Sunday, March 9, 2014

The Beloved Community Show at RISD's Exposé Gallery

One of the shows that García and I curated this year was the massive Beloved Community Show at The RISD Exposé Gallery in honor of MLK's birthday, which featured over 50 works by 20 artists. It was the largest gathering of people from both RISD, Brown and the Providence arts community that the space had ever had, well over 300, which was a magnificent feat. The night was full of love and it was wonderful to see people engaged and excited. We will have other opportunities to curate in the near future, and we couldn't be more excited. Below is a review of the event and images.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

New Work by García Sinclair and me at the RISD Museum.

After a grueling Fall Semester at RISD, and certainly very little time for anything other than building new works, I have finally come to a bit of a resting stance where I can look back a bit on all the wonderfulness and learning that has happened.

The first large achievement to mention is García Sinclair and my second time winning the annual RISD Museum Sitings competition where students propose site specific works and the Museum through a generous grant supports the artist by providing financial assistance for supplies and also offers a bit of prize money. The largest gift here for us is that we get to work with the amazing Museum team at RISD.

Our proposal was to take a small element, a prism and transform a room into an experience. We used over 3,500 hand strung prisms and counter balanced them over brushed steel tension rods. The installation is entitled Light Source Seeking Surface for Transparent Relationship. The installation is what García and I playfully call, all weather ready. It has a different feel in the sun, in the rain, snow and at night from outside the walls gleam with color. We had hoped that the room would be transformative and inspirational, but I think it has blown past even what we thought we knew it could do. This is why I love art and art creation. There are always moments or surprise, pain, euphoria and teaching.

See for yourself how the project has gone by following the links and images.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Busy Busy

Hello Friends,
I have been significantly busy in the past few months. Numerous shows are coming up, but I figured I would tell you about two that I am in currently. In NYC, in Brooklyn, I have three works being shown at Wayfarers Gallery. You can check them out here. The show is called Ransom, and there is a great true story constructed of 350 words created by artists. A catalogue is coming out in the near future, so I will share photos when that happens. In the meantime, if you happen to be in the area, stop by.

The other show that I have the privilege of being in is called Under the Influence and is currently on view at the RISD Museum. I have a work in the show entitled InSite. Check it out below. The show is up til early February.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

RISDiversity-A Community Narratives Project

It was a highlight of last semesters Spring session to be invited to participate in RISD's RISDiversity, A Community Narratives Project which highlights exceptional students, faculty and staff on campus. I was very fortunate to be included in this incredible session and had the honor of being photographed by Adam Mastoon. Even better was being able to pose with García Sinclair. It was all such a truly wonderful experience!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

The New New - Street Art & the Wooster Collective 2003-2013

I just got wind of the Wooster Collective, located in NYC who are just celebrating their first 10 years (actually a bit more, but 10 officially) and they have linked up with urban artists such as Shepard Fairy, Buff Monster, Daleast and more. The show is up until August 24th, and I likely won't make it, but at the very least this collective is now officially on my radar! I am inspired and excited about their work.

Check it all out here...

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Golden Circle by Simon Sinek

Why, How, What!!!

Listen to this quick Ted talk by Simon Sinek about how innovators think from the inside out. This is a remarkable lecture about inspiration and affect through communication. People don't buy what you do, they buy why you do it! A real eye opening talk, one that made me really think about how I put work into the world. Enjoy

Monday, August 19, 2013

Guggenheim releases a short film about "Aten Reign's" lighting system

Looking forward to going to see James Turrell's "Aten Reign". Just released is a video about the lighting process that was behind this enormous installation. 

Click the link below to see this behind the scenes look at Turrell's newest work.