Thursday, September 04, 2014

Upcoming Talk at the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History!


I will be on this panel on Friday, September 5th and man alive, it's going to be a great one. 
Remember what it is like to have a book buoy you through moments of doubt or growth? Have you found your truths printed in front of you before you knew they or you were real?
Come to this talk, it's going to be about that or more or absolutely about anything else.




Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Queer Book Diorama Show

I have a miniature installation / artist diorama in the juried exhibition via the
Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, the reception is Friday, August 1st!
You can see all the details on the event's Facebook page.
Come on out, it's going to be an exceptional time with peering 
into strange little worlds, enjoying one of the most beautiful libraries in New York,
and drinking wine if that's you kind of thing.
All of the above for me.


My diorama is a celebration of the example of gentle masculinity 
that Munro Leaf's The Story of Ferdinand explores, which as a TGNC gentleman
and person raised as Quaker, has been of evolving interest throughout my life. 


Monday, June 16, 2014

Artist Talk Coming Up


I will be on a panel of artists this coming Wednesday at the Brooklyn Fire Proof Art Gallery!
It's going to be an LGBTIQQ focused panel for pride, and I'm really looking forward
to the opportunity, to seeing what the other panelists are working on, and
connect with a whole new crew of creative humans.
See you there!
<3


Tuesday, June 03, 2014

We Love Kate


I recently donated some design work and a limited edition print
for this fundraiser to help support author and activist Kate Bornstein
 in her fight against cancer.

Kate is a light and a force to be reckoned with.   Many of us owe our lives
or the lives of people we hold dear to her writing and example and brave heart.
Please attend this event if you're able, deets are above!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Mulder, It's Me.


"Nothing happens in contradiction to nature, only in contradiction to what we know of it." 
- Dana Scully
 Dear lord, what couldn't she do, except believe? 

A critical mind and clear wit, nothing got past her. As a sceptic and atheist in a world that hides magic from us every day, I did not understand her nearly as well when I was younger. 
I love her all the more now.



Fox Mulder made so much more sense to me when I was younger, and now I feel the ever-present pull between the struggle to realize something more exceptional than ordinary life and my own skepticism.   I love that Mulder will always strive towards the unnatural and unlikely at any possible moment.  He is a time capsule of my lost faith in the supernatural. 

What more is there to say about this one? 

"Dear Diary: Today my heart leapt when Agent Scully suggested spontaneous human combustion."


I made this pair of Mulder & Scully gouache paintings for fun -



Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Gay City News Show Feature

The handsome devils over at the Gay City News interviewed me,


Heaps of big thanks to Michael Shirey and Paul Schindler
for their time, interest, and the beautiful article. 

Monday, May 05, 2014

Upcoming Group Show at the NY Public Library


I've been chosen to show a new piece in the upcoming Queer Book Diorama Show
at the New York Public Library: Jefferson Market Branch!  
The show will be up this summer, as you can see, and details can be found

I will be showing a diorama I am currently building for The Story of Ferdinand,
 by Monro Leaf, Illustrated by Robert Lawson.  Man alive, that guy's 
linework on his clouds will always knock my socks off.
Anyway, photos of the piece as it wraps up will be here and on my Tumblr. 


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

More Split + Growing Work



Big thanks to all who made it out to this past weekend's reception 
at the Bureau.  We had a great turnout and your presence was 
so appreciated.  For everyone who was not able to attend, I will keep
posting a few pieces throughout the week to share this new show.

Split + Growing will be up at BGSQD until May 25th, so get over there! 



Saturday, April 19, 2014

Sneak Preview


These are two of the 13 new pieces included in my most recent show,
which opens on Sunday at BGSQD.

I cannot stress how important, however, it is to see this show in person.
Much of the show happened even after framing, and the pieces clawed over
the mats and didn't stop.
Come see what I mean for yourself tomorrow, April 20th, from 6 - 9 pm.





Split + Growing Thoughts - Opening Tomorrow, April 20th!





Come to the reception on 4/20/2014 at the Bureau of General Services Queer Division
from 6 - 9 pm, it's going to be one hell of a time.
Ruby will be in attendance, for any and all who are familiar with my dog. 


Monday, March 31, 2014

BGSQD Show On Its Way

Split + Growing is a new, highly personal exhibit of work from transfeminist 
painter and illustrator Ketch Wehr.  Primarily illustrative gouache paintings, 
Wehr's show explores his personal understanding of his gender and queerness 
from an early age through the lens of synesthesia.  
Synesthesia is a condition which, in his case, lends colors and flavors 
to all letters and words.  

Split + Growing is the visual display of an evolving queer selfhood 
through the colors Wehr knew to be part of his identity
 before he had the words to describe it.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Split + Growing


I've been wrestling my way through the new body of work I am making 
to show at the Bureau of General Services: Queer Division in late April.
I have taken a lot of time to consider how what I make and what I enjoy 
and strive toward need to get a lot closer.
In preparing for this show, which opens April 20th, I wrote a lot 
and meditated on the intricacy, personality, and whole worlds I need to
capture in my work as I move forward.

This new show is going to be something different, hopefully more personal,
and certainly a next step in my process of growth as an illustrative artist.

Thursday, March 06, 2014

Friday, February 28, 2014

My Gay Banjo Art


This is the original graphic that I produced for My Gay Banjo’s newest album.  
We tweaked it and then their designer took it from there, 
I was happy with it all of the different ways it went.   
The original pictured here is mostly in gouache with a little bit of watercolor 
on a nice, cold-pressed Arches paper. 
You can find out info on their new record and tour here!

Friday, February 14, 2014

Fitz Roy Commission


A quick little landscape commission for an old friend - this one two a few short sessions over
a couple of days.  Gouache is stealing my heart every time I get to throw a new color down
that I've been waiting to find a good use for. 

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Meditations on Wildness


I am currently working on a selection of options for a friend's upcoming book's cover.

He and I spend a good amount of time thinking about and pursuing our own wildness,
trying to pull apart where that need comes from, and considering what that even means.

As a hyperactive, borderline feral kid, it very often felt like I had to learn to be a human.  
Sometimes people who meet me in a more formal situation have a hard time
imagining that I was a kid up a tree with matted hair and no ability to control 
the volume of my voice or most of the things that came out of my mouth.
I am always on the opposite end of that reality, 
forgetting that I have lost (or forfeited) so much of my sharp and feral ways. 
I know that this is crucial to my survival, but it still comes with an enormous amount of sadness. 

When you are young, especially a young kid with raging ADHD and few social skills,
 you eventually learn how to check every impulse, you eventually stop cutting off your hair in chunks
without any reason that you can understand or remember, you start figuring out how to sit still.
You find something you can focus on, and you draw.