Monday, November 13, 2006

Massachusetts!



Haven't had time to post in here for a while, I guess that's nothing new. Last week I was in Beverly, MA just about 30 minutes drive north of Boston. I was there for an art exhibition called "Electric Wasteland" at Montseratt College of Art. It was a group show with Dave Kinsey, Date Farmers, Aaron White and myself, curated by Leonie Bradbury. Only Kinsey and I could make it to the opening, Date Farmers had an opening in SF. Damn, what beautiful countryside up there! Got to pal around with Kinsey and Jana (of BLK/MRKT gallery) and we explored a couple old graveyards, ate clam chowder, and just took in all the scenery on some nice drives.

Here's some photos...

Left early morning right after Halloween, Shannon was a pumpkin, but she hated her hat and couldn't bear to have it on even for a picture.



Landing in Boston after a long travel day.

Got straight to work Wednesday night setting up my installation in the gallery. Thanks to all the students who helped out!

Kinsey killing the wall...

Next morning I went for a walk through Beverly. The opening was in the evening but I ended up forgeting my camera. Lots of people came up from Boston, it was a nice opening. But back to my walk...

Awesome Halloweeny house. Lots of houses were painted black. You don't see this in California.

A typical Beverly street. I would want to live here except the bitter winter cold would destroy my Southern California born-and-raised body. A few days ago it was almost 100 degrees in Riverside. Crazy for November.

The school from across the street where I stayed with a nice guy named Mark. He honestly had the biggest DVD collection I've ever seen. All sorts of Sci Fi, horror, anime, etc. I ended up watching Steamboy and some sci-fi ghost anime that creeped me out.

I gave a talk to the illustration dept. on Friday. Afterwards I finally had a chance to see some of the surrounding areas. Jana and Kinsey had a rental car so we headed up the coast to Gloucester and Rockport for some sight seeing and some good eats.


Clam chowder in the breadbowl, very tasty and just right for the cold winds outside.

After some food we drove around the cape and saw some postcard worthy scenes...



Afterwards we tried to go to the graveyard at night (I know, very high school, but I thought maybe we might photograph some ghosts- New England seems to be crawling with them). Unfortunately the gates were locked.

Came back and explored the next day. You never see old graveyards like these in the west.

Last pictures from Beverly- Kinsey, Leonie and Jana. And with me below...

C is for cookie and that's good enough for me...

-Jeff

8 comments:

Memo Pisa el Lodo said...

There is an old graveyard like that in downtown (Riverside) close to Mission Inn Blvd. I forgot how to get there exactly.

zachary said...

Hey Jeff,

I just wanted to let you know I recently found your art in Juxtapos and I wanted to say how much I appreciate it! Thanks alot for doing what you do.

Zach

the chung said...

Jeff, if you want to get out of the west coast, you should make it on over to the mid-west! especially Detroit! we got all sorts of cool...well, i'm glad you're trip went well.

Anonymous said...

Man, your works for the new solo show are cool. Too much dough for me though, Your too big time now but I would like one of those cheaper 3in. X 3in. if you did them again.
-teaKEY

Anonymous said...

cool post, Jeff.

man, that shot of the breadbowl chowder lookin' mighty guuuud.

general gow said...

i really dug the show. it was great meeting you and having dinner with you guys after the opening too. you and kinsey and leonie were all so gracious. the thai food wasn't bad either...

( i was CJ's friend who came up from boston...)

mark

daver said...

wow you were in beverly. grew up there. pretty cool place if you didnt grow up there I guess. sf suites me better though. interesting to see though. love your work, always have...

Anonymous said...

Greetings Jeff.
" Yesterday's history, tomorrow's
a mystery, today's a gift. That's why it's called the present."

Sincerely- Guardian