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Artwalk, Studios & World Domination

07.08.2014

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Hey guys… I have some news!  I’m ridiculously excited to say that after two long years of having my studio packed up in boxes and stored in a spare room in my attic apartment….

I have finally found my new studio!!!!!!!!

I never saw this one coming, but I have decided to buy a place with a dedicated loft, which will be the new permanent home for the Danger studio!! Gasp! Crazy right?! As a stereotypical sagittarian who is bad with finances and permanence, this is certainly the largest purchase of my life. (The next will be my dream of owning a VJ van… more on that later!)

I have been super busy packing up my beloved multi-colored apartment that I’ve lived in for over 10 years and am getting ready to kick into the next journey. I’ll be moving at the end of July and really could not be happier. This also means that I will not be taking on any additional freelance projects until August/September, once I am settled into the new studio. Lately all I’ve been doing is nothing but juggling the day job, mortgage paperwork and ArtWalk preparations – but now that the Artwalk is over I can really focus on packing up and moving out.

Speaking of which, thanks so much to everyone who dropped by to see me and support my video and print work at the Stamford Artwalk.  If you missed it, the next time you find yourself on Bedford Street, you can still catch my art exhibit on display at Lorca until the end of August.

Lorca Artwalk

The very last of my Danger t-shirts are on sale there as well. There are only 8 left and will probably not be made again after they are gone. I plan on creating a whole new line this year to replace them.

If you are interested in checking out or purchasing any of the prints that I was selling outside during Artwalk, please check out my etsy shop. For an extra 10% off, use coupon code SUMMER until August 1st. All proceeds will be supporting the new studio!!

We had a blast, setting up multiple video projectors downtown Stamford at the Palace Theater on Friday and on the side of the library on Bedford Street on Saturday night!  Check out a few photos that were captured in action below. It all worked out so well that conversations have already begun spinning ideas on how we can continue bringing this type of work to downtown throughout the summer. Stay tuned!

Here is a shot of my animation “Soul Seasons” on the Palace Theater.

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Here is a shot of our projection on the library on Bedford Street. Photo by Michael Lupinacci.

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Below is a snapshot from the Stamford Artwalk during our first year of projections in 2013. Photo by Distilled Minds.

Downtown Stamford Artwalk

Next up, I’ll be heading to one of my favorite cities, for my yearly respite to Portland, Oregon. I’ll be a first time attendee at the World Domination Summit. It’s a conference for creative entrepreneurs of all kinds and showcases a ton of my inspirational heros. I’m desperately in need of a recharge and there is no better place, in my opinion, than Portland, my creative haven soulmate city! Feel free to connect with me out there if you are in the area or at the event!   I’ll be out there from July 10th-July 15th and I can’t wait to have Mt Hood in the visible distance again!!!

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Bridgeport City Canvases

06.05.2012

Hey folks! I am very excited to announce that I have been selected to create a public video projection piece as part of Bridgeport City Canvases to be revealed on Thursday, August 2nd.

The City Canvases initiative is aimed to enhance urban areas in highly visable exterior locations around Bridgeport with projection based public art by local artists. Connecticut received $1 million in grant funding and will be creating various projects in 7 cities across the state. Twelve artists have been chosen to participate in this project and will exhibit their videos in different locations around the city. Each artist’s work will be revealed each week beginning in July. Visit this page for a full lineup of the exhibiting artists.

I serendipitously found out about the project while I was exhibiting work at the 305K gallery art bazaar earlier this spring. I was told that if I wanted to participate that I had two days to submit my concept proposal for a video surrounding their overarching theme of “Change”.

Sometimes I think that my best ideas are born out of pressure, because I don’t have time to over think them.

Strangely, this date aligned to the two days I had taken off work, to be by my dad’s side as he was going through various rounds of cancer surgery. I wrote my proposal while I was sitting in a hospital, hoping to hear that my dad’s cancer had been removed. (Which I’m thankful to say that it has.) Needless to say, my ideas stemmed from a very raw and emotional place. I chose to work with an idea that came from my gut in dealing with the change that was going on around me at that moment. And I plan on dedicating this piece of work to him.

I’m very excited about this event and am looking forward to bringing it to life and sharing it with the city and all of you. I’ve chosen to create a uniquely styled stop-motion animation that I will be building over the next two months.

Look out for more details coming soon because I plan on incorporating YOU into my project!

Please shoot me an email or leave a comment with your email address below if you have interest in being a part of my video and being projected onto a building in Bridgeport during my exhibition. I will be holding a few shoot days in the near future and will only need 5 minutes of your time to immortalize you in my piece. Shooting will take place at the Danger studio in the Loft Artist building in Stamford which is always fun (and usually involves wine).

Thanks in advance guys!!