"Red State. Blue State." on the print circuit.
After my Midway ended its run a year ago, interdisciplinary artist Clovis Blackwell asked if I would be willing to have his Los Angeles-based company, Fleur de Boom! Editions, create hand-pulled prints of an image from Bunko’s archives.
That’s a great idea, I thought, and first wondered if that would be a fitting way to offset some costs for my Thesis Exhibition in Spring 2018. Then something else came up: Winchester Cultural Center needed a sponsor of the 2017 “Life in Death” Juried Exhibition. The proceeds from print sales made it possible for PaintThisDesert and BunkoArchives to say yes on being a sponsor of art made for Clark County's Day of the Dead festival.
Over the summer Clovis and I planned for a new set of prints that will, this time, support production costs for my thesis show.
The signed and numbered prints are the BUNKO mark, and “Red State Blue State,” a piece that was written years ago and has now become a short linguistic decoder of this current political climate.
Mostly it is about making cool stuff with Clovis, an excellent printer and collaborator.
Nevada State College
Field Notes: The Inside Out Project dropped by Nevada State College on November 14 and left behind images of faces wrapped around the sculpture of the campus mascot. The international art project, launched in 2011, is inspired by JR, the street artist known for large‐scale “pastings” in public space. This visit and installation is on behalf of Inside Out/ Dreamers, a national edition of the project that focuses on DREAMers. From the website:
Nevada State’s drone, Maverick 2, captured the aerial photo now featured on the project’s website. It was grounded last week but rose “from the ashes to capture aerial footage of the Inside Out exhibit,” reported NSC's Visual Media department on their Facebook page.
In case you missed it: Fred Wasser reported on the "Arts at the Heart" conference sponsored by the Nevada Arts Council. If interested in such things, I am in the mix of interviews. "Artists And Arts Administrators Come Together In Las Vegas" I KNPR
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.