It’s been a busy travel month. We were in Rehoboth Beach and Baltimore, and we also flew out to L.A. the weekend of the 22nd. We had a good time despite the unseasonably cold and rainy weather. We were there primarily to celebrate the 2-year anniversary of Billy Shire Fine Arts but also saw several great exhibits.
First up was Mark Ryden’s “Tree Show,” his first solo show since Wondertoonal a few years back. We were lucky to be in L.A. back in 2003 and caught that up in Pasadena when it was there. This show is a great follow up and had all new work of course. No pictures allowed but several pieces are here.
Annie, Bob Dob, Tiffany, and myself at Billy Shire Fine Arts.
Next up was I AM 8-BIT at Gallery 1988. We stopped in to see Alan Defibaugh’s piece and were pleasantly surprised to see what a great group of artists were hanging right alongside him. Bob Dob, Amy Sol, Kathy Olivas, Joe Ledbetter, Luke Chueh, and many more. We also found out later that D.C. artist Chris Bishop was in the show, and happy to announce he has agreed to be a part of Art in Heat.
Marion Peck’s work was showing at Billy Shire Fine Arts. Very cool show. She and Mark Ryden are a couple, and there are many similarities in their work. Both of their shows sold out by the way.
Nathan Ota’s work was at La Luz de Jesus along with Martin Wittfooth. I chatted with Nathan briefly at the anniversary party. He was in the Tug of War show with me here at the Hemphill last month but didn’t make the trip to D.C. Amazing work – check it out here. His work sold out, too.
Here is Mario’s Breakfast by Alan Defibaugh, as well as several shots of the I AM 8-BIT show.