This is a work in progress, March 2017, 48" x 48", white out, sharpie, acrylic and ink on canvas. I will eventually remove the red tape, I am using it as a guide for the stamps that are being applied. Because I am often home while my young children are napping, I've been studying the everyday objects in my space (such as toothbrushes and scissors) recently, and they have become the subjects of my work. I'm not sure if it's a blessing or a curse that such items have suddenly become inspiring, but the change reflected in my recent subject materials evidences the sea change that occurs when one becomes a parent.
Defaced dollar bills, February, 2017. I created these for ConArtist Collective's upcoming defaced currency show, and really enjoy working within pre-determined size formats such as what the dollar bill imposes. Defacing currency feels like a very different political act than it did last year. I feel like a citizen of a completely changed (and defiled) country, so maybe defaced currency makes sense in 2017. Defacing currency also feels mush riskier than it did before Trump's inauguration re: enforcement of 18 USC § 33.
Solo show at Chinatown Soup, 16 Orchard St NYC, opening party Thursday June 8 at 7PM. Featuring the Arthur Askerov Trio.
I finished this commission piece in October 2017 and it is headed for its new home in the East End of Long Island shortly
This wedding gift is comprised of tropical plants (drawn in sharpie), NYT newsprint, oil, and shellac. 10" x 10", 2017
This is a screenshot image of a Martin Beebe photograph from the 1970s. Robert Rauschenberg and Beebe were involved in litigation over Rauschenberg's use of this photo in one of his works; the suit eventually settled out of court. I'm currently working on concepts related to copyright infringement and the legal doctrine of Fair Use. With Richard Prince's controversial "borrowed" works in the news lately, it is so fascinating to determine how much a work must be changed to be eligible for protection under Fair Use. How much more do I need to use my computer to distort Beebe's photograph to make it my own four decades after it was taken?