You know you are in Europe when they can just advertise an Egon Schiele nude drawing complete with detail vulva outside. We are such pussies in the US.
We were taken to Vienna, one of the best cities in Europe and totally underrated. If you are going to Europe don't sleep on Vienna. We went to "Art out" and see a bunch of shows. This is Deanna, Kevin and I amongst some Chuck Closes.
Over 100 years before the one you are thinking about...
Questions fron S Van:
Q: Do you feel you have to communicate your work differently when the audience is maybe not informed about all the aspects of your life and where that art comes from?
A: No. I just make work for humans. Ideally they have no idea about the rest of my life. That would be the most pure approach.
Q: And is the jacket part of that language?
A: No. Deanna bought me that jacket a year ago, and as you can see I have been wearing it to all of my openings. I think I used the same one in LA, Gent, and now Budapest. I always dress like a skater, and sometimes it's nice to wear something different. I have a choice; look like a skater, or not. I feel pressure actually to look like a skater, and this very question supports that pressure. I feel like I have to send signals to the skaters that I'm still one of them. But it is that exact reason that I would rather not look like anything, except some random guy.
Q: Like eastern europe has still a more traditional or conservative look on how art and culture is communicated and excecuted including also the expectations how the artist presents himself?
A: I think eastern Europe does have a more traditional approach, but my clothing choice has nothing to do with that. I can wear what I want, the skaters will see my Emerica's with ollie holes and know where I'm coming from. I plan on buying a regular suit soon, too.
Looking out from the Albertina.
The bug's eye view of Deanna as that bug flies into her ear and lays eggs.
What should we name our place, bro?
Loose translation: Leaving the Church Today.
In Budapest, Hungary: The Cemetery of Reason at the Ernst Muzeum, Jan. 21st, 2011
In Los Angeles: Freeflow at Roberts & Tilton, Jan 8 - Feb 19, 2011
In San Diego, Phonography, at Blind Lady Ale House, Jan 17th, 2011
In Los Angeles, "Art in the Streets" at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary, April 17th, 2011
In Austin, Texas(with Deanna!): 'Yet to be named' at Domy Gallery, March 12, 2011 (during SXSW)
In Copenhagen, Denmark: 'My Soul is Worried but not Me' at Nils Steark Gallery, May 6th, 2011
6 Video Interviews From Italy
The Seconds Pass book --- Yeah.
Buy the Cemetery of Reason book, with a sneak peek
Buy the Drinking the Kool-Aid book
New Drinking the Kool Aid Review at Photo-Eye Blog
And a new review of the Seconds Pass book too
Dennis McGrath's Blog
Tiny Vices Portfolio
Ed and Deanna's Food Blog
Ashley B's blog Milk Teeths
Toy Machine Sock-Team
Grant Hatfield's Blog
American Suburb X
Hamburger Eyes --- New Dennis Zine!
New Book with photos from Russia, Litmus Test
VIDEO: Golden Age of Neglect - 1999