Untitled, 2013. Chromogenic print mounted between acrylic. 14” x 9.75”.Scouted
The photographs in my series Scouted document erased and altered places photographed in 1994 and considered as stand-in locations for a fictionalized narrative based on actual events. Like the shards of a fractured mirror, the archive of pictures that is my source material reflect the landscape where they were taken, a city that is at once "for the camera" and a 24/7 back-lot. These images provide a vantage to see through time but what most interests me is the existential conditions these fractured constructions suggest. I capture and re-contextualize these images to ask viewers to look at and through the layers; to consider the constructs of making and looking at pictures and what it means to own an image.
Recent and upcoming talks/exhibitions/screenings:
In association with my Eadington Fellowship at UNLV's Center for Gaming Reseach, my colloquium talk: "Scouted: An inadvertent archive from the search for a cinematic Vegas" on January 15, 2015 at 3:00 pm in the Goldfield Room of UNLV's Lied Library
Works from my Scouted series are in “PANORAMA: Selections from the Nevada Arts Council’s Artist Fellowship Program” at the Barrick Museum, Las Vegas, NV Oct. 3Nov. 26.
Self-tending (2010) has been traveling in 2014 to several venues with Baltimore-Based,a screening of experimental film and video works curated by Sight Unseen