Juried Exhibits

Off the Clock (August 1 - September 27, 2019)

Sponsor: Fort Point Artists Community (Boston, MA)

My Artwork

"Diffusion" (Composite photograph printed on metal, 24" x 24")
"Oscillation" (Composite photograph printed on metal, 30" x 30")

Statement: "Diffusion" combines multiple images taken at New York’s Grand Central Station on a typical weekday morning. The station is in constant chaotic flux as waves of commuters and travelers pass through the main hall on their way to the exits, leaving ghostlike traces as they exit the station or board their trains. “Oscillation” goes above ground and captures the pulsing rush hour atmosphere of a busy intersection in New York City. The throngs of pedestrians fade into fleeting, kaleidoscopic shapes as the each burst of frenetic energy waxes and wanes with the changing of the walk signals and the flow of traffic.

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Thrive (June 14-July 7, 2019)

Sponsor: Gallery Twist (Lexington, MA)

My Artwork

“Microscapes 3, 4, 5, and 6,” (Archival pigment prints, each 12” x 12”)

The pieces selected for the show are traditional macro photographs. Microscape #1 is a close- up of water drops on a sweet clematis vine. Microscapes 3, 4, and 5 highlight water drops on a spider’s web after a gentle rain.

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National Prize Show (May 14 – June 22, 2019)

Sponsor: Cambridge Art Association (Cambridge, MA)

My Artwork

“Digital Divide” (Composite photograph printed on metal, 12” x 12”)

Statement: In today’s wired world, networked technologies play a critical role in almost every aspect of daily life. The Internet is essential for participation in mainstream economic and political activity. It puts health care and educational resources within people’s reach, and makes it possible for people to transcend time and space and connect with others in ways never before possible. Yet for many, particularly those living in rural areas and on many Native American reservations, the lack of broadband access exacerbates an endemic lack of resources and opportunities for advancement. Digital Divide portrays this inequity by blending images of cutting-edge technology with the crumbling remains of a building in Rhyolite, Nevada, a mining town abandoned nearly a century ago. The gleaming circuitry lies buried, inaccessible, and the dreams for a better future inherent in today’s gold—information—are unattainable.

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Visual Feast (April 4 - April 27, 2019)

Sponsor: Cambridge Art Association (Cambridge, MA)

Theme: Visual Feast brings together a bounty of visually pleasing pieces that feature sumptuous colors, luscious textures, and overflowing compositions. In the spirit of feasting, this exhibition will also address themes of abundance, community, excess, gluttony, and of course, food.

My Artwork

“Trash Day #1: Composting” (Archival pigment print, 21” x 16”)

Statement: This artwork speaks to a ritual that repeats weekly. The decades-old mechanical fire hydrant bears witness to a parade of newer consumer products that grace the curb for a matter of hours before meeting their destinies at a landfill or recycling facility. In the artwork, simple mechanical functionality triumphs over sophisticated solid-state electronics; the hydrant will serve its appointed use for years after the television has displayed its last image. I virtually interrupted the inevitable progression of events by digitally recycling the television’s chance to provide fleeting entertainment while reminding viewers that obsolescence often lies in the eye of the beholder.

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Members Prize Show (February 7 - March 23, 2019)

Sponsor: Cambridge Art Association (Cambridge, MA)

My Artwork

"Oscillation" (Composite photograph printed on metal, 30” x 30”)

Statement: My work presents the urban experience in novel ways that magnify the intensity and emptiness of everyday scenes--bending, breaking, and blending the world as seen into worlds reimagined. “Oscillation” captures the frenetic high-energy vibe at a busy intersection in New York City at rush hour. Multiple inverted photos create a mirrored world in which the throngs of pedestrians have faded into fleeting, kaleidoscopic shapes.

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Art, Grief, and the Land (January 8 - February 2, 2019)

Sponsor: Cambridge Art Association (Cambridge, MA)

Exhibition Theme: Modern culture’s insistence that we are outside of nature has led to an estrangement from our wildness. The exhibition seeks work that reflects on the emotional cost of environmental change, work that mourns, laments, rages, rejoices, hopes, and reacts to our changing ecosystem.

My Artwork

“Disconnected” (Composite photograph printed on metal, 24” x 24”)

Statement: In “Disconnected,” blended images of Death Valley and the intersection of Fifth Avenue and 34th Street depict the disenchanted world that humans have sacrificed so much to create. As with all my composite artwork, I began with location shots and then used digital tools to produce a single seamless image. Here, the natural beauty of California’s Zabriskie Point pushes into Manhattan, like an earth-bound cloud, carrying with it a patch of sunlight. A ray of hope hovers in the corner, rolling towards ghost-like pedestrians who glide through an artificial environment made of steel, glass, and concrete.

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Illumination (December 1, 2018 - January 1, 2019)

Sponsor: Gallery Twist (Lexington, MA)

Exhibition Theme: Modern culture’s insistence that we are outside of nature has led to an estrangement from our wildness. The exhibition seeks work that reflects on the emotional cost of environmental change, work that mourns, laments, rages, rejoices, hopes, and reacts to our changing ecosystem.

My Artwork

“Oscillation” (Composite photograph printed on metal, 30” x 30”)

“Matter and Energy” (Composite photograph printed on metal, 24” x 24”)

“Microworld’s #1 Virtual Exploration,” multimedia with Luis Socorro (HD Video, 1:53)

"Oscillation" captures the frenetic urban energy of a busy intersection of New York City at rush hour. ”Matter and Energy” incorporates close-ups of water drops on a spider’s web, digitally manipulated to create a surreal world. The artwork appears adjacent to an LCD monitor that displays Microworld Exploration #1, which complements the dreamy feel of the composite artwork. The video takes viewers on a virtual tour of the universe as seen from the perspective of a tiny being. It accentuates depth and scale while moving viewers from "what is” to "what if" and blurring the line between the actual and the possible.

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Viewpoints (November 2 - 30, 2018)

Sponsor: Cambridge Art Association (Cambridge, MA), in collaboration with Cambridge College (Boston, MA)

Theme: How do individuals and society respond to change? Can art both record and react to the vast changes in our world, if so, how can these viewpoints stimulate real change?

My Artwork

"Trapped in a Melting World” (Composite photo printed on metal, 24" x 24")

Statement: My composite photograph, "Trapped in a Melting World," was accepted into Viewpoints, a juried exhibit sponsored by Cambridge Art Association in collaboration with Cambridge College. The exhibit theme was based on the question: How do individuals and society respond to change? Can art both record and react to the vast changes in our world. If so, how can these viewpoints stimulate real change? "Trapped in a Melting World" consists of photographs taken at Iceland's Jökulsárlón lagoon and the performing arts building, Harpa, in Reykjavik. Jökulsárlón is considered to be ground zero for climate change; as the temperature rises, Breiðamerkurjökull, the glacier at the outlet of the lagoon, recedes into the ocean. Eventually, the lagoon will merge with the open sea. The people in the photograph are walking a ramp in the remarkable MC Escher-like Harpa building. My composite art piece closes the physical gap (379 km) between the lagoon and everyday life in the city. With the sharp cropping of the ramp and no discernable starting or end point, the message is clear; there is no place to go and we are sadly trapped in a melting world. (Artwork specifications: 24" x 24," printed on metal)

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