So, let’s get it out of the way that a year-end review of my art life strikes me as pompous, which is kinda why I am doing it. It reminds me of the Christmas card from an aunt with a page long letter spewing tidings of glee centered around the success of her family as they take over the universe for Christ. Ahhhh, the holidays.
Anyhow, here is a primarily visual refresher on my art and events over the past year.
2012 The Numbers
20 exhibitions, 8 published reviews/interviews, 8 speaking engagements, 6 curated/co-curated exhibitions, 3 solo exhibits (sort of…), 1 exhibit in China, 1 catalog of interviews, 1 artwork accepted into the Nasher (sort-of…), 1 year artist-in-residence fellowship.
The acquisition of The Art Foundation’s “Fountainhead” by The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas.
Roswell Artist-in-Residence Program from Sept. 2012 through Sept. 2013 and the creation of “The Cube,” a gallery inside my Roswell studio.
Culture Laboratory Collective: “Best Idea Ever: Fried Gold” for “Co:Modify” and a hand-sanded 2×4 for “Land Portrait”
RJP exhibits “Dark Matter” and “Cr(e)ate” in San Antonio. Some of our best work to date.
The Art Foundation‘s exhibit ‘twain‘ was smart and well executed, if I do say so myself.
I really enjoyed my installation “Fulfilling the Void“. It is one of my best solo exhibits.
“Breech” in Nashville was also pretty darn nifty and lead to a great experiment in “Breech: OMFG Remix.”
And not least in coolness was my collaborative inclusion in the NCECA Invitational 2012 in Seattle (with Ian F Thomas.) The trip also lead to one of my more entertaining blog posts.
A few more awesome moments: