Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Four Improvisations for Derek Bailey








T. Renner, "Improvisations for Derek Bailey #'s 1-4" 2008, acrylic on coated card stock, 7" x 5".

December 25, 2008, marked the third anniversary of the passing of the great guitarist Derek Bailey.

You can click here to listen to four tracks from ANAGRAMS, my tribute to Bailey.

You can click here to read more about Bailey.

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Improvisation for the Art Ensemble of Chicago


T. Renner, "Improvisation for the Art Ensemble of Chicago," 2008, acrylic on paper, 7" x 5".

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Self-Portrait (Cubist)


T. Renner, "Self-Portrait (Cubist)," 2008, acrylic on coated card stock, 4.75" x 7".

3 Artists Upstairs at the Stable


T. Renner, "Assemblage for Charlie Haden," 2008, acrylic, tape on paper, 11" x 11".

Just a reminder that I've got six new pieces hanging in the "gallery" located on the second floor of The Stable, a new-ish restaurant located at 1821 Cherokee (at Lemp) in south St. Louis.

Also showing is work from the photographer Hilary Hitchcock and the painter Dana Smith.

The show will be up through December 31.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Two Contemplations of Olivier Messiaen


T. Renner, "Contemplation of Olivier Messaien #1," 2008, acrylic on paper, 7" x 5".


T. Renner, "Contemplation of Olivier Messaien #2," 2008, acrylic on paper, 7" x 5".

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Floating Space Mountain (for Sun Ra)


T. Renner, "Floating Space Mountain (for Sun Ra)," 2008, acrylic on coated card stock, 6" x 4".

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Improvisation for Charlie Parker, Update


T. Renner, "Improvisation for Charlie Parker," 2008, acrylic on paper, 7" x 5".

Another painting I don't really remember painting. Dang.

Worse, I'm not sure I know where the original painting is. Double dang.

Note: Found it!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Art for Learn, Artist! "A Compendium" CD-R






T. Renner, "Artwork for Learn, Artist "A Compendium CD-R," booklet and jewel case insert, 2008, acrylic on printed paper.

You can listen to the holiday classics "Joy to the World" and "Silent Night" as performed by Learn, Artist! by clicking here. Happy holidays!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Two Improvisations for Willum


T. Renner, "Improvisation for Willum #1," 2008, oil on paper, 7" x 5".


T. Renner, "Improvisation for Willum #2," 2008, oil on paper, 7" x 5"

Willum is a MySpace friend who expressed interest in some of my paintings earlier this year. I immediately promised to pop something in the mail to him. I, of course, never managed to get around to it. 'Til now, that is. I'm posting these images here and putting the postcards in the mail to "Bellamour Way, Colton, Staffs." tomorrow!

Improvisation for Alex Herzog


T. Renner, "Improvisation for Alex Herzog," 2008, acrylic on canvas, 8" x 10".

Alex Herzog is a Swiss artist who had a piece in the recent "Immediate Touch" exhibition at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Click here to visit Alex's web site. Note: You have to scroll down within the "artists' net" frame to view photos of Alex's work.

Monday, December 8, 2008

Artwork for Another Poison Rat R. CD


T. Renner, "Artwork for Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD #5, front 2 panels" 2008, acrylic on printed paper.


T. Renner, "Artwork for Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD #5, back 2 panels" 2008, acrylic on printed paper.


T. Renner, "Artwork for Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD #5, jewel case insert" 2008, acrylic on paper.

I sent this copy of the Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD to Mike McGonigal, editor and publisher of the great magazine Yeti.

Originally posted on December 8, 2008.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD Artwork


T. Renner, "Artwork for Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD, front 2 panels" 2008, acrylic on printed paper.


T. Renner, "Artwork for Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD, back 2 panels" 2008, acrylic on printed paper.


T. Renner, "Artwork for Poison Rat R. vs. Kenji Siratori CD, jewel case insert" 2008, acrylic on printed paper.

On Friday, I saw Anthony Huberman, chief curator of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis give a lecture at Webster University. I was so entertained and inspired by the lecture that decided that I would give Huberman a copy of a CD I made (as Poison Rat R.) in collaboration with the Japanese cyber-punk writer Kenji Siratori. You can hear our work by clicking here.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

More Variations for Anthony Braxton


T. Renner, Variation for Anthony Braxton #3," 2008, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7".


T. Renner, Variation for Anthony Braxton #4," 2008, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7".


T. Renner, Variation for Anthony Braxton #5," 2008, acrylic on paper, 5" x 7".

These three pieces will be on display as part of the exhibition "Works on Paper (Chance)" on display from January 16 through March 15 at Subterranean Books, 6275 Delmar in the heart of the Loop in University City, Missouri.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Improvisation for Ornette Coleman #4 (detail)


T. Renner, "Improvisation for Ornette Coleman #4 (detail), 2008, oil on canvas, (16" x 20" complete).