hi mom/dad, do you *get* me?...because you keep asking why I haven't *painted a picture* in a while...

How to Explain Art to Your Parents
"...The formula for a fabulous new Dutch internet series is simple: a visual artist is seated at a table with a work of his or her art, joined at the other end of the table by a parent. There is a brief explanation of the piece (with constant parental interruption) which leads into a sometimes rambling, sometimes heated conversation...The universal language of a parent attempting to understand their spawn is universal and mostly consists of some variation of: "huh," "okay," or "nah." Enjoy!"


why do i love bad art?

I Love Dick - Chris Kraus
hey, it's a book, no it's art....it's a book....it's art..........


tryharder is back! let's look at the urban prairie of Detroit


gosh, i miss exploring this city!


tryharder does cruzin' too


woodward dream cruise
art watching..........hey, it's all the same!


TRYHARDER is officially on vacation!


Heading to the "mitt" for some R&R - enjoying fresh water lakes and the sound of rain. Might post sporadically but otherwise saving my art energy for september openings!


PURPLE #'S @ Five Thirty Three Gallery



Curated by:
Ellen Kenney

Eric Anglès
Colby Bird
Sonja Gerdes
Ellen Kenney
Joshua Kolbo
Joep Van Liefland
Michael Paulson
Arnd Seibert

August 8 - September 5, 2009
Five Thirty Three Gallery

***This show was also awarded the purple heart of best-curated-summer-art-courage by TRYHARDER
****P.S. It was super dark in there, so you should really go see how the exhibition feels in person. I tried my best to get the feeling of directed light and shadows, but, you know...what other openings are you going to go to this month that cause you to use your noggin? I enjoyed not knowing the premise and then getting the facts afterward. Did they design this show for me...I think so.