April 5 - 27, 2013
Reception: Friday, April 5, 6 - 9 pm
"My paintings explore a pervasive sense of dread and anxiety in the 21st century. I'm drawn to normally unremarkable spaces-back alleys, empty lots, dreary rooms--and how they reflect our psychological states. Using elements from my own and found photographs, I reconstruct mundane settings for the performance of undefined narratives, captured in a single glimpse. My work has been informed by the cultural disillusion and social unease triggered by economic and environmental shifts over the past few years. For many people, the American dream-however you wish to define it--is hardly attainable and moving farther away than ever. I try to infuse the growing sense of rage, disappointment, and confusion in to scenes of ordinary decay and decline."