What was the name of that Show Again? Chris Stain and Armsrock (1st installment of 3 interview posts)


The back wall is done. If you want to see the lyrics to the entire song, Heather has written them in a very neat hand on the reception desk. (photo Jaime Rojo)

The crying, the screaming, the knashing of teeth

– the gates of inquisitorial mayhem have opened into the gallery here where in just mere days you will see the fearful state of the fatally flawed race called human.

But Mr. Stain says the progress of the installation at Ad Hoc’s last big shindig is going swimmingly:

“I feel really good about it. I think it all just came together very naturally.  Armsrock and I have worked together in the past and that was kind of a pre-cursor for what’s happening right now.  We’re familiar with each others’ work, each others’ style. We have similar themes.  We work in different mediums but I think it’s all come together based on the friendship we’ve already established.”


Chris Stain has borrowed the oil pastel and rendered large (photo Jaime Rojo)

Armsrock heralds the way they employed in the planning stages of the show:

“I’m feeling very very good about the progress. Chris said something interesting the other day. We were standing and looking at the show… only halfway finished. He’s a very dry man, and he has a very dry way of saying things. And he was like, “I knew it was going to look like this”.  Somehow I think that he was right because I knew how the process working with him would be and it was a project that I took on for ‘the process’. ”


Armsrock still has some work to do on this one (photo Jaime Rojo)


A new classic by Chris Stain (photo Jaime Rojo)