Sunday, December 26, 2010

Sketch photo for a new video triptych

The Wizard's Balloon; a part of the Tik Tok of Oz series

When I was younger I used a stool flipped upside down to simulate the wizard's balloon from Oz. At this young age pictured here, I don't believe I had imagined that yet. My mother stuck me in there, naked because she thought it would be cute to video tape me trapped inside, and it was. I want this new video to reference what we know about photography and child nudity--particularly with cases such as Sally Mann and her images of her children early in her career. My present day insertion into this memory will raise questions about psycho-sexual identity and development.

This is also the first time I've created a sculptural work for a video.

Friday, December 17, 2010

Where It Takes You - Spattered Columns Gallery - SoHo NYC

The 2011 MICA NYC AREA ALUMNI Show is underway and the artists as a part of this exhibition have been announced this past week. Here is a sampling of the artists and their work and website links. The press release can be found on the bottom of this post.

PRESS RELEASE: "WHERE IT TAKES YOU: MICA Alumni Group Exhibition" opens at Spattered Columns Exhibition Space
January 12th, 2011; 6pm-8pm



Spattered Columns, an exhibition space operated by the non-profit organization Art Connects New York (ACNY), is pleased to announce the opening of "Where it Takes You" on Wednesday, January 12th, 2011. This juried group exhibition features New York City-area Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) alumni who graduated within the last five decades. Highlighting 17 emerging and established artists, "Where it Takes You" reminds audiences of the many paths MICA graduates take-physically, aesthetically, or contextually. The exhibition features 2D works of all media including charcoal, oils, acrylics, spray paint, watercolors, photography, collage, pen and ink, and silkscreens. It also includes 3D work.

Exhibiting artists include: Mike Berlant '04, Andrew Blaize Bovasso '09, Eduardo Cunha '99, Annie Ewaskio '06, Lola Flash '81, Michelle Hagewood '02, Maya Nahshon Kasper '08, Barry Katz '73, Steven Ketchum '05, Jeemin Kim '04, Sinae Lee '04, Lindsay '66, Colleen Lodge '97, Jean Promutico '66, Jim Radakovich '77, Allie Rex '02, Stacy Seiler '98, and Ned Snider '99.

The opening reception for "Where it Takes You" will take place from 6pm-8pm on Wednesday, January 12
th, 2011 at Spattered Columns, 491 Broadway, 5th Floor, New York, New York 10012. The show will run until February 8, 2011.

Spattered Columns is a program of Art Connects New York, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that seeks to enrich the lives of all New Yorkers by making original visual artwork more readily available in non-traditional settings.

For more information on "Where it Takes You: MICA Alumni Group Exhibition" at Spattered Columns/Art Connects New York, please contact Jamie Johnson at

Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls more than 2,000 undergraduate, graduate, and continuing studies students from 46 states and 53 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. Redefining art and design education, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to problem solving, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty, and other established artists.

Spattered Columns is located at 491 Broadway, Suite 500, New York, NY 10012
NW corner of Broadway and Broome Street

By subway, take R to Prince Street; A, C or E to Spring Street; 6 to Spring Street