This month I had a showing of my recent stuff at The People's Gallery on University Ave in downtown Riverside. Here are pictures of some of the stuff:
712 S. Santa Fe
I used to live in the industrial district of downtown Los Angeles in this building that used to be a Heinz ketchup test kitchen, and Robert Rauschenberg’s studio back in the 1960’s.
Hollywood is over rated, but its still kinda pretty
On the rooftop of the Chateau de Fleurs
I lived in Hollywood for a few years. This painting depicts the city view from the rooftop where I spent several hours painting, relaxing, and looking into people’s open windows.
These are some of the buildings on Vine St, close to Hollywood Blvd. I used to walk down this street regularly on my way to work via the subway station at that intersection. When I think of “Hollywood”, I think of the geography and diverse social demographics, not the entertainment industry or the concept of Hollywood (i.e. its association with wealth and fame). And when I think of the geographical location, I think of its demographically diverse inhabitants, urban decay, historic buildings, teenage runaways and disappointed tourists.
Ms. T’s Ties
Not long ago, there were these ties tied to poles all over the Arts District of downtown Los Angeles. I found out that they were put up by Tatiana Schulenburg, a local artist protesting yuppie scum* like myself from moving into the neighborhood and raising rents.
Most of my other stuff did not photograph well, so they are not included in this post. You'll just have to see them in person. -But they were mostly paintings depicting the chemistry and pollution that would be found in urban environments.