The Move to New York

Paintings on plastic and aluminum sheets, drawing with hard pastel on colored paper.
In June of this year, I moved to New York City.
Exhibitions with the Rosco Louie Gallery in Seattle continued, and before I left, I did a short "Easter Exhibition" in the back room.

Once I was iving and working in Manhattan, the need to ship an entire show cheaply resulted in a very "flat" exhibition at the end of 1981.

Documentation improved with the help of a professional photographer friend. A hint of an upcoming body of work occurred in the December exhibition. Immediately upon arriving in Manhattan, and not being too sure as to what "art" really was, I became convinced that if a famous artist like Mark Rothko or Jackson Pollock was "art" then just their names alone had a quality and if I wrote or painted their names... well, then that was "art".

Easter Exhibition, Rosco Louie, April, 1981

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Installation view from Easter Exhibition, 1981.
Rosco Louie back room Installation view from Easter Exhibition, 1981.
Rosco Louie back room 'UNA EXPERIENCIA RELIGIOSA', 1981, 24in. x 18in. (object to be destroyed), mixed media on aluminum litho sheet. 'O MUERTE', 1981, 4ft. x 3ft. (each) five F-16's, 2 white, 1 red, 2 black, oil on styrofoam with aluminum.  Easter Exhibition, 1981. Rosco Louie back room 'Untitled' (3 crucifixes), 1981, 8in. x 24in. each, oil on plastic w/formed aluminum.  Easter, 1981  (back room).  Rosco Louie Gallery 'Agua y Muerte', 1981, hard pastel on paper, 16in. x 20in.

 

Solo Exhibition, Rosco Louie, December, 1981

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'14 Untitled Drawings' 1981, 6in.x 9in. each, oil pastel on book page (page from biography of Jackson Pollock) '10 Untitled Drawings' 1981, 6in.x 9in. each, oil pastel on book page (page from biography of Mark Rothko) Installation view, front room.  Rosco Louie Gallery Installation view, front room.  Rosco Louie Gallery 'MARK ROTHKO MARK ROTHKO JACKSON POLLOCK JACKSON POLLOCK',  1981, 5ft. x 10ft., oil on aluminum litho plates. 'PASSION OF OUR JACKSON POLLOCK', 1981, 6ft. x 9ft., oil on aluminum litho plates.
'PASSION OF OUR MARK ROTHKO', 1981, 6ft. x 9ft., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'Jackson Pollock Ascends', 1981, 36in. x 24in., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'OUR JACKSON POLLOCK', 1981, 24in. x 18in., hard pastel on paper. 'OUR JACKSON POLLOCK', 1981, 24in. x 18in., hard pastel on paper. 'OUR MARK ROTHKO', 'our mark rothko', 1981, 24in. x 18in. (each), hard pastel on paper. 'Mark Rothko Ascends', 1981, 36in. x 24in., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'JACKSON POLLOCK', 1981, 6ft. x 6ft., hard pastel on paper. 'THE DEAD JACKSON POLLOCK', 1981, 6ft x 4ft., oil on aluminum litho plates.

 

Solo Exhibition, Rosco Louie (back room), December, 1981

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Installation view, back room.  Rosco Louie Gallery Installation view, back room.  Rosco Louie Gallery 'VIVIMOS EN CASAS TENEMOS TV', 1981, 6ft. x 6ft. oil on aluminum litho plates.  ( back room)  Rosco Louie Gallery 'Una Muerte Pequeña'(1), 1981, 18in. x 24in., oil on acetate on styrofoam. 'Una Muerte Pequeña'(2), 1981, 18in. x 24in., oil on acetate on styrofoam. 'Una Muerte Pequeña'(3), 1981, 18in. x 24in., oil on acetate on styrofoam. 'VIVIMOS EN CASAS', 1981, 36in. x 48in., oil on stretched vinyl. 'VIVIMOS EN CASAS'(1 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'VIVIMOS EN CASAS'(2 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'VIVIMOS EN CASAS'(3 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'VIVIMOS EN CASAS'(4 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'VIVIMOS EN CASAS' (as installed), 1981, 48in. x 72in., oil on aluminum litho plate. 'Kareen'(1 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in. oil on aluminum litho plate. 'Kareen'(2 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in. oil on aluminum litho plate. 'Kareen'(3 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in. oil on aluminum litho plate. 'Kareen'(4 of 4), 1981, 24in. x 36in. oil on aluminum litho plate.