My current and ongoing series, titled “American Displacement,” is proving to be a clear example of an exciting maturation of my artistic hand and voice. In this body of work, comprised of oil paintings and supplementing video, my own personal feelings of being an outlier offer an empathetic vantage, while examining displacement concerns in contemporary American culture. Particular themes in the series include immigration, the California fires, public breastfeeding, child loss, LQBTQ communities, and mass shootings. “American Displacement” showcases my 13 highly dedicated years of pushing myself, and learning how to discuss difficult subject matter invitingly, and with a sense of humor - a humor only obtained through life experience and heightened awareness. The paintings and videos ultimately strive to give voice, honor and stage to overlooked people and aspects of our modern culture.
Same Same But Different heads to Phnom Penh, Cambodia celebrating the inaugural re-opening of Space Four Zero Gallery in a new location. Opening night is February 17th, 6-11PM, with DJ Brian Offenther from Shanghai, Food by Fat Passion and Beer by Kingdom. Come join for this celebration! Address: 30 EOZ St. 240
My first international solo exhibition will be held at One Eleven Gallery in Siem Reap, Cambodia. The works, a combination of oil paintings, collage and ready mades, draw comparisons between Southeast Asian (more specifically Cambodian) and Western norms. The works delve into the social, political and everyday norms of the two global cultures and exhibit humor, darkness, feminism and the mundane. Opening reception begins at 7 and runs until 11PM.