Uncle Hôm (2015) Oil on Canvas, plaster powder, water, 2-part mould, flags 70 x 36 x 36 $3000 “National cultures are contested within and from outside a country. They are defined by, and are meant to sustain the powerful elite within a nation, and they are defined by others as a way of distinguishing one national culture from another; ours and […]Read more "Uncle Hôm"
“Societies do not easily nor comfortably skip from ancient to modern, and tend to lose their historical authenticity and fundamental traditions when such rapid industrialization and modernization occurs. Coincidentally, a conflict emerges in the location between the desire to maintain pure traditions and the fulfillment of modernist ambitions. This contradiction, in turn, maybe partly rooted […]Read more "Ret-con (work-in-progress)"
4Sale (2014) Oil and mixed media on canvas 18×24 $2000 4Sale critiques the dominancy of the male gaze within representational art, as curated by male artists, art institutions, and the mainstream media. 4Sale parodies artworks created by male artists– namely The Birth of Venus, Olympia. and Grande Odalisque– that have been inducted into the male-dominated Western art canon by cultural institutions. These works contain […]Read more "4 Sale"
“On Narrative” explores the discrepancies within the personal narratives that we, as humans, produce in the process of grasping our reality. The series contain three works influenced by the narrative conflicts in literature: Human vs. Nature, Human vs. Self, and Human vs. Human. “The Order of Things” Flower, oil on panel. explores how we assess the value of an […]Read more "On Narrative"
An online exhibition of the “nipple slip” iconography within classical Western art. The gallery presents alternative interpretations of a gender specific iconography, which in the last hundred years has become a symbol of eroticism and obscenity; this conceptualization of “obscenity” has been historically linked to dominating Western powers– namely white males– from which the works in this exhibition […]Read more "Divine Nipslip"
A Sketch-up design for a mock exhibition of Maya objects. This project was completed for a fall 2015 Exhibition Design class taught by Dr. Victoria Lyall (Curator for Los Angeles County Museum of Art). Members of the curation team are: Jordan Pellew-Harvey (Exhibition Management and Development), McLaren Cundiff (Information and Interpretation Development), Michelle Sohnlein (Aesthetic Design […]Read more "Exhibition Design: The Fiery Pool"