Dry Erase: At The MET
Dry Erase: Hospitality
Journee is a community for restaurant professionals. They have a myriad of offerings and events for their members including a series called Wine Online with classes every week. Live streamed and archived this beverage course dives into wine regions and various spirits with industry leaders from around the world. I have had the privilege of designing and drawing murals for the lecturers in dry erase marker; a medium that is challenging and beautifully surprising. On occasion, I sit in on the tastings, one of the perks.
Dry Erase: Special Exhibitions
I was invited to create a work for a traveling political exhibition called Trumpmania: The Exhibit curated by Anthony Rotolo.
I started doing dry erase drawings at the same time as Trump began gathering steam. As I developed a variety of techniques; toning with cleaner and a rag, delicately dry bushing, erasing, the joys and horrors of erasing, I started to add texture to my erased marks with fingerprints. What if a portrait was just slowly erased almost as if by accident, one finger touch at a time? Each poke and prod dissolving the image until just the slight stain of grey remains. For a traveling show featuring Trump, I thought this would be a great way to engage a diverse audience in active participation. Memo shown below is pinned next to the drawing. 1st image was the completed work in Syracuse and 2nd, post show in NYC e-flux gallery. More to come from Politicon LA (June 25-26) and potentially a show TBD during the conventions. Visit Trumpmania on Facebook for more.