Installed my work at Place PDX…in the MALL y’all. (at PLACE)

Studio still life

I’m loving Robert Storr today…

"Really wise artists know how to make dramatic appearances and how to make dramatic disappearances."

Teresa Christiansen, from Trace Psychedelia

Check out her Eye-On-PDX interview with Blake Andrews here

In a nod to Sol Lewitt, Sentences on Professionalism and Likability:

1. When someone supports your work in any form, small or large, say thank you, and the sooner you do it, the better.

2. Despite crowd density, make eye contact at social events.

3. Avoid social climbing.

4. Never ask this question: “What was your name again?”

5. At art fairs, do not bother dealers; wrong time, wrong place. No exceptions.

6. Give a firm handshake and smile when you meet new people.

7. If you agree to participate in an exhibition or any opportunity afforded you, then follow through on your commitment. If for some reason you cannot, let the interested party know as soon as possible.

8. Avoid being difficult. There is nothing worst than working with a difficult person, no matter how talented and respected.

9. No style of pajamas is acceptable in public or at social events.

10. Be appreciative.

11. If you see someone you know, say hello, even if that person is pretending to not see you.

12. Look out for your artist friends.

13. Respect everyone, even the intern; you never know who will rise to power.

14. Do everything with grace. Just because someone is being a jerk does not mean you have to respond in kind.

15. If you are with an associate and you run into an acquaintance, always make an introduction. Otherwise, it is awkward for everyone.

16. Do not alienate people with unprofessional behavior. If you have no place to hang your hat, then how do you expect to show your work?

17. Stay in touch with the people who have supported your work in the past, especially in the early years. It is the right thing to do, and you never know when you will need their help in the future.

18. Be honest about what you want from people and your expectations.

19. Get it in writing.

20. Stay humble and hungry. To quote Sean Combs, “Treat every project like it was your first.

Kendrick Lamar, Swimming Pools

This weekend in Portland…

Over two evenings, Curtis will perform the following compositions which were written expressly for him.

Friday, February 15, 8pm:
Naldjorlak (2005) by Éliane Radigue

Saturday, February 16, 8pm:
Slices for Cello and Pre-recorded Orchestra (2011) by Alvin Lucier
Untitled (2010) by Mieko Shiomi
Rice and Beans for Charles Curtis (2008) by Alison Knowles

My pants never stay on very long once I lock my studio door. (at Towne Building)

Erica Allen, Untitled Gentlemen 2009

Reorganizing my curatorial website & recalling the many talented people I’ve worked with over the past 10 years…

Amani Olu, Amy Stein, Anna Knoebel, Bradley Peters, Breanne Trammell, Carey Kirkella, Clayton Cotterell, Dalton Rooney, David Horvitz, Devon Dikeou, Elizabeth Fleming, Erica Allen, Erin Jane Nelson, Esopus Magazine, Geoffrey Ellis/Sadkids, Gerald Edwards III, Grace Kim, Greg Wasserstrom, Hana Tanimura, Humble Arts Foundation, Jane Gang,
Jason Fulford, Jason Polan,

Jenny Holzer, Jimmy Limit, Juliana Beasley, Lay Flat, Luke Ramsey/Islands Fold, Maximilian Haidacher, Michael Shelton (LBK), Mikael Kennedy, Modou Dieng, Noah Kalina, Peter Riesett, Peter Segerstrom, R&S Media, Rachel Sussman, Ryan Foerster, Sarah Forbes Keough, Sari Carel, Stephen Watt, Stephen Wong, Tess Knoebel,
Todd Hido, Umelec Magazine, Vincent Dermody,
Whprwhirl Records, Zingmagazine

John Wesley, Phenomena, 1983

This weekend in Portland…

A Talk (Angie Keefer)
A Performance (Curtis Roads)
A Screening (Douglas Sirk)