Tag Archives: identity

Looking, Looking

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Looking, always looking… Tubbs reaches for the self

 

Continuing to push the transitional state between memory, media, landscape and identity–a weird wasteland that’s simultaneously sparse and conflated. Dense and hypnotic.
I’ve been sampling Miami Vice lately, also filmed in LA County (most of it, anyway), and finding a melancholy relevance that’s ringing pretty true to my individual standing and the growing highways of The Cascade. With a certain droning, consistent sense of loss and distance, the characters are always gaining, never retaining. Losing ground, moving sideways. Wistfully linked to a weird TV blue environment. Hunting, searching, donning costumes and falsehoods.
I’ll share more of these soon. They’re going in odd directions, with some becoming animated as GIFs.
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Engaged

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Consumed

 
Current Exhibitions:
 
Automic

“Automic”, an exhibition curated by The Hand Magazine co-editors, Adam Finkelston and James Meara, will be at The Small Engine Gallery in Albuquerque, New Mexico, from Feb. 2nd through Feb.25th.

Where:
The Small Engine Gallery
1413 4th St SW
Albuquerque, NM

When:
Exhibition runs Feb. 2nd through Feb.25th, 2016.
Artist / opening reception: Friday, Feb. 12, 6-8 pm. More details in January.

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That’s one of my pieces on the right, arrow pointing to it – Mojave (always), 2015

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My piece, framed by dudes

Publication News:
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Art
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The Hand Magazine – Issue #11
https://thehandmagazine.wordpress.com/issue-11-purchase-and-artist-links/
Featured Mojave (always) from my Desert (Loss) series.
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Poetry & Art
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“Non-Image” appears in the January, 2016 issue of e-ratio 
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“This Uneven Tread” (art and poetry) appears in First Class Lit
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Winter, 2015 Issue of BROAD! 
Features “Time Slowing Down” and “Suspension”
Download the issue – http://broadzine.com/about/issues/
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Upcoming publications: 
The Bombay Gin (art) (2016)

Collaborative Project – Self as Verb

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“Self as (Geologic) Verb,” 2014. Entry into collaborative project.

Ann Olsen organized a Group 3 collaborative project where each member of our MFA cohort develops a response to a quote on a 9″ x 6″ card. We then send the finished card to another MFA student in the group, who then responds to the work in their own way. My partner in this process is Nancy Meyer. I’ll be receiving what she develops and she’ll be getting this mixed media work from me.

Self as (Geologic) Verb is developed in watercolor, ink and Prismacolor on Arches paper. I tried working on the original card Ann sent, but apparently my usual method of working in wet media blew the poor paper’s mind. I ended up with a dimpled, curled paper that was unworkable (and not a happy accident). So, I cut a piece of Arches to 9″ x 6″ in order to investigate what I had in mind.

I combined two different (already layered) digital stills from The Cascade, then folded them into additional elements from the Mojave desert, emphasizing the turned-out nature of the ambiguous landscape and its relationship to the human presence.

I could resolve the piece more completely, but Nancy will take care of its final incarnation. I’m leaving aspects of it open in anticipation of this.

Here are the stages the piece went through:

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And here are the digital stills I worked from:

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