Excited to announce that New (found) Harmony, from my recent series Attempting Utopia, was selected for the upcoming Firmly Rooted 2016 exhibition at M.S. Rezny Gallery in Lexington, Kentucky!! Over 290 artworks were submitted in this national call for art that ‘addresses our ongoing symbiotic relationship with plants’. Juror Stuart Horodner, Director of the University of Kentucky Art Museum, selected 29 artworks for the exhibit.
The exhibition dates of Firmly Rooted 2016 are July 12th – August 20th with an Artists Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday, July 15th, 5-8pm. Stop by the gallery and cast your vote for the People’s Choice Award.
Attempting Utopia is a series of macroscopically photographed plant life in early stages of conception. Captured entirely in my back yard, these images, both beautiful and alien, parallel my experiences in starting anew. I abstract the bright future idea by exponentially enlarging the images and dye sub printing onto aluminum, which radiates a shininess affiliated with success. Images are frameless and float off the wall, constantly changing with the light as you move around them, representing the inevitable. Titles in the series reference real and fictionalized utopian/dystopian societies. (Shout out to Unique Imaging Concepts who printed the work…they are awesome!)
See you in Lexington!