Work from my Recoil series has been selected by juror, Julia Galloway for the State of Clay 2020 exhibition. This is th e11th biennial exhibition featuring clay artists connected to
the state of Massachusetts. The exhibition originally planned for May/June has been rescheduled due to the Covid 19 emergency.
Lexington Arts & Crafts Society
My Recoil installation, asking viewers to consider alternative points of view in the gun debate, is currently on view in Birmingham, AL as part of the We Dare Defend Our Right: The Gun Show at Space One Eleven gallery. Curated by gallery director Peter Prinz, this exhibition includes the work of a diverse group of artists from different regions of the country exploring guns, gun violences and gun culture. Artists in the exhibition are Larry Jens Anderson and Jen Deplour of Atlanta, Tom Hubbard of Attleboro, Massachusetts, Valerie Mann of Ann Arbor, and Dread Scott of Brooklyn. Birmingham artists are Derek Cracco, Darius Hill, Jim Neel, Kevin Shook, and Larry Thompson.
We Dare Defend Our Right: The Gun Show
Space One Eleven Gallery, Birmingham, AL
9/6 – 12/27/2019
Recent soda fired works from my Future Relics included in this exhibition.
A Change in Atmosphere
January 9 - February 16 2020
The Umbrella Arts Center, Concord, MA
juried by Trevor Youngberg
A Change in Atmosphere is a juried, group show representing works that have been fired with Wood, Salt, Soda, Pit, Sagger, or Raku processes. The art selected for the exhibition will embody the current trends or movements being developed in the world of clay. The goal of this exhibit is to provide a showcase of ceramics artists who utilize fire and atmosphere as a way to explore the surfaces of their work. VIEW
I'm very happy to announce that I have been named a Merit Fellow and selected to take part in the Steel Yard residency program in Providence, RI.
I am happy to share that the Semper Fidelis: How I Met My Father exhibition was recently added to the permanent collection of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN. This work, produced in 2003, documents my quest to learn about my father, a U.S. Marine, killed in Vietnam when I was two years old. Semper Fidelis is the result of more than 18 months of research and 5 weeks of travel through Vietnam.
With the assistance of several Vietnam veterans I learned to decipher military records, maps, field reports and learned details surrounding my father’s service. Based on my research I was able to retrace much of my father’s tour of duty including a stop in the village of Kim Lien where my father and three other Marines were killed in a firefight. This exhibition is my attempt to understand an event that I had avoided until I became a father myself. Semper Fidelis is not about the war in Vietnam, it is a story of loss and how the effects of war resonate through generations.
Semper Fidelis: How I Met My Father is comprised of 31 works ranging from raku and electric fired ceramic vessels with photo transfers, to photographs and mixed media works incorporating etched glass and tin wrapped frames made in Vietnam. My research and travels were collected in a series of sketchbooks which served as a record of ideas, facts and experiences drawn upon to create the works in this exhibition. Semper Fidelis was first exhibited and well received at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in 2003. Fifteen years later I am grateful it has found a permanent home in Fort Wayne.
2012 Kent State University, Kent, OH
2008 National Museum of the Marine Corps, Quantico, VA
2005 National Vietnam Veterans Art Museum, Chicago, IL
2005 Governors State University, University Park, IL
2003 Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Fort Wayne, IN