watertower arts festival, sofia, bulgaria, june 19-23, 2013
in the next worlds fair, solo, the orison project, essex, ct. fall 2013
at the start of the end of history, solo, artwalk, hartford public library, ct., winter 2013
somewhere between support and collapse, 2012-13
fool me twice, gaffers tape on floor, all work 2012.
savior of the human race, acrylic on corrugated cardboard.
pros and cons, plastic pennants, two parts, opposite walls.
too close to call, digitally printed vinyl banners, two parts.
solo exhibition at arts west gallery, elon university, north carolina.
time out of mind, 2013
red gaffers tape on floor.
white and black, 2012
book project, available at www.magcloud.com. i have collected gallery exhibition ads from art magazines of the past 25 years that are only white text on a black field. no art in the art ad.
rebels without pause, 2012
acrylic paint on corrugated cardboard, text peeled. black and white photograph (still from the 2011 film 'black power mixtape').
laughing at the frozen rain, 2012
installation at artspace, new haven, for the exhibition 'illuminated universe'. plastic chain, nylon rope, utility lights and tape. the height adjusts to the ceiling height of the space.
allow me to retort, 2012
metal can and chain, carabiner clips, printed foam core. each day during the installation, the chain is pulled out of the can to eye level and dropped next to the can. at days end the chain is returned into the can.
addicted to winning, 2012
digital images on archival paper, triptych.
gaze retrained, ongoing
untitled (hobby horses)
untitled (lava lamps)
found images from internet amateur porn sites, refocusing on background objects.
as above, ongoing
digital images on arcival paper.
necrophilia mon amour, 2011
installation at the dirt salon in hartford. [text on floor]: gaffers tape; [wall texts on right]: digital prints on archival paper; [panels on left]: aluminum paint on corrugated cardboard, letters peeled; shine on you crazy diamond, digital video projection and on monitor. [photos by phil fortune].
i am inspired by the pivotal social and political events that have shaped our world. i make work that is a conceptually driven investigation of these ideas and their impact upon everyday life.
the work is presented in installations that combine multiple individual pieces (sculpture, video, photography, painting, drawing), arranged within the proscribed space to form provocative visual and intellectual layers.
some pieces may be revisited and revised within a new exhibitiion. the original subtext is brought into the mix and then reacts to the new arrangement.
the pieces employ suggestive titles and visual references, (rock and roll song lyrics, sexual inuendo, art history, industrial design), which draw upon sub/conscious nostalgia as a means of stimulating multiple readings. positioning the work within this cognitive framework allows for it to reflect on current and historical events from several different perspectives.