My work explores the concept of photographic truth and its correspondence to perceived reality. For both series Nature Morte and Representations, I've created what I like to call photographic documents of three-dimensional drawings. Using charcoal, I draw directly onto the surfaces of ordinary objects which I have first “whitewashed” with paint, creating visually ambiguous hybrids that appear to vacillate between drawing and photography, black-and-white and color, signifier and signified. No digital manipulation is involved, but the creation of the image is dependent on the monocular view of the camera.
Artist Bio / CV
My photographs and videos have been exhibited in galleries and museums both in the US and abroad. Public collections include the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, Light Work, Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Smith College Museum of Art, Light Work, Syracuse, NY, Seattle Arts Commission, WA, Roland Gibson Gallery, Potsdam, NY, and Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, New Paltz, NY among others.