September 1 (Labor Day Opening)-30th, 2007
Possible print wk shop to be announced.
amazing hancock bros.
are where east meets south
texanese by birth
twins separated by 18 months
not quite irish
but half japanese and texan
they are the new breed of ink slingers,
images and texts are hardboiled, leaning toward the the neo-expressionist catalogue but they are not above doing a nice landscape from time to time for a finicky uncle at christmas.
A project space in bridgeport, a neighborhood of Chicago.
Aug. 11( opening reception)-26, 2007
As a child growing up in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas I was interested in exploring nature through bluff climbing, artifacts of amateur archeaology and the mythology of Indaian lore. These early fascinations continue to be the foundation for my art making today.
The symbolic exploration of the basic cycles of birth, life, and death, and how they are expressed through various cultural signifiers constitute the subject of my work. Through various means, including perfromance, installation, video and digital photography, I explore these themes, focusing on the human body as expressive vehicle.
Making use of reconstituting iconographies from a variety of historical cultures, including Native American, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Paleolithic and Neolithic, I examine these archetypal thematic elements through the filter of my own subjective experience.
Through the inhabitation of various personas, including RXS ( a disco-era Dioysian character), the Prisoner ( a primal earth based character), and the Worker ( a simple laborer who sets in motion the deepley significant processes of creation/destruction), I perfrom, create two- and three - dimensional installations and perfromance artifacts, and extend them into digitally- enhanced photographic works.
July 28 (Opening night only) 2007
This short, stop animation video project represents an ongoing investigation that ultimately aims to expand the space allotted for critically exploring ideas about black girlhood/womanhood/being misunderstood and relationships created in/beyond " the hood."
June 30 ( opening)-July 21, 2007
6pm-10pm ( Artist talk 7pm)
Political pop culture
Walls and barriers
Surrendering/Claiming (white flags)
Passing comments/samples of language
Recognizing signage as my own.
May 26 (opening)-June 23, 2007
Studies of black ink on wood & recycled paper.
This series focuses solely on the ideal of using only
recycled or discarded material, with no leftover waste.
The World of Tilsammen is a product of the unconscious
mind where a race of non gendered, nearly featureless
human like creatures exist in complete oneness with