Using ordinary materials such as magazine spreads and advertisements, I create work that reflects the expectations and desires of contemporary consumer culture. My interests lie in the collapse of inflated expectation and how visual media guides society’s manufactured view of self-esteem. Working primarily in sculpture and collage I accumulate, repeat and alter mass-produced and overlooked imagery, mainly of the figure. These distorted figural works aim to reveal the ways in which we identify with and develop self-assertive ambition from popular images by interrupting that identification.
Recently my attention has focused on fashion models in high-gloss editorials, the unrestrained masculinity of fitness magazines, and the idol worship surrounding teen heartthrobs.
Artist Bio / CV
b: Woburn, MA, 1985. Lives and works in Boston, MA
Massachusetts College of Art and Design - MFA, Sculpture, 2009--Boston, Massachusetts
Tulane University - BFA, Sculpture, Painting, 2007--New Orleans, Louisiana
CHAIN LETTER 2011, Samson Projects Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
2nd ANNUAL POSITIVITY IN COLLABORATION SHOW, 2010--Doran Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
VITAL (A)(R)(T), Traveling exhibition in conjunction with NNDC Annual Conference, 2009-10--University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan; Parker Hill Library, Boston, Massachusetts; Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts; ARTiculate Gallery, Washington, D.C.; University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
MIDWAY, 2008--Paine Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
TRAPS, 2008--Doran Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
HELLO MY NAME IS…, 2007--Doran Gallery, Boston, Massachusetts
THE VIRUS SHOW, 2006--The Green Project Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
ART IS GARBAGE, 2006--Inaugural exhibition for The Green Project Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana
30 March 2008--Leslie Talmadge, Going once, going twice, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA
December 2006--In the Air 2006, Interior Design Magazine, Issue 15, 203.
October 2006--Green Project Art, Breaking Ground, New Orleans, Louisiana, 3.
18 August 2006--McCash, Doug, Lost and Found, The Times Picayune, Lagniappe Section, New Orleans, Louisiana, 12.