Love love.

07/12/2011 Comments Off on Love love.

MLFY stopped by the studio recently and blogged it up!





Post Post

05/16/2011 Comments Off on Post Post

I’m a fan of postcards.  Here’s a couple I made for some friends last time I went back to SC for a visit.

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C. Mcalister

05/04/2011 Comments Off on C. Mcalister

Charlie performing his patented "Pee-Nu" dance, 1998

I didn’t know him at the time, but I remember Charlie Mcalister walking around the halls of our high school.  Trench coat in full effect – back when the Columbine kids were but a flicker in their daddy’s eye, he was making tapes and selling them in the local record store even then.  It wasn’t until years later that I found myself working on a movie crew next to Charlie.  We hit it off over a Naptha high as we stripped the paint off of an antique baseboard in a historic plantation home in Charleston, South Carolina.  We were cracking each other up so hard behind our ventilation masks, we almost died of asphyxiation – or maybe that was just the chemical?

Since then, I’ve gotten to know Charlie pretty well and have spent some of the most memorable, hilarious and abstract moments of my life with him at the helm.  It would take writing a book or making some 6 hour documentary to even begin to archive Charlie’s artistic contribution, but this is a mere blog post meant to give those unaware an expedient glimpse into the creative vortex that is C. Mcalister.  If you, like a small crowd of appreciative others whom I have had the pleasure of introducing Charlie’s music/art/writing/antics to, find yourself fiending for further discovery, I urge you to search him out beyond the information below.  Elusive as he may be, he’s out there.  His web address/email may or may not be expired, the tape you try to order may or may not be sold out, and his physical address may or may not be up to date, but he’s a true practitioner of the dying art of physical correspondence.  If you can find what looks to be an up to date residence, write him and include ten bucks.  It’s well worth the risk.  If you get lucky and do make contact, rest assured that he’ll send you back your investment tenfold in sensory delights.

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Further Reading:

Visual Art

Over the phone performance

I’ll See You In Hell (download)

Sardine in Bastard Suit 

John Darnielle (Mountain Goats) pays homage



Very Early Poetry From My Late Teens

03/06/2011 Comments Off on Very Early Poetry From My Late Teens

Once, during a visit to Atlanta, Georgia, Steve Pomberg and I were walking through his neighborhood – infamous Cabbagetown.  We came upon an attractive pile of goods (trash) on the sidewalk. Amongst some other random items, was a classy, tattered, and ancient hard bound notebook. The jacket of the book was blank except for a yellow post-it note hand laminated with scotch tape.  Scrawled in cursive scribble, the note read, “Very Early Poetry From My Late Teens”.  Thumbing through the pages, I found most of the book to be empty, but on a few random pages, there were newspaper cutouts of poems published between 1924-1927.  All of them were credited to Henry Perry Bruns – whom I assumed had been the owner of the book.  The cutouts had been neatly pasted into place and due to aging, ghostly images had appeared on each facing page, which possessed the qualities reserved for things lost in time.  A color photograph of Irish poet, W.B. Yeats’ gravesite was filed curiously amongst the pages – near it, a poem entitled “On a Funeral Service”.  Content with my find, I claimed the book as my own, intending to put the blank pages to artful use.  The images below are works born of that effort as well as several images of the book itself.  The ink spill on the cover is from me – while working on one of the paintings, I spilt a bottle of sepia drawing ink.  Luckily, the book was closed and the inside pages were not stained.

New Art @ Circle Culture (Berlin)

02/19/2011 Comments Off on New Art @ Circle Culture (Berlin)

Oliver Rath sent over some installation photos from “New Art” at Circle Culture Gallery in Berlin, Germany.

Something looks familiar here…

01/25/2011 Comments Off on Something looks familiar here…

A friend sent me these pictures from the current issue of Field and Stream Magazine.  It’s a Toyota advertisement, and I’m not sure what to think or do about it.  I would never associate this series of artwork with an advertisement to help sell cars, even if it’s masked in an attempt to promote environmental “heroes”.  I’m not a fan of lawsuits claiming ownership of fair use imagery, but this is a little too close for comfort.

Toyota advertisement, Field and Stream Magazine, 2011

text below the advertisement

Bear Construction, Kevin Earl Taylor, 2008

Here’s a link to a 2009 exhibition featuring this work.

Rabbit Construction, Kevin Earl Taylor, 2008

The Chimpanzee Construction, Kevin Earl Taylor, 2010

The Equestrian Construction, Kevin Earl Taylor, 2010

In Progress…

11/15/2010 Comments Off on In Progress…

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A friend stopped by the studio today and snapped some pics while I was making progress on the large painting for my upcoming show at Eleanor Harwood Gallery.


11/10/2010 Comments Off on Roomies…

Roommates, past (Justin Waugh) and present (Ben Venom) both have shows in SF this weekend!

The good news is that we all get along just fine and we are totally OK with celebrating in unison.


Sound Advice : World’s Best Everrrrrrrrrr

10/23/2010 Comments Off on Sound Advice : World’s Best Everrrrrrrrrr

Download my Sound Advice feature from World’s Best Ever blog!


08/19/2010 Comments Off on Engraving

I hand engraved this zippo the other day. I’ll be adding it, along with some additional items to my Big Cartel store soon… stay tuned!

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