventive mythology




Scale rendering of the 18' tall monument topped with the winged golden pig.

I'm pleased to present Fabulosus Fabularus, an 18' tall installation that is a monument to nothing real. It will be exhibited at the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair February 11-14 in the lobby of the Palm Springs Convention Center. It's my largest and most ambitious installation to date.


I'm writing this days before we apply the finish, wrap it, pack it, truck it across the desert and eventually assemble it for the first time at the fair. I'm confident we won't drop it anywhere along the journey. Everything's going according to plan, thanks in large part to my friend and builder, James Peterson of Art & Contraptions. He has my back building the structure and rigs and arranging the logistics.

Tube on its custom-welded trailer. 
Top cap with unpainted pig.

Fresh printed wallpaper draped over the tube.


Builder James Peterson of Art & Contraptions

The project was proposed last October, and the art was created November through January. Our big cardboard Sonnotube, and the custom welded trailer rig I created to tote it around, has been hanging around the studio for six weeks. It's very satisfying to see the project finally coming together.

Installation materials for this project include a cardboard construction tube, CNC-milled plywood wood, rolled aluminum, fiberglass-reinforced castings, paint  and custom-printed wallpaper. The work was created at the artist’s studio in South Pasadena, CA for the Palm Springs Fine Art Fair 2016.

Detail (sunrise)

Detail (angel battle)

Detail (cyclops angel)



Monday, January 25, 2016

KATMOBL


KATMOBL is coming to life this weekend. You can see it the Fabric Expo in DTLA Jan 29-31.
Thanks to Louis, Andrew, Michael and the whole team at Top Wraps in LA for all the help and hard work.

Images below were composited from DTLA locations near our old studio, and close to the Fabric Expo. The car was shot on a nice cloudy day in a nearby parking lot.

KATMOBL on the 6th St Bridge at dawn

KATMOBL prowling the dark back streets at nighttime.

KATMOBL slalloms through the intersection at Temple & Alameda.

KATMOBL katnapping under the 3rd St bridge

Louis and the crew from Top Wraps in DTLA.


Test fitting print

Printer's color proof




Friday, December 18, 2015

Institutionally Suspicious

This is my latest work called "Institutionally Suspicious". It's composed entirely of found decorative figurines and is 12 feet tall and 8 feet wide.   – Lorraine Triolo

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

A Rock 'N Roll opening at PING PONG Miami 2015



I love donuts.

Miami, during Art Basel Miami Beach, is a zoo; the highways are overloaded and traffic slows to a crawl, the hotels double their prices and halve their service, restaurants (when you can get in) want to churn the tables as quickly as possible. It's not a particularly hospitable environment, and we often wonder why come. And then there is the art – a lot of really interesting work that makes the whole trip worthwhile.Your eyeballs get sore from so much to see.

Being dutiful art world soldiers, we managed to hit most of the main fair venues – this year including: Art Miami + Context, Scope, NADA, Untitled, Pulse, Miami Project, Aqua, X Contemporary, an opening at the Perez Art Museum, and two visits to the grandaddy show, Art Basel Miami Beach (also known as ABMB or "the Big Art").

And this year for the first time I showed two of my pieces (below) in a group show called PING PONG Miami. A sister show to PING PONG Basel (where I showed this year but didn't make it out there personally) and Ping Pong Los Angeles, this group show is coordinated by our Swiss friends Sue and Tony. It was a nice venue in downtown Miami at the Dupont Building, and Tony rocked us with his guitar magic at the opening on Friday night. Check out the pictures. I'm looking forward to another show in Basel next year.

The Naga Kanya (2105)
Beautiful Mask VII (2015)


Monday, August 3, 2015

SALVATION mural installation at Gallery 825

My new mural "Little Carnita Finds Salvation" was installed last week at the entrance of Gallery 825, just in time to be unveiled at the LA Art Association's annual benefit auction Saturday night. I hope that it enjoys a multi-year run at 825 La Cienega Blvd.

The vinyl wrap looks beautiful and glossy, and I could have passed it off as paint – except that I don't paint. Thanks to Fernando and the crew at CRA Custom for the printing & install.

Lorraine put together a little vid of the event

A stitched version of the installation. It's located in a narrow, covered entry .


Me & Lorraine
Me & Linda Johannesen in front of my picture
"Do Chickens Dream in Color", which Linda now owns. She's a board member and JT-collector.