Thursday, April 25, 2013

Why I Love Chicago (and it ain't just the shoes)

One of the first things that I fell in love with when I moved to Chicago in '73 was the work of the Chicago Imagists. These artists were not doing installation work, performance art, or paintings that looked like they were from New York. Their work spoke LOUDLY to me and for some reason connected with my library of imagery that followed me from my west coast surfer, wannabe lowrider upbringing.

I'd be lying if I said my work is that of homage to this incredible collection of artists. The truth is, I've stolen left and right from these guys and gals. I do, however, chew it up and allow it to filter through my "soul mesh" in the  hope I can add a little me.
My goal is to offer what I see, get you to look, and if you want to think about it, be my guest.

This trifold was inspired by an Al Green show I went to in the early '90's. I was surrounded by some of the best dressed people I've ever been in the same room with. After living with those visuals for a couple of decades, I thought I should plug in the compressor and get crackin'.