In March, I will be presenting a gallery show called Between Heaven & Hell. This is going to be an art installation covering my work from 2009 featuring my three favorite models. The purpose of the show is to explore thoughts and images of redemption, damnation, murder, suicide, and beautiful naked women. It also is to give people an opportunity to see the entire series in one place, live and in person, rather than on tiny computer screens.
One of the images for this show, Between Heaven & Hell II was featured at the Damned II show in Minneapolis in October, which was wildly well received.
This series had its genesis in a series of emails that went back and forth between my Muse and I, the Mad Model, Heidi Kobara. Having had an exceptionally bad couple of years, we decided we needed to purge our spirits the only way that we knew how -- making art.
So what will $5,000 buy you, you ask? It buys the venue - I am hoping to book/use The Black Cat Gallery here in sunny Culver City, which happens to also be home to the famed Black Cat Festival (http://www.blackcatart.com). It buys actual real promotion and invitations to all the arts writers/journos here in LA (I have a list!). It pays for printing of giclees, mats, and pro gallery frames of not just the BH&H series, but also the close to 30 other images I plan on showing. This part is actually the lion's share of the budget, as printing high quality giclees and not skimping on mat and frames is *expensive* It buys supplies and actual catering. It pays for the entertainment which in this case would be live music and (hopefully) live fire performers. Cause, really, what's a show with Hell in the title without a little fire?
I hope that this show will get people to think a little deeper about what faith and beauty are, by fooling them into looking at the pretty naked girls first. But the message is more than skin deep. We are all between Heaven & Hell on any given day. It's our choices that determine where we end up and how we feel about our companion gods.
Get a sneak peek here:
And you can learn a little bit more about me here: