My work has been included in a number of recent exhibitions, and there are some upcoming solo exhibitions I am preparing for just around the corner! Here are some recent highlights:
In March work from my Euromissiles Crisis series were included in the exhibition Exuberant Politics, a celebration of art, politics, and activism around the world. This exhibition is part of a yearlong programming initiative examining recent intersections of art and activism through the University of Iowa. The program has brought together numerous campus and community groups for a series of screenings, lectures, workshops, exhibitions, and panel discussions throughout the 2013-2014 school year. The Exuberant Politics exhibition is a large multi-site exhibit in collaboration with the University of Iowa, Public Space One, and the Legion Arts Center.
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Man Up! Masculine Archetypes in Visual Art
In April my work Fallujah was included in the exhibition Man Up! Masculine Archetypes in Visual Art, at the Leech Gallery, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI. The exhibition was organized in conjunction with an upper level history course titled: Reel Men: Masculinity in American Film 1945-2000. My work was included in the exhibition along with historical works by artists such as Thomas Hart Benton, Grant Wood, Paul Cadmus, Warrington Colescott and several others.
I was a juror for the regional membership exhibition at the Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts in Fond du Lac, WI. In April. I also attended the opening reception in May and gave a public juror’s statement during the opening.
In May I participated in two exhibitions through the Frank Juarez Gallery– Indiana Green and the Racine Arts Council Time Share Exchange exhibition. Indiana Green is celebrating its 5th year as an annual curated exhibition of regional contemporary art. This year the exhibition was held at the Cedarburg Cultural Center and included a catalog. Indiana Green runs from May 2nd through June 22nd (2014). The Racine Arts Council Time Share Exchange exhibition is a collaboration between the Frank Juarez Gallery and the Racine Arts Council each organizing to exhibit work at the other venue. My work was included along with Melissa Dorn Richards, William Zuback, Dale Knaak, and Tony Conrad. The exhibition runs from May 2nd through June 28th.
Click here for the Justseeds blogpost about the installation.
I was recently included in a print portfolio organized by Benjamin D. Rinehart titled Social IN/JUSTICE. As he describes the portfolio:
Social IN/JUSTICE centers on unfair acts, inequalities, and/or restrictions to individuals or groups of people. Each artist was asked to react to and personalize this concept. Artist as visual activist is a powerful tool used to comment on or satirize issues relating to race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, economic status, or politics. Social activism through prints like these serves as a wonderful opportunity to educate the viewer and promote discourse. Marginalized groups suffer the most when topics are deemed undesirable or challenge societal norms. This portfolio is a collection of recent works by printmakers from North America.
The portfolio is scheduled to be exhibited in a variety of venues in the upcoming year.