Monday, April 17, 2017

Fracture & Cinema Arcane

I will have new collage, video and installation work in a solo show at The Front next month.


Reception: May 13th, 6-10pm

Saturdays and Sundays 12-5pm
May 13th - June 4th, 2017
The Front, New Orleans, LA

Photo and video collages focused on the mystical nature of landscape with an element of the impact humans have on it. I find patterns within the scenery and emphasize it through structural manipulation of the imagery. I utilize geometric obstruction to interrupt the landscapes, creating a sense of the sublime in conflict with human-made order. I try to find the intersection of the imperceptible forces within nature and the human tendency to try to control it. I cut up, puncture, sew into and rearrange visual elements to create a new environment. Much of the source material was generated while visiting nature preserves around the world. I fear that the privilege of enjoying these uninterrupted landscapes is one that may not exist one day. In addition to the imagery I generate, I use found slides and photos in the collage. 

I am also hosting a film program that will run congruously to my show.


A 48 minute program of short films on the themes of feminism, the environment and mysticism. Works by Stephanie Barber, Janie Geiser, Eve-Lauryn LaFountain, Selina Trepp, Angela Ellsworth, Shana Moulton, Saige Rowe, and Florencia & Maria Guerberof. 

To Be Old by Stephanie Barber

Cathode Garden by Janie Geiser

Cracks and Smacks by Selina Trepp

Kicking up Dust by Angela Ellsworth

Smudge Series by Eve-Lauryn LaFountain

Decorations of the mind II by Shana Moulton

three short physical movements followed by a general lull by Saige Rowe

UNHEIMLICH by Florencia and Maria Guerberof

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Two Recent Shows

I had work in two shows earlier this year. 

I [love] america, and america [loves] me
January 28th - March 4th, 2017 at Box 13, Houston, TX

The first was a group show of Front members which opened just after the inauguration of the 45th President, with all resulting utopian or dystopian imaginings that event inspired. It was part of our collective exchange program in which Box 13 showed their work at The Front in June of 2016. 

"Lost Archives", digital video, 4min 17sec, 2015, right projection

"Talisman" window installation, each member included a small object or objects of personal significance. Mine was an arrangement of found animal bones and feathers.

I'm Your Cannibal
February 10th - March 5th, 2017 at The Front, New Orleans, LA

In this show, Front member artists were paired with a fellow member and created a new artwork in the style of the other artist. I made work in the style of Jonathan Traviesa. 

"Rising Tide", photo wallpaper, framed archival inkjet prints, 63in x 80in, 2017