Monday, June 16, 2008

Showing in Chelsea June 21st-29th

I have been asked to participate in a group show at the World Culture Gallery next week. The address is 19 W. 26th St., between 5th and 6th Ave., at the corner of 26th and Broadway. Opening reception Saturday, June 21st, 6-8 pm. If you're in the NYC area please come see. I'll be showing the following 2 pieces: "Persian Carpet" "Bush"

info on these works:
"Persian Carpet"

Plastic President

In the fall of 2005, upon returning from a 2-week trip to Japan and being desperately broke, I was surprised by a phonecall from a former employer in NYC. She ran a sculpture fabrication studio in Manhattan, near Penn Station, and I had spent a summer there between semesters in gradschool. The work was toxic and grueling, but the projects were interesting. The main material was polyester resin. When I agreed to take the position, I committed to a life of long-hours, low-pay, and constant exposure to dangerous fumes and particles. Under the constant pressure of outrageous deadlines, a year of my life flew by in a blink. In exchange, I was able to hone my skills in fabrication and develop a rigor unmatched in my life.

Just before taking the job, I submitted some images to a contest based in Berlin. They ran 4 cycles per year of international juried calls for artists. The fee was 25 euro. I won 2nd place, which was a cash prize of 150 euros and an invitation to show in a group show in Berlin in January of 2007. One of the pieces I would show is a culmination of my year spent working in resin, a portrait of George W. Bush made from chopped up army men.

Upon returning from Berlin I would seek new employment.