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.
The idea comes first, for me, and then the form that the idea will take. There is a fragmentary nature to the way I construct my artwork. These fragments come together to create works that are both conceptual and beautiful at the same time. The works are a mix of media, from ceramic and brass sculpture, to cyanotypes and printmaking.
I’ve included works from three recent projects:
“Une Seconde Vie” is a body of work of ceramics made from re-firing discarded clay into anthropomorphized shapes, such as masks, a ribcage or a full skeleton. “Une Seconde Vie” comes from a reference to Matisse about the second half of his life, the clay in these sculptures has a new life.
“Movement III” is the third multi-part chine colle print that I’ve created. Developing a technique of using Japanese gampi paper and a white backing sheet, the colorful paper seems to be fused together on the surface. These prints reference the Bauhaus’ modern aetshetic, Matisse’s ‘cut-outs’ and the rediscovery of a printmaking technique.
“Who You” is an image from my second solo show at Room East in 2014 the theme being Identity. The show featured a set of chine colle, letterpress and silkscreen prints entitled Everyone is Everyone, based on the Myers-Briggs personality test. This test was originally created by a mother and daughter, based on Carl Jung’s writings, the test allowed women to find placement in jobs after the war. In the foreground are two face sculptures made from brass that allude to Picasso’s disjointed portraits.