Sunday, January 31, 2010

Puppet and Master

Puppet and Master, acrylic on pegboard, was done in 2005 and was exhibited only once, in the Retrocognition show at Gish. It can also be seen in the PBS segment filmed by Barbara Deeb that same year. Although JSH's notes in the catalog for the Retrocognition show projected that this was the first in an ongoing series of works dedicated to ventriloquism, those subsequent works didn't begin to appear until just a couple of months ago.

Friday, January 29, 2010


Louise, acrylic on multiple cardboard panels, 2005.

This painting was done expressly for Jeffrey Scott Holland's Clowns in Love solo exhibition in NYC in 2005. In the catalog this entry bore the following caption:

"Oh, Louise.... dear sweet Louise... sniff... I can see your scowling face everywhere I look.... I can close my eyes and still smell your cotton candy and popcorn fragrance..... "

That same year, JSH noted the following on his website about the piece: "This was done on 16 panels of thin cardboard haphazardly combined *after* each panel was painted separately, so it's a miracle that anything aligns at all. This deliberately disjointed patchwork technique is one that I'll be using on many more large-scale pieces in the following year."

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Nude Reading Comic Books

From a series of small paintings that ended up being reproduced as organic copolymer prints and offered for sale circa 2005-2007. These prints were also included in most Keyscratchings guerilla installations during that time.

The original is currently being stored and archived by the JSH Museum Consortium, which is working toward the goal of setting up a museum to honor JSH's works and life.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Humpty, Krazy, Duck in Fedora

Random sketches on bill collection notice, circa 1999