ARTIST STATEMENT: I have long been interested in creating fabric. My background lies largely in textiles, and I’ve spent the past several years making work that explores the numerous possibilities of fabric- and clothing-based sculpture, painting, and installation. Grounded in color and surface design, my work often engages with dysphoria relating to industrial production and gender performativity. Instead of treating this dysphoria cynically, I call on it as inspiration for transforming objects from one form or medium into another. I aim to both neutralize and fetishize the use of garish colors, textiles and trash through processes of material transformation. I think of the objects produced thereby as ambiguous, or "androgynous," standing in contrast to both the mono-functional products of the assembly line and the fixed genders of conventional subjectivity.
Evolving Colorway 2011 Fabric, paint, thread, wood, hardware, steel cord, PVC, rope Variable; each print approx. 44 in. x 36 in. An installation created to produce painted "prints" on one-yard pieces of fabric. Paint was poured into a box, into which each sheet of fabric was laid before being hung to dry. As more pain
Evolving Colorway #52 (front & back) 2011 Fabric, paint 44 in. x 36 in.
Evolving Colorway B, #30-41 2011 Fabric, paint, thread 6 ft. x 6.5 ft.
Roundness Cornered 2011 Fabric, paint, thread, wood, hardware 44 in. x 36 in.
Roundface Gets A Resolution 2012 Fabric, paint, thread, wood, sand, wax, found objects Approx. 36 in. x 36 in.
Friendship is Irresistible Work 2011 Mixed media Variable Installation shot of the show "Friendship is Irresistible Work," Primetime, Brooklyn, NY, 2011
Switch 2011 Fabric, paint, thread, sand, tape, glue, yarn, cord 9 ft. x 7 ft. x 1 ft.
Gril 2011 Fabric, paint, thread 48 in. x 44 in.
Found Barrier Study 2011 Fabric and paper mache casts of garbage cans, paint, ribbon, PVC, yarn, cord 5 in. x 2 in. x 10 in.
K-Frame 2011 Fabric, paint, thread, paper, found objects 36 in. x 42 in.
Proto-manic permutations: cameltoe suite 2010 One color silkscreen on fabric Height variable; repeat unit approx. 22 in. x 32 in.
She learned my licking cadence quickly 2010 Three color silkscreen on fabric Height variable; repeat unit approx. 28 in. x 50 in. Based on stills from a video collaboration with Rachel Schragis
It A Boy 2011 Video still Variable Still from a music/video collaboration with Monroe Street (video coming soon!)
Not every balloon can trigger glee (chest binding) 2009 Balloons Variable
Ideal Hearthquake! 2009 Mixed media Variable Installation shot of the show "Ideal Hearthquake!", UBS, Red Hook, NY, 2009
Practice of inversion/preservation of contentment: Jacob’s ladder (top left) 2009 Wood, paint, webbing, fabric, uni-strut steel, hardware, motor 13 ft. x 6 ft. x 9 ft. Collaboration with David Wilder. Text alternates between: “What can be done to guard against the onset of sadness?” (Michel Foucault) and ”What chords do your appliances produce and
I speak with you always, you speak with me always: ideal hearths 2009 Clothing, wallpaper paste, glue, wood, screws Two pieces each 4 ft. x 7 ft. x 4 in.
What constitutes the exchange of muscle memory? : sausage house 2009 Wood, hardware, shredded paper, plastic bags, fabric, paint, cord 12.5 ft. h x 15 ft. d
Sun Clock (tubescape) 2009 Fabric, paint, tubing, cord, hardware Variable; largest ring 10 ft. in diameter by 2 ft. tall Sculpture was a mutating set piece in the play The Broodmare, dir. Johanna McKeon, Bard College
Tubescapes 2008 Silkscreen on paper Each print 11 in. x 10 in. Prints illustrate potential configurations of a sculpture like Sun Clock