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Tuesday, November 27, 2007

"Dreamlandia" and other stuff

Well here I am writing about how I am spending my time, I had a great lunch with some friends and one them asked what my plans were for my future shows WOW what a loaded question first of all I am done collaborating with anyone who can't be open, second I am ready to go for the New York market my goal is to get an exhibit in NY so for the next few months I am gong to working like a crazy man.
In the mean time "Dreamlandia" is coming so be prepared.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Well two days of blogging , Its been a crazy week last Sunday I was contemplating our existence then our plumbing goes down nothing like pipes breaking to bring you back to reality.

Getting back to studio was great for me its been a couple of days and I'm fighting a cold but its good to be able to loose myself for a while. I am trying to find ways to get my work out there and I was convinced to start a Myspace page and have set up posts on various websites so I'll see whats working in the next couple of months.

Thats enough for today I'm going back to playing with the infamous spotted one, if anyone out there has any ideas about getting my work out there I would love to hear them.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Trying to get the work out there out there

I have been trying to get my work out there for the last few years and its been quite the adventure, The other day I attended a lecture entitled "get out of town".

Wow what a crock of shit there was a panel of four Chicago artist's talking about how they made it. Well their work was very unimpressive I'm a painter my visual sensibilities usually are very open but when you see some of the work thats making it well I really have to question the place we are in as a society.

Any way now that I know that I am taking the steps to get out there I feel much better, whatever that means. So my next step is to find a gallery I feel my work fits in and proceed to get drunk with the gallery owner and set up an exhibit. Thats how works according to the panel discussion.

More later I have to get back to the studio, oh also if anybody would like to checkout my new Myspace page (yes thats right I am trying to get the work out there by any means possible) you can link up through my page.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Veterans day memories of Casimiro Ostrowski

Hello every one I am back to writing and want to introduce everyone to Casimiro Ostrowski or Uncle Casey as everyone knew him. On this veterans day I think its important to remember the people who experienced the brutality of these episodes Casey was one of these people and I say was because he passed away this past week. Let me say first of all the relationship that my brothers and I had with Casey was a very simple one to us he was a father he took us in when we came to this country he really loved my mom and he accepted us as his family.

Saying this is very hard for me for various reasons but that is the reality of the situation. Casey would sit us down and tell us his war stories and how he always felt that no matter how difficult it was you always have to do what you believe is right whether it was going after a platoon of nazi soldiers with a hand full of grenades or follow your aspirations of being an artist.

He was a huge influence on me he instilled his work ethic (he worked as a machinist for 45 years and hardly missed a day) he would always tell me "if you want to become a painter then do what you need to do and paint". Well needless to say he will be missed but I know he will not be forgotten.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

Hello every one I am back in Chicago and ready to get back to work in the studio. The exhibits went very Santa Fe was incredible I met a lot of great people I do want to thank the NMOMA and our good friend Betty for their generous support in making it possible and of course I really appreciate Mariposa Atomica for all her help.

The exhibit at Owings-Dewey was very well attended the gallery was alive with creativity I knew the gallery was well known but I wasn't aware how prestigious a place it is well thanks to Kelly
Lyon for including me in the exhibit.

I also had a chance to visit a friend in Las Cruces, NM Carlos Estrado-Vega who is an excellent artist and a very centered person. I am probably going to spend some time with him during the winter to push my work to another level so will have a lot on my plate the next couple of years.

The Dia de Los Muertos exhibit for the Latino Arts inc. at the UCC in Milwaukee was even more fun this year Pando joined me and even though we were late to the opening people we knew were there expecting us and it was great to be able to say I am having a solo exhibit at the center.

Well I'm sure I'll have more to write about these experiences later but for now I am going to turn
my attention to "The Amazing Race" so enjoy some pic's.