Thursday, April 8, 2010
In an effort to reintroduce painting in to my artistic regimen and per the perpetual encouragement of my lovely lady, I started this piece. It's still a work in progress, taunting me every time I look at it. Keep in mind that these are crappy smartphone photos, but the real deal should be up and ready for your viewing pleasure by this Saturday at Absinthe Lounge.
Take you a gander.
Monday, April 5, 2010
Alfredo Piña and Andrew Tolentino
For Immediate Release
April 5, 2010
This Saturday, Absinthe Lounge in Dallas’ Southside on Lamar Building, will feature works by Andrew Tolentino and Alfredo Piña. Arranged by local painter and Absinthe Lounge bartender Treva Gilkey, this exhibit is part of an ongoing series of “Happy Hour” silent auction art events at the below-street-level hotspot.
Having only seen each other electronically (on Facebook) since their days at Dan F. Long Jr. High in North Dallas, Piña and Tolentino have reunited to share their creativity with one another and their beloved community.
Both Dallas natives will show recent creations inspired by their respective muses. Exploring the notion of the creative struggle, Piña’s paintings act as snapshots – solitary, powerful and surreal representations of life’s most profound moments. Using a mixed-media strategy, Tolentino’s work, often filled with textures and “not-human-not-animal” characters, navigates the terrain of perspective and celebration of self and interpersonal examination. Together, at Piñantino, the duo will burst open proverbial Papier Mache portfolios, hoping to shift, challenge and simply shed light on new perspectives.
Absinthe Lounge is located at 1409 South Lamar Street in Dallas. The reception for Piñantino runs from 7PM – 10PM on Saturday, April 10th, complete with a silent auction and happy hour specials.
For more information on the venue, please visit: www.absinthelounge.net
For more information about the artists, please visit:
www.alfredopina.com and www.tolentinoed.blogspot.com
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The only thing good about working in an overly aggressive sales-oriented, Blackberry world is the inspiration to overcome through miracle of MS Paint.
Below are a few examples. Be sure to check out The Doucheberry Chronicles on Flickr.
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
Monday, March 1, 2010
For the past 6 + weeks, I've been taking an Improv comedy class at Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum. This Thursday (March 4th, 2010), our class, comprised of yours truly and 8 other students will be up on the stage, ready to have tomatoes, watermelons, staplers, staples and (hopefully) laughter hurled at us at the Level 1 Showcase.
If you're available and you have an extra $5, I'd love to see your face out in Deep Ellum this Thursday from 9:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Please be sure to buy your tickets in advance at Dallascomedyhouse.com. The venue only seats 64, and I have a friend threatening to buy up every last seat and release crickets at the expense of my ego.
Unfortunately, this means that I won't be able to attend my dear friend, Corey Godfrey's amazing opening Soft at Heart at The Magnolia Art Gallery that evening. Corey has been on a tear lately, as she recently closed down a great solo show at the City Tavern on Main street. She's kicking ass and taking names with a ball of yarn and a bottle of Elmer's. If you can, please make it a point to do one or the other. Otherwise, Corey and I will both cry...buckets...of human tears.
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Monday, February 22, 2010
Well, tonight I dine in hell as Operation Unicrog is back in action. It's amazing how much creative accountability can push people to just do something. Thankfully, I've got a wonderful network of inspirational people working in a variety of mediums in my life - so when my well is dry - I have the o of peeking (and sometimes sipping from) other people's buckets.
With that being said, I've recently (re)teamed up with some of my pals on the performance side and vowed to make a jackass out of myself in front of the camera...on the internets...fo free...again. To warm up, we decided to each come up with a character whose name, occupation and vice would be put in to a hat and randomly assigned to another in our merry band.
I drew the following:
Name: Wingpo P. Smith
Occupation: Super Hero Talent Agent
Vice: Bands That Begin with "The"
From these three elements, I created this: (Enjoy.)