The 15 images displayed represent a few samples of 4 seperate series. The following statement discusses drawings 5-10
Fam Farm reflect the loss of natural farming within westernized culture. Genetic modification, factory farming, as well as deceitful packaging and misguided labeling results in confusion and a disconnection between customer and the source of their food. Each drawing describes in various ways a group of chickens or pigs wrapped in flowing pretty pink ribbons. These ribbons operate to suggest manipulative tactics within the packaging and labeling of food leading to costumer confusion. The plucked areas detailed within each animal were used to suggest the preparation of food, specifically pointing toward factory farming, and how each animal born is essentially "an inanimate structure" whose short-lived and harsh existence is designed in service of human consumption.
Artist Bio / CV
DRAWING NOW; Le Salon Du Dessign Contemporain, representing La Galerie Particulier, Exhibiting in the Carrousel de Louvre, Louvre Museum, Paris, France.
WILD AT HEART, Group Exhibition, Thinkspace Gallery, Culver City, CA.
TILTING AT WINDMILLS, Group Exhibition, University of Wisconsin Madison, Porter Butts Gallery, Madison, WI.
EMERGING DRAWING, Group Exhibition, Purdue University, Rueff Gallery, Lafayette, IN.
ANIMA/ANIMUS, 4 Person Group Exhibition, Claypool-Young Art Gallery, Morehead State University, Morehead, KY.
MYSTICAL MENAGERIE, 2 Person Show with Laura Ball, Swarm Gallery, Oakland, CA.
MULTIPLE PROPOSITIONS, Invitational Group Drawing Exhibition, Herron School of Art and Design, Indianapolis, IN
GARGLE GROWL GULP, 3 Person Show with Jane Ryder and Chris Hutson, Peoria Art Guild, Peoria, IL.
ARTE NATURA, National Juried Exhibition, Limner Gallery, Hudson, NY.
LOVE AND THINGS LIKE LOVE, National Juried Exhibition, by Exhibition and Program Director Becky Alley, Lexington Art League, Lexington, KY.
FARM, Solo Exhibition, Wug Laku's Studio and Garage, Indianapolis, IN
DRAWING DISCOURSE, Contemporary Drawing Exhibition, National Juried Exhibition, Tucker Cooke Gallery, Asheville, NC.
BESTIARY; THE ANIMAL IN CONTEMPORARY ART, National Juried Exhibition, Manifest Creative Research Gallery and Drawing Center, Cincinnati, OH. Catalog Available.
QUINTILIS, Group Exhibition, Black Walnut Robert Wayner Gallery, Chicago, IL.
INDIVIDUALS IN A GROUP, Group Exhibition, Anode Gallery, Chicago, IL.
33rd ANNUAL ART ON PAPER, National Juried Exhibition, Maryland Federation of Art, Annapolis, MD. Juror: Joann Moser
2011 Instructor, Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis, Herron School of Art and Design
2009- 10 Working Artist in Lyon France
2008- 09 Lecturer, Texas State University, Baylor University, Art Institute of Austin
2007 Summer Art Instructor, Art Center, Clemson SC.
Art Assistant, Haystack Mountain School fo Craft, Deer Isle, MN.
2006-07 Graduate Teaching Position, Clemson University, Clemson, SC.
2006 Art Instructor, Interlochen Center for the Arts, Interlochen, MI.