Wednesday, June 07, 2006

current thing

Hi, so the name of that other country I went to was El Salvador, you should check it out. Today I’m going to show you a painting I did that was recently in a show curated by my friend Micke Tong, and located at a sweet gallery here in San Francisco called ARSPACE, run by a cool guy named Trevor. The show was based on an old TV show from the seventy's called Night Gallery. Rod Searling made that show, Rod Searling also made a show called The Twilight Zone, which is probably the best show in history next to Sesame Street, Pee Wee's Playhouse, and Kids Incorporated. Just kidding about that last one, Ha! So here’s my painting:

Each episode of The Night Gallery revolved around a painting somehow. Sometimes it seemed like Rod had to throw a painting in there somewhere just so the episode would make the cut, But in others the painting was almost the main character. It made for a great way to start an episode, Rod would stand there with his awesome 70's hair cut, hands crossed in front of his waist, talk about "grey hues of death" or some shit like that, and then pull the red blanket away from the painting and let the camera man zoom into it and than the episode would start, radical.

So as you can see I got pretty literal. I painted a gallery with paintings on the walls of some scenes from my favorite episodes. In that middle one; some mean, rich, blind lady paid Tom Bosley 9,000 dollars for his eyes, just so she could see for 11 hours, what a bitch! She got her come uppin's though, dont worry. The one on the right is about a rich dude who dies and his bratty half nephew or something tries to get his inheritance. It would have worked too if it wasn’t for that crazy painting that kept on telling the future and making everyone have a heart attack, including Ozzie Davis(RIP). Roddy McDowell was in that one, and he is awesome. He also looks like my friend Paul Allen. Here is a detail of the one on the left:

This episode was my favorite because Rod wrote it and its about a bunch of astronauts who think they are on the moon and talking to Huston and stuff, but it turns out they are actually on a huge piece of swiss cheese and they all get eaten by a big ass mouse in the end. Bummer!

The little people that are looking at the paintings are self portraits, you can tell because they are wearing the same shoes that I own.

Here’s a picture of a guy singing to my painting, I think my painting is into him:

The show was great, so I say thanks to Micke (he also took these pictures) and Trevor. And here is another painting that was in the show, painted by a guy named Paul Madonna who I think is awesome! I met him at the show and he was really cool and gracious.

Thanks for reading all this crap. Bye for now.


Jesse said...

Whoa, that's pretty rad.

How big is it? It looks big.

scottc said...

wow. what an epic blog entry.
you have taken me on quite the journey, my bro.

bajel said...

nice, sorry about the grammar. and spelling. yo jesse, its 11x6 feet, thanks!

grickleguy said...

a very enjoyable read indeed.

And the visuals were stimulating and pleasant to boot!