My newest sculpture comes out of the ongoing Manhattan Effigies series called, “Manhattan: Smashed (The Party’s Over)”. This piece uses broken wine bottles (left over from the creation of my ENOLOGRAM works), cast in clear acrylic resin and mounted on a wood pedestal. “Manhattan: Smashed” was created for the exhibition Art Enology at Art in FLUX in Harlem curated by Souleo and is on view from December 5 – January 23, 2013 along with two other wine-themed works.
I recently completed some new small used sponge maps including this one of Manhattan. Each sponge section represents the different zipcodes of NYC. The use of dirty sponges is integral to the concept–Manhattan is one of the most culturally absorbent cultures in the world, and some areas are even quite stinky.
Update: This work is currently on view at Jim Kempner Fine Arts as of June 20, 2012.
Recently completed a new sponge map of the U.S.A. This latest “Used Sponge Assemblage” is Scaled 1:10,400,000 and measures approximately 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches and is signed on the verso. This work also includes AK and HI (not shown in picture).
Recently built new frames for my PRODUCE drawing series and solo exhibition by the same name. These works have never been shown publicly before. Above is a picture of one of the configurations on display through May 27 at The WAH Center. For more detailed images and information on the series, please visit the PRODUCE Gallery.
New installation of Absorption Modules created for my solo exhibition at the WAH Center, April 21- May 27, 2012. Each Module is 11 x 11 inches each, made from weathered, stained and embossed paper stacks with corrosion, leaves and other natural elements.
“World All Washed Up (Scale 1:46,720,800),” 2012. Used sponges, 19 3/4 x 32 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches. Finished in time for this year’s Fountain Fair and on view at the Hullaballoo booth from March 9-11. “World All Washed Up,” is currently on view during “Energetic Fusion,” a collaborative exhibition with fellow artist and professor Ryan Seslow at York College Art Gallery in Jamaica, Queens. March 26-May 3, 2012.
I created this new map of Japan to donate for the relief effort following the devastating earthquake/tsunami/nuclear meltdown earlier this year. The rough red sponge represents the radioactive Fukushima region. The work was on view at the WAH Center’s ART (Artists Rescue Team) Benefit June 10-11, 2 and is now resides in the WAH Center permanent collection.