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.
I love to shop. My art-making process evolves from an intuitive experience on the street. I move viscerally through the world engaged with a visual bombardment of richly stimulating information. My lure is the promise of American pop consumer culture. Whether I am walking down a sidewalk or perusing isle to isle, I am drawn to materials that have a wistful connection to the past. This experience to explore outside of the studio is the motivation for my work and provides a daily welcome of distractions, which, with enough time and sufficient economy, allow me gather my materials, focus, and get to work.
In courting this relationship I have accumulated an immense collection of materials, all of which have been cheerfully (and sometimes ironically) arranged to pay homage to the spirit of American pop consumer culture. My compositions celebrate super heroes, icons, cartoon characters, sex, fantasy, holidays, patriotism, childhood and more. Moments I have chosen to embrace and often which I could escape.
Fairy tales, dreams, myths and childhood longings inspired “Happy Endings”, my most recent body of work. Using fake foods and craft materials, they ooze, drip, protrude and speak with a provocative physical presence. It is my hope that they celebrate the body, the value of desire, and the joyful consumption of visual pleasure.