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Ackerman Paints Live

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Ackerman Paints Live (APL) (2012-2013)

A series of live painting and performance sessions created at

exhibition and event spaces across South Florida.

Several APL sessions were performed as Glamdrew RichArt, 

an alter-ego character. Inspired by Action Painting, Glam rock,

and Flare bartending. Paintings from select sessions were featured in group and solo exhibitions. Some sessions were done alongside rock bands and DJs.

The ripping off paint bottle tops.

Throwing paint through the air.

Dripping paint. Impasto application.


Selected APL Sessions

Wywnood Art Walk: APL & Framed Red Handed

APL: Propaganda

APL: Art Serve - Youth of Nations

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Wywnood Art Walk: APL & Framed Red Handed 

Framed Red Handed was a performance piece amidst a live painting session.

A commentary on the artist's feelings about the increasing suicide rates of gay teens in the US, reported at that time, in 2012.

The artist framed himself inside of the stretcher bar with hands painted in crimson paint. He left an imprint of his red hands across the canvas.

A Red light held inside his mouth would shoot light out at his work and passersby. Leaning into the stretcher bar, in a sacrificial posture against the wall, staring into a graphic copy of his eyes.

The artist moved in and out of his character, Glamdrew RichArt, an androgynous artist rock star. One large and two small paintings were accomplished at the Wynwood Art Walk, The Wynwood Arts District, in Miami, FL.

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APL: Propaganda


Pots and paint sticks. Paint brushes in the air. Paint brushes in buckets. Canvas on Stretchers rotating in circles. Drips from the top to the bottom. Several paintings were created on stage at Propaganda in Lake Worth, Florida.

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APL: Art Serve - Youth of Nations

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A painting was created on the artist's easel, on stage, and while spinning in motion. This performance included the artist, while holding a rose in hand, enacting a death pose on stage. His palette served as a mask & symbolic object.  A printed pair of the artist's eyes were utilized. A collaboration with a DJ. A feature in The Youth of Nations Celebration at ArtServe in Ft.Lauderdale, FL.

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