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A Selected View of Sorg Paintings from TMCC

I’m afraid this blog post is a bit disordered but it’s time to give you a preview of what you’d see at my exhibition at TMCC right now if you were there. Show’s on till March 23rd. I apologize for photo quality. I guess you’ll just have to go see them in person.
Yeah, I’ve been focusing more on landscapes and, obviously, cars sticking strangely out of the ground. I’m very interested in finding homes for these paintings so please get ahold of me. I’m including my price list for these paintings in case you’re curious. Email me if interested: bigfishbowler@gmail.com. God knows I wanna’ sell a painting to someone who’d like to own it.
As always, click an image to see it blown up.

 

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Bus on Fire

Bus on Fire

The International Car Forest of the Last Church sustained damage. The authorities didn’t need to be called, but showed up anyway. It seems the fire was seen from across town and the Volunteer Fire Department of Goldfield showed up any way.

The fire chief was reported to say “No problem, Chad, we’ll get it put out.”

It seems the villian in question who perpetrated such heinous perpetration on his own property was Saint MichaelMark himself.

The fire was allowed to go out by itself but GOD DAMN some great shots were taken that day!

See more details for the ‘End of the World Party (the FAR END)’ on Facebook (click photo for link up) or right here in upcoming on Fishbowler. Actually, it’ll take you to my upcoming exhibition of oils at TMCC, which includes an oil of this very photo.

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August 17th weekend, dry camping (glamping), 10 minute walk away from festivities going on concurrently at Goldfield Days.

Asking $25 donations per person camping, kids are free.

My NadaDada is Wildflower This Weekend

For NadaDada in Reno this weekend (June 14-17,2012), I’ll have a room exhibiting oils on canvas. Subject matter consists, mostly, of cars stickin’ out of the ground, which, if you know what I’ve been up to the past year, will not surprise you. I’m very proud of the traditional technique I’m pursuing with this latest work. Check the folder in my photos on Facebook if you’d like to see some of these cars.

My room is at Wildflower Village this year. It’s a unique kind of set up, with kitchenettes in the rooms, separate sleeping quarters, faux painting on walls and creative flourishes everywhere. It is meant to be the kind of place where creativity is encouraged, and I think they’ve successfully enacted that directive. I’m happy to be here because I still have some paintings to finish during my stay here(!)

Wildflower Village is run by businesswoman, Pat Campbell. The village consists of 4 neighboring motels and a couple art galleries with a couple art studios. It’s a very pretty location to the west of town near the Truckee River on West 4th St. The vibe is relaxed.

NadaDadans on the Balcony

NadaDadans on the Balcony Last Year (Photo credit: Art Domagala)

A music show will happen here Saturday evening (I’m playing harmonica for Zak @ 5) and there’s a BRAND NEW PUB here for our drinking pleasure. They’re laying the concrete out in front, as I type this essay. Thirty artist rooms are here at Wildflower this year for NadaDada. It’s safe to say, the event will be more focused at this location this year than it has been in years past.

The motel industry is challenging for event planners of NadaDada due to the fact that people come and go and plans cannot be made too far in advance. It’s hard to plan events in these locations each year but the pace is different at Wildflower. It’s a different clientele here. Pat and crew are quite used to dealing with artists and extremely supportive of our art event, NadaDada Motel. No Reno-style crackheads.

Downtown, there are a few participating motels along Arlington, between 4th Street and 2nd Street. That’s where the crackhead viewing happens. Do a google search or check our Facebook pages for detailed info and contacts. The event runs from Thursday, June 14th through Sunday, June 17th, 2012.

Some folks are hungry to see art, send them here; may all your weeds be wildflowers!

WildflowerVillage can be contacted for more info: 775-747-8848
RSVP here, on Facebook:
https://www.facebook.com/events/236873269747218/

Painting Last Night (with updated photo of Skull Car Painting)



It takes an environment devoid of distraction to paint. There is always distraction. For me, that would be Facebook.

I work from photos I’ve taken here at the car forest. For the most part, the painting is accurate to the photo, though sometimes, little changes are made, details of which, I won’t bore you with.

I’ve been getting started painting past midnight lately. No reason to adjust my schedule for anyone else.

At NadaDada Motel, Vegas, I’ll be showing paintings like these and other stuff from this here desert resort. May 4th weekend, 2012.

My show will be called All  Your  Bus  Are  Belong  2  us.

Watch the following slideshow to see the skull car as the painting develops. It’s not done yet but the finished canvas will be shown here when it is.

More to come, stay tuned, and as always, please share my endevours far & wide and SUBSCRIBE!

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Van Gogh paintings with Tilt Shift applied for 3D effect (bloggiestbloggyblog.com)

Fuck Your Bus, People Are Hurting

A very good friend came to tell me last night “Fuck your bus, people are hurting.”

The thing is, this bus belong to us.

IF…..

IF you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;
If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,
Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,
And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise:
If you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build ’em up with worn-out tools:

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;
If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the Will which says to them: ‘Hold on!’

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
‘ Or walk with Kings – nor lose the common touch,
if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;
If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds’ worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that’s in it,
And – which is more – you’ll be a Man, my son!
-Rudyard Kipling

All hail bus.

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Photos Never Do Them Justice

Buses Standing Everywhere!

Please take this bus and use it as you will. I’d love to see it show up in newly thunk up locations, random and eccentric.

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Snow Post 2

It only snowed one night but I got some great shots that next day. Virgin snow in Goldfield. Please share any shots you’d like to. Ask me if you don’t know how.

And for your information, there are about 30 cars in the ground, right now, and we’re looking for artists to come and help me paint these things. I can even putcha’ up. Enjoy these photos.

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Snow Post -part 1

Yup, we get snow in Goldfield.

It gets really hot here but around Halloween every year, cold/snow. I could paint in this weather if I felt like it. I don’t feel like it.

I took some pictures though..

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A Moment in Pictures with Dianna & SK

Dianna Sion, my friend, my sister, and SK James. I love them. We got NadaDada off the ground in Reno. They came to visit this weekend and we had a blast. Here’s a moment we shared together in the car forest. The bus glowed this evening in the sunset.

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