X-PRESS Revisited Entry 2 (October 28, 2015)

I processed a bunch more photograohs from our X-Press collaboration. The photos below with the white rats was a performance in Columbus, Ohio. We always pushed the limits of the audience’s boundaries so we always wanted some separation between us and the audience. This performance took place in a long narrow gallery and there was no real natural boundary between us and the audience. So we bought two white rats and tethered them to two bricks and figured that the audience would not cross this psychological boundary. They did not. The wonderful photographs of the rats were taken by H. Michael Sanders, a colleague of ours.

The other photos were taken during two other performances and are very badly shot photographs. Nevertheless, they are the only documents of these performances other than the programs and promotional material we created.












X-PRESS Revisited (October 20, 2015)

My old friend Mike Horvath recently moved back to Ohio from New York city and we have been talking about all the collaborations and performances we did in the late seventies and early eighties. We formed a collaborative enterprise which we called X-PRESS. It should be depicted with a circle around the ‘X’. We created a lot of ‘Brand X’ products like small print publications, labels for cans, video and films which were all usually incorporated in performances that we created. These performances were Dada inspired and were designed to only be performed once. We created approximately eight performances.

We are talking and meeting again to collaborate again – perhaps with another film or another publication. As preparation, I have been digging through all of our X-PRESS documentation and processing it for us both. We are thinking about publishing it to the internet in some fashion – so I am preparing the files. I seem to have saved the bulk of our documentation. For this first installment I have posted several of the promotional photos I have saved from our checkered past below.









Odd Markings on a City Sidewalk (October 9, 2015)

I am always fascinated by the strange markings that surveyors and city employees place on our streets and public places. They are always very cryptic and puzzling. I recently noticed these markings that I photographed below. I love the way they have no regard for grass or plants or gravel and just spray paint their glyphs on whatever happens to be there.








Open House at Essex Studios (October 2, 2015)

Essex Studios will be having an Open House this weekend on Oct.2 & 3 from 6pm – 10pm. Essex is located at 2511 Essex Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45206


My studio is on the second floor – room 268. I will have a lot of present and past work available for viewing and purchase. Below is a colored pencil piece that I recently completed.


2015 Art Walk Postcard