ABOWT - 2016
ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION /// This show happened at the end of my residency at UCSB and was a response to writing my MFA thesis and completing the two year MFA program that preceded the residency. In reflecting upon my MFA experience I was struck by how much of it was about THE ABOUT...in other words, explaining what your work is about and what you are about as an artist. Through my creative process, I transformed that about into the form of a bow tie. This form, I decided was a fitting metaphor for the process of summarizing the about to me and my work...The idea of "tieing something up in a bow" for people to consume. This was the impetus for each of the works featured in this exhibition and for the misspelling of the word "about" as "ABOWT" in order to insert the word BOW in it.