House Broke (group exhibition), 17 Frost Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

House Broke (group exhibition), 17 Frost Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

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Oaxaca Painting

50 x 60 IN

Oil on Canvas

 
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Party in the Tropics

46 x 46 IN

Oil on Canvas

 
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Bunt Cake Painting

30 x 40 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Donut Painting

30 x 40 IN

Oil on Canvas

 
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Dresser Painting

48 x 60 IN

Oil on Canvas

 
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Sausage Painting

52.5 x 60 IN

Oil on Canvas

 

These paintings abstract food culture through the view point of technology. Images are reproduced and removed from their original context. What was once fragrant, moist and communal is now flattened, placed out of context, filtered and made indecipherable . In millennial culture, so much of how people interact with food is through their cellphones, thus fracturing the experience of eating into a flat, frozen image. This alters the implied “culture” and time/ site specificity surrounding the food. These fractured snapshots are distributed all over the world through social media channels such as instagram, yelp, DM and Snapchat, thus removed from the original, engaging experience of eating. 

I capture this displacement through layered paintings which juxtapose styles, color, modes of representation, and context in order to disorientated the viewer and alter how food is read. Such paintings are originally inspired by the food installations I create. In translating the physical space into a composed painting, I over lay photographic documentation and remembered happenings in order to highlight either/both the original purpose of the installation or the discoveries I made in the process and as a result of public participation. The resulting paintings suggest a similar displacement and abstraction to that of the food culture brought about by social media.

 
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Appetizers

48 x 60 IN

Oil on Canvas

 
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Saint Patty’s

16 X 20 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Easy Lay

16 X 20 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Untitled (Nate, hungover)

16 X 20 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Candy

12 X 16 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Untitled (Candy 2)

12 X 12 IN

Oil on canvas board

 
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Self Portrait in Candy

16 X 20 IN

Oil on canvas

 
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Untitled (Candy 3)

12 X 12 IN

Oil on canvas board