This Thursday, April 12th, I will be exhibiting several collage works on paper in the exhibition, While Supplies Last: Restock during Capitol Hill Art Walk. While Supplies Last: Restock is a recurring group art show, curated by Anthony White and presented by studio e, of over 175 Artists (and counting) in its second iteration, located in Seattle, Washington at Amandine Bakeshop (1424 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122) from 6-9pm.
Beach Collections is one in a series of soft grid arrangement studies of found objects - trash (mostly plastic) found on O'ahu's North Shore beaches. I had imagined that when I arrived in the tropical paradise of Hawaii, that I would be swooning over the soft sand, shells and rocks. And I did, I greatly admired the beauty of the beaches, but found myself collecting a different type of souvenir.
I am happy to announce my first curatorial project, Layered Intersections; a collaborative project with Joshua Thompson. Layered Intersections is a group show featuring ten artists investigating and challenging themes of abstraction and representation. While each maker has a distinct mark and method, moments in time overlap, compound and accumulate. Movement ebbs and flows through periods of marked stillness to instances of active vibrations. Loud and quiet, vibrant and pale, smooth and rough – these various stages or seasons of space and time are reflected in choice of media and content.
I have some new miniature works like A Cornered Cat (above), on view through Jan 7th, at Ghost Gallery for their 11th Annual Holiday Mini Art Show.
Please join us for the opening reception of In Between Doing & Undoing at Plank Gallery on October 14th from 6-10 pm. I will be featuring new work alongside Joshua Thompson. Together we are presenting a series of pairings as layered metaphors. Through the process of repeatedly making and unmaking, surfaces and metaphors begin to simultaneously hide and unveil themselves. Paintings, assemblages and collages expose the physicality of materials through cyclical processes and their implied psychological states of being.
It was neat to be interviewed about my collaborative project with Amanda Amsel by a student's parent for Seattle Refined. The work itself was inspired by student work. In the article, "Seattle non profit turns empty storefronts into art galleries", Natalia Dotto has captured us full circle sharing the work we created inspired by students with students.
For the past five years I have been collecting and filling moleskins with drawings. They have accompanied me in my travels overseas, across the country, to different cities, waiting rooms, teacher meetings, airports - any place that I visit long enough to capture in pen. Below is my most recent journey.