Reception for Garden Works Sculpture Exhibit will be Thursday, August 31st at 5:30 pm at the Oglebay resort in Wheeling WV. This event is free and open to the public and includes public tours of the installations… come on out and see the work.
In honor of ISD, here are a few digital designs of new work coming this summer. It should be roughly 12’H x 6’W x 8’D, hopefully coming to a large concrete pad near you! (or near somewhere NOT my yard)
I am excited to have weighting accepted to the Western Cast Iron Conference show Concept to Completion in Scottsdale Arizona. The show had over 110 entries and was juried by Mary Bates Neubauer and Wendy Raisanen. This exhibition will take place during the 2016 5th Biennial Western Cast Iron Art Conference and will be on display in Scottsdale, Arizona in The Gallery@ the Civic Center Library. The show runs October 3rd-December 31, 2016.
Leveler and Support were recently included in a group exhibition at the Art+Lit Lab collaborative space in Madison Wisconsin. A really cool idea, wish I could have made the opening reception. Thanks again to their team for the opportunity-
I’m excited to bring two recent pieces to Ground Floor Gallery in Nashville for a 2 person exhibition later this month. RDML and O-6 will be paired up with some really great works on paper by Barbara Schreiber, including Small Ghosts, Crop Dusters, Deer Gate, Dog Gate, and The Road to Yakima. The show will be up April 4-30, If you are in the Nashville area, come check it out-
The culmination of over three years of research and art-making, clear, hold, build, has been installed at the JD Brooks gallery at Fairmont State University. I’m excited to finally see the work all together, and look forward to seeing how it’s received by the public. A big thanks to everyone who has helped me along the way, and for the opportunity to exhibit at Fairmont State University. Below is the synopsis of the exhibition, giving some details behind my thought processes and why I’m working the way I’m working, and making what I’m making. Please join me February 12th @6pm for the closing reception-
“My research as an artist targets both the controversial and formal aspects of who we are as individuals and as a working collective in contemporary society. The work is an investigation into materials and processes, and how these elements work with each other in the realm of industry, structure, aesthetics, and abstraction. My constructions often reference the figure as a human, individual, or element within our social networks. My continuing experiences as a creative maker give me a unique perspective on the importance of different construction-grade materials, and how our dependence on function and structure can be a conceptual and aesthetic venue. I am also attempting to show that the utilization of these materials and processes are necessary within our society, can enter political discourse, and yet are rarely relished as an artistic edifice.
My recent and continuing research into American policy decisions and their broad implications on our citizenry and beyond, has been a fertile conceptual and aesthetic repository. clear, hold, build is a direct reference to contemporary US military counter-insurgency strategies, but focuses in on the continuing degradation of our domestic infrastructure through a series of free-standing and wall mounted works. These emblems of infrastructure are juxtaposed against imagery of, or references to, military machinery or intelligence technology, which all to often dominates our budgetary priorities. The need to “take back” and “re-build” our critical civil engineering components such as bridge hinges, support girders, and highway systems that are often ignored is the nexus of the exhibition. The scale of the free-standing work, with subtle combinations of weathered paint, oxidized alloys, natural and treated wood, and industrial fasteners make the pieces approachable, yet dense and stoic, while the wall-mounted precision road sign installations offer a more cold and calculated interpretation of our current domestic infrastructure crisis.”
1. “Life Changing” (Iowa) 2015 18”x24” high definition vinyl waterjet print on steel support structure
1. “Enjoy The Show” (Missouri) 2015 18”x24” high definition vinyl waterjet print on steel support structure
3. “Native America” (Oklahoma) 2015 18”x24” high definition vinyl waterjet print on steel support structure
4. “Feels Like Coming Home” (Mississippi) 2015 18”x24” high definition vinyl waterjet print on steel support structure
5. “America Starts Here” (Pennsylvania) 2015 18”x24” high definition vinyl waterjet print on steel support structure