Archive for November, 2013

November: Full Subscription

Posted in 2013, Dark Continuum on November 21, 2013 by drawingsubscription


Dark Continuum 11 has now made its way out of the studio to the 2013 subscribers! This series is mixed media on paper charting the trajectory of the studio practice through the black elements available and on-hand which have been and will continue to be used in upcoming projects. Page size is 9 x 12 inches. (ed. 8/8 pictured)

In the Beginning there was Black…

Posted in Other Blackness, The Beginning on November 19, 2013 by drawingsubscription


So as soon as I had returned from my recent trip to Baltimore my wife and I had to start packing up our apartment as we were moving to a new place. She had unearthed these gems from somewhere, and I had all but forgotten they ever existed (Thanks, Mrs. Librarian). They were photocopied invites to my BFA review before I graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Art. I believe there were 4 different “title” variants, for no real reason, but I don’t recall what the other two were…

Paint it Black at Guest Spot

Posted in Other Blackness on November 12, 2013 by drawingsubscription

I’m very pleased with how this show in Baltimore came together. Rod Malin did a wonderful job of organizing it and I’m enjoying being a part of it.

Here are some excerpts:


The Temptation to Exist 005 (with 2 works by Michael Sirianni in background)


3 Untitled drawings from 1999 in the back room.


Untitled (Rainbow in the Dark) with a color wheel photo by Jason Lazarus.

Posted from the Void.

Forbidden Knowledge the 2014 Drawing Subscription

Posted in 2014, Forbidden Knowledge on November 1, 2013 by drawingsubscription
Robert Rauschenberg: Erased DeKooning Drawing

Robert Rauschenberg: Erased DeKooning Drawing, 1953

The Black Laboratory of Vincent Como is proud to reveal: Forbidden Knowledge the 2014 Drawing Subscription.

“The essential element in the black art of obscurantism is not that it wants to darken individual understanding, but that it wants to blacken our picture of the world, and darken our idea of existence.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

Much like Rauschenberg’s infamous Erased DeKooning Drawing, the Forbidden Knowledge series will be based on the traces of what has been left behind once a material thought becomes eradicated, obscured, or reconsidered. Over the course of 2014 this series will see itself shifting in and out of focus to call into question what was, and what is yet to become. Like a scrying mirror, or a redacted CIA document, these works will be a way for the viewer to interface with the past while simultaneously divining the future.

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