The new show is up at Forty Main Bisbee…Historic Thamm Gallery. “Beloved” I like what Nohava has done with these four pieces of mine in her curation of it. They’re encaustic gesso-grosso, some assemblage and some oil. I’ll be hybridizing all my different techniques and series over the next few years. Reception 01/20/24, 5pm. The show will run 3 months but I’m doing replacement pieces in case anything sells, and you can take it with you. Plus a couple other bonus pieces of mine to see of advanced Player-Piano-Paper-Pieces.
Blackhole Collage: Player-Piano-Paper-Pieces
Dec. 9–Jan.30, 2024 by appointment or during Abbey events
Ken Boe will also be arriving in Truth or Consequences NM on February 23rd by Limousine with the Bisbee Invasion coming from The Hitching Post on one of their journeys spreading Bisbee music (and in my case also poetry.)
My piece titled Approaching Noon, for the Re-Make show at Central School Project. Medium: found deserted plywood, crayons recycled from Yellowstone restaurants, found objects, and oil paints. Fernando Serrano, photo credit.
The Re-Make Show at Central School Project in old Bisbee, continues through December 3, 2023, weekends only 11am–4pm. 43 Howell Ave, Bisbee, AZ 85603.
43 Howell Ave, Bisbee, AZ 85603
The Pythian Castle
29OK Street in Old Bisbee
Wednesday August 30, 2023, at 7pm
Ken Boe live at The Pythian Castle at 29 OK Street In Old Bisbee with music and voice by Carolyn Toronto’s and guest performer Tamela Turtle who will also be doing her own set; paintings by Tucson artist Matt Cotton and Bisbee artist Douglas Weber; singer songwriter Gerry Butterwick, and hosted by fiction writer and poet Leah Mueller. I’ll be doing a reading of poems written or arranged with Carolyn Toronto’s just for this event.
Collage paintings by Ken Boe
Closing reception: Sunday, August 13th, 2023, 5–7pm
Changing Hands Bookstore In The Newton
300 W Camelback Rd Ste 1, Phoenix, AZ
Come join me and the crew for the closing reception of my art exhibition at Changing Hands Bookstore In The Newton at the Phoenix Location! These are the Pieces where I turn the paper transparent so that the automatic drawing images come through, while still retaining their text, texture and context — kind of like cut-up poetry meets painting(they used to stand around the piano singing a hundred years ago, which this paper is even older than, mounted on panel.) And I will update everyone on my new art theory project Alien Aesthetics, and do a short reading of some of my best poems.
The 5 Roads exhibition has been extended to September 9, 2023 for a Closing Reception from 1-4pm. Refreshments served, meet the artists Frank Balaam, Ken Boe, Jim Coates, Lob Instagon, and Sergio Lapore, with music provided by Courtney Odom and Douglas Berry. Open until then through regular weekend hours of Saturday and Sunday 9am-4pm.
Visit the show at the Studio Cafe’s JH Coates Gallery to see and pose in front of your Seraphic Wings (4 ft x 10 ft, oil and gesso grosso whip painting on canvas, diptych)! And learn about this amazing mix of Arizona Artists. Shown above: Michael Twenty-Three (1969-2023)
Collage paintings from the Player-Piano-Paper-Pieces
at Good Cakes Coffee Shop and Bakery
44 Main St, Bisbee AZ
Note: “Some small pieces are still available following the show, on Bisbee Good Cake’s new Local Artist’s Wall. This is the best value for me for investing in my work.”
Art Reception: Feb. 11, 2023, 4–7pm
Followed by 7pm poetry performance at J.F. Thamm Gallery, 40 Main Street
“As I build these Pieces, I’m just blown away. It’s the final step of adding the Player-Piano-Paper, and its random cut of lyrics, notation pattern, symbols, and color tone of the paper itself applied to the automatic painting and drawing. The peak experience for me in the long drawn out process is that moment of the paper going clear.”