Sunday, September 28, 2008

Working in Studio

This week I would like to start out with a BIG THANK YOU To all the people who read my blog and support the art revolution. I had a number of people come up to and talk about my artwork referencing my blog. I was very touched and just wanted to say Thanks again for you support. It’s your motivation that keeps my motivation so high. Well this week is still a lot of wax and plaster casting in the studio. Zack has been casting plaster bones all week and I’m sure he is sick of plaster but he’s a trooper and keeps casting plaster bone for these two plaster sculptures were working on. I’m doing a little experimenting on adhesives on plaster cast bones. I’ve started connecting the bones with glue and might move to epoxy depending on how these experiments work out. Also been casting wax bones and getting them ready for the foundry. I’ll have a ton of bones to dip and get ready for dipping into slurry and developing the ceramic shell for pouring bronze into. Also on another note I’m still working in the metal shop doing cleaning, sanding, and welding. Hope to have two sculptures done soon and be ready for display in galleries. Other then that things are busy in the studio and will keep pushing along on sculpture.
As always thanks for your ongoing support of the art revolution and remember to check out my website. WWW.AARONKENT.ORG

Sunday, September 21, 2008


The robot arrived in kit form with life priming battery and optional multi-dimensional-evil fittings
by hugh thomas
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Working in Studio

Were do I start it’s been three weeks and a lot has happened so I’ll try to catch you up to everything that’s going on. Let’s first start with I Got some artwork in the Addington Gallery in Chicago. This is really big for me and one more step to getting my artwork out of Cincinnati and on to other clients. I still have a lot of business work to do as far as getting my artwork out there and letting Galleries and museums know I exist. So that’s the first big news second is I got asked by Xavier University and Kelly Phelps to give a talk to some students about my artwork. The dates have not been set but I’m really excited about this. It gives me a lot of motivation to know people are paying attention to what I’m doing and are interested in my artwork. I can’t wait to meet a bunch of new artist and get and idea of what they think about art as well as talk about mine. Needless to say I’m pumped about it. Last bit of big news before I get onto what’s going on in the studio. I did get a studio assistant to help out!!!! This is really big because I’m getting an enormous amount of work done. Zack (studio assistant) is awesome!!!! So here what’s going on in the studio. First yes I did get started on doing metal work on the bones sculpture. I’ve been doing cleaning, metal fabricating, welding and bead blasting for the past couple of weeks. I’ve got one sculpture welded together and blasted. Now all it need is a quick sanding and then it will be ready for the patina process. I also have 3 other bone sculptures waiting for there turn. Since I have an assistant now I can get to them a lot quicker now and might have them done in October. Well see what happens. Now a lot of metal work has been happening. Zack has been casting massive plaster bones. We’re working on two plaster bone sculptures that are not small in size and might be a pain in the butt as far as putting them together. But for now we’re pushing it along and the casting are turning out really nice. Other then that I have an art show coming up Oct. 10th. This show should be a nice show because my friend Daniel Brown is putting on this show of underground artwork. Imagine that I’m in an underground show LOL. As always thanks for your ongoing support of the art revolution and remember to check out my website. WWW.AARONKENT.ORG

Monday, September 8, 2008

Wet Hot Arthole Summer

It seems Arthole was on a creative hangover in June after being bestowed with the honor of being in the IMA show, On Procession. We took some time to regroup so we could get it together for the next spanking. That project took shape under Symbiotic's curated parking lot show on Main Street in the final friday event July called Baby You Can Drive My Car. We decided to do what we do best and make some clever moveable art space, aptly titled "The Brown Gallery", with the curators running around in sanitation suits with plungers and accouterments. It was officially christened as an outhouse by a neighborhood girl who had to answer nature's call. After all, we had provided the toilet seat and fake feces for inspiration. It was the least we could do after Kenton chased her around with the fake poop and made her cry.

The first show in the Brown Gallery was interactive bathroom graffiti provided by all the brave visitors that visited the gallery and was given a marker to go to town. The Brown Gallery will be an ever evolving gallery with changing shows and could pop up at any location at any moment. If you know of a good location for the Brown Gallery to make an appearance, email us at: or at

Our next project was our re-entry into the world of robots for the Marathon Automaton II : Gropebot Strokes Back. We were officially selected to the Art Parade sponsored by Deitch projects in New York City and created new robotic costumes to melt people's faces off for the September 6th date along the Broadway route. However, Hurricane Hanna intervened and made our plans officially go off course by the cancelation of the Art Parade due to severe weather. Not to be deterred from our time to act ridiculously mechanical we set off to Chicago to be unofficial entries into the General von Steuben Day Parade.

However, the only thing that is predictable about Arthole is that we rarely have a clear cut plan and things naturally evolve from the original idea. Thus, we ended up throwing on our costumes and created our own parade from Broadway and Diversey to Belmont and circled back down the next street east of us on saturday afternoon. We met many a curious people, posed for pictures, got told we looked stupid by an old lady with a cart, asked if we had cocaine by an older gent, got told the future looked bleak if robots were made out of cardboard and duct tape, and generally entertained ourselves as well as others.

The children we met were our best audience, but Kenty-Cakes scared one cute little boy with glasses saying that Bullybot smashed glasses. The little boy, then told him he was a bad robot and hid behind his mother. He didn't want to pose with us for his mother's picture until Superbot explained there is good bots and bad bots and then gave him a high five. Nerdbot impressed everyone in Boy's Town with his creepy, "What's your name?" Gropebot got many candid pictures with his Gropecam and luckily wasn't arrested for exposing his junk. Finally, we reached the end of our robot journey and made some new friends with some girls from Second City.

The pictures and video documenting this as well as tales of the adventure will be forthcoming.

**The Brown Gallery pictures were taken by Rebecca Nebert and the robot drawings are by Kenton Brett.**

Rear Admiral Becksby.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Check out a video from Arthole

Do you know where your arthole is ?