Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Installation at the Wiseman Gallery

Last week I took a drive out to Grants Pass, Oregon to install You, Me, and the Rest of the World.

I can't believe this project has come full circle. It feels so great to have the work out in the world in the very way I want it to be out in the world.

Installation art is a labor of love. It always comes with its challenges because every gallery space is different. But, in the end, it's always worth it. I'm so excited to hear reactions from viewers of this exhibition.

Wiseman Gallery is beautiful. It is smack dab in the middle of a walkway in a building at the Rogue Community College. I love this gallery because the space could be wasted. It could just be a bunch of white walls. Instead, it gets filled with art every few months. And, for the next two months, it will be filled with my art!

I am lucky to have Katrina Henry as one of my best friends. She, along with her go with any flow daughter, Elsa, came with me on my installation adventure and helped in so many ways. I would not have been able to install the show without them.

Here are a few images during the installation process.

This is the interactive aspect to this art installation. Gallery viewers will be asked to add to the "TODAY I ..." chalkboard wall.

I'm headed up to the gallery once again in a few weeks to take more photographs of this art installation. If you're in the Grants Pass, Oregon area from now until August 28, 2014 check out the Wiseman Gallery and take part in this interactive art exhibit!

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Exhibition: Oregon Artist Showcase 2014

One of the works from A Day in the Life will be featured in the 2014 Oregon Artist Showcase at the Chehalem Cultural Center in Newberg, Oregon. 

I am excited to have some of the work out in the world for others to see in person!

Exhibition Dates: January 10 - February 15, 2014

I'll be attending the Artwalk Reception on February 7th from 5pm to 8pm. 

Join me if you can!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

A Day in the Life of a WWII Prisoner

The bravery of Mr. Kirk enables all of us to get a glimpse into the daily life for a WWII prisoner.  

Terence Sumner Kirk was a Marine who was captured in China on the day the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. He then spent over 1,300 days — up until the end of the war — in prison as a Japanese POW. 
While inside a camp and being used for slave labor, Kirk decided that he wanted to document the conditions inside the camp, including how malnourished he and his fellow prisoners were — so he set to work building a pinhole camera.
more here: http://petapixel.com

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Stephen Shore's Everyday Epiphanies

In 1973, Stephen Shore left New York City and set out on a voyage to photograph America through the eyes of an ordinary tourist. 
Just 25, Shore was already a rising star in the art world, fresh off an exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art—where, at the time, he was only the second living photographer to have had his own solo show. He was also a protege of Andy Warhol, who had taught him to appreciate the artistic value of random, everyday things—or what Warhol described as “radical inclusiveness.” 
With that aesthetic in mind, Shore, now 65, chose to document his trip the way an average person would: with a simple point-and-shoot camera aimed at the everyday banalities of the American road—where anything, he believed, could be fodder for art.

complete article here.
Stephen Shore's website here.

Monday, June 17, 2013

An exhibition is on its way!

I am so excited to announce that A Day in the Life will be installed at the Wiseman Gallery in Grants Pass, Oregon during July and August of 2014!


There are no words to explain how amazing it feels to get the opportunity to complete this project with an interactive art installation. You can read about the concept for the gallery installation here.

Mark your calendars and stop by if you can.

Thursday, April 18, 2013

We are all connected.

portrait of neil degrasse tyson

I have a major crush on Neil deGrasse Tyson. Below is just one of the many things he's said to make me swoon.

We are all connected; To each other, biologically. To the earth, chemically. To the rest of the universe atomically.