Tuesday, July 21, 2009
What a Small World this Small World Is
My friend and studio mate, Evan, recently finished a commission for a fine fellow going by the name of Nick. The painting had been finished for some months, but Nick was crazy bonkers busy touring with his band, Death Cab for Cutie. That's an awesome kind of busy. So last friday, Death Cab for Cutie was stopping in Portland to play an outdoor show at McMenamins Edgefield, which is a pretty cool spot by the way. To take advantage of this, Evan decided to go to the show and bring the piece of commissioned artwork to Nick while the window was open and the gettin' was good. Evan asked me, "Would you want to go to a free Deathcab for Cutie show?" to which I replied, "I'm your huckleberry."
Evan also decided to bring a bottle of wine to Nick of which he designed the label for. It was quite a sight to see Evan trying to get a big painting and a bottle of wine through security that have been firmly trained to slap any exceptions in the face. Following much deliberation, Evan was carted off to a different gate and all was well. After New Pornographers played, we decided to take advantage of our backstage passes and get some refreshments. Whist backstage, I meet the manager of Death Cab, Jordan, and it turns out he just bought one of my paintings from my show at Jonathan Levine Gallery. How random is that? I love when these happenings... happen. Then Jordan escorted us to the stage and we got to watch the show from the side of the stage. A good summer night indeed.
On to news of the official manner. I'll be releasing 3 new prints in August so keep posted. The store is looking mighty sad these days, but brighter days are ahead.