August - October 2019, Small Green Door, Commerce, CA
My painting practice addresses the autopoietic potential of materials as it relates to embodiment and landscape. Using ink on synthetic paper in abstract compositions, my work leverages matter’s self-organizing potential to produce new visual forms. As varying ratios of fluid and pigment saturate, concentrate, and interact in the composition, visual forms articulate themselves: colors bleed, paper buckles, water stains. The work is informed by a curiosity concerning the functional and material possibilities and limitations of the human body through an uncanny lens: matter and form in our body and in the exterior world display ephemerality and transience while also maintaining a persistence through time.
This series of SCOPE paintings and their associated draped plastic film occupy a presence maintained in scale and imagery, assuming a state of transient figuration and expansive space: a contemporary bodily and worldly image making. These works use synthetic materials in layer based, iterative responses to surface marks, fluidity trails, and mono-printing to materialize the synthetic boundary between interior and exterior being. Forms assert themselves as an inner and outer being of shared, transitory matter.