Gallery > Non-Work

Non-work and non-painting are terms I use to describe art made from common or non-traditional materials. Forsaking traditional artisan materials for ordinary materials, or objects cast aside as obsolete or undesirable, these works propose the apotheosis of the trite, or the refutation of the ubiquitous, in an attempt to equate the banal with the monumental.

Taking the form of installation, assemblage, and sculpture, non-work is crafted out of the surplus or debris of urbanization and consumerism, and often suggests the documentation of marginal lives or neglected places.

Mirroring the ephemeral quality of the found, recycled, or non-archival materials with which they are composed, these works explore transient or detached states often within the context of allegories or parables.

Correspondent
Found object sculpture
48" X 24" X 36"
2012
Homecoming (Installation view)
Installation with painting, chairs, pillow, nails, book, twine
90" X 50" X 36"
2012
Go Out and Bring Me Lazarus
Mixed media assemblage
30" X 54"
2012
Untitled
Acrylic paint on sack stretched with found wood and exposed stretchers
36" X 20"
2012
Boll Weevil
Apron stretched on found wood with exposed stretchers
60" X 30"
2012
Carnegie Museum of Art Purchase Award Assemblage Book art
Paper and found object assemblage
9" X 16" X 6"
2012
Long Life
paper and found object assemblage
9" X 12" X 6"
2012
Entr'acte
Sculpture with wood, books, paint, paper, twine
28" X 30" X 15"
2012
Liferaft
Freestanding sculpture with found wood, pillows, paint, string
36" X 18" X 16"
2012
Liferaft
Freestanding sculpture with found wood, pillows, paint, string
36" X 18" X 16"
2012
Untitled (Virtus)
Wood, cardboard, paint, string, and found object sculpture
18" X 12" X 9"
2012
Untitled Fetische
Assemblage with found wood, twine, and recycled material
24" X 30"
2012
Pilloried
Oil on canvas tarp with books
22" X 30"
2012
Study for Phantom
House paint, paper, fabric, and drawing collage on unstretched drop cloth
36" X 48"
2012
Brief Reception
Tarot and postcards, paint, fabric, and collage on three panels of wood and canvas
15" X 36"
2012
Malaureate
Assemblage with wood, fabric, book, oil paint
36" X 12"
2012
Untitled
Assemblage with found wood, undershirt, and found objects
60" X 18" X 3"
2012