As an interdisciplinary artist, I create performances, video work, and objects that challenge viewers to think critically about our highly polarized society. I explore the tangle of representations, visual tropes, and myths—referencing historical events and invoking cultural symbolism.
My video work features stylized representations of performers working themselves through exhaustion to unveil genuine emotion. My 'action videos' depict physical prowess with the body. The participants, in turn, communicate narratives through the physical tasks they perform.
I portray the body both frenetically and through drudgery in order to convey relevant cultural experiences. To get to the essence of this conversation, I place no restrictions on the tools that I employ, working with materials as disparate as Mercury light and glitter, I explore ways in which reclaimed materials convey rugged histories relating them to an African-American experience.
The Curator's Office
Patricia Sweetow Gallery