Through April 28 with HG Contemporary in New York, fit extends the aesthetic, social, and philosophical meditations begun in the Market Makers debut, elaborated upon in subsequent shows in New York, London, Miami, and Boston, and introduces new series of interactive sculptures and abstract-expressionist paintings.
rise extends some of the themes begun in the Market Makers debut, this time reflecting on a few depictions of women in positions of power in popular culture, the virtues of a few men depicted in popular culture, and bringing new colorfield works, handheld-scale bronzes, as well as select works from the pixelated fabric, Market Makers, and early works series.
You can find the artist's statement here.
pixelated fabric is a series of colorfields completed in the aftermath of the 2016 US election in which I meditated on the polarized state of affairs in our society, and the role I saw social media playing in that 'pixelization‘ of our natural social fabric.
Fashion Forward extended some of the themes begun in the Market Makers series into the world of fashion and style.
Market Makers was the launch of my solo career, which I was delighted to present in partnership with New York-based HG Contemporary in September 2015.
Marking the moment of my transition from conducting the 'business of art' to the production of it, this show reflected on my own family experience with the historic overlap between art and commerce in American consumer markets.
As my paternal grandfather was an advertising manager with leading American personal products manufacturer Procter & Gamble, this show provided me an opportunity to reflect on the role that art and artists have played in the 'making' of consumer markets, and by association, the articulation of the 'American Dream' and the 'American Way,' while I stepped into this new role in my own practice of fine art.
Works in traditional and mixed media completed in this period reflect early and sometimes-experimental work, trying out styles and drawing inspiration from a few of my heroes, like Josef Albers, Jean Michel Basquiat, Josef Beuys, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp, Keith Haring, Damien Hirst, Ellsworth Kelly, Jeff Koons, Morris Louis, Piet Mondriaan, and Andy Warhol. Early stuff.
motion compositions — still in development — reflect on themes being explored in the other streams of work, and bolster the oeuvre's over-riding thesis.