Friday, February 20, 2015

Recent Work

I’m excited about my latest cover for Bronze Rat Records’ Seriés Aphōnos.  It’s a limited edition, vinyl only release from Heavy Trash, Jon Spencer’s (of the Blues Explosion) two man side project. Order here.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Museum Studies Group Show

I have two of my faux artist posters in a show called Museum Studies, a group show at the Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College near Philadelphia. I’m in there with some big deal artists. The museum's blurb is below. More about my fake book/poster work here.
Museum Studies brings together artwork by 12 celebrated and influential contemporary artists, all of whom find inspiration in the vocabulary, procedures, and conventions of museum practice. Taking their cue from the essential but often mundane duties of art handlers, conservators, critics, curators, and registrars, the artists in Museum Studies explore aspects of the museum’s functionality that generally remain out-of-sight or unacknowledged. 
The artists featured are Joe Amrhein, Richard Artschwager, Don Celender, Thomas Demand, David Diao, Alicia Framis, Elliott Erwitt, Louise Lawler, Glenn Ligon, Julian Montague, Vik Muniz, and David Shapiro. 
Shedding light on such necessities as the wooden shipping crate, the salient information affixed to the backs of paintings, the obtuse language used in art publications, and the conservation and repair of artworks, Museum Studies offers a cleverly deadpan take on the “aesthetics of administration.” Taken as a whole, the works on view in the exhibition form a “how-to-guide” for running an established and successful art museum.
"Even when the most dedicated and knowledgeable museum-goers visit, their focus—as it should be—is mainly on the art displayed in the museum’s galleries. Having spent my career as a curator, I know all too well that while the exhibition is the primary end product, it is still only a small part of what a museum is and does. It is the behind-the-scenes procedures that truly fascinate me. Why not pull back the curtain so everyone can feel like an expert?” says Charles Stainback, Director of the Berman Museum and curator of Museum Studies.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Fast and the Furious film series as Penguin Crime books

I had a cultural mash-up idea yesterday that was too ridiculous not to follow. I made book covers for the Fast and the Furious film series in the style of Penguin's crime series from the early 60s, using the photography of Swiss policeman and art photographer Arnold Odermatt. Apologies to Romek Marber, Arnold Odermatt and Vin Diesel.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Bird Captures at BT&C Gallery in Buffalo

My current show is up at BT&C Gallery in Buffalo. Check out the closing performance if you are in Buffalo on the 29th. This is our blurb:

Bird Captures is a photography and sound installation comprised of two related projects by artist/photographer Julian Montague and violinist/composer David Adamczyk. 
Bird Photography (Attempts) 2004-2014 For a decade Julian Montague has been photographing birds without a telephoto lens or any other specialist equipment. Each of the 90 prints on display feature the species name and the number of attempts (shots) made in the effort to document the bird. In some of the photographs the artist is observing the birds from a great distance, in others, the bird is reacting to his presence. The series is an attempt to document the fleeting quality of wildlife encounters and an exploration of the persistent human desire to take possession of animals through documentation and species identification. 
David Adamczyk’s interest in musical transcription from recordings of virtuosic playing styles of various world traditions and a fascination with exploring the full sonic potential of his instrument led him to begin transcribing real-world sounds for performance on the violin. In these exercises the difference between original sound-source and the musical result of performing the transcriptions serve as the compositional substance. Flying Mobiles consists of a number of short modular works for violin that attempt to capture the complexities of birdcalls, calling upon unconventional modes of sound production and extreme virtuosity to emulate the increasingly uncommon songs of nature. Recordings of Flying Mobiles will play as part of the installation, Adamczyk will perform live in the gallery on 1/3, 1/13, and 1/29.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Car Series on Print-Process

I’m happy to announce that my print series, Cars of the 1970’s is now being carried on, a UK site I have long admired. 

Cars of the 1970s / Batch 4

Below are the final five prints (of 20)of the 20 prints of the Cars of the 70s series. The prints are available at in the US and in the UK