November 25, 2013


These 3 pieces are on their way to Philadelphia for the Small Wonders exhibition at Arch Enemy Arts. The show opens on December 6 from 6-10 and runs through December 22. 

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October 29, 2013


I am Listening

hair on doily

This piece will be in the silent auction at Spaces on Saturday November 2 for Disco Dada Dreamscape 

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October 12, 2013


My piece for the Obsolete show. 
The Direct Connection
oil on panel
7” x 5”
2013

My piece for the Obsolete show. 

The Direct Connection

oil on panel

7” x 5”

2013

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September 14, 2013


This piece is part of a new series I have been working on.
The Pleasure Is All Mine (1 of 4)
Antique doily, gold leaf, charcoal
2013

This piece is part of a new series I have been working on.

The Pleasure Is All Mine (1 of 4)

Antique doily, gold leaf, charcoal

2013

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August 4, 2013


Go hard #detroit

Go hard #detroit


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July 31, 2013


Breaking in my antique drawing table.

Breaking in my antique drawing table.

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May 20, 2013


Cover Your Tracks

Cover Your Tracks

Synthetic Hair, jute, polyester, rubber bands

26” x 63”

"STOCK opens at the newly reopened HEDGE Gallery, formerly Suite 200 Gallery, in the 78th Street Studios. 
The show features ten local artists who create functional fine craft objects, such as ceramics, furniture, place settings, weavings and wallpaper. This collection of works placed in a fine art setting attempts to implicate a new value for craft objects verses the mainstream connotation of felted owls or wooden moustaches on a stick.
For instance, a wall of ceramic mugs can be viewed as a painting; a zinc table viewed as a sculpture, demonstrating that the line between fine art and fine craft is virtually translucent if given the proper context. 

The exhibition features works by local artisans and designers: Kevin Busta, Melissa Campbell, Gina DeSantis, Mallorie Freeman, Natalie Lanese, Lauren Mangeri, Deborah Pinter, Reclaimed Cleveland, Debra Rosen & Kathryn Shinko.”

 

I generally do not refer to myself as a maker of functional craft or home decor, but when my friend/co-curator, Gina DeSantis, invited me to make a piece for the exhibition STOCK, I happily accepted.

The show opened last Friday night at 78th Street Studios and The Cleveland Orchestra, who are in residence in the Gordon Square Arts District until May 17, played during the reception. 

 

 I didn’t get many photos at the opening but I will post a link to view some images of the exhibition soon.

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April 4, 2013


Until We Meet Again

Tomorrow is the annual 100 x 100 benefit for Zygote Press where you can find this piece along with tons of great artwork. 100 artists, 100 artworks, at $100 each. Zygote is an amazing organization that I am happy to support.

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Until We Meet Again (detail)

Hair on doily

2013

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March 17, 2013


Day Two

Today is St. Patrick’s Day and also our first Six in Studio Sunday in the gallery. I worked for about 4-5 hours after collecting some more wood and a crate to use as a shelf. 

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I also brought a couple of the frames I will be using for new pieces and some of the weaves I found last summer. 

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Except for a few filler pieces, I am done with the construction phase for now and am ready to start on the delicate part. Up next, sewing hair. 

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Six in Studio

Last night was the opening reception/open studio for Six in Studio, a project I am participating in with five other artists at CWAL Gallery at 78th Street Studios. Each artist has a 15’ wall to create an installation over a one month period. On March 15, the public was invited to watch the beginning of the process and to talk to the artists about their future plans. 

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We will be working in the gallery every Sunday from 12-5 with a closing reception for the final exhibition on April 19. For my installation, I will be recreating an alley in my neighborhood incorporating found wood, pallets, and other abandoned items.

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I will be showing pieces from a body of work, Lost Track, along with hair weaves I found and collected on my Summertime bike rides. I will also be creating more hair text pieces like this one,

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Here are some progress photos from my first 4 hours of work.

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I will be posting more progress photos so stay tuned!

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