Thomas Arthur Schaefer
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Saturday, December 29, 2018

Single Provider

Ritual of Twelve - 2018
Wood blocks, charcoal and Ronsonol lighter fuel

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Same Tap Water

'NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS TOLD TO THE ARTIST FROM CONCERNED PATRONS.'

1. Be sure you are seeing a Dentist.
2. Be sure you are seeing a General Practitioner.

— Thanks to my patrons.

Most of my planned 2019 works are based on this. Glad we are on the same page.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Last Fig


Closing night at the exhibition and guess who made an appearance... Clarence Worley and his lovely wife, Mrs. Alabama Worley. Just a couple of low-income kids selling some Doctor Zhivago.


More dount owners caught in the act. Is that Tracey Hartley in a spooky clown suit?

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Wouldn't Blow


Clarence Worley: Eliot, do I look like a beautiful blonde with big tits and an ass that tastes like French vanilla ice cream?

Elliot: What?

Clarence Worley: I said do I look like a beautiful blonde with big big tits and an ass that tastes like French vanilla ice cream?

Elliot: No.

Clarence Worley: No. Okay, then why are you telling me all this bullshit, huh? You wanna fuck me?

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Different Will


At The Variety to see THEE OHH SEES with Nikki and our badass Venezuelans. What an amazing show!! I've seen them a number of times and am always blown away every time. Merch was not the best... but the embroidered patch was so choice. Had to buy! Drinks and antics at CT after the show.. of course.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Break Habit


One of the artists in the group show was John Lawrence Carroll — #makeblackoutpoetry. He was doing an event tonight at the show, teaching folks how to make their own Black Out poetry. Mine is meant to be read aloud so I can give it a certain cadence. John said he hadn't thought of that.


Also happy to meet a new donut owner. They came out for Black Out... but as exhibitions go, so does the work — although not until the show closes on the 31st. #owners #captured

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Grew Up


Tom S. absolutely loves Ray Johnson. Who would have thought Sean G. absolutely loves Ray Johnson too? Hanging out with strange neighbors. #notnothing

Friday, October 05, 2018

Monday, October 01, 2018

Building Carved


And PRESTO! Donut paintings are done and the group show is hung. Nikki curated the show and did an amazing job assembling a killer group of established Atlanta artists. Some FAF folks, Street Art folks, and local Fine Art folks. I hung the show... after taking mine down the day before. No sleep turnarounds. The opening tomorrow is a soft opening — but, we are doing a hardcore closing on the 31st... should be amazing.

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Popular Outing


Evening at The Fox with Nikki to see NIN. The fact that the tickets were free... thanks to how many Hendricks Gin & Tonics I drank at the CT anniversary party to win them. It was eleven! So besides that, the show was incredible. Trent had a tenor sax out at one point. Felt like I was in high school again.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

Penned Woods


Performed the ritual burying of the 72 frames (+4 AP) this evening. First was the set of 36 (+2) black frames and then on top the 36 (+2) orange frames. Once they were covered, I performed a ritual that consisted of 72 banishings and 72 invocations. I won't get into the details of the ritual nor who or what I was banishing and invoking, but it went on for several hours. Once completed, I allowed the frames to remain buried overnight before they were unearthed for the next phase of the process.

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Taped Everything


Did some reconfiguration and knolling of the studio shelves this evening. Just playing around with configurations and cleaning things up. #sacredspace

Sunday, September 09, 2018

Something Responsive


Went with Nikki to The Earl tonight to see one of my favorites — OUGHT and they did not disappoint. Got a killer shirt and some vinyl signed finally.

Sunday, September 02, 2018

Tribal Downtown


Stopped at DragonCon today... lost my 1-Day pass but did take on the persona of Warhol thanks to a borrowed wig from Nick for a few staircase shoots.

Saturday, September 01, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Model Higher


The ofrendas have had some really nice offerings to each of the Saints. What's better... the exhibition has been extended through the end of September. Gotta love that!

Monday, August 13, 2018

Ceremony Belief


Working out the idea of a daily torturing and then finally setting half of the donuts (36) on fire in the studio with a live feed during the duration of the group exhibition.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Vein Failure


Hanging out for the one night only of "Who's Behind the Bar" at MINT with Michi Meko.

Saturday, August 04, 2018

Friday, August 03, 2018

Unit Owned


They're back! These beauties have been sitting in my studio for around 10 years now. Time to put them to work finally.

Extreme Detection


Master format on display for the exhibition will be a 6x6 square. However, the full work in total will be 6x12 for a total of 72 works.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Terrible Crisis


Those goddamned little frames again!? Yup. I'm outputting a huge set of donut paintings for an upcoming group show.