In-progress snapshots of artwork currently being created for outdoor mural around a new South Street residential tower on the lower east side near the Manhattan Bridge. The visuals are based on the neighborhood grid, the shapes influenced by the local infrastructure, figure-ground maps of the area, and surrounding buildings–geometrical forms are mixed with freeform ink illustrations for graphic effect and to create a high contrast, site-specific story of the area.
A Brooklyn-based mural commission for the lobby of the AVA DoBro TowerRead More
“Return to Me" tells the story of the small and the invisible over vast stretches of time. Vacillating between linearity and three-dimensionality, it attempts to render an immense timeline of astro-geologic movement, charting a singular cosmic cartography that maps the passage of microscopic cosmic dust particles, connecting the beginnings of the universe to our own earthly origins. I follow the fragmentary evidence of this diaphanous celestial material– a ghostly substance that contains in it everything that ever existed in its composition.
Ubiquitous and ostensibly insignificant, it contains in it all the memories of our lives, our histories, and our universe, inextricably intertwined. Collectively, the pieces function as an extensive memory archive, and as a trace narrative–with the dust as the central force that connects all things to all times.
Aligning practices associated with a range of contemporaneous sciences, including archaeology, cosmology, and geology this work considers that everything we are began in the furnaces of dust-clouds and dead stars, and how those infinitesimally small particles connect us to our present– and to everything that ever existed, how that dust continuously falls to us from the sky, how we are born of it, how we will return to it, and how meaning can be recovered and assimilated from the tiny fragments around us, whether from the nearly invisible residues of exploded stars that continuously float down on us from past eons, or from the seemingly inconsequential dust that is left over in residues from ephemeral moments that surround around us.
Working on a sculpture that will be available for viewing at the upcoming Bronx Museum AIM Biennial in the spring of 2015. Hand-engraved acrylic and plexi panels, steel, aluminum, wood, glass and charcoal dust.
NO MORE PLACE is a group show by Bronx Museum A.I.M. artists about the degradation and disassociation of personal/ domestic/ and cultural geographies.
Featuring work from: Anna Ablogina, Hannes Bend, Patricia Dominguez, Glenn Fischer, Shanti Grumbine, Nicholas Hamilton, Samantha Holmes, Maria Hupfield, Tatiana Istomina, Tasha Lewis, Eleen Lin, Sharon Ma, Julie Nymann, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Sarah Rowe, Catherine Telford-Keogh, David Gregory Wallace, Margaret Inga Wiatrowski, Didier William, and Brian Zegeer.
This show will combine video installations, site-specific murals, sculpture, ceramics, photography, drawings, paintings, paper cuts, and collage by various artists from the New York area who met through The Bronx Museum's Artist-in-the-Marketplace (AIM) program in 2014.
The work interrogates the breakdown of spaces, structures, and hierarchies in contemporary cultures. The artists question what it means to be placed. To have a place. To be ranked. To have a certain identity. To be stable. To have a viewpoint, a location, an orientation. They use various media to respond to new technologies, personal and cultural narratives, and environmental shifts.
October 9-19, 2014: Monday-Friday 1-5 PM; Saturday & Sunday 3-6 PM
Opening Party, October 10th, 6-10 PM
Just starting! Working on a mural for "No More Place"– a group show by Bronx A.I.M. artists in Newark, NJ. More soon.
Opening Friday, October 10th at 6pm.
93 Market St, Newark NJ 07102