Nominated by: Tom Eccles
Lives/works: United States
I collect found amateur, anonymous snapshots and old travel postcards. The images in my paintings are inspired by and appropriated from these sources. I am working on two bodies of work simultaneously. One is called Almost Utopia and is inspired by the current obsession for mid-century furniture, design and architecture. Utilitarian objects, machines, government buildings and banal environments that were designed to promote a vision of the future are my subjects. I chose to paint images that blur the line between past and present; exteriors and interiors that haven't changed or been updated and are still in use today. The other series of paintings is called The Other Hallmark. These paintings show individuals, families and holiday celebrations not typically represented on greeting cards. Most are humorous, but some have a darker emotional tone evident in the scenes depicting isolation and disappointment.
2006 January, Group exhibition, I Love the Burbs, The Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY
2006 July, One-Person exhibition, Wild Life, Ferrin Gallery, Lenox, MA
2004 June, One-Person exhibition, Open House, Kerrigan Campbell Art+Projects, New York, NY
2004 September, Group exhibition, Home Fires Burning, Wendy Cooper Gallery, Chicago, IL
2004 November, One-Person exhibition, Into the Woods, Aron Packer Gallery, Chicago, IL