While Supplies Last
CHOICE Custom Framing & Gallery, Omaha, NE
January 4 - February 28, 2019
This exhibition began as the 30 x 30 x 30 challenge, but While Supplies Last is an opportunity to be more intentional about the arrangement of the collection in a gallery space and expand on the multiples motif. The work is paired for their conceptual and/or formal qualities with 21 works total. Because the viewer is confronted with two pieces of art placed side-by-side, similarities and differences, likes and dislikes are automatically and, arguably, inherently extrapolated and teased apart. This mirrors how the public has interpreted and projected its views on me in relation to my fraternal twin brother.
30 x 30 x 30 Exhibition
Var Gallery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin
April 30 - May 26, 2018
For the month of January, Var invited 30 artists to make 30 pieces of artwork in 30 days. Each artist was given the parameters to make each piece within the 6” x 6”x 6” dimension and for each piece to be created in one day. I challenged myself to manipulate only supplies found in an office setting. Attention to rhythm, emphasis on developed textures, and a level of refinement are elements that guide the cohesion of this collection. The biologist in me sees each supply/piece as an opportunity to create a window to an exotic environment or view macro- and microscopic features of newly discovered organisms.
A. I. R. Vallauris Exposition
Galerie Aqui Siam Ben, Vallauris, France
May 16 - June 16, 2017
Contrast is a theme I am exploring with this residency. I present a variety of approaches to utilizing the multiple – from “Intersection” set of tumblers to protuberances on a form in “Conch.” The work has a common element of play between the slight curve of body and harsh cutting lines. As a result, I am challenging the viewer to face the ambiguity of erotic features. Some of the art interacts with its site of display to evoke a sense of growing, connecting, and inhabiting. Furthermore, I am interested in capturing the tension of aposematic coloration with the bright red and graphic qualities of these organisms – attractive but also highly toxic.
Heaven Gallery in Wicker Park, Chicago
March 24 - April 30, 2017
This seven-piece collection features 2-D, 3-D, and installation pieces all built from objects that exist in bulk when purchased: staple rows, syringe lids, Smarties, tape rolls, eggshells, and plastic spoons. Some sculptural work are highlights from undergrad, and the eggshell pieces (as seen on the exhibit card) are my initial attempts at portraying how to handle multiples on a 2-D surface. Bulk Discount is accentuating the duplication norm and bending dimensionality so these materials occupy space in unexpected and playful ways. Preciousness and the fourth dimension, or treating time as a physical entity, are themes that link the collection, and the space is shared with work by James Kao.