Archive for February, 2010

February 26, 2010 - TIMOTHY BRINER


I got to see Timothy Briner’s show “Boonville” when I was in New York recently, and it was a real treat.

February 24, 2010 - D.I.Y. AMERICA


D.I.Y. America’s just put up the new episode of their great video series “Skate and Create.” This one focuses on photography, and has one of my favorite photographers Tobin Yelland in it.

February 23, 2010 - SLOUP


From their blog, “Sloup is a monthly soup dinner at 2122 Cherokee Street in St. Louis that supports projects, primarily artistic or communicative, that need a little funding and belief.” Also here’s a piece by St. Louis Beacon about it. Please check it out if you’re in the area.

February 22, 2010 - KYLE BEACHY


My friend Kyle Beachy has a very nice interview on the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography site. Way to go Kyle!

February 17, 2010 - MIKE ERICKSON


Mike Erickson was a senior when I was a freshman in high school. We shared an art class together and had the wonderful Marilyn Bradley as our teacher. I always looked up to Mike, and was excited to end up going to the same college as him too. His work at that time dealt exclusively with Michael Jackson, and it was amazing to say the least.

February 16, 2010 - FIRECRACKER PRESS


My friend Matt Kleinberg and I took printmaking classes in college together, and now he helps run the amazing letterpress shop Firecracker Press here in St. Louis, MO. Please stop by if you can, they have tons of great work for sale as well as classes to sign up for.

February 15, 2010 - KRAMER O’NEILL


I had the pleasure of meeting Kramer O’Neill at a party in Brooklyn, NY recently. His work is great, and I really love his black and white street photos especially.

February 15, 2010 - URBAN STUDIO CAFE


I went to Urban Studio Cafe this past weekend. Please stop by there next time you’re hungry. The proceeds go toward wonderful art and community programs in the Old North St. Louis neighborhood. Their food also happens to be delicious, by the way.

February 12, 2010 - HOUSEKEEPING


Housekeeping was nice enough to ask me to write the title for one of their recent issues. What’s Housekeeping? Well, according to its mysterious creators, “Housekeeping is a semi-regular, one-page, double-sided, collection of fiction, non-fiction, illustration, recipes, interviews, and obituaries assembled by a group of friends in New York City.” Sounds good to me, try and find one if you can.

February 11, 2010 - LAUREN GREENFIELD


Lauren Greenfield is one of my most favorite people, and her work has been a huge inspiration to me. She has a breathtaking and incredibly moving show up at UMSL’s Gallery 210 currently, entitled “Thin.” Please stop by if you can.