Installation, approx 15' x 30'
Slade School of Fine Art Gallery
Oil on canvas & acrylic wall painting
Side View 1
Side View 2
oil on canvas
30" x 40"
Being granted a position to the Slade School of Fine Art Painting in Contemporary Practice summer study allowed me to challenge my current practice while exploring the use of exhibition as a tool to deepen my process and drive work rather than conclude as a final destination.
This experience made significant changes to the way I approach my practice and as our course integrated into a shared exhibition space that concurrently served as our studio, we pursued our work individually but alongside our peers and drew upon a collective participation to reflect back into our own work.
After the course I was deeply inspired to continue this conversation and in my pursuit to not feel disconnected by distance and confined by the physical space of a gallery (or lack thereof), I created a virtual exhibition space called 011 Gallery based exclusively in social media. Immersed in the center of the tech world I pursue painting as an opportunity to reflect upon the conflicting emotionality of progress and nostalgia and personal connection, versus digital connectivity. The 0 and the 1 represent binary code, and I consider this project an evolving piece of work. The 011 Gallery will take on a life of it’s own as each artist that exhibits will then choose the next group. Through a nomination process each artist will make contact, either digitally or in real life, with a fellow artist that compels them in a way that can feed back into their own work, and this interaction in turn will further explore the possibilities of conversation via digital connectivity.
oil on canvas
24" x 36"