Vortex ('vor-"teks), n, plural vor·ti·ces ('vor-ti"sEz) also vor·tex·es ('vor-"tek-sez) ¹a mass of energy that tends to form a cavity or vacuum in the center of a circle and to draw toward this cavity or vacuum bodies subject to its action. A common thread runs throughout my drawings – a single focus, or several points, of energy in space. Vortices can be portals or gateways into and from other places…like wormholes. Place is defined as a location with a specific identity, whereas space is an abstract concept not bound by the delimiters of place.
First, I establish where the vortex, or vortices, will materialize. Thereafter, emerges revelation of varied forms flowing in and/or out of it. The final drawing results in an image where the vortex may have discharged objects or beings into a place never seen by the human eye or imagination, the charted journey through a wormhole to a parallel or alternate universe, or simply the relationship and interaction of line, shape, form, and texture; which I use as mapping tools to guide and navigate through the drawings.
Artist Bio / CV
2006 Montclair State University, MFA
2004 Moore College of Art & Design, BFA
- Internship2004 Philadelphia Print Collaborative
- Solo Exhibitions2004 Drawings in Graphite, MFA Gallery, Montclair, NJ
- Group Exhibitions: 2009 - The Landscape Question, Atlantic Rehabilitation Institute, Morristown, NJ | 2008 Newark Open Doors, Newark, NJ | 2008 - Multiple Me, Space 972, Newark, NJ | 2008 - Restful Alertness, Rhonda Schaller Studio-Online Gallery, New York, NY | 2008 - Surface Tension, Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, Philadelphia, PA | 2007 - Postcards from the Edge, Visual AIDS (hosted by James Cohan Gallery), New York, NY | 2007 - 9th Annual Painting, Drawing, Photo & Print Juried Online International Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery | 2007 - Square Foot Show, Art Gotham, New York, NY | 2007 - 2007 Fall / Winter Exhibition, Amercian Juried Art Salon | 2007 - Montclair in Manhattan, P.P.O.W Gallery, New York, NY | 2007 - 9th Annual Summer All Media Int’l Online Juried Art Exhibition, Upstream People Gallery | 2006 - Young Meat /Fresh Blood, SICA, Long Branch, NJ | 2006 - Triskaidekamaniacal, Axis Gallery, New York, NY | 2005 - Exhibition of Painting and Drawing, University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA | 2005 - Amos Eno Biennale, Amos Eno Gallery, New York, NY | 2004 - Emerging Artist Show, Artforms Gallery, Manayunk, PA | 2004 - Excuse Me Ladies, Hyder Gallery, Philadelphia, PA | 2003 - Mixed Media Show, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA | 2003 - Junior Student Show, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA | 2002 - Sophomore Student Show, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA | 2002 - Italy Study Abroad Exhibition, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA | 2001 - Freshmen Student Show, Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PA