'Dis-solutions' is an exhibition which explores the ambiguity of self in contemporary society. I use Mylar film and acrylic paint to explore the fleeting, layered, translucent qualities of the subjective body. My aim is to create a visual field in which the animated “skin” of my paintings occupies a space between dissolution and re-formation. Images hover between multiple identities, ready to dissolve back into the polymer ‘primordial soup’ from which they came. By defying standard image categorizations, the work in this exhibition focuses on identity formation, dissolution and dissolve. Some paintings combine film and canvas, while others are combinations of multiple sheets of film which hang suspended from the wall and project into the social space of the gallery. The suspended works occupy the room as one more skin amongst a limitless series of self projections.
Born, 1964, San Antonio, Texas, USA
1993 Relocated to Sydney – Australian Citizen
2005-6 M.S.A. (distinction)--Sydney College of the Arts
1988-91B.F.A. (honors)--Cornish College of the Arts, USA
1987 San Antonio College, USA—Sculpture, Painting, Drawing
2007 “Dis-solutions”, Horus & Deloris Contemporary Art
2006 “Webless Weavers Project”, Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2001 “The Map Within”, Cutcliffe Gallery
1998 “Magnifica”, MaudeSpace Gallery
1997 “Homelands”, Enzo Gallery
1996 “Emerging from the Web,…(Memories, shrines and dreams)”, Gallery AD 163
2002 “Wildworks”, Wildworks Productions in the Gallery Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2002 “Body of Miracles/Body of Disaster’s Shrine”, Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2004 Sydney Affordable Art Show 04, Fox Studios, Sydney
2003 Sydney Affordable Art Show 03, Fox Studios, Sydney
Selected Group Exhibitions
2005 “RECORD”, Cornish College of the Arts Gallery
2002 Dattilo-Rubbo Memorial Exhibition, Manly Art Galley & Museum
2002 Warringah Art Prize
2001 Liverpool Art Prize-Casula Power House
2001 Gallery Artists, Cutcliffe Gallery
2000 Elegant Grandeur, 7 Oaks, San Antonio, USA
2002 Manly Arts Festival Award
1990 Fine Arts Scholarship, Cornish College of the Arts
2006 Guest Speaker, Northern Beaches Arts Forum, Manly Art Gallery & Museum
2006 “Profile”, Manly Daily, Sept.5,
2005 “Record”, Seattle Weekly, Visual Arts: Feb.9, Seattle, USA.
2005 Cornish College of the Arts, Spring-2005.
2003 “HACER”, Transnational Events & Activities: Dec., San Antonio, USA
2002 “Time Out”, Manly Daily
“Short Takes”, Manly Daily, Leisure and Learning Feature
1998 “Arts Talk”,-- Julie Copeland, ABC Radio National.
2004 S.C.A.T Corporation, On Target Advertising, Los Angeles, California
'Dis-solutions' Press Release available here.