Submission

Project Gallery Space, 2009

Portable wall, stickers, typography, performance.

An on-foot gallery exhibition.

First performed for Vital 5′s August 2009 Arbitrary Art Grant in Art Dealing, an hour-long, outdoor performance where art dealers lined an imaginary storefront, peddling art and acting as a wall.

I chose to create not only a new exhibition of work, but also a new gallery with which to promote it: PROJECT GALLERY SPACE, a portable wall, in this instance displaying the most recent work by local artist Shaun Kardinal.

The exhibition was titled Equal ∧ Opposite and featured two new works: the first, a strip of paper on adhesive, titled Light; the second, Dark, toner on paper on adhesive; each 8¾ × 2¾ inches, edition of 100. The former ran for $5 and, naturally, included an edition of the latter, which was not for sale.

With the Light, Comes the Dark.

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Arbitrary Sculpture, 2009

Shopping cart, orange juice cartons, baking sheets, QFC isle. Dimensions variable.

Created for Vital5′s Arbitrary Sculpture Grant, which asked artists to document a sculpture made in a grocery store, created only from store inventory.

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I am not feeling any of this any more., 2008

Lightjet Print on Endura Metallic Paper. 12-1/4 x 8 inches.

Shot for an exhibition with a simple premise: self-portraits of artists wearing their favorite clothes.

Along with my submission to the show, I attached this text:

I’ve been working on a series of self-portraits over the past few years. The last few months have presented me with a level of stagnation heretofore unseen in my artistic life. In what was to be an admission of complete frustration with and ultimate ending of my self-portrait series, I gathered the various substances I’d been using all summer to keep my hands and mind occupied, sat in my living room window and took in each. Over the course of four rolls of film, I documented the inhalation of marijuana smoke through my glass pipe, the drinking of several cheep beers, and nearly a half-pack of cigarettes sucked deep into my lungs. I wore my most comfortable clothes.

Of course, this wouldn’t quite be the end of my self-portraits…

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Preparing for 'Buildings', 2006

Mixed Media (Coffee Table, Laptop, Cardboard Tubes, Davenport, Tape Measure, Digital C-Prints)

Submission for Visual Codec’s ‘One Shot 2006′

The call for submissions requested a single image of one’s work. I took this in a performative/literal sense, providing a self-portrait of the work being created.

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