Do we make the city, or does the city make us? Or is there an equal mix of the two? The city we have made and that in turn has made us presents a unique sort of beauty that encompasses the grandeur, squalor, homogeny, creativity and function of what we have built.
As with earlier works, my current drawings are directly translated from my photographs of urban environments such as a street corner or the façade of a tract house. Although photography still acts as a starting point, the more recent drawings have evolved from the literal to the fantastical, now amalgamating selected elements from my collection of images and integrating them to make a single drawing. Here, the artificiality of our natural environment as well as our quest for it are questioned.
SOLO AND TWO PERSON EXHIBITIONS
GROUP EXHIBITIONS (Selected)
2011: Fabrications, Marx and Zavaterro, San Francisco, CA, January 2011.
2010: Neighborhood, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana, October 2010.
39NOW (catalog), Sophia Louisa Projects, Los Angeles, CA, September 2010.
Backyard, Sam Lee Gallery at the PDC, Los Angeles, CA, May 2010.
OsCene 2010 (catalog), Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA, February 2010.
Something in the Air, Long Beach City College Art Gallery, CA, January 2010.
2009: Sweet Subversives:Contemporary California Drawings, Long Beach Museum of Art, CA. October 2009.
Jen-11, UPPERCASE Gallery (book), Calgary, AB, Canada. April 2009.
Artstream Gallery, Rochester, NH. June 2009.
Composition, Lakewood, CO. August 2009.
Car Culture, Phantom Galleries, Long Beach, CA. April 2009.
2008: In the Eye of the Beholder, Louis Stern Fine Arts, West Hollywood, CA, July 2008.
A View From Here, curated by Ronald Steen (catalog), Judson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, February 2008.
2007: Don't Fence Me In, Bandini Art, Culver City, CA. December 2007.
High and Dry, Smoke and Fog, curated by Price Latimer, Phantom Galleries,Beverly Hills, CA, June 2007.
Drawn to Gravity, CSUF Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, April 2007.
New Year in Black and White, curated by Mat Gleason, I-5 Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, January 2007.
Marks, Scratches and Doodles, curated by Scott Canty, Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes, CA,
2006: Draw, Paper, Scissors, curated by Meg Linton, Domestic Setting, Los Angeles, CA, May 2006.
One Year Later, romo gallery, Atlanta, GA, April 2006.
Drawings, Gallery C, Hermosa Beach, CA, February 2006.
2005: Smaller Is, Andrewshire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, December 2005.
Petite Works, LAAA Annex, Bergamot Station, Santa Monica, CA, November 2005.
Dwellings, Municipal Art Gallery at Barnsdall Art Park, Los Angeles, CA, September 2005.
2005 Los Angeles Juried Exhibition, Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July 2005.
Shade, Koelsch Gallery, Houston, TX, May 2005.
2004: American Gothic: Talent for the Dark Ages, curated by Tyler Stallings, Gallery C,
Hermosa Beach, CA, December 2004.
Holiday Exhibit, Ruth Bachofner Gallery, Santa Monica, CA, November 2004.
Open Call L.A. 2004, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, July
New Tales to Tell, San Luis Obispo Art Center, San Luis Obispo, CA, May 2004.
Mindscapes, Grand Central Art Center, Santa Ana, CA, January 2004.
2003: Petite Works, Bergamot Station Annex of Gallery 825, Santa Monica, CA,
Beefcake /Cheesecake II, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, Santa
Ana, CA, September 2003.
When Women Dream, Square Blue Gallery, Newport Beach, CA, February 2003.
- Kelly McLane
- Tara Donovan
- Vija Celmins
- Hilary Wilder
- Rebecca Horn
- Carol Es
- David Trulli
- Gegam Kecharian
- Ryan Callis
- Stas Orlovski