Paintings from senior year and senior thesis project at Yale University Art Department. 2001
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Paintings from a summer program at the Chautauqua Institute. Chautauqua, NY. 2001.
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This series of drawings examines systems that are points of degradation and probable failure-mechanical, aesthetic, neurological-of my body through age. Exhibited at Heavy Weight (2009) at The Body Firm, in Pasadena, CA. Curated by Sara Hunsucker.
Fall 2001 – Spring 2002
Post-undergrad, pre-Washington D.C.
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Spring 2002 – Fall 2004
Including Advanced Painting at the Corcoran School of Art.
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Paintings developed during a January 2004 residency with an interest in a military, male history. medicine.
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This body of work was produced from the idea of an imaginary daughter. Occupying a fictional persona disconcertingly close to my own, I produced a series of artifacts that hypothesize aspects of her identity and elements of a fatherhood narrative. Exhibiting my fascination with parenthood and my fantasies of a young daughter, I placed the viewer in a position of unsettling intimacy–contemplating the boundary and interrelationship between male and paternal desire.
I situate my body as a linking substrate throughout the project–as a remnant scent in the quilted shirts I used to wear, pressed against drawings and canvases in anatomical works, and located directly in the exhibition space through the Peek-A-Boo video, peering down at an empty baby carriage. On another level this project can be read as a reflection on studio production–as proud artist rather than proud father, I can be seen doting on the products of my hand. This project can be understood as a device for exploration–expanding a space of content around a generative idea–and implicating my self in everything that was made.
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