PAINTING


PORTFOLIOS
SPECTACLE & SPRAWL SERIES
2016-2020

NARRATIVE
OF PLACE



  1. SPECTACLE & SPRAWL
  2. AMERICAN BONES
  3. AMUSEMENT ARCHITECTURE
  4. EUROPEAN SERIE
  5. BIRDS ON A WIRE      
            
       
Daly City, Westlake California
Spectacle & Sprawl is a series about planned communities' class and cultural design. The Daly City house is a “Hyper Object” holding iconic meaning in the American vernacular.
Daly City, CA was one of the first planned communities to specifically house workers and returning GI’s, the Westlake area featuring architect Doelger’s 1948’s “House of the Moment” was a zeitgeist moment for the American Dream and midcentury modern architecture.
I painted 100 small 10x10’ paintings on wood panels with an image transfer of Doelger’s house. The conformity of the reproductive image of the house with the differing painting treatments expresses the tension between America’s prefab manufacturing efficiency and the mythos of American individualism. While mirroring the artist’s push and pull of abstraction and representation.
 

︎︎︎ 2016-2020
︎︎︎ FOTO TRANSFER 
︎︎︎ HOUSES 10X10” ACRYLIC ON PANEL
︎︎︎ DALY CITY, WESTLAKE COMMUNITY,CA ARCHITECT, Henry Doelger

Glass Castle, Tribeca, NYC 
The skinny skyscraper, 56 Leonard St., is its own "Hyper Object," Its cantilevering architecture has given it the nickname the “Jenga Building”. Here penthouses are investments to bank personal wealth. These glass castles are design-forward and promise community exclusivity. While a beautiful vertical slit in the sky, they are a symptom of the widening wealth gap on the ground. Pulling these two planned communities together tells many versions of American identity.

*Spectacle & Sprawl is a spin-off of American Bones, the artist’s multimedia project exploring cultural narratives that form the bone structure of America’s identity. 

︎︎︎ 56 LEONARD STREET,TRIBECA NYC ARCHITECT HERZOG DE MEURON
︎︎︎ ACRYLIC ON CANVAS,CHARCOAL ON PAPER FOUR PAINTINGS IN TOTAL. LARGEST IS UNSTRETCHED 6’5” X 40”