What Is This Place, 2014 Solo Show WVTF & Radio IQ Gallery
Works below were included in the show titled “What is this Place,” which opened October 2014 at WVTF & Radio IQ Gallery in Charlottesville, Virginia.
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In this work I am exploring themes about the tension between domesticity and wildness. This subject evolved out of my interest in several abandoned houses I have spotted along country roads in my home state of Virginia, where I now have a studio practice.
The disintegrating buildings are engulfed in the unrestrained foliage of the region and they are subsumed. This collision of two discrete worlds, the manufactured and the natural, is the source material for this series of abstract paintings. I hoped to express a sense of place as being indeterminate and in constant flux.