Thursday, April 22, 2010

paint installation

what's this? who's that? where's he looking? you'll just have to come to my solo show this Saturday night at LeBasse Projects gallery in culver city. really looking forward to seeing everyone!!

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Saturday, April 17, 2010

LA solo show

"The Golden Record"
A Solo Show at Le Basse Projects Gallery
Featuring all new art by Blaine Fontana
April 24th - May28th
6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232

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Thursday, April 15, 2010

patience is not a virtue, it's a sore neck and hand

As I mentioned before, I've used a lot of letraset materials in this new work. Point in case, I spent 5 hrs today doing this all by hand. Futura, Cooper black, pioneer fonts with dots.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New moody pallette

Before I begin a new body of work, I'll develop a color family on the computer and later create the dozens of colors to keep a graphic color harmony with all the works based on those selected pantones. Looking at some of these jars reminds me how much my pallete has changed, darker, softer, and less saturated. I suppose it's an unconcious affect living in the NW for several years now.

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the Letraset collection

upon moving into the new studio I finally organize my rare collection. I came upon these at my art school senior year. there was a 15' wide closet filed balls to walls with thousands of these things. and get this...they were going to throw them away. so my wife and I pilaged the collection withas much as we can carry. having them organized now, I released the hounds and reintroduced these back into my recent work.

if you ate scratching your head, these are those little rub off letters you'll find at art stores. except my collection is macho city, with dingbats, patterns, and NUMEROUS fonts.

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Sunday, April 11, 2010

LA solo show in 2 weeks

I'm about to wrap up my first solo show in 3 years. in a week I'll be driving down with my wife and our 2 dogs from Portland, OR. now that I found a reliable app to post progress and the adventure on my phone, I'll do my best to post a daily entry for the next several weeks.

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