Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Artist's Talk CAM Raleigh July 16th.


Come by this Thursday to ask me questions about my collection of drawings titled "We're All Here and We're All Going to Die"

From 6 - 7 this Thursday July 16th.

Friday, June 26, 2015

We're All Here and We're All Going to Die


Come out to The Nothing That Is - A Drawing Show in 5 Parts if you're in Raleigh.
My work is up for the month of July and I'll have a limited edition zine available to go along with the work.

My specific exhibit is titled "We're All Here and We're All Going to Die"

Exhibition Tours available by Appointment
CAM Raleigh (Contemporary Art Museum) is pleased to present The Nothing That Is: a drawing show in five parts curated by Bill Thelen. This extraordinary exhibition includes more then 85 local, national and international artists all exploring contemporary approaches to drawing, mark making and gesture. The Nothing That Is will be presented in five parts throughout the museum and also includes drawing projects in the community.
Chapter 1 DDDRRRAAAWWWIIINNNGGG in the Main Gallery curated by Bill Thelen and Jason Polan features a “do it yourself” approach to drawing with an emphasis on emerging artists, illustration, zines, economy, and building community through drawing. These artists’ works all utilize drawing as a prime strategy in their art-making process. Artists will be exhibiting collaborative and singular works embedded with their own unique drawing practices including Tedd Anderson, Joana Avillez, Amanda Barr, Tedd Barr, Chris Bogia, Elijah Burgher, Richard C, Robin Cameron, Ryan Travis Christian, Casey Cook, Daniel Davidson, Louise Despont, Mollie Earls, James Esber, Joy Feasley, Bill Fick, Nancy Ford, Sarah Gamble, Nathan Gelgud, Lincoln Hancock, EJ Hauser, Harrison Haynes, Kathleen Henderson, Jordin Islip, Rich Jacobs, Spencer Jacobs, Ken Kagami, Tricia Keightley, Thad Kellstadt, Victor Kerlow, Jeff Ladouceur, Lump Lipshitz, Oleg Lulin, Ryan Martin, Stefan Marx, Rich McIsaac, Hazel Meehan, Allyson Mellberg, Tristin Miller, Lee Misenheimer, Lavar Munroe, Kymia Nawabi, Tucker Nichols, Paul Nudd, Jason Osborne, Jason Polan, Tal R, Fernando Renes, Josh Rickards, Steve Reinke, Louis Schmidt, Christopher Schulz, Stewart Sineath, Damian Stamer, Paul Swenbeck, Megan Sullivan, Jeremy Taylor, Christopher Thomas, Derek Toomes, Michael Worful, James Ulmer, Todd Webb, Neil Whitacre, Eric White, Laura Sharp Wilson and Tyler Wolf.

Chapter 2 Conceptual Approaches in the Independent Weekly Gallery focuses on artists employing contemporary drawing strategies with nods to conceptualism, feminism, queer theory, formalism, video, performance, photography and art history featuring: Lauren Adams, Becca Albee, Leah Bailis, Lucas Blalock, Kellie Bornhoft, Blake Fall-Conroy, Joy Drury Cox, Steven Evans, Ray Johnson/Richard C, Alex Jovanovich, Gary Kachadourian, Pedro Lasch, Stan Shellabarger, elin o’Hara slavick, Deb Sokolow, Stacy Lynn Waddell and Amy White.

Chapter 3 Movement in the Independent Weekly Gallery will show video that reflects the principles of drawing. Videos will all be based on drawing and range from animation to performance. There will be several special screenings throughout the summer. Featured artists include David Colagiovanni, Jerstin Crosby, George Jenne, and Fernando Renes.

Chapter 4 Locals Only will feature capsule solo exhibitions by North Carolina artists. These “locals only” exhibitions will rotate throughout the exhibition space and feature regional artists that utilize drawing as a prime strategy in their art-making process including Carol Cole (June), Barbara Campbell Thomas (June), David Eichenberger (July), Chris Musina (July) and Tedd Anderson (August).

Chapter 5 Open Source explores social engagement by featuring projects that utilize collaborative art strategies that extend beyond the museum’s walls. Through community outreach and social practice, there will be opportunities for the community to be involved in the exhibition. Such projects as Jason Polan’s ongoing “Taco Bell Drawing Club” will unite artists of all abilities to draw in a non-hierarchical, non-judgmental setting. Other projects will include the CAM Young Artists Advisory Panel, The Drawn, Elsewhere, Pedro Lasch, Team Lump, Vegan Snake Club and Lee Walton.

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Why Look at Animals?

John Berger's "Why Look at Animals" is pretty much a must for anyone using animals in their work, and a great start for those interested in the intersections of animals and visual culture. It's short and an easy read but full of interesting thought and insight.

Here is a link to the pdf

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Greenhill Art Review

I recently did an art review at Greenhill Gallery, it was in a quick format - 20 seconds per slide.
It was a great experience, really good questions followed and it was good to see some work from around NC.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

I started a pinterest account -


It'll be basically pins of things I like, obviously I guess. I mean is that not what all pinterest users are doing?

 I'm hoping that eventually it's a nice catalog of images with connections that surprise even myself.

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Chris Musina

This is a blog where I'm going to sporadically post images, text, works in progress etc.

-Chris Musina