I am interest in ideas and language and the ways they are manifested in receptive bodies as emotion, expression, movement, and action. My work is interdisciplinary and begins in forms of evocative speech (writing, and performance), and then crystallizations of those communications (drawing, sculpture, publications). In 2001 I co-founded The Journal Of Aesthetics & Protest, to generate language and then creative actions pursuant to forms of contemporary global hegemonic power. Visual and performance artworks demonstrate the ways political and social ideas pass between subjects – things are ideology made solid. In 2010 I initiated the Llano Del Rio Collective to simultaneously abstract the medium of the political and arts journal, and to make tangible cultural theory for citizens of Los Angeles.
I’m a recipient of a Warhol Foundation Writers Grant for a project examining the phenomena of “Possibility” within relational art and activism. I also did time in a collective producing live psychedelic light-shows as a form of live art to explore the possibility of whirling color, loud music, and context on the psyche.
I’ve contributed art to Alan Kaprow: Art As Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, LA; the 2008 California Biennial; Democracy in America: The National Campaign, Creative Time 2008; Fine Print: Alternative Media, P.S.1, New York; and the Documenta 12 Magazine Project Archive, Kassel Germany. Additionally I’ve shown work with Southern Exposure (SF), Hyde Park Art Center (Chicago), The Art Gallery of Knoxville (TN), LACE (LA), David Patton Los Angeles and Machine Project (LA). Also I’ve organized exhibitions at The Craft and Folk Art Museum (LA), Park Projects (LA) and David Patton Los Angeles.
I’ve given public talks on art and politics extensively, and taught New Genres Art at the University of Southern California and interdisciplinary Art in Goddard College’s MFA-IA program.
3424 Council St.
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