Friday, November 26, 2010

Executive Dumbells

There may be no end to the amount of mileage I could get out of the image below.  "...Executive Dumbells."

Build brawn with the poly-vinyl bronze-style arm weight filled with 6.6 pounds of sandy heft.

2010 Details

Birds in Winter

I shot this video today of black birds flocking in a farm field, which is common in the Wintertime.  The pattern of their flight is hypnotic.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Bedside Table | Book List

There is a lot on the bedside table to read right now. This morning I snapped a picture of what I am trying to stuff down the gullet along with a few comments about the ones I have actually dug into.

Book List | Nov 2010

To read the print full-sized, just click on the image.  Happy Thanksgiving to all.

Gold Toilet Frolicking in the Leaves

This morning, the gold toilet showed up in the side yard again. I have not noticed it around much recently, work has been really hectic.

Liz and I try to coax it back into our bathroom, but every time we approach it, it takes off into the woods again.

Golden Toilet in the Wild

Other sightings are thrilling also!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Opening at Living | Richmond, VA

Last night's opening at Living was hosted by the owner, Martee Johnson, and Wizzie Broach who sells my work in Virginia.  --My heartfelt thanks to you both for setting everything up, as well as Rita Liles who seems to know just about everyone in Richmond.

Living | Richmond, VA
Martee Johnson, Mallory Decker, Wizzie Broach & Rita Liles

For more information about the artwork and the artist:

Monday, November 15, 2010

Cleaned Out

As I prepared and shipped out the work from the upcoming Richmond show, Rita, the stick-of-dynamite-of-a-mom-of-my-VA-art-dealer (Wizzie Broach) walked through my house surveying the walls, "Did you paint that? Can we show it?  And what about that one?"

Liz, my wife, was shadowing me and encouraging me to loosen up, "Remember when you said you should let art get out into the world?  Let her take that one, and that one."

"Well, sure...take it right off the wall," I said.   Me in my own mind:  "Oh what the heck... I love those pieces, but it's time that they made their own way in this world; they've had it too easy at home."

So Rita left the studio with more work than I anticipated, my house is now bare again, and the opening this Thursday will be strong.  I look forward to seeing you all there.  Here was one of the works added to the show (thank you Susannah & John).

2006 Paintings | Christopher Baer

Friday, November 12, 2010

OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine

Most of us have seen this, but it is still worth a watch now and again....


Seriously, the colors of Autumn just blow me away.

Autumn | Nature | 2010

Autumn | Nature | 2010

Figs | Palisades | Washington DC

I am fortunate enough to live walking-distance to some great DC restaurants here in the Palisades neighborhood of DC. Today I had lunch at Figs with my mom, which is a small middle-Eastern a la carte nook on MacArthur Blvd. Michael, who is the head chef is continually innovating on classic dishes, which are normally just fresh, simple, colorful presentations. I snapped a couple pictures of the presentation he brought out for us to share, which cost about $25.  It was fantastic.

Figs | Palisades | Washington DC

Figs | Palisades | Washington DC

Figs Fine Foods
4828 Macarthur Blvd NW # 1
Washington D.C., DC 20007-6512
(202) 333-7773

This review from urbanspoon may also help persuade you.
See more yummy pictures of food...

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Richmond Show | Thursday Nov 18th

Here are a couple of the pieces of work being shown next week in Richmond at Living on Grove (the show opens on Thursday November 18th at 5pm).  The work varies in size from 12 x 12 to 50 x 60 inches.

2010 Paintings | Christopher Baer

2010 Paintings | Christopher Baer

2010 Paintings | Christopher Baer

2010 Paintings | Christopher Baer
To view the entire collection pieces in the show, click here.
For more details about the show's opening, click here.

If you are in the Richmond area, please join me for the opening.  Liz and I will be there.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

DJing | Last Night at Darnells

Felipe and I DJ'd Darnell's last night.  Such a funky joint.



To see all the pictures from Darnell's, go here.

Rare Glimpse

I came home last night from DJing around 2:30am.  I was beat.

...but then I saw something exhilarating:  The gold toilet was in its natural habitat peeking around the corner of the bushes in the moonlight!  A truly rare experience for anyone to catch.

Gold Toilet by Moonlight

How did I come to be so lucky, the story starts here.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Toilet in the Yard

Ever have one of those Saturday mornings when you wake up to get the paper and you find your toilet out in the front yard painted gold?

Golden Commode

Last night, Liz decided to finish tearing out an old bathroom, a job she is doing entirely on her own, to update it from the former owners' psychedelic floral pattern with gold trim to something more our style. As it turns out, "more our style" presented itself with Liz asking if I minded if she painted the toilet gold and then reinstall it. Naturally, I said that it was a great idea (being the first people on the block with a gold commode will drive the neighbors crazy with envy).

...Maybe we can charge admission to to take this baby for a test drive.  I hope no one steals it in the meantime.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Thought of the Day


Studio Details

These paintings about 1/3 complete.  There are about 2-3 more washes of paint to apply.

Studio Details | 2010

In the past 3 years I have been painting almost exclusively in larger formats (50 x 60 inches). Working smaller seems like it would be simpler, but with less room to spread out, the decision-making process changes and requires adjustments in technique.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Saturday Nov 6th | Soul Report DC

This Saturday, get out and get down...

Felipe and I spin the Soul Report groove live on turntables at Darnell's Backroom bar:  one block North of the 930 Club on Florida Ave. Ample parking. Cute 'lil Patio. No Cover. A Stone Groove. Always Fun.

Saturday Nov 6th | Soul Report DC
@Darnells Backroom
944 Florida Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 797-0558


This look is straight out of Back in the Day...


And who exactly is this mysterious Darnell anyway?

Recent Paintings

These works will be in the upcoming show in Richmond opening on November 18th. For more information on the show and it's location, see Living on Grove.

2010 Paintings | Christopher Baer

2010 Paintings | Christopher Baer

2010 Paintings | Christopher Baer