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Chaos Theory 12 in downtown Phoenix

October 8th, 2011 | No Comments

The Chaos Theory 12 group exhibition opened Friday night at Legend City Studios in downtown Phoenix. Organized by longtime downtown Phoenix-based artist Randy Slack, Chaos Theory 12 brings together new works by 60 Arizona artists.

I chose to exhibit Waveform, I painting I produced in February, but had not shown before. Here are a couple of glimpses.

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chaos theory 12 phoenix

You can find the painting on the gallery’s back wall, which is visible from the gallery’s entrance, through late November. Legend City Studios is located at 521 W. Van Buren Street in Phoenix. See a Google map.

There is a good chance that the gallery will be open for Third Friday art walk festivities. I will be posting updates about special events, as I learn about them, to my blog, my Facebook page and my twitter feed.

I extend my compliments to all of the artists who are showing in this well-presented exhibition, as well as my gratitude to Randy Slack, for inviting me to participate.

This fall 2011, three art shows in three states

September 27th, 2011 | No Comments

This fall 2011, I will have a lively exhibition calendar: three art shows in three different regions of the U.S.

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The Vormance Expedition, which I will be exhibiting at Louisiana State University’s Student Union Art Gallery, starting October 23.

2011 20”x20”x20”: A National Compact Competition and Exhibit. The LSU Student Union Art Gallery at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. On view October 23 – November 30. In this an all-media competition, which is open to professional artists residing in the United States, works cannot exceed 20 inches for any one dimension. Juror Julie Sasse, chief curator of contemporary art at Tucson Museum of Art, selected 49 works by 46 artists. I will be exhibiting The Vormance Expedition, a painting I produced in 2010.

Chaos Theory 12 at Legend City Studios, 521 W. Van Buren Street in downtown Phoenix, Arizona. See Google map. On view October 7 – late November; opening party from 6pm until “???” on October 7. Organized by artist Randy Slack, the annual Chaos Theory invitational brings together dozens of highly talented Phoenix artists. The exhibition has been described as an “unofficial barometer of the art scene.” Although so many visions are represented in this show, the works all seem to harmonize magically. This will be my third Chaos Theory; view photos of the 2010 show. It is always a great honor to be invited to participate in Chaos Theory.

Think Small 6 International Miniature Art Biennial at Artspace Gallery, Richmond, Virginia. On view October 28 – December 18. This will be my fourth time participating in the invitational miniatures exhibition, which challenges artists to produce work that does not exceed three inches in any dimension. See the three miniature paintings I produced for Think Small in 2005, 2007 and 2009. I have not yet produced a piece for the upcoming ThinkSmall6, but I will certainly be working on something very soon. … And you’ll be the first to see it here on my blog!

Chaos Theory 11 Art Show Update

October 25th, 2010 | No Comments

I’d like to share with you a pair of images of my work hanging in the Chaos Theory 11 art show at Legend City Studios, 521 W. Van Buren, in downtown Phoenix. See a Google map for Legend City Studios here.

Paintings by Randy Slack and Grant Wiggins at Chaos Theory 11 Art Show Phoenix
Chaos Theory 11 Art Show
Top: Randy Slack's massive, eye-popping Stammbaum (left) with Hexagonal Banfield Forcefield, my newest modern graphic painting, in the foreground. Above: Hexagonal Banfield Forcefield among works by Jason Rudolph Peña and Joshua Rhodes (both part of the Five and Six Gallery collective), as well as Rick Toerne (his great work is obscured, sadly), and Pete Deise (metal sculpture).

Uniting the work of more than 50 Phoenix, Arizona artists, this year’s Chaos Theory appears to be a huge hit. “Chaos Theory didn’t necessarily make First Friday all that chaotic,” writes Phoenix New Times in a slideshow introduction, “but it did provide some of the more creative and cutting edge artwork of the evening.”

See my previous blog post about Chaos Theory 11 here.

Chaos Theory 11 will remain on view through Sunday, November 21. The show’s final weekend will coincide with a pair of concerts by the Downtown Chamber Series on November 20 and 21.

Next show: Chaos Theory 11, opening October 1 at Legend City Studios

September 27th, 2010 | No Comments

Chaos Theory 11

Starting this Friday, October 1, I will be exhibiting a new painting along with works by more than 50 of Phoenix’s most well-respected artists in Chaos Theory. The much-anticipated 11th edition of this invitational group show will be held at Legend City Studios, 521 W. Van Buren, in downtown Phoenix. Google map and directions here.

Opening night festivities, which are open to the public, will take place between 6 p.m. and midnight. Admission is free. The show will conclude at the end of November.

For this year’s Chaos Theory, I will be showing a modern graphic painting titled Hexagonal Banfield Forcefield.

In last year’s Chaos Theory 10, I showed SuperAcid Autobacs Ambilify, a fluorescent-paint packed abstract acrylic art work.

Artists exhibiting in this year’s Chaos Theory include: Rafael Navarro, Joshua Rhodes, Rick Toerne, Steven J Yazzie, James Angel, David Dauncey, Suzie Falk, Brent Bond, Steve Hoffberger, Luiz Gutierrez, Melissa Martinez, Kate Twist, Bobby Castaneda, Lara Plecas, Jeff Falk, Annie Lopez, Michael Zep, Dave Quan, Danielle Hacche, Brian Boner, Christina Ramirez, Fausto Fernandez, Shauna Thibault, Greg Esser, Pete Deise, Carrie Marill, Cindy Dach, Hector Ruiz, Molten Brothers, Alex Krump, Jesse Rieser, William LeGoullon, Leslie Englert Yazzie, Henry Schoebel, Leon Lucero, Joe Willie Smith, John Colona, Colin Chillag, Kathleen D Cone, Grant Wiggins, Matt Priebe, John Randall Nelson, Eddie Shea, Sergio Aguirre, Steve Gompf, Jason Rudolph Pena, Jehu, Randy Slack, John Balinkie, and Brandon Sullivan.

I sincerely thank Randy Slack for inviting me to participate in Chaos Theory 11. It should be a great show and a lot of fun.

Chaos Theory 10: A solid Phoenix First Friday art show

October 9th, 2009 | No Comments

People often ask me whether I show my art at Phoenix First Friday. Until recently, my answer was “Years ago, I was really into it, but I haven’t lately. Last time was 2006.” Thanks to Randy Slack, I can offer a very different answer now.

I am very happy to say I am showing in Chaos Theory 10, which opened at Legend City Studios on Friday, October 2. There, I am showing SuperAcid Autobacs-Ambilify!.

Randy Slack organized the show, which is truly one of the best Phoenix First Friday art shows.

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Here, SuperAcid Autobacs-Ambilify! hangs between works by Greg Esser (the three pieces at left) and Adriana Y. Claudio (right). Image by Rafael Navarro.

Chaos Theory 10 brings together the work of more than 50 Phoenix artists, many of whom I’ve exhibited alongside at either the Arizona Biennial or the Tempe Center for the Arts Biennial. The show lives up to its name because there is no theme. As Randy Slack says in this interview, most of the art in the show doesn’t arrive until three days before the show opens. Until then, he has no idea what people are going to deliver.

So far, I’ve heard a lot of good things about Chaos Theory 10, so you might want to check it out. It will be on display during business hours, more or less, until the end of October. I suggest contacting Legend City Studios about exact hours, though.

Arizona Biennial closes; Chaos Theory 10 opens Oct 2

September 30th, 2009 | No Comments

As one long-running Arizona art show ends, another is set to begin.

Over the weekend, I finally got to check out Tucson Museum of Art’s Arizona Biennial 09, which closed Sunday, September 27. And as I took down Open System from the wall, I felt truly honored to be a part of such a highly esteemed event, which brings together some of Arizona’s best art works every two years. Indeed, Arizona Biennial is consistently one of the best Arizona art shows. I’m already debating whether I should submit work to the 2011 show!

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Open System — now in a private collection — right before I “de-installed” it. (I love that word.)

Thankfully, I have Chaos Theory 10 to look forward to. Organized by artist Randy Slack and his colleagues for a tenth year in a row, Chaos Theory brings together many of Phoenix’s most well-known artists. For me, though, this will be my first time showing in Chaos Theory, which also is one of the best Arizona art shows. And I’m thankful to Randy Slack for inviting me. Read Arizona Republic’s coverage of the event here.

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There’s more to Arizona art shows than the Cowboy Artists of America show. Trust me.