Last month, I was one of five New York basedÂ artists selected to speak at the Crossing Art Gallery in Flushing, NY at the A-Lab Forum’s talk on the topic of Mekanika. Each artist is working with representation of mechanical objects, using mechanisms or technology in their work and/or using technology to create their work.
I submitted the Robot of the Week series as I though they fit the description of the event pretty well. Hector Canonge who organizes the forum sends out an open call for artists to participate. From there he choses 5 artists who each get 10 minutes to present their work. A discussion takes place after words to give the artists and audience a chance to reflect, discuss and debate the topic at hand.
I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the other artists at the forum, as well as getting involved in the arts in my home borough of Queens. Howard Koplowitz of the Flushing division of yournabe.com reported the event with a great article. Take a read to learn more about it.
Just in time for my big 4-0, the cakebot has made me a delicious cake to celebrate. Hard to believe that I’ve been around for 40 years. I remember the Saturday morning cartoons I watched in the 70’s and the comics I read in the 80’s and how they had such an influence on my life and career. I definitely couldn’t have imagined I’d be drawing, design and creating robot art for a living. I can’t wait to see what the next 40 years has in store.
Ah, welcome to November! Here in the Northeast the weather has turned chilly, and the leaves are falling like crazy. My favorite part of this time of the year is hauling out the crock pot and making a lovely slow cooked meal. We made this excellent chili recipe (sans the beer for gluten-free folks) and it was rich and delicious. I’m sure we’ll be eating it all week long!
Here’s couple of great events coming up in November if you are in the NYC area.
NY Art Book Fair at PS1.
If you’ve never been to PS1 in Long Island City, Queens this event is a great way to visit the former school turned art museum and pic up some handmade books or ‘zines. The whole museum is taken over by vendors and publishers from around the world featuring unique books, comics, art and other creations. I think of it like the coolest Comic-Con ever. Check it out this weekend, November 5th-7th
If you are looking for an actual comics event, head from Queens over to Brooklyn for the King Con. I’ve never been to this con but sounds pretty good especially for hearing from Brooklyn based artists and writers. King Con is on November 4-7th. Check the King Con Site for times and panel schedules.
The amazing Pantsbot wears his favorite green plaid pants in this image. Don’t let him fool you, he’s been known to wear slacks, jeans and even khakis, but the pantsbot refuses to wear cargo pants because they make him look fat.