I'm thrilled to be part of this fantastic lineup at Red Truck Gallery in New Orleans. I drove down and had such an amazing time visiting. Something about New Orleans that just feels right. HUGE thanks to Gabriel Shaffer, Rachael Cronin and Noah Antieau for making me feel at home and supporting what I do. Anyone heading to New Orleans should make it a priority to check out the gallery in the French Quarter and their new pizza place/bar a few blocks north '10 Foot Pizza'. Red Truck for the win!
Elizabeth Erlewine, the director and head curator at Purdue Galleries invited me to West Lafayette Indiana to display my work at Purdue University. My exhibition titled 'Viewfinder' is scheduled in coordination with current Purdue programing involving the text 'Station Eleven' by Emilt St. John Mandel, and a performance from Purdue Convocations of 'World Without Us' by the Belgian theatre collective Ontroerend Goed.
Exploration and discovery are central to everything I make. 'Viewfinder' is a reference to both the act of discovering a place and framing a composition. I create sculptures and drawings almost entirely from my imagination. Each starts as a sketch of a scene and a narrative develops as I flesh out the the details and objects. Combining drawings and sculptures results in a collision of textures, facades, and surfaces. This collection showcases my drawings as traditional print media and their transition into sculptural works. Recently, I have introduced color and organic forms such as flowers, plants and bones giving the uninhabited worlds a sense of history. These details and small objects serve as artifacts of my invented worlds, each creating a new phrase in an expanding visual library.
Meet Me At Delancey / Essex
March 3rd - 25th, 2018
a group exhibition curated by Jennifer Rizzo
Spoke NYC is pleased to present Meet Me At Delancey / Essex, a group exhibition featuring over 20 artists living and working in the greater NYC area. As the local landscape continuously changes, Spoke Art recognizes the importance for the street, lowbrow, pop surrealism and new contemporary genres to have representation and an outlet to exhibit work within the community. The gallery aims to provide a cornerstone for supporters of these genres and to continue to build a sense of community within the art world in New York City.
Many works are directly inspired by city life, such as Olek’s never before exhibited video from 2010 which documents her guerrilla style installation, crocheting fruit and vegetables that were then added to the produce selection at the historic Essex Street Market. Alternatively, Luke O’Sullivan’s architecturally inspired sculpture depicts imaginary structures and their underground landscape.
About the exhibition, curator Jennifer Rizzo states, “Meet Me At Delancey / Essex is a celebration of community, in every sense of the word - by bringing together both emerging and established artists as well as being a physical hub for creative exchange, my hope is that SPOKE NYC becomes the go to destination for the lowbrow and new contemporary genres.”
Please join us Saturday, March 3rd from 6 - 8pm for the opening reception of Meet Me At Delancey / Essex. Complimentary beverages will be served and some of the artists will be in attendance. For more information, or additional images, please email us at email@example.com.
Aaron Li-Hill, Beau Stanton,Bryce Wymer, Buff Monster, Caitlin McCormack, Dennis McNett, Ellis Gallagher, Fumi MIni Nekamura, Cash For Your Warhol, Ian Furguson, Jeremy Hush, Jim Houser, Jordan Seiler, Justin Hager, Logan Hicks, Luke O’Sullivan, Olek, Scott Albrecht, Sergio Barrale, Swoon Studio, Taylor Schultek
Paradigm Gallery has included my work in their booth (A07) at Scope Art Show in Miami during Art basel this year. I'm so excited to be showing alongside Caitlin McCormack, Drew Leshko, and Scott Albrecht, an incredibly talented trio if I may say so myself. Please contact Sara@paradigm-gallery.com for details and catalog information. Click HERE to view the online collection.