Year: 2007
Medium: Performance, Video, Multi-Channel Video Display, Single-Channel Video Display, Image, Sound, Sculpture, Photographic Prints, Works On Canvas, Prose
Description: This documentation repesents a Masters Thesis exhibition, in partial completion of the requirements for a Master of Fine Arts degree from the Rochester Insititute of Technology. The work is accompanied by a written thesis available from the RIT Digital Media Library (DML). The exhibition explores my inquiry into self (self representation) and object through conceptual explorations in the mediums of video, performance and sculptural installation. I use the title of the exhibition as a cue to explore the double meanings and multiple interpretations at play. The works explore identity through relationships and narratives employed in the use of recorded performance and exhibition display. Symbols and symbolism in the works operate in creating a tapestry of meaning and interpretation through associations to historic form, particularly Minimalism and Romanticism. Throughout this exploration I refer to personal stories and biographical references I continue to use in my current practice.
Year: 2007
Medium: Performance, Video, Single-Channel Video Display, Sculpture
Description: This untitled work was created for the Image, Movement, Sound exhibition in 2007. The persons pictured are dancers enrolled at the State university of New York, Brockport, dance program. The presentation was designed for the lobby of the exhibition space for guests as they enter to view the main exhibition program. The round video image projection and updsidedown portrait are visual contructs that repeat in later works.
Year: 2007 to 2009
Medium: Performance, Image, Prose
Description: A journal of prose, pictures and fiction based on the life and travels of a twenty first century American. This began as a blog with a post, more or less, one per day per year then with frequency until this stopped in natural progression. To read enter "readme" from the link.
Year: 2006
Medium: Video, Single-Channel Video Display, Sculpture
Description: Oceans pictures the raw elements of iron, glass, wood and light arranged on the studio floor. The waves of light are produced by alterations on a time-lapse recording and mapped for smooth display. The pattern is typical of the rainy upstate NY region. The work explores 'approach' to sculpture and the aesthetics of formalism. It also is one of the first experiments on working with these concepts in direct time based media as an object.
Year: 2006
Medium: Performance, Video, Single-Channel Video Display
Description: This work is deeply personal. In the weeks before this performance was filmed it had become clear that my wife and I would soon be divorced. The Standing Box depicts the two of us standing separate, naked, in time, in a box constructed of crude available wood. These recorded moments immediately precede our last days together and subsequent estrangement. Over time I've considered various bodies standing separate. One example is Hans Memling’s Adam and Eve oil on oak (1485). Another is Robert Morris' "Box for Standing". These works construct an object and/or instruction to the idea of separation. This idea is the spirit of the work and questions the limits of separation between art and life. (statement revision October 2013)
Year: 2003
Medium: Image, Sculpture, Photographic Prints
Description: These photographic prints (Palladium) were created while studying in Florence, Italy in 2002 and 2003.