MARCH 4, 2013
A new solo project with Sadie Halie Projects… Find more images on their site.
OCTOBER 10, 2012
via WOW HUH
Please follow the link to an essay on labor, d.i.y and abstraction. I am happy to have my work included in the discussion.
JULY 12, 2012
On the Weekend of July 7th I participated in this show:
This is a working vector of one of the pieces I included… in situ/installation images below
photo courtesy of GP/A E.E. Ikeler
I also produced a text for the show as a response to an essay by Griselda Pollock titled Painting, Feminism, History.
In February I was invited by Ken Weathersby to install a solo showat Kent Place Gallery in New Jersey.
The show was titled You Have Found A Way To Be Here. Pics and press release below.
And here is the Press Release that I wrote for the show:
The exhibition title taken as a precept relates to the tenets of hermeticism, the occult, alchemy, magick, consciousness and devotion. As a statement the title refers both straightforwardly and esoterically to the presence of the viewer.
The work in the exhibition also seeks to assert a presence, albeit through transcendence. What is to be found in the work is primarily geometric, (approximately) symmetric, ordered, gestured and crystallized.
Through formal reductivism, that is, by the repetition of simple shapes, I seek a rational order that erases the human (ego) while conjuring the spectre/aura of the inhuman. Through the synthesis of Mysticism and Materialism, I am intent on expanding upon Minimalist and Post-Minimalist strategies. The work achieves this expansion by existing in the “in-between zones”/ the spaces between gesture and expression, order and chaos, rational and anti-rational. This series of binaries may exist as a corollary to the “universal struggle” or the existential crisis. In other words, “how does an artist unmake that which has been made?”
Call it a new age wasteland, one in which oscillating, expanding orbs and concentric circles allude to planetary (celestial) phases. Triangles in repetition and sewn together become hermetic tapestries, conjuring the hermetic tenet “As above, so below (or: “That which is below corresponds to that which is above, and that which is above, corresponds to that which is below, to accomplish the miracles of the One Thing”)”. Lastly, molten bismuth is applied to linen or canvas; tracing the path of the artists hand, only to be naturally crystallized over.
Additionally, the following list may serve as a reference to aspects of influence that have been synthesized by proxy into the work included within this exhibition: JG Ballard’s The Terminal Beach, Expo ’70, R. Buckminster Fuller, The devotional art of the Shakers, Stephen Parrino, Robert Morris, Emma Kunz, Hilma Af Klint, Steven Hauschildt Tragedy and Geometry, Olaf Stapledon’s Star Maker, Dyson Spheres, Jorge Luis Borges, Oscillators, Synthesis, Al Held, James Lee Byars, Yves Klein, Sonia Delaunay, Anni Albers…