28 April 2009

Past is Present

There has certainly been a lack up updates here, which can be attributed to the regular ten-hour days I've been putting in creating new work for my upcoming show, packing and shipping out mailing tubes, and getting all my ducks in a row for an exciting next few months. That and the weather has been (kind of) nicer, so I'm spending time on my skateboard when I can. In any event, I'm really looking forward to the opening at Within Reason in May 8th. I'm anxious to see how it will all come together.
Other than that, I've got a couple of gigposters and some new art prints in the hanger (hanger, airplanes--get it? Ha.), so while my sore wrists may be requesting otherwise, I do have quite a bit more printing to do in the coming months.
Above is a shot of my light table. It actually belonged to my mother, who used to do typesetting by hand in the 70's and 80's. She taught me how to use a T-square and triangle. I snapped this picture as I was organizing my space this morning. That brand new sheet of clayboard will be occupying a portion of my day. Working with clayboard is an interesting process. Maybe I'll document its journey.

Shifting gears quite a bit here, please check out The Real News if you haven't. It's in its early stages right now, but their stated goal is to become a totally viewer-funded, non-corporate TV news network to deliver real analysis that would be crucial to a true democracy. Right now, network news is little more than sensationalism and Washington stenography. Any deviation from the official story is considered "biased" or simply goes unreported.
For starters, I highly recommend their recent report, Past is Present in Latin America.



David said...

I don't know what you've got going on under your light table to the left, but that looks sick.

Justin Santora said...

Thanks, David!
It's a brand new print for my upcoming show. Lots of new stuff will be available after the opening. My website's way overdue for an update, as well.