Thursday, March 2, 2017

Automatic Bus Drawings // Feb 2017




My bike has a flat tire and I haven't fixed it yet, so I've been taking the bus to work. For two weeks I did one Automatic Drawing every morning by holding a ballpoint pen to a blank piece of paper and, without looking, allowing the movement of the bus to dictate the movement of line. In the end I have this collection of scribbles: a blind contour cartographic experiment to document each trip to work. I arranged them into an animation to study and look for patterns in the subconscious.


The drawings:


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

BOOK THINGS! :)



The Immaculate Collection / The Rhododendron and Camellia Year Book (1966) is available from Powell's City of BooksPowell's Books on Hawthorne, Powell's online and the University of Hell Press online shop.

I will also have a few copies at a couple of performances next week:

Monday, Feb 27, 2017, 7pm at the Fremont Theater:
 Last Mondays
Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 7:30pm at the Jade Lounge: Shakti - Book Release & Reading

<3
Rob

Monday, February 20, 2017

The Immaculate Collection / The Rhododendron and Camellia Year Book (1966)

My book, The Immaculate Collection / The Rhododendron and Camellia Year Book (1966) is out now from University of Hell Press! It is available online HERE <3 <3 <3






Thursday, February 9, 2017

CHILLYTAPES and Two Quiet People

I have two new music releases out on Dimsummer Book Club.
CHILLYTAPES and Two Quiet People.
Free stream/download + limited edition cassette tape.
<3




Sunday, January 29, 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Immaculate Collection / The Rhododendron and Camellia Year Book (1966) coming soon!



The Immaculate Collection / The Rhododendron and Camellia Year Book (1966) by Rob Gray is forthcoming on University of Hell Press! The collection consists of two manuscripts, which are accompanied by original watercolor paintings and drawings

These are some of the artists, writers, and humans who inspired the work: Édouard Levé, Madonna, Truman Capote, Eileen Myles, Martin Kippenberger, Alice Notely, Ariana Reines, Mary Ruefle, Jorge Carrera Andrade, Luna Miguel,  CA Conrad, Kelly Schirmann, Tyler Brewington, Marvin Asino, Anne Waldman, Ted Berrigan, Shelia Heti, Wong May, The Luniz, Mica Levi, Queen Elizabeth II, The Full Life All Stars, The Dimsummer Book Club, and the poetry/performance/art community in Portland, OR. 



Rob