Saturday, November 12, 2016

New work: After the Shot

Before developing the paper in the darkroom, I sealed the edges of a stack of paper that had been shot. Instead of developing each photograph individually, I dropped the whole stack in the chemical solution and the developer seeped into the hole left by the gunshot. The entire series is here:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Solo Show at the Marran Gallery

From August 15 to October 17th, I had a solo show at the Marran Gallery in Cambridge, MA.
Installation views:

Panel Discussion

August 15-October 17th, 2016 I had a solo show at the Marian Gallery in Cambridge, MA.
In conjunction with the exhibit, a panel discussion was hosted. Faculty discussed ways to address how teachers, parents, and other service providers can talk about gun violence and the related trauma.

Thursday, October 13, 2016

New Work in progress

I'm continuing to pursue the ideas from my MFA thesis. I recently shot a box of 250 black and white 5x7" photographs. There is a lot of material to process and consider. Below are the first layers of a shot.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Press from Shots Fired

Boston Globe:

Boston Young Contemporaries Show 2016

Each Year MFA students form all over New England compete to be in the Boston Young Contemporaries show. Lumen Evidence, from my thesis show was selected.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Shots Fired: photos from my MFA thesis exhibition

MFA in Visual Arts Thesis Exhibition
June 19 – 25, 2016
Reception Saturday, June 25
6:00 – 8:00 pm

Lesley University
Lunder Arts Center
1801 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA

SHOTS FIRED: Using a camera-less process, I shoot photosensitive material. It is the literal documentation of the effects of a gunshot on silver gelatin photographic paper, 4x5 sheet film, and paper treated with cyanotype emulsion. The objects are exposed to the ambient light and later developed. When a photograph violently interacts with the exterior world, the medium’s relationship to its referent is affected. My inquiry and experimentation produces objects that capture evidential traces of trauma. The abstract becomes physical, and the viewers become judges, victims, perpetrators, investigators, and witnesses.