Simultaneously looking toward the future while reminiscing over the past. The present is a place too full of insecurity due to human nature’s tendency toward anxiety. Many people, myself included, walk through the world burdened with an inner turmoil and tension stemming from fear of the unknown, and from rejection and failure. Any other time, other than now and anywhere but here. I often find myself feeling overwhelmed and too highly reactionary to my present environment and so for my newest body of work I chose to look more toward these other times; toward what could be described as a comfortably pop-culture idea of the past and the future. Taking in the shapes color schemes of the installation, viewers may be reminded of a variety of imagery and ideas of “future” as imagined in science-fiction, fantasy and horror films from the 70’s and 80’s: neon, chrome, minimalist forms, darkness, tension, anxiety. An idea of a future that is inevitably unknowable, yet we are still driven to imagine it and attempt to create it out of the tools and ideas available in any given present time.
Each time I find myself faced with the challenge of creating a body of work, I want it to be something that is recognizably new and different from anything I’ve done in the past. In some way, this personal code falls in line with the ‘past-future’ theme, wherein one is faced with an unknown future and must find ways to create with the tools and knowledge of the past.
Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts – MFA
School of Visual Arts – BFA
Possesion’s, Dress Shop Gallery, Brooklyn NY
If They Arrive at Sunrise, Mason Gross Galleries, New Brunswick, NJ
Desert Scenes, B. Beamesderfer gallery, Highland Park, NJ
Night of the Comet, Mary Moody Gallery, West Texas A&M University, TX
Plum Beach, Excellent Deals Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Place Gallery, Happy Ancient, Brooklyn NY
Mason Gross Galleries, Next Time, New Brunswick, NJ
Dress Shop Gallery, Dressed UP, Brooklyn, NY
Abandoned Apartment Curators, Brooklyn, NY
The Power Station, Amarillo Entropy, Dallas, TX
Tomorrow’s Artists Today, SVA, New York, NY
Downstairs 87, New York, NY