Anthropocene Statement
       
     
Shade Reservoir
       
     
Ultraviolet
       
     
Atoll
       
     
The Theory of Everything
       
     
The Theory of Everything (Detail)
       
     
Battleship
       
     
Calenture
       
     
San Marco
       
     
Midway
       
     
Supernova
       
     
Neutrinos
       
     
Rorschach
       
     
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Exhibition invitation
       
     
Anthropocene Statement
       
     
Anthropocene Statement

Anthropocene refers to the current era in which humankind is actively altering the global ecosystem.  Thinking of our planet’s precarious environmental future is overwhelming and hard to reconcile.  This exhibition attempts to capture what this anxious, uncertain and disabling moment feels like.  


To create the photographic works I combine layers of photographed candy, cheap trinkets, bits of plastic, and other mass-produced, disposable consumer goods.  I see these objects as stand-ins for the elemental building blocks of matter.  And, I wonder how our elemental understanding of the earth will shift in the future.  I compose the images to exaggerate a tipping point between presence and absence.  I want to access a fleeting moment of confusion between positive and negative space, macro and micro scale, flatness and depth, and chaos and order.  The photographs are printed large scale to highlight subtle imperfections and residue of the objects, and to make the viewer’s experience more immersive and immediate.

Shade Reservoir
       
     
Shade Reservoir

40x60 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Ultraviolet
       
     
Ultraviolet

24x24 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Atoll
       
     
Atoll

36x36 inches, inkjet print, 2015

The Theory of Everything
       
     
The Theory of Everything

40x60 inches, inkjet print, 2015

The Theory of Everything (Detail)
       
     
The Theory of Everything (Detail)
Battleship
       
     
Battleship

24x24 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Calenture
       
     
Calenture

40x60 inches, inkjet print, 2015

San Marco
       
     
San Marco

24x24 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Midway
       
     
Midway

40x60 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Supernova
       
     
Supernova

24x24 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Neutrinos
       
     
Neutrinos

24x24 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Rorschach
       
     
Rorschach

24x24 inches, inkjet print, 2015

Installation View
       
     
Installation View

Watkins Gallery, February 2016 / (Shade Reservoir)

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Watkins Gallery, February 2016 / (Supernova) 

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Watkins Gallery, February 2016 / (Shade Reservoir)

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Watkins Gallery, February 2016 / (Ultraviolet)

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Watkins Gallery, February 2016 / (Calenture)

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Watkins Gallery, February 2016 / (Neutrinos, Battle Ship, San Marco, Rorschach)

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Watkins Gallery, February 2016

Exhibition invitation
       
     
Exhibition invitation

Watkins Gallery, February 2016 / Designed by Winona State University Design students