Five Points East Gallery: May 13 – June 11, 2022
Opening Reception: Friday, May 13, 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Virtual Artist Talk: Friday, June 3, 6:30 pm, Moderated by Matthew J. Best
America faces large challenges; racism, gun violence, global warming, and an assault on the truth. My work is an urgent response to these issues and a call for dialogue. Recently, I began making cyanotypes that explore Black Lives Matter protests and the effects of the pandemic. During the Trump presidency I made work that implored compassion through cage-like structures that alluded to the prisons used to house immigrant men, women, and children at the southern border. Living near Sandy Hook Elementary School, the site of a 2012 mass shooting, inspired sculptures made out of shotgun shells, and to this day, I donate a percentage of all work sold to organizations that work for gun control. I move between these themes creating sculptures, installations, and prints that urge action on injustice.