In early photographs, there is often a phosphorescent glow distorting the image. Ranging from blue to pink, this ghostly effect is the result of primitive chemistry, rendering the images continually sensitive to light. The appearance of these spectral traces marks the passage of time and reifies the photographic object as a kind of indexical feedback loop, depicting the processes of its own production.
In my work I use bleach and other photo-reactive chemicals to intervene in the development and fixing of photographs. Employing materials that mimic the effects of light over time, and engaging the historical and material conditions in which photographs are produced and persist.
The resulting images inhabit a formal vocabulary that parallels gestural abstraction while also evoking the phenomenological quality of the photograph: erasures and voids, noise and interference: visual distortions which elicit the psychic distortions and abstractions of subjectivity.
In making photographs oriented towards an interior space (both material and mental) I'm interested in the idea of the photograph as excavation, in the same twinned sense of a physical and psychic dredging. The photochemical processes redolent of subterranean mineral ones . . . the photograph as fossil . . .
This archaeological metaphor extends to the construction of a historical continuum that connects the image-objects produced through the alchemical experimentations of the 19th century, bound up in an early materialist poetics of the post-human, to the landscape of 21st century media; the ecology of the multiple and destabilized . . .
2017: Making It Real, London Alternative Photography Collective. London, UK
2017: Bushwick Open Studios, Space776. Brooklyn, NY
2017: Poster, Black Ball Projects. Brooklyn, NY
2017: De[con]struction, Carrie Able Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2017: Winter Salon, Greenpoint Gallery. Brooklyn, NY
2014: Editions, 8818 Sunset blvd. Los Angeles, CA *Solo Exhibition
2014: Artists' Books & Cookies, 356 Mission projects. Los Angeles, CA
2013: Re-Wiring the Real, Temple Ad Hoc. Los Angeles, CA
2012: Ars Lumina, Sancho Gallery. Los Angeles, CA *Solo Exhibition
2012: ReVisions of LA: Drawing and Photography, LACE. Los Angeles, CA
2012: Bohemia Los Angeles, Krishna Kumar Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
2011: Fast Forward 2, Museum of Contemporary Art. Santa Barbara, CA
2011: Sliding Down, R&R Gallery. Los Angeles, CA
2011: La Gran Pachanga, 111 Minna Gallery. San Francisco, CA