Interrogating the subjects of place, play, female power and sexuality, I strive to rupture cohesive understanding of play while reinterpreting the heroic, masculine landscape pictured by Homer and Eakins. By placing seemingly incongruous objects, women and actions together in my videos, meaning and content is altered. Each piece exists as both light-hearted and playful while pushing against social coherency towards more subversive, social implications. Produced through minimally directed action each video features a single woman or group of women engaged in a preformative act carried out in the landscape: on riverbanks of the Pemigewasset River, the New England coastline or urban New York. These actions or interactions introduce gestures of play at the same time implying an eroticism of the female body and a remaking of the tradition of male figures at play by the sea/water in the canon of 19th century American painting.
MFA, SMFA, Boston, BFA, Boston University. 2010 NYFA Individual Artist Fiscal Sponsorship: Project: Video Van 2009 Performed The Martial Art of Backstabbing with Judy Wood, Supergirl, Nexus Foundation, Philadelphia 2009 Boxing Gloves &Bustiers, Soho 20 Gallery, Chelsea, curated by Kate Gilmore 2009 Artist Grant, Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT 2008 Dangerous Women, DFN Gallery, Chelsea 2009 8 Hour Projects, Allegheny College Art Gallery, Meadville, PA 2006 Carousel, Chase Gallery, Boston, solo 2005 Consume Me, Chase Gallery, Boston, solo 2005 Objectification, Hunt Memorial Library, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 2004 Envelop, Chase Gallery, Boston, solo 2001 New Art 2001, Kingston Gallery, Boston, juried by Bill Arning