Sibling Rivalry 11.20.10

So it's finally happened, Alex and I are exhibitiing together.

Yes, Alex will be in San Antonio. If ya wanna meet the elusive brother I speak of often, and see his art work as well as see some new stuff by me, come on down to SoHo Wine and Martini Bar (214 Crockett) on Saturday Nov 20th from 7-10pm.

Get a kick start on any holiday shopping. Alex will have paintings and prints for sale and I'll have small canvases available. And it's a family friendly show hahahahahahaha.

Should be a fun night

Hope to see you there

...let the shameless promotion begin


Chalk It Up!!!

So this Saturday October 9th, is ArtPace's Chalk It Up!

It's downtown on Houston Street between 10am-4pm
And once again, I will be 'chalking it up'.

This year I'm a 'showcase' artist, and my piece is gonna be 15'x20'...
You know what this means, I will not be up late drinking Friday night.
Pfft, I probably just jinxed myself.

I've decided to do one of my mythology 'characters', if ya wanna know which one will make it's public debut, ya gotta come on down ::wink::

It's a free and family friendly event.
The link below has more details.


Hope to see ya down there


Interpol 8.21 Miami Beach

House lights dimmed, stage lights flickered bright blue, familiar silouhettes sauntered on the stage and the crowd roared...so began the Interpol show at the Jackie Gleason Fillmore Theater in Miami on August 21st.

It had been since Sept 2007 when they were touring with their less than stellar third album, 'Our Love to Admire', but it was Interpol and I needed a live fix...and though I was disappointed w/ the show I saw, I figured they would be back and back on track, and well my prediction was correct.

They've been touring the east coast of the US for the their upcoming fourth album, which drops on September 7th, and conveniently titled INTERPOL...from what I read in blogs and on the Interpol message board, I was looking forward to a set of favourites and they delivered.

They have a habit of starting a show w/ the first track from the album that they are promoting, and this show was no different. Paul spoke GASP!!!! 'Hello...welcome'. And they started the hour long main set with 'Success'. I had yet to hear it, and I liked it. They then went into the first of many from 'Turn on the Bright Lights' with 'Say Hello to the Angels' and the crowd loved it...dancing and singing and the band absorbed the energy we fed them. Not sure if it was the electricity from the storm brewing outside or the crowd itself, but the room was ALIVE....Paul spoke again... 'Thank you very much' and went into the first from 'Antics'...'C'mere'...once again the crowd went wild singing in unison. I think Paul was shocked by all the love b/c he thanked the crowd again.
They then played the second of the four new songs, 'Summer Well'. Paul uttered more words with the applauds 'Thank you very much, that was 'Summer Well'. This next song was inspired by time spent here in Miami'. After I came to due to the fact that he spoke two sentences in a row to a crowd, I was glad to hear 'Rest My Chemistry'. The only song from 'Our Love to Admire' album, which happens to be my fave track from that album. 'Evil' was next and EVERYONE was singing....'Rooossssemaaary....' 'Thank you very much' came out of Paul's mouth. And the the third song from the new album was played, 'Lights'. I am familiar with this one because they have a great video for it. After the song, Paul spoke again, 'thank you very much that one was called 'Lights''. He then continued to talk about the tour. I was standing next to a dude who looked at me 'not sure you're familiar with seeing them live, but I'm shocked he's so chatty.' I laughed and replied 'No kidding. This is my 5th time and yes, he's on a roll'. They then played 'Narc', my fave song from 'Antics'...and followed it with a dedication for the next song, 'Take You on a Cruise'...'This goes to a lovely lady, Christie Bush'....crowd was clapping and singing and then more singing came due to, 'Stella Was a Diver and She Was Always Down'. That was fun. They did some sorta free form jamming thing and that went into the last of the new songs, 'Try It On'. 'PDA' was the last from 'Turn on the Bright Lights' for the main set, and they ended the main set with 'Not Even Jail'...

They took a 2 maybe 3 minute break and came back on for a three song encore, and Paul was chatting some more....'Thank you, so that's Brandon, and that's Dave'. I miss Carlos manning the bass, but Dave Pajo did a good job of filling those holster wearing shoes of Carlos. They played 'NYC', 'Slow Hands', and ended the show with 'Obstacle 1'. I was not expecting to hear 'Slow hands' or 'Obstacle 1' because of some of the set lists I had seen prior to this show, but I sure was happy to hear one of my all time fave Interpol tunes, 'Obstacle 1'. They ended the show with Paul saying some stuff, but I couldn't hear it. I did record 'Success', 'Rest My Chemistry', 'Narc', 'Slow Hands', and 'Obstacle 1'....

Success http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cLMMizaG-uY

Rest My Chemistry http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tleukpG7NdA

Narc http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll1iCVkkJ1k

Slow Hands http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jA4Y_fuXZI

Obstacle 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwtKqIFuLUU

I can't wait til the Austin show on October 28th at Stubb's.....


Regis Shephard 1971-2010

I met Regis while at UTSA. He was getting his MFA, I was getting my BFA. He was one cool cat....he was in the art scene w/o being taken by it, and he was talented as hell.

I'm gonna miss running into him at shows, and talking about the joys of home ownership and other randomness that he and I discussed.


I think I am still in shock.



Another motion+image 'study'


This was shot on a flight between Palm Beach, Florida and Houston, Texas. I paired it with 'Tuning into the Frequency of Your Soul' by Apoptygma Berzerk, off the 'You and Me Against the World' album. The intro of this song lends itself to 'floating' in the clouds.


Finally an explanation....

of why I am the way I am..... HA!

Myers Briggs Personality types.....

You Are an INFJ (Introvert, iNtuitive, Feeler, Judger) aka The Protector

INFJs represent between 1 and 3% of the U.S. Population

INFJs inhabit a world of ideas. They are independent, original thinkers driven by their strong feelings, and personal integrity. Sensitive, committed, hardworking, and perceptive, INFJs are often excellent listeners, skilled at generating enlightened and creative solutions to people’s problems. Thoughtful and careful decision makers, INFJs prefer to have plenty of time to let ideas “percolate” before taking action. Because they value harmony and agreement, INFJs like to persuade others of the validity of their viewpoint. They win the cooperation of others by using approval and praise, rather than argument or intimidation.

INFJs go to great lengths to promote fellowship and avoid conflict. They are also often perfectionists highly focused, and driven to accomplish their goals. Rather formal and reserved, INFJs can be difficult to read, but it is critically important to them that their values, needs and concerns be understood and respected.

Quietly forceful, original, and sensitive. Tend to stick to things until they are done. Extremely intuitive about people, and concerned for their feelings. Well-developed value systems which they strictly adhere to. Well-respected for their perserverence in doing the right thing. Likely to be individualistic, rather than leading or following...


Collaboration with photog Espen Ixtlan

Seems like once again I have a busy jam packed summer ahead. I'm working on pieces (27) for a dual exhibition w/ my brother, Alex Lanau, which will be in November...details soon.

And I am starting a collaboration w/ Norweigian photographer, Espen Ixtlan. He is best know for his work with the band Apoptygma Berzerk.

The project will def be dealing w/ my aesthetic of 'things are not as they seem', and in his words The keyword here is Apoptygma Berzerk and our goal for this co-work is to rearrange and create a different way of perceiving selected photos from " Evolution has left the building...thank God" and take them a step further from just ...being a hell of a photo. Further information on this project will follow. 1984 IS NOW!
I will def be blogging and tweeting more this summer as this project progresses.

For more info on Espen Ixtlan and his latest project, the photo book, 'Evolution has left the Building....Thank God' http://www.ixtlanbooks.com


The Alice 15

This is long overdue. Below is a series of 15- 15"x15" canvases w/ collages sewn onto them and an image from the collage painted onto the canvas. I do need to reshoot them as I documented them quickly so they could be seen.


Exhibition at Thirsty Camel

Not sure what I will be showing, but I just went through the studio closet this past weekend and found some treasures that have yet to be seen



22nd and Worth

Another -motion and image- study.


The merry go round, which is actually a jewelry display on Worth Ave just seemed so eerie to me at night without jewelry on it. This one is set to the opening of Dead Can Dance's 'Summoning of the Muse' from the 'Within the Realm of a Dying Sun' album. Composed by Brenden Perry and vocals by Lisa Gerrard..... no copyright infringement intended.I always thought this song had a great haunting quality, so I paired it w/ the eerie merry go round, and empty elevators have always sorta creeped me out....



This is the completed D9EAM series. I've been working on this idea for quite sometime and when the opportunity to show some work presented itself, I opted to bring this series to life.

I decided on 9 panels, each panel 12"x12"

The lyric fragments I used are as follows:
Porcelain - In my dreams I'm dying all the time

Pioneer to the Falls- So much for dreams we see, I am not prepared to know..

PJ Harvey
Horses- Horses in my dreams, like waves like the sea

Lonely Heart- Lonely hearts, lonely dreams

Aesthetic Perfection
The Great Depression- California dreams of suicide

Dead Can Dance
American Dreaming- We've been too long American dreaming

VNV Nation
Dark Angel- In your dreams you see my clear

Frontline Assembly
Provision- We'll steal your dreams, control your mind
Apoptygma Berzerk
Pikachu- I wonder what you dream...


2nd Friday Art on the Hill Art Walk

Tobin Hills Art Alliance Presents:
A walking tour of neighborhood art galleries and studios


Tycoon Flats @ 2926 N St Mary's- DONA LEDVINA and JANICE MANN

Treasured Restorations @ 2903 N St Mary's #2- MICHELLE HOCKETT

621 Screen Printing @ 2300 N St Mary's- JULIAN GARZA and BEN MATA

M4 Dance Studio @ 2300 N St Mary's- MYRIAM LANAU, MATEO AYALA,

High Wire Art Gallery @ 326 W Jospehine- KEVIN RAYHONS, ELVA SALINAS,

La Casa Rosa Art Studio @ 527 E Dewey- LUIS LOPEZ, DON WILLIAMS,

I created a new series, D9EAM and it will make it's debut at this exhibition. Stop on by.



South Ocean & Ambassador South

This is a blog I have been wanting to do for sometime, and now I can actually do it.

I've started to create 'motion and image' studies...and pairing them w/ music. For some of you, you're thinking 'finally she is making the next step to film' HA!!!! yea, finally is correct.

Below are 2 'studies'

South Ocean and Ambassador South

The first was a drive I did and I thought Thievery Corporation's Sweet Tides would be the perfect song...so I shot the drive, I converted it to black and white and then tweaked the contrast (think the 5 filter in the dark room...I know some of you know what I'm referring too;)), and then I plopped the song into the scene.

The second one was from a walk in the hallway of where I live/visit in Florida. I kept thinking it reminded me of a concrete disco ball. So I shot 3- 1 min clips, edited them down to 35 seconds and used just the instrumental parts of Rotersand's War on Error.

My goal is to do 1 study per month... we shall see if by the end of the year there are 12.





M4 Studio Exhibition

Tobin Hills Art Alliance Presents:
A walking tour of neighborhood art galleries and studios


Tycoon Flats @ 2926 N St Mary's- JENNY SMITH and ROBERT JORDON

Treasured Restorations @ 2903 N St Mary's #2- JODIE TAYLOR

621 Screen Printing @ 2300 N St Mary's- MICHELLE LOVE and BEN MATA

M4 Dance Studio @ 2300 N St Mary's- MYRIAM LANAU, LAUREL GIBSON,

High Wire Art Gallery @ 326 W Jospehine- JANE APPLEBY, CARI SHANTIWOLF BLAKE,

La Casa Rosa Art Studio @ 527 E Dewey- DONNA BLAND, CHARLOTTE COX, LUIS LOPEZ