I like how blacklight art can disappear into the night or the darkness of a venue. I kept this in mind while planning for the Disco Shrine, Axel Mansoor, Chela, and Zealyn event at The High Hat in Highland Park on August 24, 2017.
I turned different panels into chalkboards and then painted grids with white lines (I should have used rulers…) so that when I layered fluorescent paint over them it’d keep the glow vibrant.
The white paint helped me map out the figures as well as create a base for the UV paint I would later add on top.
At the event:
Disco Shrine and Beating Lights handling it
Alex Mansoor has found lots of new ears and critical acclaim this year! He is an incredibly passionate and driven songwriter who I had the pleasure of meeting a few years ago through the Fireside Troupe at Cafeina Galeria.
Zealyn gave an incredible performance. At one point she hopped off the stage and sang acapella while walking through the audience. She also super stoked on my design and made me feel real special about having drawn it.
Disco Shrine (I love this video..the lights are gorgeous and fit with the drama/emotion of the vocals.)
Chela is such an amazing performer!
For this how, I painted on the back of a previous installation that I made for PLAG one year anniversary at the EchoPlex. I enjoyed knowing both pieces were there, though one faced the wall. Dear blog, I like secret art too.
You Can Find Me…
Check out my previous exhibitions here! (It has been a busy 2017!)
Affection Kickstarter – Collaboration with Operator Error on a pop album with music and art to span the generation gap.
Otis Books -I’m an editor on the MFA Writing staff. We’re currently accepting submissions through November.