Thursday, March 19, 2009

More photos of Tickleroos

I love this photo by Thinkspace gallery of my painted, restored vintage ukes (my "Tickleroos") all lined up and set up with strings...before they were actually hung on the gallery walls.
CLICK images to enlarge for better view.
Also, here is the complete postcard that they designed (Anthony Clarkson did the graphics) for the show (front and back). I am really proud of the way it all came together. To see these uke babies hung between my paintings in a wonderful gallery in L.A. was truly a thrill that I will never forget.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

New Prints, Tickler Uke Number Two, SICA Exhibit

These things will all be happening by the end of March. New letterpress prints and limited edition giclee prints. My Number Two Tickler Ukulele (finally! Ha ha!). A pop surrealism exhibit in New Jersey at SICA. Check back here for news. I may be gone for a bit next week, but I'll be don't go away.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

2 Days Left to See "Dreamgirls and Ukes" at Thinkspace

This video was actually taken of The Hokum Scorchers on Feb 13, 2009 at Thinkspace on the opening night of my art show. I believe there are a couple more videos on YouTUBE of the rest of the performance. My solo art show will only be up for two more days, March 5 & 6th. Be sure to catch it if you are in Los Angeles. Hours: 1-6pm. 4210 Santa Monica Boulevard.

Thanks to Dinosaurs and Robots and King David Ukulele Station for recently blogging about the art in this show.

Here's a link to my Complete Art Show on FLICKR . I think I managed to pull off a really different type of art show with the help of Mr. Reimuller and the good folks at Thinkspace. I owe them all a ton of gratitude.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Teenar- Most Outrageous Guitar?!

Can it be? Teenar is still making news - even a couple of years after we brought her out of the mothballs. This old mannequin is Number One "Outrageous Guitar" on the internet according to Music Radar .
(Thanks, Mark Lowrie for heads up.)
This guitar was made by my luthier, Lou Reimuller, back in 1986 from a vintage mannequin. Exactly what is so "wrong" about her, I'll never know! She's just art made out of a found object -a "sculpture". But, she also happens to play. The outrageousness must have to do with people projecting their own thoughts onto her and the whole idea of someone playing her. But, she really doesn't mind. She's not human!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Self Decapitation

Do you ever feel like doing this? Releasing your own head from your shoulders? I do. Promotional poster for Magician Kellar by the Strobridge Lithograph Co., Cincinnati, New York, 1897. "Trials and errors" has collected a nice set of performing arts posters on
flickr (from the Library of Congress). This is one of them.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Uke Backs and Me

Photo of the backs of some of my ukes and a photo of me at Thinkspace measuring for the mural in the front room of the gallery. You can see the duco finish 1930's Stella uke, second from left. It's amazing-looking on the back! What a collection of fine specimens!
Only a few days left until my show closes in L.A. - last day is March 6, 2009.