My exhibition SPACE at Sweet Lorraine Gallery consists of work completed through a painting process I am calling: reactive remembrance. Through layering, color, and varied line, I explore the complex nature of intimate memory. The thoughts and feelings transcribed in paint usually consist of those around adolescence and changing states: coming of age awkwardness, insecurities, love, comfort, humor, and sex. I think of a situation and it triggers an image. That work can influence another painting and a part of that painting triggers another memory and then another painting is realized- leading to rhizomatic production.
My newest work is built on imagined memories that are derived from personal experiences but no longer solely belong to me. Through this imagined memory propelling my painting language, I hope to add to contemporary conversations surrounding organizations of power and sexism.
Questions that arise: What do we value today? How do we treat our memories and the way we document them? How do we cope with our quickly changing attitudes in an impulsive/impatient world? Why do we remember what we do and why do we have moments of insecure longing for someone else's curated life?
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