In this work I seek to articulate distinctions between habit and ritual; the frivolity of the former countered by the intentionality of the latter.
The paintings are made from the dense commingling of paint and hand sewn remnant fabric. In the finished works, as well as the practice by which they are made, I desire to give credence to inefficiency, to the labor-intensive, and to elevate these notions by pursuing them with an intentionality that bears the gravity of ritual.
It is my hope that rigorous intentionality can give meaning to the most banal of daily tasks, that my life not participate in the binary of "important days" on one hand and the "commonplace days" on the other. I hope to show that in the right light poetry inhabits the mundane; the commonplace is full of consequence.
born: 1977, Cincinnati, Ohio
University of Florida, MFA, 2011
Mount Vernon Nazarene University, BA, 2008
Graduate Fellowship, University of Florida, 2008-2011
New American Paintings, no.101, 2012
New American Paintings MFA Annual, no.99, 2012
International Painting Annual, vol. 2, 2012
selected group shows
Stamina, Work Detroit Gallery, Detroit, MI, 2012
Master Pieces 6, Manifest Gallery, Cincinnati, OH, 2012
MFA Juried Exhibition, First Street Gallery, New York, NY, 2011
On the Poetic Accumulations of Inefficient Time Well Spent-- MFA Thesis Exhibition, University Gallery, Gainesville, FL, 2011