#bigmuscle in Handled

#bigmuscle is an homage to men who flex on Instagram. It is a humorous comment on online crushes, and yet it also reminds us that in many places the virtual realm is the only safe space for minorities to flirt and negotiate relationships. #bigmuscle will be part of Handled at Gallery 263. Handled is a juried exhibition selected by Pat Falco, and opens on Thursday, September 7, with opening reception on Saturday, September 9. The exhibition celebrates the unrefined, imperfect,Read more

‘Whispers’ in We are Family

Whispers was originally my contribution to Home Is Where the Heart Is, curated by Andrew Robinson and Jim Osman for Kustera Projects earlier this year. I have recreated the poem as an independent piece and it will be part of We Are Family, an exhibition by ImageOut at Visual Studies Workshop. The opening reception takes place 6-9pm on Friday September 1st. Whispers, a cross-stitched poem, arises from repeated choices to remove myself, a gay man, from rejection and discrimination. AtRead more

Wardrobe Crisis

While in Sydney for the UTS Library artist residency, I had a great conversation with Clare Press. Clare is the author of Wardrobe Crisis: How We Went from Sunday Best to Fast Fashion and Fashion Editor-At-Large of Marie Claire Australia. The podcast is now out and available HERE. We hope you enjoy listening to it as much as we enjoyed recording it!Read more

#bigmuscle in Gritty In Pink

Update May 21st, 2017: I received an email on Friday from curator Lisa Rockford informing me that the Bailey Contemporary Arts Center had decided to pull my work from the exhibition at the last minute, alongside the works of four other artists, Emily Blei Hracho, Heather Foster, Judy Polstra and Philip Lique. At the time of writing, video works by a number of artists are still under review and may also be pulled. I am disappointed at being eliminated toRead more

Home Is Where the Heart Is

“Home is Where the Heart is” is an exhibition about place and displacement. The exhibition at Kustera Projects will take place within the context of a large dollhouse that was recovered from a home severely damaged by Hurricane Sandy. Both Kustera Projects and the surrounding Red Hook, Brooklyn neighborhood were also directly impacted by the storm as were several of the artists and curators participating in this project. The exhibition seeks to bring together a group of artists and designersRead more