I wanted to narrow down my ideas and push my patterns and lines to a minimal state while focusing on more movement within a still life. I continue to build on these ideas and I feel that my work is constantly evolving because I am constantly exploring.
The Frontrunner Gallery presented its first opening on January 21st holding a fundraiser for the upcoming film, music, and dance production The Black Magic Piano. Over 100 attended, entertained by a lively ensemble of dancers, musicians, and films.
I was looking for more of a material connection than I had personally felt with paint and with the rectangular image. But in the moment, it felt really spontaneous. Thread solved a lot of the problems I had in painting–formally. That is also why I ran with it. It forced me to slow down.
“It reduces stress! Increases your metabolism! Detoxifies the body! Strengthens your immune system!” That alone was sort of interesting to me. Can it also ward off evil spirits? Prevent clumsiness? Make me appreciate jazz?
Andrew Piccone showcased a series of portraits of the protestors encompassing the early stages of the Occupy Wall Street Movement. The morning of the show, the NY Metro Newspaper wrote a frontpage article criticizing Piccone for profiting from the protest.
It’s a form that exists in different worlds. It can be incredibly private but still reach a large audience. I can spend solitary hours in my Paper Cave, folding and gluing and sewing until the sun comes up - but the book also allows me to interact with a large community.