Saturday, October 30, 2010

Place and Sensibility at VisArts

I'm in a two-person show called Place and Sensibility at the VisArts Center in Rockville, MD.

For more on VisArts go here:

For more on Mariah Johnsongo here:

The show runs from Nov 8-Dec 17th. There will be a mini-opening on Friday Nov 5th from 6-8 pm.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Radar Redux Reviews Desperate Times

Go there!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Arlington Arts Center 2011 Solos

I found out today that both me AND Jason have been selected for the 2011 solo shows at the Arlington Arts Center in Arlington, VA!! I'm so excited!!! My friend and fellow artist Mindy Hirt was also chosen, so McDaniel College will be well represented by the two of us! It's such an honor and this keeps me motivated to keep working and producing and going to the studio. THANKS SO MUCH AAC!!!

For more info on the Arlington Arts Center, go here:

For more on Jason, go to

For more on Mindy, go to

I'll post more info about our shows once I get more. Yay!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Desperate Times opens TONIGHT!

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Subbasement Artist Studios is pleased to announce our upcoming show Desperate Times, opening Saturday September 11th and running through October 9th. Five emerging Baltimore artists will exhibit work reflecting a broad range of dystopian anxieties in response to the present state of society and culture. Darrell Appelzoller’s photographs are built into topographically inspired 3->dimensional islands, exploring issues of individual isolation amidst a wealth of technological communicational devices while we live together in increasingly closer proximity to one another. BHIBTB makes video installations inspired by science fiction films and literature. His videos show a future world in which Utopia seems to have finally come to be a reality, yet this future is extreme in its sterility, sublimely cultish, and Orwellian in its nature. Graham Coreil-Allen’s ongoing project, New Public Sites, exposes the absurd, overlooked, and banal, aspects of the metropolis’ we inhabit through guided tours, videos, and installations, “playfully exploring a thrilling urban sublime through drifting symbols of invisible sites”. Matthew Fishel’s work takes a significantly darker tone. Cinematic in their nature, Fishel’s videos and animations are inspired by, and are in response to, classic science fiction films and Hollywood’s current fascination with apocalyptic scenarios. Sarah McNeil has created a world in which all is not lost. Her sculptures, animations and installations follow the exploits of the Bricoleur Dream Brigade, who with their wit, cleverness, and fantastical devices, combat the negative energies and pervasive cynicism of the current moment, healing individuals and leaving the world a better place than they found it. Desperate Times is curated by Jason Irla who has brought together this group of five artist who’s disparate methods of working are all conceptually linked to finding ways in which to navigate the dystopian world we inhabit. Please join Subbasement Artist Studios, the five artists, and the curator, at an opening reception Saturday September 11th, from 7 – 9 p.m.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Real Art DC profile!

Lucky #6! Go here for an article and photos:

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Our New Studio

Jason and I moved into our new studio in Area 405 recently and it feels great to have such a nice space in an artists-centric building/area of Baltimore. Here are a few shots of it--it's about the size of 2 of my old studio at MICA. Area 405 is located at 405 E. Oliver Street.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Unlikely Places

I'm in a show at Towson University called Unlikely Places. It runs until August 7!

Drawing in the Expanded Field

I will be in a show at Colorado State University's Hatton Gallery entitled Drawing in the Expanded Field. They selected my prop drawing installation!

For more info, visit

More from Detroit

I'm really into graffiti buffs right now, and there were a lot in Detroit. Photos taken by Jason Irla...

Trip to Detroit

I just got back from a trip to Detroit (Jason's hometown) and took some photos that have elements that I'd like to use in my paintings. Jason took all of these and I'll be uploading more soon...

Real Art DC

Lately I've been finding that the shows, jobs, etc that I apply for and then seem to forget about always come back to surprise me! I applied to the Washington Post's art competition Real Art DC back in late April/May during my theory class and thought nothing of it. I had been emailed a few times by a reporter asking for more images and thought, "Well that's interesting" but then lost touch. I recently got an email from the same reporter asking me if I would like to be a finalist--and I said yes of course! Here's how it works-- anyone can upload photos of their artwork onto the Real Art DC page. Right now there are almost 3000 images from artists. 10 finalists are selected and featured by the Post. Once all 10 have been selected, there's a 2 week voting period where you can vote for your favorite. The winner is then further featured on the website and I think in the printed paper as well. I'm surprised to be chosen, especially out of so many images and very honored. Thanks Washington Post! I'll post a link to the story once it's published.

New website

My website is up and running! I still need to add more photos but everything's looking pretty good so far and I'm happy with it. I'm going to keep using the blog to announce updates, shows, etc but will primarily add pictures of new work only to the website. The address is:

Thursday, July 8, 2010

It's been awhile!

Sorry it's been awhile since my last post! Between looking for a job, trying to spend time in the studio, getting ready for 2 more shows, and setting up a "real" website, it's been hard to find time to update this thing. But YES I will have a real website soon, just have to take some better images of my paintings and then things will be up and running. I have a few things to post but first I need to go to the studio! Look out for things to come...

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hirshhorn Trip- 5/27/10

Jason, Steve, and I went to the Hirshhorn last week to check out the Yves Klein show. There was another show up called "Color Forms" that was small but amazing and well curated. The Klein show was great to see--I liked the way the curators presented the videos in the doorways of the space. It was a smart way to consolidate the space---I think the curators of the Marina Abramovic retrospective at MoMA should take note! I've posted a few pictures from the trip:

Klein's infamous International Klein Blue was SO saturated it hurt to look at after awhile!

Wolfgang Laib

AMAZING Paul Sharrits piece

One of my favorites and inspirations, Fred Sandback

Sunday, May 9, 2010


Well, the time has finally come--I went to my last class, had my final review, made my last critique schedule as a Program Assistant...I am done with graduate school.

It was a great experience. Working with Frances Barth was by far the highlight, as was meeting with our critics-in-residence and having critiques with visiting artists (David Humphrey was one of my favorites).

That being said, I am glad it's over and am eager to move on with my art/career/life. Graduation is one week away and I'm looking forward to "officially" moving on from the program. This definitely is not the end of my education--I hope to get a few more Master's degrees under my belt and possibly a PhD. We'll just have to see where life takes me...