The White Columns Curated Artist Registry is an online catalog of digital images documenting the work of artists who are not affiliated with a commercial gallery in New York City. Each submission is reviewed by our curatorial staff; in order to be considered for the registry, one must submit work digitally via this website.
My work is an investigation of individual and collective identity. The images, which reference personal experiences as well as America’s history, address the nature of being human and the pressures of the past. Through an interdisciplinary practice (collage, drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, video) the genesis of my work is rooted in the mechanical function of photography and the camera’s capacity to document time as a tangible record, a vessel for truth.
The emotive nature of memory has the ability to sentimentalize how identity is constructed. It is in this corrupted state of nostalgia that memory is abstracted and the power between representation and abstraction is negotiated. The pictorial interventions, in my work, are meant to be an edit that marginalizes mediums, flattens space, and further democratizes images to find resolve across disciplines.