Friday, March 24, 2017

Soul Clap and Dance off Poster Bash!

Alright you glorious people, you, Jonathan Toubin and I are throwing a lil' bash at the GIMME! COFFEE on LORIMER ST. in Williamsburg and we have some treats for YOU! I'll have a group of select original Soul Clap illustrations hanging for you to gaze at and while you do that, you can sip on some FREE BEER and and chomp down on some FREE PIZZA! And, last but not least, I'm gonna have a mean grip of new prints on sale there in case you fall in love with one of these posters and wanna get something on your wall that night! Below are the details. Hope to see y'all there!!


GIMME! COFFEE - 495 Lorimer St. Williamsburg (btwn Powers and Grand St.)

FRIDAY, MARCH 31st, 2017

7 - 10PM


Sneak peek at some of the new prints that I'll have there. If you miss the show and really were hoping to score a print or two, no worries, the prints will be available for web purchase after March 31st.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

The Lost Cola Cowboy

This fella was definitely one of my favorite pieces to work on for "Bathhouse". I had been dreaming of making this illustration for months and months and constantly had to push it back due to interfering deadlines and just general life chores. I was given a book for Christmas a couple years back filled with all these weird and random facts and at one point in the book it mentions that Coca-Cola, Marlboro and Budweiser were the 3 biggest brands in the U.S. back in the 50's. Those 3 are so quintessentially american to me, even though Budweiser has german roots and it instantly made me think of all the political bullshit going on and this desire that certain people have to reclaim some romanticized version of the "good ol' days", like this lost cowboy creating some weird americana dreamland. I wanted to make this so over-the-top and I think I did, somewhat. I could probably always push it further. Anyways, it was a blast to work on.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Road Dog

It's been a crazy 4 months but I finally have time to start posting some of the pieces I created for "Bathhouse". A lot of the work was planned but this piece was such a spur of the moment thing. I think I did the sketch when I was taking a break and in a few days had finished the fleshed-out version and decided to include it with the others. And, after it's all said and done, is definitely one of my favorites in the show. When I look at this it feels like listening to Darkness on the Edge of Town while watching Rumblefish. Process shots below.

Monday, March 13, 2017

"Bathhouse" Opening

Thanks to everyone who came out to our opening reception for "Bathhouse". If you didn't make it the show will be up until April 14, 2017 in the Atrium Gallery at Corning Community College. If it's impossible for you to make it before then, here's a little photo tour. Thanks again to Dave Higgins and Corning Community College for asking Travis Winters and I to put this show on.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Bathhouse is upon us!

We hope to see you all there!

Opening reception: Thursday, March 9th, 2017
4 - 6pm
Exhibit will be on display from March 9th through April 14, 2017
Atrium Gallery
Corning Community College
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Thee Soul Clap Poster Show

In un-related Bathhouse news: I have some of my Soul Clap and Dance Off illustrations hanging up at the Gimme! Coffee on Lorimer St. in Brooklyn. It's the big Soul Clap 10 year anniversary bash this Friday, March 3rd so we are prepping everyone with a showing of some of my poster work. It's kind of a best of/ the hits so far assortment. Stop in and check them out all neatly placed in a row before they return to the dark corner of my studio where no one ever looks at them, or shows them any love.

Monday, February 13, 2017

10 years of Soul Clappin'

This poster was a crazy one. Luckily for me Jonathan had set up something to work from so I guess I should call this more of a Ashworth/Toubin collab. I've used so many of these revue posters for inspiration on lay out, font choices, color schemes it was nice to go and do one down to the tiniest detail. It wasn't easy doing all those portraits but it was fun to stand back when it was all completed and feel like I was looking at something that could be from another time.

This Soul Clap is a special one: Jonathan Toubin is going to be leaving all of his records at home and the music is going to be coming from all live acts for his big 10 year anniversary bash. There's also going to be a few surprise guests as well and it wouldn't be complete without the dance off you all know and love. Don't sleep and get your tickets HERE while you still can. Huge congratulations and thank you to Jonathan Toubin for 10 years of the Soul Clap and Dance Off and continually asking me to do these posters.

Monday, February 6, 2017

BATHHOUSE-a sweaty good time!

We have come full circle. My good friend and amazing sculptor, Travis Winters, and I are having a 2 person show at the community college where we first started to groom our abilities. Be sure to swing up for the opening on MARCH 9TH, 2017 from 4-6PM at Corning Community College! Hope to see everyone there.

Featuring the work of Phil Ashworth and Travis Winters
Opening reception: Thursday March 9th, 2017
4 - 6PM
Corning Community College
1 Academic Drive
Corning, NY 14830

Thursday, January 5, 2017

The Soul Clap Returns to Brooklyn Bowl!

New Soul Clap & Dance Off poster for January 21st at Brooklyn Bowl. I really felt like I had to shake up the color scheme this time around. Yellow still got in there but it was really commanding some attention the last few months and it had to take a back seat this time around. We thought it'd be good to shake it up with the sexes and Jonathan really wanted to use a strong black female since the party is right after the inauguration day from hell. So, after looking through some photos it seemed like Sugar Pie DeSanto was the right fit. Come dance the blues away on Saturday, January 21st! Party starts at midnight! Thanks again to Jonathan Toubin. Always happy to do these projects.

We both tried to work with this intense pose of her really emoting and maybe we could have broken through with something, but at the time it seemed like it was gonna be a hard one, compositionally and especially for recognizability.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Hot Child in the City

This piece has taken me 3 years to make and it feels ridiculous considering it's no different than anything else I've churned out in that time frame. You'd probably expect some magnum opus but it's just all about time, baby. Always slipping away. I remember it being kind of a tough summer that year in New York and when it's hot in the city people can be at their absolute worst. This is how I saw it a lot those few blistering months. 

These were the very first sketches from 3 years ago when I initially started to plan out this piece.

Maybe this is why it took so long: Revolutionary techniques!

Saturday, December 17, 2016

Soul Clappin' at Bowery Ballroom

I didn't have a working computer for 4 months so, sorry for the insane amount of posts coming up lately. Just trying to catch everyone up with what has happened in that time. This Soul Clap & Dance Off poster of Screamin' Jay Hawkins was whipped up about a week after i returned from Europe. The event has come and gone so unfortunately I can't let y'all know about this awesome upcoming party, just one you may have missed out on. Big thinks again to Jonathan Toubin. Process pics below.