Opening Act
Civilian Art Projects- Foyer Space

This project examined the intersection of indie music fandom, domesticity, and the creative impulse. Strategies employed included a custom matched latex paint wall work, a birdhouse homage to Smart Studios and a song lyric tattoo.

The title of this exhibition referred to its status as an initial salvo for similar concepts seen in the later, large scale solo exhibition 'all i want is to be a happy man'.

112003-birdhouse; Wood, Paint, Miniature Furniture, Miniature Shingles (Modeled after Smart Studios building in Madison, WI); 12" by 14" by 24"; 2011 

Stencil used in creation of 111203-tattoo(The Hold Steady lyrics tattooed on artist's skin, 4" by 8") 

112303-accent wall (Detail); Latex House Paint(Color matched to Photoshop color #665667) on Wall; Dimensions Variable 

110202-vinyl record; Custom Cut Vinyl Record in Hand Painted Chipboard Jacket (Tracks contain backmasked audio from Joy of Painting episode 'Splendor'); 12" by 12"; Edition of 25 +5 AP