Friday, March 27, 2009

Natalie Rose Soto!!

Natalie Rose Soto has arrived!
Born Monday, March 23rd 2009 at 11:08am. Weighed 7lbs. 80z. and was 20" long.

She is beautiful and perfect and an avid nurser just like Shannon was. Jennifer is doing well, the C section went super smooth (though this one- like Shannon- had the cord around her neck!) and our hospital stay was just two nights. We are both very tired, probably the most tired we have ever been, but things are good. Apologies to anyone who emails me the next couple of weeks, I will do my best to get back to you!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Random topics before Spring

Brandon Steen sent me this image but I haven't seen the actual magazine. I have a subscription but I think it may have ended this month. Thanks Juxtapoz!

I have been out of touch and away from the web lately, and haven't really posted anything substantial in here for a while. It has been nuts, or I don't know, maybe it's always a little nuts in the Soto household.

We have our second baby due in a week (yikes!!) so we're preparing for that and I have a show in London I am feverishly working on. Then there's some crazy shit (no pun intended) that has happened, like our toilet deciding to one day overflow into our shower. Fun. And our laptop and iMac decided to die on us so we're somewhat offline at the Soto house. Here's what's been happening...

Taco Bell burnt my burrito.... and damn, I still ate it.

UFO clouds hovering over the I.E.

I sometimes take Shannon's Legos and make weird shit.

Kelsey Brooks, Clayton Brothers, and I at the 15 Anniversary New Image Art Show in January.

Finally met the Date Farmers... awesome dudes!

Marsea and I backstage.

The best art I've seen in a while- Taylor McKimmens wall painting in the NIA bathroom. Genius.

My kidlet is growing up which is both awesome and sad at the same time...

Chris Uphues sent us some goods in the mail, which were quickly put up by Shannon!

This mural in L.A. always makes me laugh. Isn't he the meanest looking cop ever?

Uncle Ralph is awesome.

Lots of visitors to my RAM show before it went down.. thanks guys, good food, good friends...

Barbie celebrating 60 years at Tio's Tacos.

Took an art trip to L.A. with my pal Lee. Saw the Megan Whitmarsh show at NIA. Her work is amazing, and knowing that she has two year old twins, makes it all the better somehow. The Fucking Crap of Life.

Neck and Lister got upon the bricks.

An old graffiti yard off Soto street we were checking out.

I'm sorry but this guy is fucking gross!

Kofie Obama art.

Saw the KAWS show and ran into Edwin Ushiro.

D*Face wuz here..

Checked out the Sao Paulo show at Scion Installation. Pretty cool, nice work..

Spent last week taking my show down. This is the mess it leaves.

My friend Hung thought he had a rock in his shoe all morning, upon checking he'd been walking on a lizard. Not sure if the poor guy made it, but it actually looked way more alive than this ten minutes later (eyes open, moved a little...)

Jeremy Asher Lynch came out to film me some more. I took him around Arlanza to get some footage.

Helped Lee take some pictures of his work. Very cool stuff.

Hot pink killzzz

Now just waiting for the baby and painting in the garage for my next show. I am slowly becoming addicted to television.

Show info:

Jeff Soto
"The Inland Empire"

Stolenspace, London
May 14th- June 7th, 2009

I will put more info up soon..

More info soon!

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

"Turning In Circles" closing and painting demo

The Riverside Art Museum extended my show until Saturday, March 7th. This is your last chance to check it out before the show closes. Thanks to all who have came out- old friends and new ones. Thanks for the support.

I have one final event at RAM, it is a bit of a late addition. I'll be doing an impropmtu painting demo this Friday March 6th. I'll be bringing a few panels to work on and I'll be there to talk and answer questions. This will be a very informal event, basically I'll be sitting in the gallery hanging out and making art. From noon to 4pm is open to the public. After a break I will resume with the demo/talk for patrons of Saffron's Friday night social hour and wine tasting event. Hope to see you there, thanks!

Jeff Soto Painting Demo
Riverside Art Museum, Friday March 6th, 2009
12-4pm: Painting demo and answering questions.
4-5pm: Break
5-6pm: Painting demo with social hour and wine tasting sponsored by Saffron

For more info contact: Riverside Art Museum and Saffron

Riverside Art Museum/ Saffron
3425 Mission Inn Ave
Riverside, CA 92501
(951) 684-7111