This body of work is a collection of one sided conversations. As a woman, I find it is often easier to make my way in the world by keeping my mouth shut. To simply grin and bare it when haters, well meaning friends or co-workers say or do something incorrect or insensitive.
As a child, my father would say to me, â€œBetter to be thought a fool than open your mouth and remove all doubtâ€. So in keeping my mouth shut, I learned, to be seen, and selectively heard.
With ‘Big Mouth’, I am all of it. The sass, the crass, the erudite and more than that, aware. Aware of the language used to quiet me down. To remind me of what is and most importantly, what isn’t being said.
Nice-Nasty is an exhibit that encourages emerging and established women artists to confront male-dominated art culture.
The exhibitionâ€™s contemporary and performance art pieces will highlight the power of women artists through various subjects important to women artists like sexism, racism, religious and cultural intolerance.
Nice-Nasty; and Everything In-Between… Opening Reception
Side Eye will be displayed on banners installed prominently in Montclair’s business and arts districts this Fall.
The Limited Edition, 3/5 aluminum print will be displayed in one of SMI’s gallery spaces during the fall of 2018 (more info to come). DM me if you are interested in this piece. There are two left in this edition.
A huge thank you to juror, Nette Forne Thomas for selecting my work. I am humbled.
Im redoing the art in the lobby of A Condo in downtown Jersey City for the month of June.Â
The opening reception will be Friday, June 8th, 7:00pm-9:00pm. Please come see…
LOCATION:Â 389 Washington St, Jersey City, NJ 07302
The show, Infinite Possibilities is the personification of my artist statement, for real for real.
WE all wear masks. Masks to pretend, to hide, to celebrate or just to put our best face forward in a selfie.
I construct masks for protection. What may start off as an ugly statement, in the end, becomes something beautiful.
I transform drawings, photographs, along with found and meticulously collected materials into self-portraits.
I photograph my process and then digitally manipulate these images to extend the narrative as part of my personal mythology.
Fragmented identity juxtaposed with the existence of infinite possibilities is a recurring theme in my work.
The show consists of four early mixed media works 24″x12″ , two large aluminum prints 40″x30″, Headache and ZYX, one 30″x30″ mixed media portrait, three underworld goddesses 20″x20″ and three Gossip girl masks 20″x20″. Im also draping two 20’x10′ fabric panels of my print “Tag 8” from the ceiling to floor in the seating area.Â Â