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Apologies For The Late Notice.

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Apology Number 40. Installed directly onto a wall at The Compound Gallery.

Apology Number 40. Installed directly onto a wall at The Compound Gallery.

Okay I admit it, this is a very late post. I don’t know why I find it so hard to update this blog when I regularly update my Tumblr and Flickr pages. I have some kind of mental block about WordPress. However, based on the principal that Late is better than Never, heres the NEWS.

Of most immediate importance is the fact that I have a solo exhibition of all of my Apology Drawings on right now at The Compound Gallery in Oakland, CA. I’m afraid the opening reception has come and gone, but the gallery is open Thursday – Sunday 12 noon to 6 pm, and the show is on until Sunday June 9th. This is also the date of The Closing Tea, where I’ll be delivering what has optimistically been labeled an ‘Artist Talk’. And, if you can’t make that, you can watch the whole debacle streaming LIVE on The Compound Gallery website. You can even send in awkward questions, in real time, for me to ignore.

Details of what you've missed and what's still to come!

Details of what you’ve missed and what’s still to come!

If you can’t wait till then to get answers to your many questions you might find they have already been answered in this interview about the show which appeared on Jeremyriad.com. There’s even a little Vine video of me in action.

I sincerely hope you can make along to the show, but if your impressively hectic schedule doesn’t allow it, you can still buy a little Apology of your own right now at the Compound Online Shop. I’ve also produced a couple of limited runs of Apology letter press prints which are for sale at a very reasonable prices at the show, and probably a bit later online.

Two of the limited edition letter press prints I made for the show.

Two of the limited edition letter press prints I made for the show.

Not only that but visitors are welcome to leave their own contribution on the fabulously interactive Apology Wall.

I’m sorry, but how can you resist this?

Go ahead. Apologize.

Go ahead. Apologize.

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May 21, 2013 at 12:49 pm

A Perfect Day in Amsterdam.

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 I have a bunch of artworks appearing in an exhibition at the Westergasfabriek Museum in Amsterdam called ‘A Perfect Day’. My fellow exhibitors are an illustrious bunch indeed,  including artistic and cultural luminaries like Raymond Pettibon, Chris Johanson, Dave Eggers, David Shrigley, Richard Prince, Simon Evans, Royal Art Lodge, Leonard Cohen and Rene Magritte (yes, THAT Rene Magritte).

The exhibition is described as ‘a collection of drawings with text, featuring observations, thoughts and ideas about life.  Funny, clever, poetic, ironic and hilarious.’ The show is actually a continuation of a highly successful exhibition called ‘Lots of Things Like This‘ that took place in 2008 in New York. The original exhibit being curated by Dave Eggers, author of ‘What’s the What’ and founder of the publishing house McSweeney’s. The show also resulted in the publication of the bestselling and influential art book ‘More Things Like This’ by Chronicle in 2009.

As someone who’s been making art out of a combination of pictures and text for many years it’s especially gratifying to be included in this show, alongside so many terrific artists. Maybe it’s finally time for ‘pictures with words on them’ to take center stage in The Artworld. To quote Jesse Nathan: ‘Now more than ever you can see anywhere in the world an art form consisting of images and text and, above all, humor. Today you see writers, cartoonists, graffiti artists, poets, songwriters,  film makers and artists around the world  working with these elements. It is an accessible, contemporary form of communication, with a quick easy universal language, but as intimate as a sketch on a napkin.’

If you find yourself in Amsterdam it’ll be worth a look, here’s the details:

A Perfect Day – 10-24 February 2012
Westergasfabriek (Openbare Verlichting)
Pazzanistraat 27, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

open daily

Monday-Wednesday, Friday 11 am – 5 pm.

Thursday 10 am- 9 pm
Saturday, Sunday 11 am – 11 pm.
Admission: €5 (with discount €2,50)

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