Premiered yesterday on The Justin Wayne Show, my video for Michael Harren‘s Invocation (the second single from #TentativeArmor) features my “journey” meditation walk. I documented this performance art piece during my trip to Iceland last year, which is also when I created all the other footage that appears in the video. For me, Michael’s music and the visuals I paired with it are all meditative in nature and reflect the spiritual elements of the Tentative Armor project as a whole.
Tonight is my lecture at Bushwick Art Crit Group! It’s also the very first BACG Artist Book Fair. I have pulled together several of my books to take to the fair tonight.
- “The Language of History” (with an intro by Christopher Stout)
- “singing” postcard set
- “INTERSECTION” (exhibition catalog)
- “INTERSECTION” (set of zines)
- “The Mountain”
- “bad skin”(an as-yet-unpublished book work)
Other artists will include Meg Atkinson, Sophia Chizuco, James Morrisson, Drew Van Diest, and Milo Wissig.
For more information about the fair, check out the BACG Tumblr and I hope to see you tonight!
I’m super excited to announce my appearance at the upcoming Bushwick Art Crit Group session. BACG is an amazing community of creative folks and I couldn’t be more pleased to show my work there. I’ll be giving a short lecture about some of my recent projects… I might even give a preview of an exciting new project too!
Come see me and the other talented artists, including Lauren Britton, Alison Causer, Susan Luss, Matt Jones, Michael Serafino, and Christopher Stout. This is a not-to-be-missed session!
For more information about BACG, see http://bushwickartcritgroup.com/
Back in December 2013, my piece “toilandtrouble” was published in issue no. 4 of Skin to Skin. I posted about it to social media at the time but I didn’t get a chance to share it here. Though written a number of years ago, this was the first time the work had been published. “toilandtrouble” is a hybrid work that functions simultaneously as a text-as-art piece, a poem, and a flash fiction story. It deals with queer sexuality, gender issues, and feminism. It’s a thrill for it to finally reach a wider audience in Skin to Skin.
Saturday, 24 May marked two important milestones for me as an artist. It was both the exhibition debut of my bad skin series and also my Los Angels debut at large. Exposed: The Contemporary Nude opened at 1650 Gallery. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it out for the opening. But I’m glad to show work in LA. And it seems very appropriate that bad skin–a body of work about looking beyond the perceived imperfections of one’s body–had its exhibition debut in a city known for it’s superficiality.
If you’d like to see the full image, as well as all the other work in the show, you can do so on the gallery’s website. But remember that it is a show of artistic nude photography and therefore may be NSFW! They have included two additional photos of mine in the online annex (also NSFW). The limited edition giclée print in the show is available exclusively from 1650 Gallery. If you are interested in other prints from bad skin, you can contact me directly.