Single gallery installation consisting of 2 framed prints across from a single channel video projected on hand painted wall drawing.
2/1/2013 - 4/7/2013 Pittsburgh Center for the Arts
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My current work is a melding of observed reality with the imaginary. In a desire to escape the truth of the everyday world, I create fantastical, abstract environments via the realm of video games, pop culture, television, and contemporary design. By reworking found imagery into a language of mark making, color, and design while allowing the process of chance to alter the art, I compose a personal language that is rooted in a vocabulary of geometry and space. I am in essence allowing viewers a moment to forget about their reality and enter a landscape that transcends their own.
With printmaking I can interchange and combine information in a variety of ways to create and identify new patterns and images. Through painting, drawing, layers of wax, traditional and digital prints, I begin to obscure, alter, and sometimes delete information. Through the process of artificial selection I choose colors and create compositions. Those elements that are selected continue on through an attraction that I have to them. This attraction may be one associated with beauty, ugliness, or nostalgia. In part these landscapes are a formal examination of color and design that are created through the principles of artificial selection, chance, and observation.