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Painting In Paris

Wed, 24 Sep 2008 00:46:48 +0000

As many of you may know, thanks to financial support from the Rosalie Chauncey Scholarship, I was able to study painting in Paris this summer. As a service to prospective students applying for the Chauncey this year, I will be giving a presentation in Melchers 207 Thursday September 25th, at 5:00 PM. I will briefly […]



Roblog: The Triumphant Return

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 17:49:50 +0000

Okay, Okay, I know its been a long time since I added any meaningful content to this blog, but with the semester now well underway and an enormous mound of projects started, I have finally returned to the internet after a long summer of international travel, painting, exhibition-visiting, but mostly engaged in the (unsuccessful) de-groundhogging […]



Remembering Herblock at the Portrait Gallery

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 22:34:27 +0000

Now that we’re hitting the homestretch of a three year Presidential campaign that has lasted longer than most major wars, its a fitting time to look back at the recent history of the American presidency through the eyes of the inimitable Washington post cartoonist Herbert Block, who caricatured every president between Franklin Roosevelt and George […]



Most of the time, I wish I lived in Jim Henson’s Fantastic World

Sat, 06 Sep 2008 02:34:28 +0000

If you go to D.C. between now and October 5th, do yourself the favor of suspending reality long enough to believe in puppets and go to the Smithsonian International Gallery’s exhibition Jim Henson’s Fantastic World. I can’t really give an objective critique of this exhibition because I hold the Muppets in the same special place […]



Artist Statement: Spore Collective At Main Art

Tue, 08 Jul 2008 21:10:08 +0000

The innate abilities of human beings to see certain objects as something else, the part of thought that turns the surface of the moon into a face, is a defining interest of most of my work. Therefore, in any medium I work in, I repurpose the human experience, with its jumbled elements of language, communication and past associations, in order […]



Sculpture: A Pile Of Valuable Things

Sat, 26 Apr 2008 21:36:47 +0000

A Pile Of Valuable Things mixed media (books, cabinet light) 2008 In this work, the cord to an electric light is threaded through a stack that constitutes the artist’s collection of (relatively) expensive art textbooks, which are the artists most valuable possessions, both fiscally and sentimentally. The drilled hole inherently devalues the resale value of […]



Sculpture: This Could Be The Whole Ball Game

Sat, 26 Apr 2008 00:04:08 +0000

This Could Be The Hole Ball Game baseball with pencil, suspended by fishing line 2008 A Little League baseball pierced with a red pencil and hung from Jeffersonian-revival architecture offers a menacing look at the heavy-handed nostalgia of Americanism: as the title implies, this sculpture could be a jury-rigged version of the colonial hole-ball game […]



Sculpture: Support Group I (My Arcadian Woods)

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 22:33:25 +0000

Support Group I (My Arcadian Woods) site specific installation, Melchers Hall (9 wooden studs leaned against arcade columns) 2008 Like “Storm Tossed Ship,” the title of this work alludes to an art historical standard: in this case, the Arcadian landscape. The tradition of Arcadian landscape incorporates the idea of nature as a pastoral extension of […]



Unmonumental: Junk Sculpture in The 21st Century

Thu, 24 Apr 2008 23:57:51 +0000

The following material made up the basis for a presentation given to the Spore Collective in April 2008: Unmonumental: Junk Sculpture In The 21st Century Images: Overview: In December of 2007, the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City opened the doors of its new location, in the Bowery district of lower Manhattan. […]



Photos From CANNONCANNONCANNON

Sat, 12 Apr 2008 12:53:11 +0000

Now that CANNONCANNONCANNON (take a breath…) has closed, I just wanted to thank everyone who made it to our senior exhibition, whether you came to our opening, First Friday reception, or daily visiting hours. All the artists were thrilled about the enthusiasm we received from all visitors, art-goers, non-art-goers, Fredericksburgers and out -of-towners alike. If […]