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when i was a kid i would notice certain places that seemed to be magic. not the sort that's fun and safe, but something strange, something that it might not be wise to turn one's back to. these places were almost always ordinary and pedestrian: the perpetually disused lobby of my grandmother's condominium building, the triangle of grass and pine trees between an interstate and the onramp, an abandoned stone quarry. They all seemed to hum with a dim potential, and for some unfathomable reason, stood out against all of the other places that i encountered.

this feeling of a normal experience becoming somehow more than normal, with the help of something otherworldly, is what prompts me to make the art that i make. there occurs an intersection between my memories and experience with wool-gathering and fantasy. this intersection creates stand-outs, scenes and places that i can't quite shake, that possess this strange and bent feeling that is so difficult to explain. the people and creatures in these places share the aspects of becoming something strange and not quite everyday.

selected shows

2013 group exhibition: 'centre-fuge public art campaign, cycle 9' ny, ny
2013 group exhibition: 'schoolhouse art show' the schoolhouse, brooklyn, ny
2013 group exhibition: 'essam defense fund' animalMotherNY, ny, ny

2012 solo exhibition: 'dreaming without sleeping' the active space, brooklyn, ny
2012 group exhibition: 'just my type' lowbrow artique, brooklyn, ny
2012 group exhibition: 'public display' agnes b, ny, ny

2011 group exhibition: 'grassy lot show' lower east side lot, ny, ny
2011 group exhibition: 'stay gold' the active space, brooklyn, ny
2011 group exhibition: 3rd(eye)solation space, brooklyn, ny

2010 group exhibition: '12 x 12' mighty tanaka gallery, brooklyn, ny
2010 group exhibition: 'allcity block party' factory fresh gallery, brooklyn, ny
2010 group exhibition: 'strange figurations' limner gallery, hudson, ny

2009 group exhibition: 'x' artbreak gallery, brooklyn, ny
2009 group exhibition: 'brooklyn artillery' evaspace, brooklyn, ny
2009 group exhibition: infusion gallery, los angeles, ca

selected press

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