transformation without transcendence...
I don’t believe that meaning is inherent and I’m not searching for (Platonic) truths or essences. As such, I’m not trying to show existence as it really is (as if that could actually be done). I’m also not claiming to state how life ought to be. If anything, I'm putting forth various fictions that viewers may or may not find applicable to their experiences and/or interests.
I don't create in order to capture; I create to constantly shift.
With the digital images (2004 and ongoing) I'm manipulating images dis-similar to architectural and urban spaces, bodies, objects etc. to play with notions of interior, exterior, surface, depth, perspective, framing, temporality, virtuality, proximity, voyeurism, intimacy... and perhaps to create what one could arguably call, in a nod to Lewis Carroll, portmanteau spaces.
pinups, Touché Bar, Chicago (Jul. 1, 2010 - Aug. 1, 2010)
Birthday Suit(s), Neo Nightclub, Chicago (Feb. 24, 2004)
The Partly Dave Show, No Exit Cafe, Chicago (May 12, 2004)
Fifteen Minutes of Fashion, Neo Nightclub, Chicago (Oct. 23, 2003)
Men Who Sew, Elsa Mott Ives Gallery of the YWCA, New York (Dec. 1999 - Jan. 2000)
M.F.A. Thesis Show, School of the Art Institute of Chicago (Apr. 4 - 18, 1998)
The Art of ‘Taking Risks’, Mobilia Gallery, Cambridge, Mass. (Mar. 2 - 30, 1996)
B.F.A. Exhibition, College Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (Nov. 19 - Dec. 1, 1994)
The Faculty Selects, College Art Gallery, S.U.N.Y. New Paltz (Mar. 30 - Apr. 27, 1993)
Mascular Magazine, Winter 2015 (issue #12)
Mascular Magazine, Spring 2013 (issue #4)
Mascular Magazine, Winter 2013 (issue #3)
Mascular Magazine, Summer 2012 (issue #2)
Chicago IRL, Summer 2012 (issue #4)
Exhibition in Print, METALSMITH magazine, 1995
6th round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)
5th round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)
3rd round 2012 ArtSlant Showcase Winner (sculpture)
Trustee Scholarship (Fiber), School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996-98