Sunday, October 19, 2014

Brooklyn, I Hear Ya Hollerin'

That's right! I'm heading back to NYC, and this time, I get to promote my first full length effort published by Uncivilized Books, Eel Mansions! Two years in the making and 240 pages long. It's a beast to be sure. So yes, I'll be at the CAB festival talking shop, signing books, and meeting all sorts of fine folks. As you know, traveling can be a financial pisser. Seems like a great time to go through the art stacks and offer up a variety of sketches and drawings. Some you may have seen in my art/lit books, some are new. I'll be updating images all week, so keep checkin' back.

Take a gander at today's batch here.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Murder Shoes At The Kitty Cat Klub

Tomorrow night my group Murder Shoes (formerly Marriage At Nevers) will debut in its five piece line up at the Kitty Cat Klub in Southeast Minneapolis. We'll go on around 10:15. Hope to see you there.

Friday, October 10, 2014

New Band Sneak Peek At Public Functionary

Tonight, at Public Functionary Gallery in North East Minneapolis, Riveter Magazine will be holding an event from 7 to 9pm which will focus on women and narratives (fiction & journalism), calligraphy demos, and book binding. Following after will be two sets of music, one by A M Stryker and the other by members of Murder Shoes (formerly known as Marriage At Nevers). The Murder Shoes set will preview our new material in an informal setting before our proper five piece full band set next Wednesday at the Kitty Cat Klub. In between these sets will be vinyl D.J. sets by Chris White and myself. Expect garage rock, yakety sax, and my usual punk faves. Fun til' midnight or so. All this and a mammoth amount of art. Meowsa!

Friday, September 19, 2014

Exhibition Opening Tonight 7pm to 12am

Better reschedule that fondu night and come out to opening of the Edie Overturf and Derek Van Gieson exhibit In Search Of, happening at Public Functionary, Northeast Minneapolis, 7pm to 12am. It'll be a hoot and you'll see damn near 80 pieces of art. Maybe more, I forgot to count everything once it got hung. See you there!

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Edie Overturf & Derek Van Gieson Exhibition

This Friday, September 19th, will be the opening of In Search Of, a joint concept exhibition between Edie Overturf and myself at Public Functionary, a gallery in Northeast Minneapolis. Edie's woodcuts and reliefs will join my paintings and drawings in a show that riffs on the creation myths and histories found in folklore, religion, and mythology.

Our idea was to develop five tribes and for each of us to elaborate upon and document two of them. We worked on these separately and shared our progress halfway through the show's development in order to gain access to each other's story lines for use in repeating and overlapping motifs. Each tribe has a unique way in how they depict themselves and others in their history, in this way, we also riff on our own history and the history of other nations.

In Search Of Exhibition
Opening Friday, September 19th 2014 7pm to 12am
Closing Friday, October 17th 2014

Public Funtionary

1400 12th Ave NE, Minneapolis 55413

(The corner of Broadway and Buchanan)