Sliding backwards in slow motion, I notice the Chevy symbol closing in on my windshield is a perfect square on top of a parallelogram. As time slips, light slows, bends, and breaks to reveal a fractured reality that intensifies the minutia and overlooked.
My work exposes the heightened perception and disorientation that coexist during protracted moments of crisis. Born of intuitive gesture, my paintings develop an internalized structure out of which I manipulate and distort space. By representing conflicting perspectives, I lure my viewer into the liminal space between abstraction and representation that approaches the urgency of disaster.
born: 1979, Chicago, Illinois
Michigan State University, MFA, 2010
DePauw University, BA, 2002
selected solo or two-person exhibits
The Windup Space: Protracted Moments, Baltimore, MD, 2011
Michigan State University Gallery: Transitions, 2x2, East Lansing, MI, 2008
Austin Figurative Project: Grant Whipple: Paintings, Austin, TX, 2007
selected group shows
University of Maryland and Maryland Federation of Art: XL-XS, College Park, MD, 2012
EMP Collective Space: Down through the Needle's Eye, Baltimore, MD, 2012
Current Space: You Got The Goods!, Baltimore, MD, 2012
First Street Gallery: Art For Clearwater, New York, NY, 2011