"Melissa", 2008, charcoal on toned paper


work series in progress

about the works:

  "The highs and lows of historical feminine achievement, and the place of women in current cultural and social spheres, is something that continually shades my work. The drawings presented here are part of the work series entitled "classified".
  Here I am arranging nude forms drawn to mirror vintage 50's era erotica together with veterinary skeletal studies, allowing primal sympathies to blatantly overtake any intellectual nature. The drawings are subsequently titled after names I randomly selected while skimming through phone sex classifieds.
  By creating a composite out of visuals that lend themselves to categorization - animal anatomy and a stereotyped style of nudity - I try to address the human tendency to classify all observations. The drawings aim to bring this normally subconscious process to the viewer's attention."



Although "classified" is a work in progress, select initial works have have been presented in international group shows.
Some can also be seen on this web site:  click on the picture above to get a first glimpse.   (Javascript required)

June 24th - July 24th, 2008

Drawing on Experience - Woman Made Gallery, Chicago, USA
International Juried Group Exhibition

Opening, 6pm - 9pm

06/27 - 07/24/2008

Woman Made Gallery,
685 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60622
Wed - Fri: 12:00 - 19:00
Sat & Sun: 12:00 - 16:00

  June 11th - August 31st, 2008

7th LESSEDRA World Art Print Annual
International Juried Art Exhibition

Opening Reception, 7pm

06/12 - 08/31/08

LESSEDRA Gallery & Contemporary Art Projects
25 Milin Kamak Street, 1164 Sofia, Bulgaria