Underwear Bear, Cat Dad, & Husbear

Seated Underwear Bear with Cat

glazed ceramics

6.5" x 4.5" x 4.5"

2017   

 

New ceramic sculptures!  My interpretation of the classic reclining nude as gay bears lounging on recliners and bear skin rugs!  

The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQIA Artists

@The Sanitary Tortilla Factory

October 6th-November 3rd, 2017

Curated by art historian, Ray Hernández-Durán, The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQIA Artists is an exhibition meant to open in conjunction with the 15th annual Southwest Gay Lesbian Film Festival, the largest event of its kind in this region of the country. With a focus on resistance, adaptation, and survival, the exhibition will include recent work by a diverse group of emerging LGBTQIA-identified artists from NYC, Chicago, San Francisco, L.A., Las Vegas, and Albuquerque, who address themes of healing, growth, memory, and persistence in their art. In addition to the exhibition, there will be a lecture series, art film screenings, and an exhibition catalogue that will be free to the public.

feat. Logan Bellew, Justin Favela, Pilar Gallego, Erol Scott Harris II, Earl McBride, Maia Cruz Palileo, Virgo Paraiso, Jami Porter Lara, Tino Rodriguez, Nick Simko, Jason Villegas.

The Alchemical Trace: Transformation and Resilience in Recent Work by LGBTQIA Artists is generously supported by the Fulcrum Fund in partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

I will be participating in the public art event, "Art in Odd Places", over the weekend of October 13-15, 2017, taking place along 14th street in New York City.  My work will be distributed around the Union Square area, which you can reference in the map below.  There will be 10 "Ultrabastard Scavenger Companion" sculptures to be discovered by anyone interested in taking part in the hunt!  

 

I will be giving out free artworks to a few lucky "scavenger hunters" who  email me selfies with the Ultrabastards that they find.  Since it is very possible that multiple pieces will not survice the weekend amongst the masses, any participation and efforts will be awarded, especially those who upload their UB selfies to Instagram and tag me there... chubbytanuki  (follow me too!)  I need 1K followers!!! Artists are needy!!!!

                                           "Gotta Collect Them All!"   

Upload your UB selfies to Instagram and tag @chubbytanuki & @artinoddplaces and hastag #aiopsense to win prizes for participating in the Ultrabastard Scavenger Companion Hunt!”

If you don't have Instagram just email your best ducklip UB selfies to jason.villegas@gmail.com

NEW! Body of Paintings UPDATED along with the site!  Check out new works from the "COSMIC CHUB" series, including Gay Wizards, Cosmic Sluts, Pink Triangles Emerging, Hooded Folks & Bloated Blokes!

COSMIC SLUT LAKE SCENARIO 2016

"MANY ISSUES" now available at FORBIDDEN PLANET &

Printed Matter in NYC!

Sculptural textile installation for PLAYTIME, an annual French luxury children's fashion trade show in NYC!  

@ The Metropolitan Pavilion: February 12-14, 2017

 

MANY ISSUES VOLUME 1 COMES WITH A PINK TRIANGLE, HAND COLORED, BECAUSE I AM FILLED WITH LOVE!

    

NEW!!! Textile Collage for the group exhibition ReFashion at Form & Concept fine art gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

August 19, 2016 - October 30, 2016

New Chubbytanuki Comic "MANY ISSUES" coming out soon...check out #1-#10 online and write me to reserve a copy of the comic book!

Artist Chat with Gillie & Marc from Australia!

February 9, 2016

   

 Outdoor Sculpture pics from The ArtLeague Houston 

Mineral Spirit

rope, fabric, wire, wood, bricks, paint

48" x 38" x 38"

2014

All images copyright Jason Villegas 2017

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