Desert (Loss) – Solo Exhibition Opening Nov. 6

"San Fernando (tomorrow, never)," 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12".

“San Fernando (tomorrow, never),” 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12″.

Desert (Loss), 2015 – Project/Artist Statement

Desert (Loss) investigates the suspension between loss and distance, through the language of a fractured desert. These remixed landscapes imply the weirdness of the West; vastness and density become memories of memory, mutations of a white-hot encounter. Historian Simon Schama says “landscape is a work of the mind. Its scenery is built up as much from strata of memory as from layers of rock,” just as our own stories and memories are constructed of layered moments.

My strata are flattened, graphic layers, which suggest the way recollection develops a fictional sheen, with pinpoints of lucid detail; certain moments burn and remain. The play between flatness and depth asks what it means to inhabit the space between memory and experience, where fleeting exchanges flare and dissolve. My compressed imagery is remixed, just as we shuffle memories like tracks on a playlist—moments fade and recur. Some details get replayed.

In processing a personal sense of dislocation and loss, I am drawn to the landscape of media and television—complex spaces I’ve inhabited in life and through the ambiguity of fact-fiction. Like memory, TV offers a dual sense of place, a spark of the ‘here’ and ‘elsewhere.’ Imagery in Desert (Loss) remixes my own media-infused artwork, drawing on television, personal photographs and even Google Street View to form a composite desert; a California-New Mexico-Hollywood of past and present.

See more from the series here and here.

Solo Exhibition Opening:

Where:
New Grounds Gallery
3812 Central Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

When:
Exhibition runs through November 30, 2015.
Artist / opening reception: Friday, Nov. 6, 6-8 pm.
Printmaking Demo (of my serigraphy techniques), Friday, Nov. 6 (6:30 pm).
Sneak Preview: Tuesday, Nov. 3 – Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015.

Foothill Freeway & Balboa (I see you in all things), 2015. Layered serigraphy, image transfer, Akua monotype. 9 x 12".

Foothill Freeway & Balboa (I see you in all things), 2015. Layered serigraphy, image transfer, Akua monotype. 9 x 12″.

 

"Pearblossom Highway (only a little more time...)," 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12".

“Pearblossom Highway (only a little more time…),” 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12″.

"La Brea (effervescent)," 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12".

“La Brea (effervescent),” 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12″.

 

"Inglewood (substance of now)," 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12".

“Inglewood (substance of now),” 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12″.

"Mojave (Always)," 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12".

“Mojave (Always),” 2015. Serigraphy and monotype. 9 x 12″.

The curator’s favorite:

"Sylmar Suspension (in my nothing)," 2015. Serigraphy, image transfer and monotype. 9 x 12".

“Sylmar Suspension (in my nothing),” 2015. Serigraphy, image transfer and monotype. 9 x 12″.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s