Julian Grant's Blog (77)

2011 and Beyond

Back from self imposed exile as I complete a number of projects.  Imagine my surprise when Keith Buchholz requested that I contribute to an upcoming FLUXUS event in Chicago at the MCA (Museum of Contemporary Art).

 

It's been a busy year for me as an artist and I have greatly enjoyed my mail art and fluxus explorations. Attached is a showcase of my work that I shall play, pending approval, at the MCA.  Many thanks,…

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Added by Julian Grant on January 4, 2011 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Many Thanks

Am so grateful to everyone here at IUOMA for the birthday shout outs and their kind words. Have been tied up with school and films so have been very quiet here. Have a pile of art to post out and get up to speed with. Xmas break is December 18 so I shall be more proactive and visible. Thanks again to everyone for the continued love and support.

Added by Julian Grant on December 1, 2010 at 3:56pm — 1 Comment

Received MA - Rebecca Resinski (Conway, AZ)


Another micro-collage from scraps from RR. WONDERFUL!!!! So detailed. So evocative. Many thanks.

Added by Julian Grant on October 31, 2010 at 8:15pm — No Comments

Received MA - Lisa Iversen (IN)


First piece from Lisa. Many thanks. Richly detailed artwork and incense enclosures. Beautiful and so clever. Many thanks.

Added by Julian Grant on October 31, 2010 at 8:14pm — No Comments

Received MA - Karen Champlin (Illinois)



Dark, cryptical and scary. Just the way I like it. KC continues to create the most evocative and personal art with blood and memory intertwined. String has figured in a number of my most recent acqusitions.

What is the uiverse…

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Added by Julian Grant on October 31, 2010 at 8:12pm — No Comments

Received MA - CP (South Afrika)


Many thanks, CP. All the way from SA. What a treat. Great work. Much appreciated.

Added by Julian Grant on October 31, 2010 at 8:09pm — No Comments

Received MA - Bifidus Jones (MN)


More micro-cutting brilliance from BJ. Love that it has the Frankenstein Monster stamp. My personal totem. Many thanks.

Added by Julian Grant on October 31, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

Received MA - AMcN(UK)


Many thanks to AM for this detailed and heavily involved piece. Just an amazing collection of ATC's and assosted ephemera.

Added by Julian Grant on October 31, 2010 at 8:00pm — No Comments

JG & Cast at Chicago Int. Film Festival 2010



Julian Grant (left) joined by Kathleen Lawlor and Brian Shaw - my stars of THE DEFILED - at the world premiere of the film at the CIFF. Sell out second night and a last screening today. FIlm continues to play around the world and around the corner as I submit to…

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Added by Julian Grant on October 17, 2010 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

Received MA - PJM (Thanks!!!!!)



Wonderful mirrored print on signature red cardstock from PJM. Handwritten note from PJM on reverse with drawings and additions. C&H stamp (I LOVE THEM!!!0 and cryptic sigil work complete. PJM is consistently one of my fave artists here as he/she/it delivers a…

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Added by Julian Grant on October 17, 2010 at 6:35pm — No Comments

Received MA - Elke Grundmann (Germany) - Danke!



Love this - PART OF THE ARTWORK - card. Must get a stamp that bares that!! Will street tag in Chicago everywhere.Hi gloss photo stamped same with reverse of personal stamps and Fluxus tag - Concerned with Insignificance. Just brilliant. You are a constant source…

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Added by Julian Grant on October 17, 2010 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Received MA - Marie (VA)


Hand colored place setting card collaged against cardboard color cut outss.Recycled card reverse with hand written thanks. Many thanks.

Added by Julian Grant on October 17, 2010 at 6:24pm — No Comments

Received MA - AWJ (Dallas)



Lucky 13 - my favorite number - with hand embelishments from AWJ. My Dallas MA pal, AWJ has created another loverly card for my collection. A quote from electro-thrash musicians Ministry completes this work. Way late in posting - Sorry, AWJ - life has just been…

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Added by Julian Grant on October 17, 2010 at 6:22pm — 1 Comment

Received MA - Test Tower



Way late in documenting this online. Mea Culpa, TT. Been swamped with film festivals and school.



Lovely dense and multilayered collage work done on computer and then pasted to cardstock. Vibrant colors, self promotion…

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Added by Julian Grant on October 17, 2010 at 6:15pm — No Comments

Received MA - Kate F (Jasper)



Coerced my adult and brilliant step daughter to contribute and post her work here and this is one of the first 'official' pieces of MA she has sent me. Brilliant hand written cover (complete with bird feather - removed by the US Mail) and a reverse detailing the…

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Added by Julian Grant on October 17, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

JG Update

Dear Fellow MA Enthusiasts,



Sorry I have been quiet for so long. Been busy with school and the debut tonight of my feature film, The Defiled. I've squeezed in a lithography class in my off hours and am about ready to send out prints in the next couple weeks based on my first attempts. I'm pretty happy overall.



For February 2011, I'm currently completing beta tests on an animated short based on a lovely song from "The Clockwork Quartet" and attached is the art from a recent… Continue

Added by Julian Grant on October 13, 2010 at 7:45pm — 1 Comment

Received MA - Chantal Tahiti/ Le Petit Piquey



Petit Piquey (France) sends me a Picasso Fish - an oversized postcard with the Chantal Tahiti MA stamp. Gorgeous large art piece with bold use of color throughout. French stamps are colorfully aligned along the bottom and provide a great contrast against the hand…

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Added by Julian Grant on September 24, 2010 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Received MA - Marie (VA)



Many thanks to Marie in Virginia, USA for this assemblage postcard complete with string attachments and colored additions. Hand torn and cut cardboard base with gorgeous 2 cent stamp. Work speaks to working with hands, fear, order/disorder and design. Still…

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Added by Julian Grant on September 24, 2010 at 4:33pm — No Comments

Received MA - PJM



Strangeness continues from PJM. Movie stills in stamp format with cryptic quote on front. Personal note with star, Cinderella and date/time/ weather enclosure. PJM's world is a unique and wonderfully weird one. Always enjoy getting work from PJM. Many…

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Added by Julian Grant on September 24, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

World Premiere of Julian Grant's new film, THE DEFILED

For Immediate Release:

Sept 22/10



THE DEFILED - WORLD PREMIERE AT THE CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: Oct 13-15-17.



THE DEFILED - USA, Black & White, 100 Minutes Written & Directed by Julian Grant



In a post apocalyptic world, science and technology have backfired leaving unfathomable destruction and a permanently diseased planet in its wake. A virus is mutating the human race turning innocent survivors into mindless cannibals. In a savage future… Continue

Added by Julian Grant on September 22, 2010 at 6:20pm — 1 Comment

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