Been busy this week installing my latest show, Non-Prophet at the Sella-Granata Art Gallery on the University of Alabama campus in Tuscaloosa.
The show is open today, September 8, through September 29. Also on view is Dennis Ritter’s Daily Objects: Index and Context.
An opening reception will be held September 8 from 4-6 pm.
Non-Prophet plays with the idea of the labor that happens in DIY or non-profit spaces, and its homonym—prophet—which implies the speaking of truth to power, and has a spiritual connection. My work grapples with truth through its use of the actual against illusion, and by presenting the complexity of fine art in relation to the politics of labor; as painting is both labor and leisure. My work is anti-prophetic in that it isn’t instructive; rather, it lays out the complexities of reality, power, and mystery in a way that is at times funny, revolting, and beautiful.