So i just got back from Plush Gallery, which by the way I would like to thank Centraltrak, especially Kate Sheerin and Corky Cunningham for the kind introduction to Plush gallery and for all the support. So I have been finishing setting up and photographing my work. Still I am missing more feathers, but apparently I bought all what was available from the store and now I am hoping for some more feathers to fly in my way soon, before the show opens next Saturday!


…..and now I have to rush to finish setting up for my next group show here in Dallas at PLUSH GALLERY…..

Plush Gallery announces our fourth exhibition in the new space:

“Kids from Commerce”
+ “Claudia Borgna: Project Installation” (in collaboration w/U.T.
Dallas’ CentralTrak)
+ “Thorrific” video/sound performance
February 26 – March 26, 2011
opening reception: Saturday 2/26 6-9 pm

Plush Gallery
918 Dragon Street / Dallas TX 75207

Gallery hours: Thursday-Saturday 12-5 pm

Featured artists: Val Curry, Ambrea Dean, Sam England, Daniel Kurt,
and Eric de Llamas

Plush Gallery presents a group exhibition of students from Texas A&M
Commerce, entitled “Kids from Commerce”. Featuring undergraduate
members of the campus Art Club, the exhibition highlights painting,
mixed media work, sculpture and performance.

Long known as a breeding ground for emerging contemporary artists, the
university has turned out legendary figures such as Gary Panter,
Trenton Doyle Hancock, Robyn O’Neill, Lawrence Lee, Greg Metz, John
Pomara and Martin Delabano, among many others. The current crop of
young artists is a
testimony to the free-wheeling experimental nature of the school.

At 32, Val Curry, the eldest member of the group, is also the one with
the most exhibition experience. He has shown in art fairs and group
exhibitions with Plush beginning at age 24, and was featured in a solo
exhibition at Richland College in 2007. He is known primarily for his
expressionist sculpture, as well as performance work, both solo and as
a member of the experimental sound collective Binary Sound Machine.

In collaboration with U.T. Dallas’ CentralTrak residency program,
Plush will feature a project space installation by current resident

Claudia Borgna. An Italian/German native and 15 year resident of
London, Ms. Borgna is a veteran of many international artist
residencies. Her environmental installations investigate the nature of
landscape, and how modern life has altered that perception. She is a
recipient of both the Joan Mitchell, and Jackson Pollock and Lee
Krasner award grants.

Dallas native Thorrific will be the featured performer for the
evening, mixing a blend of live and electronic sound with processed
abstract video projections. Typically he plays digiridoo, or other
obscure indigenous instruments, while sampling and altering sounds
digitally, and mixing live video feeds simultaneously.

For more information, contact gallery owner Randall Garrett, or visit
these links:

Claudia Borgna
Val Curry


…..Anyways I just came back from Marfa, Texas. I went for a little adventure in the desert and to see what inspired Donald Judd. It was an amazing experience. The landscape and the atmosphere of this little town not far from the Mexican border and in the middle of the desert on top of a plateaux filled only by the sky waiting to b caressed by the winds and scratched by the dust.

I stayed at El Cosmico a hand crafted and arty camping site where you can rent a vintage trailer, a tipi or the most economical option: a very luxurious yurt. I just love it!

My greyhound trip there was even more amazing despite the LOOOONG delays and even longer waiting hours that kind of spoiled the magic……..I just cannot get over how of the mumble jumble of people are all mingling and gathered all in one place, travelling under one roof with their reasons and their stories. Sometimes I wish I was a writer or a photographer to record the loss of this society and it’s effect of humans.


…and I could not help taking over my patio area outside my studio too……I am working on a transitional piece that is constantly changing and I have been filming those changes…… with my little shitty camera, I still did not get around to buy a new one……still I am hoping to get something interesting out of this process……