My work revolves around observing and commenting on contemporary culture through re-imagined prototypes of early American histories and practices. I thrive on long-range projects that merge research, painting, installation and social interaction.
Since 2003, I have explored the tropes of American nomadic culture from a roaming Sideshow Tent with the Roadside Show & Tell, to the Beautiful Possibility Project, a two-year traveling exhibition of hand painted banners, map and survey station that I self-toured venue to venue across the United States and Canada from Rural and Native American Tribal Centers to Artist Run Spaces and Museums.
Following ten years of nomadic work, I have now turned my focus to alternative forms of storytelling through sculptural installations built almost exclusively from materials destined or pulled from the dump. Underlying all of this work is reclamation of lost and hidden histories and a focus on a single vision: to one day grow my own roadside attraction.
Residency: September 2015 - January 2016
Art Exhibition: Friday, January 22 & Saturday, January 23
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