• Responses to 'Fair', mini-tour plans

    Some recent press for 'Fair'!
    Featured on New Sounds episode 4887
    Interviewed on The Process
    Reviewed by The Royal Editoryal
    Reviewed by Foxy Digitalis
    Interviewed by Fayetteville Flyer
    Listed as album of note on Stereogum!

    Planning a tour in mid-October, in part so I can return to The Tank Center for Sonic Arts to record again and to do a live performance!

  • Untight: 'Fair' out May 17

    Untight: 'Fair' out May 17

    About a year ago, I played a shared a bill at 211 South with the incredible Sarah Belle Reid and Ryan Gaston, to mark the end of my exhibition of paintings Outliers. Reilly Dickens-Hoffman recorded the show, and I am happy to announce the release of Fair, my portion of that performance: a single, 28-minute track, released both on digital streaming platforms and on 100 cassettes with hand-drawn and editioned covers. The cassettes will be available for order on my bandcamp page. Official date of release is May 17, 2024.

    I'd also like to thank the community of Hendrix College, in Conway, AR, particularly Jamie Dow, for hosting an exhibition of my paintings this year and sponsoring an Untight performance in February. I really enjoyed connecting with everyone there!

  • 'OUTLIERS' at 211 South

    'OUTLIERS' at 211 South

    Outliers, a solo exhibition of recent paintings, is on view at 211 South in Bentonville, AR. My gratitude to Kellie Lehr for arranging the exhibition, which runs through May 5.

    MIXD Gallery in Rogers, AR, has a selection of works available. These were included in the gallery's inaugural group exhibition, Merging Spaces.

    Also, thanks to everyone at Manifest Gallery of Cincinnati for hosting my solo exhibition Time Out in summer 2022, as well as to Jennie Castle, who curated my solo exhibition Thousands of Little Folds in 2021 for the Forsberg Art Gallery at Lower Columbia College in Longview, WA.

  • JOBS / SK video

  • JOBS / SK collab available now!

    JOBS / SK collab available now!

    Similar Canvas / Different Properties, a collaboration between Brooklyn-based experimental rock quartet JOBS and yours truly, is available now for pre-order from Ramp Local Records! I'm very excited about this - we initiated this all the way back in 2016. Five new works complement JOBS' two new tracks, all bundled together as a limited-run, 7" release. If you're in Fayetteville, I'll have a few copies on hand. Otherwise, get one through Ramp Local's site, or Bandcamp!

  • 2019 shows

    Many shows in early 2019!

    Neither Here Nor There, curated by Matt Murphy and featuring works by Sam Bates, Gideon Bok, Rachel Hellman, myself, Matt, and Stephanie Pierce, is on view through the end of this month at the gallery at Western Connecticut State University.

    The Unusuals, featuring the works of thirteen contemporary painters (including me), opens Thursday February 28 at The Painting Center, in Manhattan.

    A group show is in the works for a new space in North Carolina - more on that as details confirm.

    For people living near me: I have a solo show scheduled in July at the Center for Art and Education in Van Buren, AR. Tentative title for that is Groundhog Days.

    I'm also nearing completion of a back-and-forth collaborative art+music project with NYC-based guitarist/composer Dave Scanlon.

  • New Year update

    New Year update

    Thanks to Jen Meanley and University of North Carolina Greensboro for sponsoring Griffonage, an exhibition of many of my 2017 paintings. 2017 was a tough year for many of us, but I must acknowledge it was at least good for the studio and good for shows. Hoping 2018 brings more of the good.

  • July 2017

    Ian Hagarty, Matthew Choberka and I will band together once again for (un)tacit, this time at The Provincial, a truly beautiful art space in Kaleva, MI, run by artists Melanie Parke and Richard Kooyman. The exhibition will be on view starting August 5, with reception on August 10, 5pm. I just posted documentation of new, mostly smallish work, much of which is bound for that exhibition.

    Still on track for a solo show this fall at University of North Carolina Greensboro - more details soon!

  • 2017

    Paintings have been making the rounds in early 2017 - thank you to Drawl ('North of South'), OBU ('Abstract ARt' strikes again), & The Madison Bubbler / MPL ('Untacit'). My cohort for 'Untacit' (Ian Hagarty & Matt Choberka) will reunite late in the summer for a show at The Provincial, in Kaleva, MI, and a solo show is in the works for November in North Carolina. More details as the dates approach.

  • February 2016

    If you're in Tulsa, be sure to stop by the Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education. I have some paintings included in the final installment of Abstract ARt, featuring works by Arkansas-based (or Arkansas-born) artists. Steven Wise (fellow exhibitor and exhibition organizer) and I will give lectures at the Zarrow Center at noon on Friday, Feb 12.

    Last month, I moved into a new studio on the Fayetteville square. Finally getting settled in and working on some new large-scale paintings.

  • Holidays 2015-16

    Holidays 2015-16

    Two upcoming shows:

    Luck of the Draw, a work on paper show curated by Trent Miller. Really excited to be included among this group of artists! January 8 - Feb 26, 2016, the Diane Endres Ballweg Gallery (located inside the Madison Public Library) in Madison, WI.

    Sending the painting above (Armature, 2015) to Prince Street Gallery's 8th Annual Juried Exhibition, curated by Graham Nickson. Feb 2 - 27, 2016, 530 West 25th St, New York.

  • November part II, 2015

    November part II, 2015

    This little dude is going to Florida! Gonna have to pull him out of school.

    Art in America, curated by Julie Torres, features works by artists from every state and Puerto Rico.

    The info:

    Artists working in 50 states + Puerto Rico
    Curated by Julie Torres for ARTIST RUN, organized by Tiger Strikes Asteroid
    December 1-6, 2015

    Ocean Terrace Hotel
    7410 Ocean Terrace, Miami Beach, FL
    Julie Torres / 917-749-2857 / julieannetorres@yahoo.com

  • November 2015

    November 2015

    Sam King: New Paintings is on view now through December 9, 2015, at The University of Arkansas Fort Smith's Windgate Art & Design Building, on Waldron Ave in Fort Smith, AR. Reception is November 20, 6pm. For installation shots (plus detail shots of 1/f, a 12-panel painting), visit my tumblr page.

  • early summer 2015

    I'll give a visiting artist lecture at the Mt Gretna School of Art on July 14.

    Just opted into OPP's new site options. To better optimize the new template, I've combined the painting galleries, and replaced the video gallery with a link to my vimeo account page (see links tab).