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BNA until March 1st

December 12th, 2014

My suits have been professionally installed at the Nashville International Airport and will be on view until March 1st. They are in the Art Case, A/B Meeter Greeter Lounge, which is before the security checkpoint, meaning anyone can check them out. Click HERE to see images of the show. And click HERE to learn more about the Arts at the Airport program.

Fine Contemporary Craft

December 6th, 2014

I am participating in a group exhibition entitled, Fine Contemporary Craft of the Southeast at Artspace in Raleigh, NC. The exhibition was juried by Stefanie Gerber Darr and includes work from artists and craftspeople that are either from or live and work in the Southeast United States. The show opened last night and will run through January 17, 2015. Please check it out if you’re in the Raleigh area. Click HERE for more information.

Solo show at BNA

November 27th, 2014

I’m pleased to announce the opening of my solo show at the Nashville International Airport on Tuesday, December 9th from 4-6pm at the Exhibit Case, A/B Meeter-Greeter Lounge. On display will be my handmade three-piece suits made from nontraditional materials such as burlap, tarp, quilted moving blankets and trampoline fabric. This series, entitled Collapse, was begun in 2009 when I completely unstitched my wedding suit and have been using the resulting pieces as templates in order to recreate meticulous replicas ever since. I recently completed the sixth and final suit from 100% recycled Kraft paper.

RSVP is required by December 5th, so if you can make it to the opening, reply to arts@nashintl.com or call (615) 275-1614 and include your full legal name and date of birth…and be prepared to go through security on the evening of the reception. Click HERE and HERE for more information.

Prize Profile: Nature vs. Nurture

September 27th, 2014

The Charleston City Paper recently wrote a series of profiles on each of the seven finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. To read my interview, click HERE.

Tallahassee International

September 15th, 2014

I’m participating in an exhibition right now at the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University, entitled The 29th Annual Tallahassee International. The exhibition opened on August 25th and runs through October 5th, 2014. Four awards were given out and I received an Honorable Mention for my piece, Axed. For more information, click HERE.

1858 Prize finalists

June 30th, 2014

I am extremely excited and honored to announce that I was named one of the finalists for the 1858 Prize for Contemporary Southern Art. The competition is hosted by Society 1858, a membership organization affiliated with the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, SC. A panel of artists, art advocates and museum professionals reviewed over 250 applications and narrowed it down to these seven artists: Jim Arendt, Sonya Clark, Andre Leon Gray, Jackson Martin, Jason Mitcham, Damian Stamer and Stacy Lynn Waddell. The winner will be announced during an event at the Gibbes Museum on September 18, 2014. Hope to see you there!

Seep at the VAE

June 23rd, 2014

I just finished installing my solo exhibition, Seep in The Cube gallery at the Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. The show runs from June 26 through August 15 with a First Friday Reception on July 11th and an Artist Talk at 8pm on August 1st. If you’re in the Raleigh area in the next two months, please check it out. Click HERE to view the work in the show. Click HERE to view the show card.

Stand and Fly

March 25th, 2014

I’ve just completed two new sculptures that I’m really excited about. They are both custom created pallets along the same lines as my recent piece, Escape. The first is titled Fly and is made from steam-bent white oak and walnut woods. The top half has separated from the bottom half and now appears to be flying away. The second is titled Stand and is made from steam-bent red oak wood. It depicts a pallet that has been leaned against a wall and is now attempting to stand up.

Handcrafted

January 23rd, 2014

I am participating in the upcoming exhibition, Handcrafted at the Maria V. Howard Arts Center at the Imperial Centre in Rocky Mount, NC. The juror, Anthony Ulinski has chosen a variety of work in the media areas of ceramics, fiber, glass, metal and wood. The show opens on February 1 and closes May 18, with an artist reception and award presentation on Sunday, February 2nd from 2-4pm. Please check it out.

Craft Hilton Head

December 2nd, 2013

Brent Skidmore and I are participating artists in the group exhibition, Craft Hilton Head hosted by the Art League of Hilton Head, 14 Shelter Cove Lane, Hilton Head Island. Opening reception will take place on Thursday, December 5th from 5-7pm. Artist awards will also be announced that evening by juror, Judy Chisolm. The exhibition runs from December 5-January 4, 2014. For more information, click HERE.