The Hera Gallery is excited to announce the opening of the virtual exhibition Objects of Agency. Objects of Agency is a 52 week long virtual exhibition, through 2023. The exhibition addresses the health care crisis which has recently culminated in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and stripped thousands of people of the right to bodily autonomy.
I am proud to have my work, “Excavation of the Interior” included in this important and timely exhibition.
Inspired by the form of the book, my work traverses tapestry, installation and sculpture to push familiar forms into works that arrest and baffle, while simultaneously offering places of contemplation and solace. Working both as a solo practitioner and in the public sphere of community engagement, I aim to invite altered ways of viewing the world and how we inhabit it, to instigate exploration and examination of what we think we know and are.
The evocative, visceral and physical quality of materials drives my work and gives it its emotional resonance and relevance vis a vis how they are used. I am compelled to layer, wrap, stitch, knot and glue as well as paint, draw and write, layering, disrupting and complicating the surface to add levels of meaning. Often, the meaning or intent becomes clear only during or after this process, as if it had been there all along and simply surfaced during the act of making.
Excavation of the Interior, 2021, 12 x 28 x 12.5″.
“Excavation of the Interior” is a sculpture drawing parallels between the structures of the book, built environment and body made of wood, mulberry paper, canvas, muslin, watercolor paper, hemp cord and linen thread. It stands upright in any degree of opened/closed. Open, it can span up to 28″ wide.