While putting together this website, I realized that the art images, descriptions, and installation views within it were generally void of the people associated with them. Something intimate and crucial about the context of each piece seemed missing. I suppose when we present art, we strive for a dislocated, say, “timeless” experience – perhaps like the clean white walls of a gallery or material confined to the rectangular boundaries of a canvas – but none of it would be possible without the institutions and individuals working to deliver the message. I know that in my larger creative objective, the collaborative feature is what I relish most. Likewise, when collectors, curators, writers, and other interested art world participants seek to “go inside” via a studio visit or interview, I would imagine it is less to demystify the timelessness of art and more to have an informative and connecting engagement, giving the art added value in the exchange. In short, I want to couple the evolution of my imagery here with the people and places important to my growth, inside and out. Below is a somewhat chronological – and by no means complete – selection of photos I call Scrapbook for those who have been instrumental to my course. It is a tribute and a "Thank You." No doubt, it’s about me, but it’s also lovingly about them. Pictures like these reintroduce time, setting, and personality to the art-making process.
Scrapbook - Index
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2011 TAC Opening
Note: The header image above is from an evening reception at Art Basel Miami in 2011. From left to right: Andrew Young, Martha Macks Kahn (who owns Goya Girl Contemporary in Baltimore), Julie Sasse (Chief Curator at the Tucson Museum of Art), David Rubin (Curator of Contemporary Art at the San Antonio Museum of Art), and Tucson artists Mayme Kratz, and Carrie Seid.