Thursday, December 16, 2010

Pond Glyphs

ink on paper
app. 9" x 6"

Friday, September 03, 2010


H36" x W24"
acrylic on canvas
Sept. 2, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010


acrylic on canvas
H36" x W24"

Monday, August 23, 2010

August Pleroma

Solar Lux

Monday, August 16, 2010

Gallery Extrana presents My Summer Fantasy

Gallery Extra├▒a & Cosmic Debris Present:

SHOW & TELL: My Summer Fantasy
an eclectic melange of desire and daydream by 20 West Coast artists

August 20 - September 23, 2010

Opening Reception Friday, August 20, 7- 10 pm
with summer beats by DJ Felina

Tim Biskup
David Bornfriend
Lon C. Clark
Veronica de Jesus
Brian de Roo
Steve Ferrera
Aimee Friberg
Matt Gonzalez
Jake Huffman
Sarah Jane Lapp
Brian Lucas
Masako Miki
Emily Nathan
Rob Reger
Emilio Santoyo
Gareth Spor
Brian Strang
Tallulah Terryll
Emily Wick
David Wien

Friday, July 16, 2010

Force Fields

Force Fields
text by Andrew Joron
art by Brian Lucas

If you had any doubt about the ethereal materiality of text, or the wispy tangibility of images, this new collaboration by Andrew Joron and Brian Lucas will dissuade you. Composed on a loaned typewriter (yes, they still exist), Joron's twenty short poems are physically marked with the flaws and auras of that particular machine. Meanwhile, Lucas's charcoal images evoke, along with the "force fields" of the title, much of the patternings, vibrations, and stark contrasts of text itself. In this topsy turvey way, the book becomes an argument--from the midst of an increasingly digital age--for the very specific power of some rather ancient technologies.

Andrew Joron is most recently the author of Trance Archive: New and Selected Poems (City Lights, 2010). Brian Lucas is the author of Light House (Meeting Eyes Bindery, 2006).

Published July 2010 by Hooke Press

Some of Lucas's images can be seen here:

Video of Joron reading from Force Fields here.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

It is Written

Monday, May 17, 2010

untitled water color
April 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Passionate Ornithology/Obi Kaufmann's blog

The artist/curator Obi Kaufmann came by for an impromptu studio visit a few days ago. I've never had anyone knock on my studio door before...but there he was!

Also, the blog Passionate Ornithology has featured some of my recent work from the Maps of Mirabilia show.

Thanks to both.

Universal Mind Decoder

Telepathic Memory

Breaking the Language Barrier

Ab Ovo



Monday, February 08, 2010

Brian Lucas: Maps of Mirabilia

The Hive Gallery

301 Jefferson St.

Oakland, CA 94607

Exhibition: March 5th -26th, 2010

Reception: March 5th, 2010


March 6th-26th exhibition hours will be by appointment only*

The Hive Gallery will present new work by artist Brian Lucas.

Lucas's work consists of spontaneous compositions, improvised from their beginning and proceeding incrementally until the painting has manifested its own possibilities. Each painting corresponds to one another, forming a transportive circuit of micro- and macro-cosmic images that could also be said to be relief maps of the inner eye. The morphological shapes and minute accents are glimmers and reflections of a consciousness seeking to move beyond the purely phenomenal and into areas of more varied meaning.

The paintings are considered to be Maps of Mirabilia: symbolic depictions of the marvelous.

*Contact: 510-926-1664 or for information.

Image: Preverbal Oasis, acrylic on wood, 2010