Archive for the The Beginning Category

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…

Fully Realized: Mystical Geometries and the Presence of Absence

Posted in 2011, 2012, Mystical Geometries, Surface Disruption, The Beginning on December 23, 2011 by drawingsubscription
Vincent Como, Mystical Geometries, Drawing Subscription

Mystical Geometries, 2011

Now whole and complete, Mystical Geometries, the first offering in the Drawing Subscription series, is available as a complete set to interested parties.  Because we all know how much it sucks to miss out on something awesome, the subscriptions are structured such that the # of subscribers who sign up between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31st of the previous year, + 5 additional pieces, comprise the final edition number.  The +5 become reserved as complete sets for after the year has run its course.  Mystical Geometries culminated as an edition of 12 and all of the works should now be in-hand for all of the subscribers.  Those who had the foresight to reserve complete sets will be getting theirs after the New Year – just to play it safe – because of the massive volume of mail at the end of the year.

Mystical Geometries was an exploration in mark-making and void. Presence and absence.  Inspired by Hermetic and Occult diagrams, particularly Robert Fludd’s black square etching representing the Prima Materia, as well as Tantric paintings done as exquisitely simple meditations on the world, these works were meant to explore both material and process through the simplicity of form.  Taking the obligatory black square of Malevich (and so many others now), this project unfolded over the course of the year as a square window into that flat-black void.  Attempting to pull back, fold or bend, peek around, and explore the peripheral areas of the contained system we have become so familiar with and finally, coming to accept its location firmly entrenched in the (w)hole of the viewing space.

Through the repetition of creating these, I worked out the aesthetic logistics of a larger series of works on linen which are coming along very nicely.  The project also provided a space for consideration, both in parallel to and reaction against the immediacy of the works, and evolved into the schematics for next year’s subscription as well as other larger scale projects.  The active meditation of making these works has provided an excellent space within my mind for the continued percolation of ideas and projects which I am truly looking forward to continuing with next year’s series Surface Disruption.

2011 Subscriptions are Closed!

Posted in The Beginning on January 1, 2011 by drawingsubscription

Your opportunity to sign up for the 2011 Drawing Subscription has expired, but fear not: There will be five additional works produced in each year’s edition to be reserved and offered as a complete set after the year has run it’s course.  You may lay claim to one of these sets at any point, however they will not be available to collect until after the full year’s subscriptions have been fulfilled.  Keep an eye on the 2011 page as it will be updated with images for the series each month after they have been sent out to subscribers.

You may email with questions, and to reserve a complete set of your very own.  As for the 2012 series: you won’t be able to order a subscription until November 1st, BUT you can get put on the mailing list to be sent a reminder!

And So It Begins…

Posted in The Beginning on November 1, 2010 by drawingsubscription

This is to serve as the official launch of the 1 x 12 Drawing Subscription.  The Information page has all the details about how this five-year project is going to unfold; you can order through the Ordering page and for each year’s series you can preview the theme.  Interested parties have from today, November 1, 2010 until the end of the year (Dec. 31st) to subscribe for the 2011 series.  No images of the actual drawings will be revealed publicly until the entire year’s series has been completed at which point this will serve as an archive for that chapter of the project.