RECENT WORK ︎︎︎︎︎


crescent
oil and acrylic on canvas, 13 x 15 inches. November 2023.



untitled
oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches. November 2023.




bound
oil and netting on canvas with cast surface in rebound-25 silicone; 9 x 12 inches each. October 2023.




gemini
oil, acrylic and netting on panel with surface cast in rebound-25 silicone. 8 x 10 inches each, july 2023.




crest, oil on canvas, 9 x 11 inches, august 2023.




shimmer, oil on canvas, 16 x 17.5 inches. july 2023.




tether, oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches. august 2023.




veiled, oil and acrylic on panel, 10x10 inches. august 2023.




radiator hum, oil on panel, 11 x 14 inches. july 2023.




bonbon box, oil and canvas on panel. 10 x 8 inches. july 2023.




button, oil and canvas on canvas. 12 x 12 inches. july 2023.




mirrored, oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches. july 2023.




untitled, oil on canvas. 13 x 15 inches. july 2023.





unfolding, oil and acrylic on panel. 18 x 18 inches. may 2023.




hum (cool green), oil and colored pencil on panel. 6 x 8 inches. april 2023.





villa, oil and acrylic on canvas. 16 x 17.5 inches. april 2023.





hum (pink), oil and colored pencil on panel. 6 x 8 inches. march 2023.





grounded, oil and acrylic on canvas. 12 x 14 inches. february 2023




the rehearsal (2023) ︎ ︎︎︎︎ ︎


replica
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 15 x 18 inches. January 2023






rebodying
Oil and acrylic on panel, 20 x 20 inches. January 2023






duet
Oil on panel, 8 x 8 inches each. January 2023






glitch
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 64 x 68 inches. February 2023







matrix
Oil and acrylic on panel, neon. Dimensions variable. February 2023







(re)orientation
Oil on panel, 8 x 10 inches each. December 2022

     




technotopia
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 61 x 64 inches. December 2022







the rehearsal is a system. It is a method to simulate relationships, events, and experiences. It is an expansive space that makes conceptual embodiments possible. It is a performance enacted between viewer and object. It is a grid containing color fields, the objects of the paintings, the viewer, and the gallery itself. The gaps between these positions on the grid are the affective spaces that I am exploring with this exhibition.

The grid organizes space, making objects and relationships visible. In my paintings, I use the grid to make the materiality of paint and relational qualities of color visible, exposing their affective potentials. The grid’s panoptic ability to reveal and embody abstract, imperceptible processes gives it the transformative potential to materialize experiences of gender as mutable, multiple, and expansive. Functioning as both a system that makes visible and as figurative subject is the grid’s queer capacity.

I make quiet paintings that allow space for slow looking. Through aesthetic labor we relearn how to see and identify what we are looking at – unlearning the instantaneous act of assigning meaning to what is seen. This invites figurative readings of these paintings. The grids are awkward, imperfect, and porous. They are bodies. My paintings, then, become stand-ins for the body and vessels for rebodying: the process of growing new boundaries and conceptions of the body. Moving through space and seeing differently, with each new relation and experience we are rebodied. Archiving and facilitating these expansive, mutable, and mediated embodiments is the grid’s transgender potential.

This exhibition transforms the space of the gallery into a grid, organizing viewer and object in its panoptic system. My paintings are gates to enter this system and look around. They are invitations to rebody. As we move in relation to the works, we expand the grid beyond the picture plane, revealing the affective relationships between viewer and object. The gaps between the positions on the grid are sites of tension between mutability and stasis, self and object. We learn to see ourselves differently and be ourselves differently. This is the grid’s affective power.

This exhibition is part of a process, a segment of the grid, a system. It is not an end in itself. It is a transitional phase, a living and fluid process. A space to see gender and the body as mutable, relational, and expansive. A space of potential beings and becomings. If it doesn’t work out this time, that is okay. It is only a rehearsal.



installation views:




2022 ︎︎


Double negative
Oil on canvas, 48 x 48 inches, November 2022



plug
Oil on canvas, 21 x 25 inches, December 2022



Radiator
Oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches. October 2022



Cabin
Oil on canvas, 13.5 x 15 inches. September 2022



Support
Oil on canvas, 13 x 15 inches. August 2022.



Chomp
Oil on canvas, 16 x 17.75 inches. August 2022.



Big stretch
Oil on canvas, 7 x 9 inches. August 2022.



Temporary architecture
Oil on canvas, 15 x 16 inches. August 2022



Notch
Oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches. August 2022



Cupid’s head
Oil on canvas, 13 x 15 inches. August 2022



Soft shadow
Oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches. July 2022



Wedge
Oil on canvas, 9 x 11 inches. July 2022



Love letters
Oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches. May 2022




Comfort food
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 56 x 72 inches, April 2022



Drone
Oil on canvas, 8.5 x 8.75 inches, April 2022



Windshield wipers
Acrylic ink and oil on panel, 9 x 12 inches, March 2022



Glowing through the blanket
Oil on canvas, 16 x 17.5 inches, March 2022



small songs
Oil on canvas, 7 x 9 inches, March 2022



Window Pane
Oil on canvas, 12 x 15 inches, March 2022



Making Biscuits
Oil on canvas, 12 x 15 inches, March 2022



Drinking Margaritas at the Mall
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 17.5 x 16 inches, March 2022



Finding Place
Oil on canvas, 17 x 17 inches, February 2022



Like two ships passing in the night
Oil on canvas, 13 x 14 inches, January 2022



Offering
Oil on canvas, 15 x 17 inches, January 2022



All the weight it can hold when you say one name
Oil on canvas, 15 x 13 inches, January 2022



Heavy Water
Oil on canvas, 8 x 7 inches, January 2022




2021 ︎︎︎


Holding, together
Oil on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, December 2021



Imprint
Oil on canvas, 8 x 7 inches, December 2021



Day to Day
Oil, acrylic, canvas, tarp on canvas, 20 x 20 inches, December 2021



Weight
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 9 x 12 inches, December 2021



Let the sensuous tell us what is
Oil on canvas, 20 x 22 inches, November 2021



Four Grass Whistles
Oil on canvas, 12 x 15 inches, November 2021.



(Heaven or) Las Vegas
Oil on canvas, 15 x 18 inches, November 2021.



Hole in the Wall
Oil on canvas, 21 x 20 inches, November 2021.



Little Wings
Oil on canvas, 9 x 7 inches, November 2021.



They’ll take me to the distance, won’t they?
Oil on canvas, 17.5 x 16 inches, October 2021.



Bedrooms We Don’t Dare Go To
Oil on canvas, 17.5 x 16 inches. September 2021.



FRONTYARD, BACKYARD, STREET (2020)


Ghosts are just old houses
Oil, canvas, acrylic on canvas; 66 x 60 inches; August 2020.



Whose lawn is it anyway?
Oil and canvas on canvas, 60 x 60 inches, June 2020.



Fuck monoculture lawns. All my friends hate monoculture lawns.
Oil and acrylic on canvas, 17.5 x 16 inches, August 2020.



NUPTOT
Oil and canvas on canvas, 22 x 20 inches, August 2020.



Past Places, Passed Places
Oil, acrylic fiber paste, canvas on canvas; 36 x 33 inches; August 2020.



INSTALLATION IMAGES Group show curated by Susan Gregory at Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, SC. Other work by Susan Gregory, Dontré Major, Hirona Matsuda, and Alex Waggoner.

September 11 - October 24, 2020. Installation photography by Karson Photography.

https://reduxstudios.org/frontyard-backyard-street/