Rooted in the Heart VI

“Rooted in the Heart VI.”  Eur’s new unfoldable.  From an ongoing series.  Print on colored paper.  Art that you can receive in the mail and unfold at home.

Painting smoke

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I started painting smoke last summer, and approached the concept a few times more this summer.  This piece, The Rebecca Ward Goes Down, symbolically describes wooden ships that were frozen in place, and ultimately crushed by the ice, as early explorers (such as Robert Peary and crew) attempted to reach the top of the world.

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Latex paint and ink on medium density fiberboard, framed in oak, maple and walnut.

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These photographs are from a temporary outdoor exhibit I posted on the exterior wall of an abandoned concrete facility at the end of July.  Plenty of neighborhood people passed by and enjoyed the art…  – JM

Industrial Revolution Paintings

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Industrial Revolution: Past.  24 x 24 inches.  Latex on oak panel.

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Industrial Revolution: Present. 24 x 24 inches.  Latex on oak panel.

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Industrial Revolution: Future.  24 x 24 inches.  Latex on oak panel.

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Campaign Cycles

I’m continuing to work on Unfoldables – they are made by arranging and gluing 16 photocopies onto single, large sheets of paper.  Certain areas are then painted.  Here I’m exploring an antithesis to the avalanche of campaigning that will undoubtedly inundate our lives through late 2016.  – JM

Previous paintings

I recently traveled back in time, via an external hard drive, and found forgotten caches of old work (in the form of digital images).  These 3 paintings are Eur’s and the first 2 were completed before we met.  She used thickener to build surfaces onto the canvas so that you could run your hand over the finished pieces and they felt like topographical maps.  – JM

3.  Shell 4.  Green Dragonflies 5.  Blue Dragonflies

Our self portraits

1.  Self Portrait

Eur’s self portrait.  Oil paint on canvas; wood panels.

Diary of Salina Township.  112 slide mounts, photographs, Native American arrowhead, local sand, local seeds, stretched in oak frame.  2009.

Joe’s self portrait.  112 slide mounts, photographs, Native American arrowhead, local sand, local seeds.

How to illegally hang your work in Detroit

Actually, I don’t know if it’s illegal.  Detroit is a public-communications headquarters.  In the barren and even the not-so-barren places, hundreds of people seem to always be saying, “I’m here.”

3 more solo shows in Detroit

Artists: if you want to show your work, simply bring your work into public and show it.  Here are 3 more solo shows I completed in Detroit this past week.  1…at fancy vegetarian restaurant Seva (Diego #1 and fat frog #1 (ode to Diego) in the bar area).  2…at homey Traffic Jam and Snug (fat frog #2 (ode to Diego) is currently posted on their wall).  3…at independent Source Booksellers (Golden Parties from the America series hung inside, facing the sidewalk viewer).  In all, we showed and left 21 pieces in Detroit.  – JM