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Collaboration

One of the most exciting thing about being an artist in Baltimore is the willingness of fellow artists to come together and collaborate.  Collaboration can be challenging, no artist is without their own style, ego and objectives.  This makes working together a dance of sorts with both partners trying to create something beautiful without sacrificing individual points of view.  It doesn’t always work but doing it, successful or not, is the point.

I recently teamed up with my friend Michael Owen (mural artist and painter in Baltimore known for The Baltimore Love Project among other works).  We’ve collaborated before but this was our first in quite a while.  We had this idea of essentially breaking his recent paintings into various layers (think photoshop layers) in 3D space.  We would accomplish this by him painting on plexi panels and directing the movement of fabric and other elements to mimic brush strokes.  I would then direct a figure to move between the spaces and interact in various ways with the painted elements.  All of this would essentially be recompressed into a 2D photograph.  Some of this work appeared in his recent show in DC, Adult Love.  What I want to share today is only one of the pieces from that show, the other 2  were outtakes that we loved but felt didn’t fit with that particular show.   Enjoy!

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Collaboration with Alyssa Nassner

Recently super talented illustrator Alyssa Nassner and I teamed up to create these little gems.  She perfectly interpreted the mood of these images.  I was really surprised at how accurately she was able to distill the essence of these images and put it in words.  These were originally done as part of a project she was presenting to a potential employer,  but we loved them so much I think you can expect to see more.

It Takes Two, Baby” is a new show of collaborative work between artist Michael Owen and 6 other creatives. 

Each collaboration exercises a different relationship and uses a different medium. From photography to graffiti, design to hip hop, architecture to illustration, each piece brings a unique take on the art of the collaboration.

Most of the artists will be at the reception and a special performance by MC Arcieri Keness will be at 10pm. cash bar/no cover

 

Come to this show folks!  Featuring several of my photographic collaborations with Michael Owen!