Monday, May 13, 2013


STRUTS GALLERY (SUMMER 2012) Living is Easy Series:

By Way of Return



(FALL 2012)
An online video archive profiling six Sackville, New Brunswick artists in their studios. The six artists featured in Studio 360° work in a range of media and are at different stages in their careers, from emerging to senior and established. The artists are: Kaeli Cook, Mark Igloliorte, Andrea Mortson, Graeme Patterson, Jerry Ropson, and Anna Torma.
Produced by the Owens Art Gallery produced in partnership with Faucet Media Arts Centre, funded by a grant from the the Sheila Hugh MacKay Foundation.





(WINTER 2013)
A national exhibition project of small sculptural works organized by the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador in collaboration with the Rooms Provincial Art Gallery.

...and i made this for "the sweetest little thing":

...that's a real rabbit heart in there.


the rejuvenation of Paschal Beverly Randolph in 33 unequal parts
ink, paint, paper, vinyl, rubber, metal, wood & stone, various dimensions

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


SUMMER 2011: A collaboration with MAPD. Presented as a part of Struts Gallery & Faucet Media Arts Centre's OK QUOI?! CONTEMPORARY ARTS FESTIVAL, Sackville, NB


Saturday, December 17, 2011



Ink, pigment & Flashe drawings on paper, 2009-2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, November 9, 2009

on listing (april 09)

I make mementos in order to forget.
It is about all I can do.

Trying not to make the work I would not have wanted to make, I articulat
e my way through each day. Keeping busy, even while idle. Forging object and image from various notions of response; fracture, ending, longing, and dispense. Sitting at the same overcrowded worktable I compile numerous lists. Meticulously list the irrelevant, draft plans unmethodical; just as before.
Starting with 001. I proceed to list, working from top to bottom in rows, I continue until I fill the space across an entire sheet of paper. One list ends and another one begins. Making note of the ordinary, thoughts and instances as they enter my head, and go again replaced by another to the proceed the next. The lists go on, one after another, and then another:

001. the new indulgence
002. value driven
003. can this really happen here
004. call me when you wake
005. before the depression
006. duck and cover
007. today it’s about waiting
008. not on a rugged coast
009. plain white sheets
010. tell me about it, not now
011. just about everything
012. one a week, only
013. showing her teeth
014. never looked back
015. the hit the air with
016. same old struggle
017. intense pressure

As Ben Highmore speaks of the troubling ‘transformation’ of “the most characteristic of everyday life: its ceaseless-ness” , through its attention, apprehension, and scrutiny; resulting in a division between content and representation. I attempt to transcend a similar desire for the preservation of this “ceaselessness” through habitual, repetitive modes of output, seeking to record, represent and constitute the everyday. In this way, moreover, I seek to provide possible points of common entry into the work and the process.

i. Ben Highmore, “Everyday Life and Cultural Theory,” The Everyday, ed. Stephen Johnstone. Documents of Contemporary Art (London, Whitechapel & MIT 2008) 82

Friday, August 8, 2008

pOLAROIDs (00-07)
In October of 2000, I received a package in the mail on the day on my 22nd birthday, just before my mom and I drove to Deer Lake to celebrate my birth and our collective day off of work. After art school I had returned to my hometown to clear my head and took a job working in the shrimp processing plant in Jackson’s Arm. By the time October rolled around I had worked there for over six months and although the money was nice, I was severely discontent with my job and my surroundings. Amongst other presents the parcel contained a Polaroid one step camera, and several packs of film. I was quite happy with this gift and immediately ran into the yard and snapped off several quick photos of some hose that my dad had lying around. Over the next eight years I would take hundreds of Polaroid photographs.
Most were just of my friends, although there were the occasional attempts at wit and/or aesthetic. Here are nine from the first seven.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Dealing directly with narrative, and more specifically the process of storytelling, I have researched and created within the concept of how narrative can inform and manipulate the image, and vice versa. Using digital video to compose situations of fractured narrative; incorporating personal references and delving into oral traditions, I enact subtle narratives. Using said video as a filter, I extract portions and recreate these fabrications in manipulated digital print and furthermore, drawing. I am transfusing and repositioning the imagery to illustrate portions of my meandering attempts to re-construct the familiar, through narrative.
While exhibiting a selection of drawings, digital prints and several corresponding small-scale handmade objects, I used pieces of pre-cut adhesive vinyl as a drawing tool to re-compose elements of the imagery directly onto the gallery wall. When installed the work acts as one piece with many components; each component has the potential to exist on its own, or as a significant contributing part of the larger overall piece.
Throughout the duration of the exhibition I periodically revisited the work, making slight alterations and minute additions to the piece, while at the same time facilitating possibilities of interaction with gallery patrons. These interactions mimic the method of layering that I utilize within my drawing. The story is not only significant to the conception of the work, but has come to be an integral part of the final presentation and implementation of the piece(s).

The images shown here are of an installation of the work, as it was exhibited as a part of IGNITION 4: at the Leonard and Bina Ellen Art Gallery, Montreal, Quebec in late 2007-early 2008.