Contemporary Art Gallery
color of the table
December 4- December 19th 2008
I began this work after reading John Cage’s
“Lecture on Nothing” and “Lecture on Something”.
These writings explore the relationship between sound and silence within
a structure, and the ways in which “the words make/help make the
silences”. The text and the spaces inform and engage each other
and shape the manner in which something, nothing, and everything are communicated.
In this series of drawings, I work with found images and non-active spaces.
I remove the images from their culturally-specific contexts and the non-active
spaces from their structure. By de-contextualizing the images and the
blank spaces from their referent, I expose the silences of “nothing”
hiding in plain site alongside the sounds of “something”.
I work within the given structure of the daily newspaper- within its content
of struggle, violence, fear, anger, and desire. By removing the images
from their specific stories and the unused spaces framing the information,
I re-constitute and re-present what is also always present in the daily
bombardment of information—the pauses, the silences, the spaces
of non-action, the places outside of relational positioning, outside of
My intention is to shift the focus from the unending blare of the sound
of “action” and to find the silences of “non-action”
within the everyday voice of the newspaper.
decided to use
There seemed to me
to be no truth,
in anything big
were like loneliness
Permanent, I thought
at least from
excerpt from "Lecture On Nothing" by John
originally delivered at the Artists Club in 1949/1950
and printed in Incontri Musicali,
repeat at a distance
untitled column detail
ends of nothing
sort solve pile
ends of nothing sort
untitled paper stone
M.F.A. CRANBROOK ACADEMY OF ART
Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Sculpture.
2007 EMERGENT BEHAVIOR. Martin Art Gallery, Muhlenberg
College. Allentown, PA.
FROM FLAT TO PHAT. Arts Incubator, Kansas City, MO & Gallery100,Tempe,
2007 THE DRAWING GAMEOn-line collaborative projectwww.thedrawinggame.com
2004 WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY Steinberg Gallery. St. Louis, MO
FACULTY EXHIBITION. Philip Slein Gallery. St. Louis, MO.2003
GRADUATE DEGREE SHOW. Cranbrook Museum of Art. Bloomfield Hills, MI.
12 AND UNDER. Revolution Gallery. Detroit, MI
DRAWING CONCLUSIONS. Forum Gallery at Cranbrook. Bloomfield Hills,
ZINE SCENE. Orange County Museum of Art. Los Angeles, California.
2002 SMALL DRAWINGS. Small Works Arte Contemporanea Gallery. Florence,
2002 4 Forum Gallery. Cranbrook Museum. Bloomfield Hills, Michigan.
2001 emergeNcY Crane Street Studios Building. Long Island City, New
ZINE SCENE. Network Gallery. Cranbrook Museum. Bloomfield, Hills,
RE-GENERATION. Gallery Lombardi. Austin, Texas.
2000 IN LOCO. Chiesa Santa Maria del Carmine. Florence, Italy.