A recent article featuring a slightly older body of work called “Once a Boy” featured inn Hypertext Magazine. Here is a quote from the article. If you are interested check out the link in this post or go to current work. Continue Reading →
A Second Look: March 22 – April 22, 2016 Opening Reception on March 23, 6-9pm Site:Brooklyn, NYC, NY
Drawing Lines Across Mediums is an exhibition of drawings that reflect the ambitious, innovative and contemporary in drawing today. Curated by Olga Valle Tetkowski, Head of Exhibitions, The Drawing Center NYC.
Once a Boy is a series of paintings that explores the lost tradition of a boy’s initiation into manhood through masculine rites and rituals. The images from this series are taken from an old shooting manual once owned by my grandfather, who used it to teach my uncle about responsibility surrounding guns. I started this project as a young man in my twenties, when I reflected on my own upbringing and started to question the blurry lines that separate boyhood innocence from adult responsibility. In my own approach I try and look at the gun as a “ritual right” similar to the times when boys where allowed to leave the safety of the tribe and go with their fathers to hunt and gather.
The Big Show is Lawndale Art Center’s annual open-call, juried exhibition. It has been an important venue through which emerging and under-represented Houston area artists gain exposure since the show’s conception in 1984. The Big Show was formerly the East End Show, sponsored by the East End Progress Association, at Lawndale’s original location. Continue Reading →
A Second Look: June 5 – September 9 Opening Reception on June 11, 5:30-7pm Forsyth Gallery, Texas A&M University This exhibition juxtaposes traditional paintings from the Forsyth Galleries’ collections with responses to those works by area artists. Working in various media, the artists invite viewers to see the “conventional” works in innovative ways, while introducing refreshed interpretations of medium, theme and subject.
As a current Interactive Design student here at the Philadelphia University I constantly need to keep up-to-date with the latest technology to help myself stay ahead of the game. This field is extremely competitive and as I approach graduation I see that I must prepare now for what awaits me in this massive digital world I have yet to thoroughly explore. I was watching the news this week and a saw an interesting story about an artificial intelligence computer system released by IBM. This question answering computing system called Watson is outperforming it’s human opponents on the famous quiz show Jeopardy. Continue Reading →