Current Exhibition

The Taxidermist's Imaginarium

I have always been intrigued by apparent inconsistencies in time and space, and by each individual’s unique and shifting sense of reality. As I fracture and combine photographs, everyday images are transformed into scenes that hint at intangible extra dimensions. In 'The Taxidermist’s Imaginarium' I am creating photomontages by combining my photographs of nature, zoos, natural history museums and botanical gardens with those of contemporary urban settings. The works suggest disruptions in space and time and the strange bedfellows these disruptions create. As I add layer upon layer, interweaving elements from the natural world with images from artificial and constructed worlds, animal harbingers materialize in anomalous locations. These new arrivals seem stunned to find themselves in alien surroundings - disoriented, mistrustful, even forlorn - reminding us that, although natively distant strangers, we are all somehow connected.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

Migration

Migration, 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 40 x 60"

The Beast Without (study)

The Beast Without (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 21 1/2 x 28 1/2"

Dislocation (study)

Dislocation (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 28 1/2 x 21 1/2"

The Gathering Storm

The Gathering Storm, 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 47 x 63"

Manhattan

Manhattan, 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 47 x 35"

Rolling Thunder (study)

Rolling Thunder (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 19 x 28 1/2"

Royal Pharmacy (study)

Royal Pharmacy (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 20 1/2 x 28 1/2"

Sanctuary (study)

Sanctuary (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 20 1/2 x 28 1/2"

Unscheduled Arrival ...

Unscheduled Arrival (study), 2017, archival photomontage and acrylic on wood panel, 25 x 23 1/2"

Collecting Echoes

I have always loved images of the earth taken by astronauts. From that perspective, it seems obvious that everything on the earth is connected. And if everything is connected, then the earth seems more like a fragile organism than a solid mass. The earth’s stories take on new meaning. The elegance of atomic structures and the laws of physics suggest that deeper truths and odd coincidences lie beneath our planet’s surface. Could the meaning of life or the power of creation stories be waiting for us to hear cosmic messages both serious and funny? As a mere mortal, I cannot discern the songs of our planet, but as a photographer, I collect the echoes that sing of meaning. The feeling of interconnection informs my photography-based work. I study ways that different parts of the natural world might intersect. I observe small details and amazing vistas as I look for visual elements that repeat across times, locations, and materials. In my studio, I reflect on these experiences, uniting different places, perspectives, and objects while blending patterns, lines, and color. My compositions balance around a slim white line. That place is reserved for the viewer. It allows room to discover the interplay between the near and far vantage points, the intimate and infinite relative scales, and to see the natural world in a new way. Joining two images on a single page shifts the impact from what may seem like familiar landscapes into someplace unexpected. They invite the viewer into a natural setting imbued with mystery, reverence, and humor.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

Path of the Dove

Path of the Dove, 2017, on aluminum, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Benediction

Benediction, 2017, archival inkjet print on paper, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Transposition

Transposition, 2016, archival inkjet print on paper, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Reciprocity

Reciprocity, 2016, archival inkjet print on paper, 22 x 44", ed. 1/7

Points of View

Points of View, 2014, on aluminum, 44 x 22", ed. 4/7

Path of the Dove

Path of the Dove, 2017, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Curiosity

Curiosity, 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 24 x 12", ed. 1/10

Innocence

Innocence, 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 24 x 12", ed. 1/10

Wisdom

Wisdom, 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 24 x 12", ed. 1/10

Exploration

Exploration, 2017, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

In the Wake of the Storm

In the Wake of the Storm, 2017, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Independence

Independence, 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Heraclitis Proof

Heraclitis Proof, 2017, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Renaissance

Renaissance, 2017, archival inkjet on paper, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

Commitment

Commitment, 2018, archival inkjet on paper, 24 x 12", ed. 1/10

Beginnings

Beginnings, 2017, on aluminum, 12 x 24", ed. 1/10

New Works

Complementing my FotoFest 2018 exhibition at FotoFest's main exhibition space, this exhibition consists of photo-based works from my series Ancestors, which metaphorically explore the subject of death in private and public contexts. The works integrate images that are sourced from my family archives, which includes four generations of funeral photos. I utilize these images as a departure point to create a series of images that reference photography's historical tradition with documenting death, while metaphorically speaking about communal and personal loss. The images include constructed landscapes that I have photographed with component parts from my family archives. Within the images are recurring elements that have mythological associations with death that I believe are an appropriate referent to speak on this subject. In addition, I will be exhibiting a video work, Resurrection, which is a single channel 1080p video that incorporates Stereo and Binaural audio. Utilizing actual sounds of my father's heartbeat and integrating video of blood pumping through his body, this piece attempts to metaphorically speak about the transitioning of life from physical to spiritual planes and the cyclical nature of life. The moon, a significant element within the video, has a rich tradition in many cultural histories as a referent for death and metaphorically acts as the vessel for this piece. The audio transitions throughout the piece from stereo sound to a 3D audio experience.
Exhibition Dates: 
Saturday, February 24, 2018 to Saturday, March 31, 2018

Ancestors V

Ancestors V, 2018, pigment print on metallic warm paper, 24 x 35", ed. 1/5, AP

Ancestors X

Ancestors X, 2018, pigment print on metallic warm paper, 24 x 35", ed. 1/5, AP

Ancestors XII

Ancestors XII, 2018, pigment print on metallic warm paper, 24 x 35", ed. 1/5, AP