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10 Part Invention at JAUS Gallery

Posted in 2015, Other Blackness, Uncategorized on October 26, 2015 by drawingsubscription


TSA New York got a great mention from Artillery Magazine for 10 Part Invention an exhibition hosted by JAUS Gallery in Los Angeles.

July: Forbidden Knowledge

Posted in Uncategorized on July 22, 2014 by drawingsubscription


Forbidden Knowledge 07 has now made its way out of the studio to the 2014 subscribers!  This series is Acrylic and Ink on Paper.  All works are 9 x 12 inches.  (ed 12/12 pictured)

TSA Gallery in NY Times

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on April 4, 2014 by drawingsubscription
TSA Gallery "Sump Pumped Sentiments" curated by Matt Phillips

Vincent Como of TSA Gallery speaking with a visitor about “Sump Pumped Sentiments” curated by Matt Phillips with Paintings by Shara Hughes (left) and Todd Bienvenu (right)


As one of the members of TSA Gallery in Bushwick, I’m very happy that we were included in the New York Times in an article about Brooklyn galleries. I wish I could take credit for this remarkable show that Matt Phillips put together, but I did get to discuss it with a number of wonderful people.

The Void Looks Black

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2013 by drawingsubscription

Thank you for sharing your experience of the work, Diarmuid.

Schoolboy Errors


Sth I wrote a while ago in response to my friend Vincent Como‘s show at Minus Space, BK this summer. This is not a review.

Vincent Como: Paradise Lost

May 10 – June 15, 2013

Minus Space, 111 Front St, Suite 226, Brooklyn, NY.

Down under the Brooklyn overpass, it’s hot, it’s sunny and I don’t know where I am. Drawing out a phone, I peer into the screen. The tip of the right index finger depresses the phone’s ON button as the right thumb types into the map application “M-I-N-U-S – S-P-I-C-E [sic] F-R-O-N-T-S-T”. I appreciate the phone’s reassuring weight centred in the palm of the right hand; the bevelled edge around which little, ring and middle fingers curl. It’s too bright to see the results, however: rounding a street corner, reveals a wall of midday sun and suddenly the obsidian surface reflects only a dim face…

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Jack Goldstein x 10,000

Posted in Uncategorized on June 24, 2013 by drawingsubscription


This past weekend I took a moment out to feed the beast and saw the Jack Goldstein show at the Jewish Museum. I was becoming familiar with his paintings in the early 2000’s, which coincidentally, started becoming more pervasive and getting a lot more traction (if only for a couple years) after he killed himself in ‘03. Over the following years, I’d become more informed about his practice and started to become aware of his film work and later text based work, although I hadn’t gotten the opportunity to see much, if any, of these other forms in real-space.

I have a feeling that this retrospective could go much deeper, but at the same time, I feel all aspects of his practice are touched upon within the survey, and given that it almost didn’t travel to New York (Which would have been a gross oversight on the part of every institution in this city), I’ll take what I can get. What became very clear to me as I absorbed the work, is that Goldstein was very heavily influenced by living in California and had a very keen understanding of Media, and by Media I mean not just Hollywood, but the structure through which we relate to something other-than ourselves and absorb ideas. Whether he was utilizing it for film, painting, recording, or text, his approach remained consistent throughout. This was an approach of capturing a moment, freezing time, making concrete the ephemeral.

I certainly do not want to say that Goldstein was at the forefront of technology, although he was a very early adopter of various technologies and very fluid in his navigation of material to suit the needs of the project. No, I suspect he was after something entirely different than something merely “new” with regard to presentation, and there’s something equally magical and brilliant in the way he pulls it off.

Go see this show.

Curious Minds…

Posted in Uncategorized on June 6, 2013 by drawingsubscription

Thus far, the response to Paradise Lost at MINUS SPACE has been extraordinarily positive. I’m incredibly happy that the gentlemen at Jersey City’s very own Curious Matter came by to experience the work. We’ve done a couple of projects together, from my participation in 2008’s Hocus Pocus exhibition, to curating the Psychopomp exhibition in 2010, and I wish I could get to every one of their shows because I love them to death. But of course, the reality of juggling schedules and commitments don’t always lend themselves to what one wants. Nevertheless, I’m very pleased to read their experience of the show. Check it out here:


And a very big thanks to Raymond and Arthur.



Posted in Uncategorized on May 9, 2013 by drawingsubscription

Posted from the Void.

March: Full Subscription

Posted in Uncategorized on March 25, 2013 by drawingsubscription

Vincent Como, Dark Continuum, Drawing Subscription, Black

Dark Continuum 03 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)

Gorky’s Granddaughter Interview

Posted in Uncategorized on February 21, 2013 by drawingsubscription

I had a really great time hosting Zachary and Chris from Gorky’s Granddaughter. We talked about Black, Modernity, Failure. You know, the good stuff. Check out the Video.