Fifty Bad Beasts
Paint 50 six-inch square paintings in 50 days. That's the idea behind the Sanchez Art Center's 50 x 50 exhibit. Curator/gallerist Jack Fischer (Fischer Gallery, SF) invited me to participate in 2017. I hired 50 beasts to model for my paintings. I shouldn't have.

(Left) Setting up in one of the exhibit spaces.   (Right) Finished 'beasts' on display.

Why I Shouldn't Have Hired Them
They were each asked to choose, and hold up, specific color swatches. When viewed all together the swatches were to represent the colors of the color wheel (right image below). Instead they all picked gold because they are greedy and selfish.

(Left) Opening night reception     (Right) Beasts with their gold swatches.

Let's Have a Closer Look
I wish I hadn't paid them anything.

Some of them are laughing because they think it's funny to ignore instructions.

Eight More of Them
They pretended to have language comprehension difficulties and misunderstood my instructions. Nope. They all write blogs in multiple languages about the benefits of a greedy lifestyle.

Another Group
The first creature below (top left) has one hot foot and one cold. It smells like frozen burnt rice.

Keep screens on your windows so the flying things can't get in.

Last Group
There are more, but you've probably seen enough.

Even if they offer to work for free, don't hire them.

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