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Amass

By looking thoughtfully at the underbelly of things, at the hidden, the thrown away, the shadow side of how we define ourselves, I hope to illuminate the weight which all of this exerts on us. Every era is defined by what it chooses to disavow, but this does not lessen the influence, the unconscious pushback of what we look away from. By carefully painting these crumpled things, I am trying to redeem in visual language that which has been discarded. 

Urban Gleaner, oil on canvas, 60" x 96", 2011.

Urban Gleaner, oil on canvas, 60" x 96", 2011.

Demolition, oil on canvas, 72" x 60", 2012.

Demolition, oil on canvas, 72" x 60", 2012.

Insulation Room, oil on canvas, 48" x 60", 2011.

Insulation Room, oil on canvas, 48" x 60", 2011.

In Case, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", 2011.

In Case, oil on canvas, 24" x 30", 2011.

Makeshift, oil on Canvas, 36"x36", 2011.

Makeshift, oil on Canvas, 36"x36", 2011.

Storage Crisis, oil on canvas, 42" x 90", 2012.

Storage Crisis, oil on canvas, 42" x 90", 2012.

Float, oil on canvas, 36" x 48", 2011.

Float, oil on canvas, 36" x 48", 2011.

Crumple, oil on canvas, 48" x 72", 2010.

Crumple, oil on canvas, 48" x 72", 2010.

Ghost, oil on canvas, 48" x 60", 2012.

Ghost, oil on canvas, 48" x 60", 2012.

Smokestacks, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", 2010.

Smokestacks, oil on canvas, 24" x 36", 2010.

Seep, oil on canvas, 48" x 72", 2010.

Seep, oil on canvas, 48" x 72", 2010.

Garbage Excavation (video still)

Garbage Excavation (video still)

Garbage Excavation (video still)

Garbage Excavation (video still)

Installation View, FAB Gallery

Installation View, FAB Gallery

Installation View, FAB Gallery

Installation View, FAB Gallery