Last night I was in a little group show put together by the same friends as Reading Paintings in April (again utilizing the bare walls and empty space of an apartment just moved-out-of). This one was called In My Room, roughly inspired by the Beach Boys song, and with the requirement that each piece be monochromatic in a shade of blue selected by hostess Rachel Levit.
I was out of town until the day before, and finally got to sit down and make a piece yesterday about two hours before leaving for the show. After starting several really terrible tiny paintings, I made a three-dimensional cut-paper, wire and gouache life-sized cockroach glued on a pin so he stuck right into the wall. My friend bought it at a bar before it even made it to the show (where I hadn’t confirmed that I was bringing a piece, so I got to just sneak it up…)
Neighboring paintings featured are by Hannah Lee (first, last) and Jordin Isip (third, fourth), and a collaborated between the two (second). The mutual inclusion of nearly identical cockroaches was a happy fluke.