Dr. JohnnyWOW! Video

February 3, 2009 at 9:52 am | Posted in Art, Artists, Music, Life, Art, News, vlog, Work | Leave a comment
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I hope this is the first of many times I help artists in their efforts to take it to another level. All the best to Dr. JohnnyWOW!

An art walk in the dark

December 13, 2008 at 2:56 pm | Posted in 1, Music, Life, Art, News | Leave a comment
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Last winter wasn’t like this one. This is my second year producing my video and art show, and I expected this fall to be mellow and rejuvenating after spending most of my summer in the south bay, California.

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I missed my dog, was behind on projects, and other constraints and my new freewheeling lifestyle demanded I start working harder at my freelance ambitions. Despite all that, I’ve been able to keep up the pace with the art. Lots of art events happen in the fall, especially in Seattle. While its not known for being a 24 hour city, there’s definitely a night life.

One like I have never seen in my 6 years in San Francisco, exposed to the painted writhing denizens of the underground art scene by the bay. That is home to an excess of decadence and disdain. I saw a few things in my time there as a student! I didn’t enjoy most of it.

I hoped Seattle would be a refreshing change. I really hope to meet more artists in SF but I’m usually so busy with classes or meetings its hard to find the time, so instead I just sublet lofts in the painted alleys of the Mission district instead.

Back to my promise last week, here are some shots from                    December 4, 2008

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The Doctor wanted to try something different this month. He’s not content to have hoardes of young viewers shuffle through his studio month after month on the First Thursday artwalk. He wants a response, some feedback, perhaps a comment on how his art affects the viewer. This evening the Doctor was trying out some new art pieces and showing video of his new direction was part of the equation.

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I rented a projector and showed video of my edit for his upcoming 28 minute episode on SCAN TV. The audience Johnny has a gripe with didn’t seem to react any differently than they are known to. Its a big warehouse full of artists, so everyone is always on the move.

The audience was actually commenting once Dr. JohnnyWOW! dived into his slasher presentation. I am incorporating this into the episode so that you have a context for it, so I’ll post this video once I get the new footage worked into the current edit.

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The past few months I have either shot two times a month, in contrast to the 20 a month days or more I was shooting during the competition that started all this madness. This month, the most peaceful of all, see me leaving the state not once, but twice. The madness never ends.

More about next week’s excitement soon.

I missed the performances they had because I had to keep an eye on my equipment, but I did drop in, say hello, shoot a little footage downstairs on the 2nd floor, at Blank Space Gallery.

The artist behind Efflux Creations was there as part of the art show. It had been at least 6 months since I met him and he looked busy so I went back to my shooting.

Blank Space Gallery has a really nice space, and are working hard to put on some good art shows. Keep up the good work Mindi, Riley, and Leo,!

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SEA SHOW vlog: Episode 2 – Meet the Doctor

December 3, 2008 at 8:13 am | Posted in Music, Life, Art, News, Upcoming Events | 1 Comment
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For those of your lusting for more that is art basel, today, I got the best goodies so far!

I call this vlog episode two even though I released this peice two weeks ago. It was created in the month of November, and also is relevant to the subject.

This was an overall very awesome day, very art filled! I was planning to go the a public art meeting that is held every month. If you’re really curious use the search function in Google to learn more.

I skipped the public art meeting (they are held monthly) it to take care of my dog, then me and pup dropped by 619 western to meet with Dr. JohnnyWOW! to discuss the details for our upcoming show this Thursday. I got to see flyers for his presentation, and I have to say, I am rather looking forward to it! I still feel bummed that I had the camera on the audience when they were bent over laughing, I missed the joke! :-< I found out later what it was but I am still bummed that I didn’t catch it on tape, it sounds funny. I’m sure you could guess what the Doctor was inflating with the WOWZ!Air.

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He gave me permission to post a sneak preview of his product demonstration. Should be an interesting night! We will doubtless have some SEA SHOW artists coming out to spend a lovely evening of art and company with Your Humble Host and the artist Dr. JohnnyWOW!, whose art studio is definitely a hub of action and beef jerky during the artwalk. You won’t go hungry, not for arts, or processed meats. A few glasses of wine and you might find yourself reaching for a jumbo cheez-it. YUM. Good times!

Then it was over to Ballard rather inspiring meeting with none other than Sir Mark the Poet, a gallant knight he is and the fortunate artist to first be aired on SCAN TV for the SEA SHOW.

I could produce my own version of that reality show “The Hills”, except with way more tobacco smoke, alcohol, and makeup that those guys down south could ever imagine.

Its cold and rainy in Seattle and it makes you want to find a nice dark bar and hang out over a cold one with a good friend. Or, better yet, go see some art! I got an inside peek at Dr. JohhnyWOW!’s upcoming presentation. It will actually be shorter than what I filmed in Portland, Oregon on November 5, 2008. We will start showing video at 7pm or so, then continue till 8, when the Doctor will give his first demo. That will go for 5 to 7 minutes, then we’ll take a break, watch some hilarious video, have a few more pieces of cheese, and enjoy yet another new innovate cure for the modern art hangover.

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We’ll enjoy a short presentation, then you will get to see segments of the talk Dr. JohnnyWOW! gave in Portland earlier this month. Here is the first few minutes of his presentation. The audience was cracking up, but I was busy filming them and missed the chance to capture the questionable joke on tape.

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