Saturday, April 30, 2016

Curtainphonehorn




CURTAINPHONEHORN

New drawings by MT Shelves, aka Matthew Thurber.

These are all pencil and colored pencil drawings on paper. Some drawings are perforated with a secondary image hiding in the negative space, an idea inspired by shadow puppets or Victorian postcards.

Watch out! Dangerfield! flashing bike lights reveal another thing to think about! Gaze into the latent acupuncture! Hissing victrola pencil! Your imagery is always a concealment!

Can you please get that horse off the barrel? Its time's up

But first: we must relive 2015. The musk of militarized Security-boar climax. We went (Freddie) gray-scale, in despair. Victim expired turning into laundry. World map laid out to dry before door to door Doctors. Rodney's face appeared in the moon to tell USA bowtie nose to stop fracking it. Total oracle, Bro. Draw back the paper curtains: Introducing "Bowtie Nose" into the 'vocabulary'.

video

Sunday, January 10, 2016

 Scott Indrisek interviewed me at Art Info.... click link.

Saturday, January 2, 2016

2016 Stenographic Accounting.























So happy its 2016!!!!
Highlights of this year:

Mouse Maze is now installed permanently at PS35Q in Jamaica, Queens. thanks to Samantha Holmes the brilliant fabricator! (see pic above.)

Art Comic #2 and #3 were released by www.swimmersgroup.com

Also available with other books at www.matthewthurber.com.

Drawn and Quarterly announced that they will be releasing the collected Art Comic graphic novel...sometime...

An excerpt of INFOMANIACS (2013) appeared in the Jonathan Lethem-edited Best American Comics 2015.
 



Are Snakes Necessary #4, containing Handwriting Analysis, was produced in an edition of 50, now sold out.




Mrs. William Horsley is a new puppet theater dedicated to experimental science based works, pre cinematic performances and Punch and Judy shows, containing a small mobile bar.... Several works were performed in 2015: (links to video) "Personal Item" at Dixon Place in Feb. 2015  and "Eklipso" at Standard Toykraft in April 2015. Also performed "Jailcation" at the Wythe Hotel for the CAB festival in November.

Following the CAKE festival in Chicago, the AMBERGRIS OLFACTORY NASORCHESTRA performed at the Observatory, and was nearly run out of town for smelling up the place.



















Performances with Brian Belott as Court Stenographer and Young Sherlock Holmes Jr were as follows:
July 2015: A comedy show at the Funny Hole.
May 2015 at NADA fair in Basketball City.
May 10, 2015 at 247365 for Mr. Belott's art show Dr. Kid President Jr.
Below: NADA fair.

Tomato House  went into dormant state after a great run of shows: Laura Perez-Harris' "Belly of the Beast", Ian Gerson's "Future Floor," and posters by Caroliner and also Commode Minstrels in Bullface.


I had a short comic published in Lumpen (Download comics issue here)
Reviewed Bendik Kaltenborn's book "Adult Contemporary" at tcj.com
Wrote a piece on Tim Hensley's "Ticket Stub" for American Book Review
Had a piece in Smoke Signal, Winter 2015.

MEMORABLE ENCOUNTERS OF 2015
Sibyl Kempson's play "Fondly, Colette Richland" at NY Theater Workshop
Rebecca Bird's solo shows at William Holman Gallery and Kopeikin Gallery
Ulrike Ottinger films esp. "Joan of Arc of Mongolia"
The Roger Brown Study Collection, Chicago
The Velaslavasy Panorama
Walerian Borowcyzk retrospective at Lincoln center
The Lagon Revue
Sculpting In Time by Tarkovsky
Little Better Books
Lane Milburn comics
Performances by Macula Dog
Performances by CE Schneider Topical
The Mythology of S. Clay Wilson books from Fantagraphics
Erik Duvivier's film of "La Femme 100 Tetes"
Guy Maddin's The Forbidden Room
Hungarian Folk Music 3 LP set
Planet Fitness


And gawrsh that is about it, besides lots of writing, drawing, teaching, playing music in the basement and other unprintable matters. Happy new year!





Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tiles





I've been working with the mosaic artist Samantha Holmes on a mural that will be installed at PS 35Q in Jamaica, Queens, in Fall 2015. Here are some of the pieces she has created out of ceramic tile from my designs.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Etsy summer shop open 4 business

Flip Flops
Beach Towels
Suntan Lotion
Calamine Lotion
Bottled Ectoplasm
flattened into drawings on paper.
Check out the bargains on arts from 1995-2014:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/houseofthurber



Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Art Comic #2 now available

NOW AVAILABLE
ART COMIC #2
Published by Swimmers Group
24 pages, BW, color cover printed on high quality paper
Ed. of 300
$8.00 +$2.00 shipping in U.S.
For international orders email diamondsnout@hotmail.com for shipping info.



The saga of  hapless young artists lost in a shadow world of money and intrigue marches on. How will idealism survive? An unendurable classroom critique is shattered by violence. Tiffany Clydesdale announces a life-transforming conceptual art project. Professor Password muses on his early abuse at the hands and boots of Robert Smithson and later has a run-in with a Mysterious Figure from the art world. Ivanhoe's origin story is revealed as he drags his intern into the home of a space alien. With letters page and editorials.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

I will be at CAKE chicago June 6 and 7 hawking copies of Art Comic 2.
Also, Ambergris will be performing a special Olfactory set, during the CAKE After party,
see you in Chicago!