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I dug deep inside the belly of my storage closet and unearthed a treasure trove of forgotten abstract paintings. Including a bunch of works on paper and “B-sides” from the “Beautiful Confusion” series that have never been exhibited. All of these paintings (and possibly more) will be available for ridiculously low prices at the Art Park’s Spring Art Sale on FINAL FRIDAY, May 30th, 5-9 pm.

THE ART PARK
7230 E. 29th St. N., Wichita, KS 67226
SPRING ART SALE
FINAL FRIDAY, May 30th, 5-9 pm.
Phone: 316.683.2500
E-mail: theartparkwichita@cox.net

More info at http://theartparkwichita.com/artsale.html.

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I just put my entry fee for Gallery XII’s Crazy 8’s exhibit in the magic mail transportation box. I need deadlines to motivate me to create new things and the Crazy 8’s exhibit seemed like a great catalyst to jumpstart the creative engine again. I’m also using the Crazy 8’s exhibit as an excuse to FINALLY order a print from http://www.printsonwood.com. Below is a quick doodle I created last night to document my ideas for my new illustration. The seed has already grown into something more wild and adventurous. I think the final illustration will also include a giant praying mantis, some flying robots and some ray gun action. I’m going to jam a ton of awesome in that 8″ x 8″ square. The illustration will be called  “Paula Pluto.” Paula Pluto is Sue Storm meets Flash Gordon meets Emma Stone meets a bucket of retro sci-fi awesomeness. I’m going for a Jack Kirby meets David Cronenberg vibe but the illustration style will still fit firmly inside the Dustin Parker box. I really want this illustration to be about “Girl Power.” Stay tuned for further developments.

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My work will be featured in Crated’s kick-off gallery event at Soho Arthouse (138 Sullivan St, NY 10012) on May 20-21, 2014. 

The gallery will be open to the public on May 20 + 21, 2:00-6:00 pm. The kick-off party will be on May 21st, 7:00-10:00 pm. RSVP required to attend.

The first 200 guests will receive a $25 credit to buy art on Crated.

More info at http://crated.com/nyc

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I am super excited to announce that I will be participating in a group art exhibition at Diver Studio (424 S. Commerce, Wichita, KS) on Final Friday, October 31, 2014. The exhibition will also feature work from Charles Baughman, Marc Bosworth, Chris Frank, Lauren Fitzgerald Miller, John Pirtle, Brad Ruder, Hannah Scott, Lee Shiney, Ian Stewart, Sarah Stewart and Kevin Wildt.  Below is a list of possible titles for the exhibition.

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You have been warned! The Two-Headed Beast will rise in 2015!

Here is the FIRST of many posters for my two-man art exhibition with Greg Turner at Newman University’s Steckline Gallery. The exhibition will be called “TWO-HEADED BEAST,” and will open on Final Friday, April 24th, 2015. There might even be a table covered with a variety of cheeses and crackers but I’m not promising anything.

At this point, The Two-Headed Beast is just a murky puddle of primordial ooze waiting for a flash of radiation to ignite its evolution into a fully realized creature. Greg and I must build our monsters and prepare to conquer Wichita. It will take a full year to create a beast worthy of your eyeballs.

The poster illustration originated from a fossilized doodle of a Tyrannosaurus Rex that was buried in the discard pile. It didn’t take long for the drawing to mutate into this bizarre amalgamation of randomness. The illustration reminds me of John Carpenter’s “The Thing.” I just let the beast run wild.

I hope you enjoy it. There is plenty more coming.

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