Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Painting on Panel

 Post Dogmatist Painting #675 - acrylic and paper on panel

Four Collages on Panel

 Post Dogmatist Painting #669 - collage on panel - 30x48 inches

 Post Dogmatist Painting #678 - collage on panel - 30x48 inches

  Post Dogmatist Painting #679 - collage on panel - 30x48 inches

 Post Dogmatist Painting #680 - collage on panel - 30x48 inches

Two Collages made from a GAP Store Bag

 Fusion Series #3477 - collage on paper

 Fusion Series #3478 - collage on paper

Four Collages

  Fusion Series #3473 - collage on paper

 Fusion Series #3474 - collage on paper

 Fusion Series #3475 - collage on paper

Fusion Series #3476 - collage on paper

Three Collages

 Fusion Series #3468 - collage on paper

  Fusion Series #3469 - collage on paper

 Fusion Series #3470 - collage on paper

New Collages

 Fusion Series #3466 - collage on paper

 Fusion Series #3467 - collage on paper

Villa de Luxe Show House - Houston, Texas - February 2013


In February 2013, a historic Houston estate in one of the city’s most exclusive neighborhoods was transformed into a stunning designer showhouse for the benefit of Preservation Houston. The house and grounds, reimagined by some of the city’s leading interior designers and architects, was open to the public the first three weekends in February.A different designer was responsible for each of the 20 rooms in the Venetian Revival style mansion built for hardware magnate F.A. Heitman in 1926. Designed by architect William Ward Watkin, the house stands on two acres in Shadyside, a private place neighborhood adjacent to Rice University, developed by Joseph S. Cullinan, founder of The Texas Company (Texaco).
While featuring the best of today’s interior styles, the designers’ work showcased the home’s historic features, particularly the finely detailed woodwork and paneling that are hallmarks of Watkin’s buildings. Proceeds from the showhouse and its associated events will benefited Preservation Houston.

The Slovack-Bass design team worked together to create the Artist’s Loft using one of Cecil Touchon's gestural collages in a wall cluster. I just happened onto these images and while a year late, no reason not to document it.

 

The Great White Cloud of Noise

The great white cloud of noise.
In today's world of television,
a suspicious smoke was reported.
Professionals are still confused by exactly what it is,
their words are often desperate and haunted, dealing with mental illness.

At least stop and consider,
[talk is cheap, but]
nothing is cheap anymore in absolute terms.

Everyone has an opinion about everything.
It's very easy to get sucked in.
Expert after expert has an opinion.
While credentials and resume are impressive, does that mean you should listen?

Sorting the wheat from the chaff can be a daunting task,
One of the hardest things to do.

[The] story is now murky because of questions.
This is a sign that something may be about to happen,
but no one is sure what it will be.
Analysts are silent.

This type of disconnect has historically ended badly.

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collage poetry - lines collected from the web

Thursday, March 13, 2014

TYPOGRAPHY BETWEEN ILLUSTRATION AND ART Includes the art of Cecil Touchon


BRIGHT! illuminates typography which for many artists is loaded with creative potential. How much power of expression is contained in a letter, a word, or a sentence, when these entities, which are very com-municative in character to begin with, are presented as images and objects? How does typographical information respond to its environment, to graphic complements, abstraction, or visual reversal? Under the curatorship of Slanted (Weblog & Magazine), BRIGHT! presents a unique collection of extraordinary typo-art. Considering the complexity of the various fields, cultural heritage, primary aesthetic aspects or an understanding of typography and written language as a medium are 
all focused. 

Conversations with: Marc Bijl, Tracey Emin, Ed Fella, Alex Hanimann, Tobias Rehberger, MarK Titchner, Lawrence Weiner 

Including works of more than 200 artist, such as: Olaf Breuning, Elmgreen & Dragset, Fischli & Weiss, Gilbert & George, Liam Gillick, Jenny Holzer, Astrid Klein, Brigitte Kowanz, Ferdinand Kriwet, Barbara Kruger, Glenn Ligon, Michel Majerus, Maurizio Nannucci, Clunie Reid, Ugo Rondinone, Allen Ruppersberg, Ed Rusha, Aurel Schmidt, Steven Shearer, Paul Thek, Cecil Touchon, Christopher Wool, Wayne White and many more

http://www.slanted.de/eintrag/bright-typography-between-illustration-and-art


TYPOGRAPHY BETWEEN ILLUSTRATION AND ART
ISBN 978-3-942597-23-4
65.00 € | 95.00 $ | 60.00 £
Release
November 2012
Editor
Slanted c/o MAGMA Brand Design
Layout
Lars Harmsen, Jan Kiesswetter
Format
24 x 28,7 cm / 9.4 x 11.3 in
420 pages cloth-bound
Text in English / German

featured work:

post dogmatist painting no.505 | acrylic on canvas | 60 x 48 inches
available at Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Currently on View at Nuart Gallery in Santa Fe



Exhibition LINES: Tony Magar and Cecil Touchon at Laura Rathe Gallery in Houston, Texas through March 22, 2014





 Laura Rathe, Tony Magar and friend


 conversing with Tony Magar at dinner after the opening.





Exhibition LINES: Tony Magar and Cecil Touchon at Laura Rathe Gallery in Houston, Texas through March 22, 2014

Laura Rathe Gallery - Dallas, Texas - Feb 20, 2014

 Photos by Elizabeth Hong - Elizabeth Hong and Rosalia Touchon
 Cecil Touchon and Lanny Quarles
Danial Montoya, Elizabeth Hong and Cecil Touchon
Painting by Cecil Touchon

Fluxbox Exhibition - Curated by Keith A. Buchholz At Joan Flasch Artistbook Library Art Institute of Chicago open till March 13th

Fluxbox Exhibition - Curated by Keith A. Buchholz At Joan Flasch Artistbook Library Art Institute of Chicago open till March 13th. ... then will travel to Center for Book Arts, Minneapolis through July. — with Robert Tucker, James Scalfani, Kathy Ernst, Picasso Gaglione, Dutes Miller / Stan Shellabarger, Matt Taggart, Meg Duguid, Tiziana Baracchi, Tomoe Nakamura, Tictac Patrizia, Dimitri Coutarelli Koutroulis Cartoonist, MailWorks Brussels, Neosho Mailsart, Giovanni Strada, Allan Revich, Jeff Rathermel, Cecil Touchon and Sinclair Scripa.

 Cecil Touchon Collage Poetry Box Kit

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cecil Touchon and Tony Magar "LINES" at Laura Rathe Gallery on Houston


Cecil Touchon at Fort Lewis College - Durango, Colorado

 Cecil Touchon & Select Works from the Museum of Collage, Assemblage, & Construction

January 15 - February 12, 2014

Opening Reception:
Wednesday, January 15th
4:30 - 6:00 PM

Show comes down this week. See Online:
http://www.fortlewis.edu/art/ArtGallery/20132014ExhibitionGalleries/CecilTouchon/AlbumID/20373-283.aspx

Invite to Laura Rathe Gallery One Year Anniversary

I'll be at the opening, see you there.

Commission for the Nordstrom store in Beverly Hills (installed)

Painting by Cecil Touchon commissioned for the Nordstrom store in Beverly Hills, California. (first floor escalator) photo by Meredith Pardue

Two Paintings


Post Dogmatist Paintings #665 and #667 - 66x44 inches - acrylic over paper on cradled birch panels

Two Collages on Panel


Post Dogmatist Paintings #664 and #673 - 36x24 inches on cradled birch panels

Three Collages on Panel



Post Dogmatist Paintings #670, #671, #672 - 26x20.5 inches