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Matt Groening: In Defense of Gay Marriage
electronic file
various formats
2009
Thinking of you (Tina)
postcard
5" x 7"
2000
$0.25
Still cool (for Jennifer)
electronic file
1998
hey!
electronic e-card
various formats
2002
911
electronic file
various formats
2003
Pentagram
electronic file
various formats
2003
Nothing has a Name
electronic file
various formats
1998
Barbie Nation
electronic file
1998
rotating logo sphere
digital video
2003
"Untitled"
color xerox print
8 1/2" x 11"
1992
"Untitled"
duratrans light box
40" x 60"
1992
"Untitled"
color laser print
8 1/2" x 11"
1992
"Untitled"
color laser print
8 1/2" x 11"
1992
"Untitled"
mixed / duratrans box
8" x 1.5" x 1.5"
1992
"Untitled" print grouping
color xerox print
8" x 10"
1992
The Healing
sculpture
8' x 3.5' x 1.7'
1978
The Healing (detail)
sculpture
12" x 12"
1975
Pandora's Box
color xerox
3 1/2" x 5 1/2"
1979
"Untitled"
watercolor
8" x 8"
1978
'Untitled'
watercolor & color pencil
22" x 30"
1979
'Untitled'
watercolor
20" x 20"
1978
'Untitled'
watercolor
13" x 13 '
1978
'Untitled'
watercolor
15"x 15"
1979
Pandora's Box
watercolor
22" x 30"
1978
Pandora's Box
watercolor
22" x 30"
1978
Pandora's Box
watercolor
22" x 30"
1978
Hope
mixed media sculpture
5" x 6" x 3"
1977
Hope
color xerox
25" x 13" x 13
1977
'Untitled'
watercolor & mixed media
13" x 13"
1978
Untitled Still Life
acrylic on paper
25" x 36"
1977
Untitled Still Life
acrylic on craft paper
25" x 36"
1977
'Untitled'
pastel
24" x 24"
1977
'Untitled'
lithograph
10" x 12"
1976
Untitled still life
pastel
24" x 18"
1974
Still Life (the dream)
color pencil
16" x 12"
1974
gallery poster
offset print
17" x 10"
1971
Bird, House, Home
photography
30" x 22"
1969
San Leandro Marina poster
silk screen
12" x 16"
1968
San Leandro Marina
color photograph
10" x 8"
1968
Waterside building
mixed media
25" x 30" x 35"
1967
Waterside building
watercolor, color pencil & ink
16" x 20"
1969
Model for portable tent
mixed media
8" x 10" x 14"
1968
Tilden Elementary School, Berkeley
brownline, color pencil
30" x 40"
1968
Tilden Elementary School
brownline, color pencil
30" x 40"
1968
Tilden Elementary School
brownline, color pencil
30" x 40"
1968
Tilden Elementary School
brownline, color pencil
30" x 40"
1968
Student Housing project
mixed media
47" x 20" x 8"
1968
school brochure
offset print
8" x 14"
1965
After Monet's  "Le dejeuner sur l’herbe"
oil on canvas board
11" x 7.5"
1964
Je Dors
oil on canvas board
20" x 12"
1963

I think of my work as a reaction to Robert Bechtle’s deadpan, photo based paintings of American cars and Mel Ramos’ luscious capitalistic babes -- a deadpan parody of heteronormative subject matter. Tit for tat.

I’m interested in realism and exploring its expressive possibilities for the human figure. I’m moved by the physical world around me, especially people, exactly as they look - the imperfections, the beauty, all in as much detail as possible. Through the expressive content of the work I hope to communicate a sense of humanism and the value I place on it.

A photographic source serves as a quick sketch and is unposed and offhand if successful. I always feel like I don’t have the interest or energy to make a ‘good’ or art photograph. I want to spend my time making the drawing or painting as close to what the person looks like as possible...to see how it all turns out, my homage to that particular person's existence.


Volunteer time donated to Hungry Kitty Ltd., hungrykitty.org, and Mission for the Homeless, Inc., missionforthehomeless.org, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable corporations benefiting stray & feral cats, and Oakland's homeless.



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