Friday, October 10, 2014

A few words from Howard Fox about NOTHING SHOCKING...

I saw Tm Gratkowski’s powerful, moving, and very provocative show NOTHING SHOCKING yesterday. I was engrossed by the formal strength and composure of his disconcertingly anxious works. In a way I felt the show was, well, the word 'haunted' comes to mind.
Tm manages to make swarms of text -- the kind that surrounds our every waking moment like static -- and orchestrate it into a highly disciplined kind of chaos: meticulously structured, but chaotic and unfathomable nonetheless. He makes what is familiar alien, and vice-versa. There's an exquisite tension between connection and disconnection that's edgy, unsettling, and faintly melancholic, at least to my reading of the work.
That's quite a feat. And the trilogy of Good, Bad, and Ugly is a real tour de force.
Bravo!
Howard Fox- Emeritus Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA.

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

NOTHING SHOCKING...

September 10- November 1. Opening September 13 @ Walter Maciel Gallery- Los Angeles CA.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

next solo show...

NOTHING SHOCKING
at Walter Maciel Gallery- Los Angeles, CA
September 13- November 1, 2014 
more to come soon...

Thursday, May 15, 2014

drity words...

Erased Dirty Words_2014_10in.x41.5in_paper on paper on reflective mirror paper

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

from the new Defiant Art World Series: Altered Magazines

My art is better than yours (pending title)_2014_10-3/4"x8-1/4"_paper on magazine- covering all art images and all artists names are replaced with my name throughout magazine.

There is not enough room in the art world for you and me_2013_10-3/4"x8-1/4"_cut magazine -all art images and all artists names have been removed.






Sunday, December 29, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Olsberg-Steiner Award

Re-Cycle Cycle won the Olsberg-Steiner award. See it at Kava, 238 E Ojai Ave!
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