Re-Dubya

A repost: the 2003 photo above, "Explaining US Foreign Policy, London," is currently part of the 15th-Anniversary Members' Show show at the Petaluma Arts Center. It was used here on Botzilla previously, in the post reprinted below.

I'll be giving a brief talk about it and some related photos at the Arts Center on December 16th, 1PM.

From November, 2003

The very day I left London last week for parts more Nordic, George W. Bush was arriving. A good or bad thing, depending on your perspective. Personally, I’d have liked to witness the public fracas, but was glad to be away from it as well. The paranoia was evident everywhere — just taking a quick snapshot of the American flag decorations along the Mall a few blocks away from Buckingham Palace was enough to attract a pair of quick-stepping constables (who had been sitting in a nearby parked van, watching the street), wanting to know what I was up to.

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Lesson

Santa Clara, CA

Print Run

Above: Third Near Bryant

(2024 update: no longer available)

These three aluminum prints are currently were available on-site from Oli Gallery in Guernville, along the Russian River in Sonoma County.

These are made as single editions – other images from the LiquiditySF project will be available later in 2024.

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Summer Cruising

The past weekend I was very happy to have three new Liquidity SF prints hanging in Oli Gallery in Guerneville and the connected Equality Wines tasting room, after a related but wine-less run at the gallery’s Petaluma location.

This coming Sunday will also see prints at the Triton Museum down in Santa Clara.

Two weeks ago the American Grafitti 50th Anniversary-related “Auto-Mobility” show closed - it had one of my “Cruisers” prints at the PAC, as did the “Community” competition show at ImageFlow in Marin County, early in the year.

My favorite activity at openings, when possible: stand anonymously within earshot of your work, and listen to people explain it to one another – even if they hate it. Especially then!

Crossroads

The Washoe House up the road has been open since 1859, making it possibly America’s oldest continuously-operating tavern.

After the assassination of President Lincoln, angry militamen from Petaluma California rode out with the goals of invading the town of Santa Rosa and burning down the offices of an anti-Unionist newspaper. The opponents got as far as the Roblar crossroads, where “The Battle of Washoe House” ended in not in a fight but war-weary drinking.

Photographed on Juneteenth, 2023.

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