Tuesday, March 23, 2010

thoughts about the Collaborative Renditions Installation

I am interested in installations that perhaps through user participation allow for one to see another anew. The television/computer screen has appeared to render our bodies meaningless. I am interested in how through the use of such autonomous mediums, I can render meaning that manifests itself in the flesh. By this I mean, through the participatory experience, there is a meeting between two individuals that creates a dialogue, an exchange that could be verbal and/or physical. I am interested in the capabilities of video to capture genuine human emotion, presented cinematically (though what is being enacted isn’t false), through the possibilities present within a given situation. It is an attempt to awake from hypnosis and celebrate the joys of life.

Friday, March 19, 2010

photos from my new video piece-Collaborative Renditions! come check the video out March 26th at the Monarch Gallery!

check out the video at:

The 3rd annual Glee Medicine Show: curing cynical disorders in art seeks to provide an art experience that engages the senses and soul of both the savvy gallery goer and normal joe. This year's show explores the idea of generosity and promises to be a unique offering with archways of bologna, hand drawn advice from an oracle booth, gifts of video-viewing survival kits, and other works. The group show is curated by Lori Bury, Amanda Bowles, and Christina Carnes.


Monarch Gallery
3829 Main Street

Thursday, March 11, 2010

busy times

So you might have been wondering if I still exist seeing that I haven't posted much in the past couple of months. Well, don't fear, I am still active! In fact, I am busier than ever. Life is exciting and mysterious. Here is an update on some great things happening that I am involved in (besides finishing up my undergraduate degree and preparing for graduation):

1. I am working on a new piece titled Collaborative renditions (which is as simple as it sounds) and will be featured in the third annual Glee Medicine Show at the Monarch Gallery, March 26th, 2010.
2. I am also working on a curatorial project. check it out next month:

You are invited to: A Sense of Place opening reception on April 23rd from 6-9pm at The Monarch Gallery located 3829 Main Street
Kansas City, Mo 64111

. Our motto is: art as necessity, art as intimacy, and art for life!

A Sense of Place will feature the work of: Justin Rulo Sabe, Judah Wenger, Lora Campbell, Andrew Lyles, Elysia Contreras, Christopher John Schrat, Christina Lenert, Wen-Dan Lin, Leila Hybl, Kristen Montgomery, Lea Griggs, Tess Stilwell, Jaclyn Senne, Christina Dostaler, Stephen Proski & Sean Starowitz, Sarah Skidmore, Ryan Fletcher, Matthew Jorgensen, Charlie Mylie & Abbe Finley, Ramzy Masri & collaborator, MoneyBags (Stan Chisholm & Lisa See Kim), Eric Thomas Wolever, John Hilger, Sara Cramer, & Amanda James.

Please come and relax under the sun-tree April 23rd!

Collaborative Renditions! coming soon!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009