Freedom/Time

This project was created for The Jane Addams Hull House Museum’s exhibit, Unfinished Business: Right To Play in conjunction with Prison + Neighborhood arts Project (PNAP). I taught a semester with PNAP at Stateville Correctional Center orchestrating/creating this piece. Rob Shaw animated the drawings, I made the soundtrack. 11 incarcerated artists from Stateville were asked to draw 100 frames of animation using tracing paper and pencil based on their thoughts on freedom and time. These vignettes are the results of their explorations.

Invisible City

This is work from my first show in 2010.

The Invisible City was a joint show by architect/furniture designer Eve Fineman and artist Damon Locks, both showing individual bodies of new work. Though different in medium and expression, the work that they do ideologically crosses over in many ways.

Point of View (digital print) $300

Point of View (digital print) $300

Street Scene: Girls at Play (digital print): $300

Street Scene: Girls at Play (digital print): $300

The Elevation (digital print): $200

The Elevation (digital print): $200

The Double Dutch (digital print): $600

The Double Dutch (digital print): $600

The Public Transport (digital print): $500

The Public Transport (digital print): $500

Street Scene: As the Sun Sets (digital print): $200

Street Scene: As the Sun Sets (digital print): $200

The City  (digital print): $200

The City (digital print): $200

The Workings (digital print): $200

The Workings (digital print): $200

The Underground (digital print): $200

The Underground (digital print): $200

The City City (digital print): $200

The City City (digital print): $200

Street Scene: People on the Ground Level (digital print): $200

Street Scene: People on the Ground Level (digital print): $200

Street Scene: The Downtown Area (digital print): $200

Street Scene: The Downtown Area (digital print): $200

Today and the Next (digital print): $600

Today and the Next (digital print): $600

Singers (digital print): $300

Singers (digital print): $300

Tomorrow Starts Today  (digital print) $800

Tomorrow Starts Today (digital print) $800

The Best Defense (digital print): $600

The Best Defense (digital print): $600

Bewareness (digital print): $200

Bewareness (digital print): $200

Ghosts (digital print): $300

Ghosts (digital print): $300

New Shapes (digital print): $300

New Shapes (digital print): $300

Planet Woman (digital print): $300

Planet Woman (digital print): $300

300 Goons (digital print): $200

300 Goons (digital print): $200

Collusions in the Air (silk screened print): $100

Collusions in the Air (silk screened print): $100

Delayed Time (silk screened print): $100

Delayed Time (silk screened print): $100

Return Signal (silk screened print): $100

Return Signal (silk screened print): $100

Broadside: Subscribe to the Population (digital print): $200

Broadside: Subscribe to the Population (digital print): $200

Broadside: The Program Returns (digital print): $200

Broadside: The Program Returns (digital print): $200

Broadside: The Crushing Weight of Crisis (digital print): $200

Broadside: The Crushing Weight of Crisis (digital print): $200

 

 

The Center for Urban Pedagogy’s – Making Policy Public – The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights

Making Policy Public - CUP cover

Making Policy Public – CUP cover

This project was created through a collaboration of CUP, myself and Domestic Workers United. I did the artwork for this. Karolina Lach did the type. CUP and DWU did all of the content, overseeing and distribution. Making Policy Public is a project that CUP created and has been spearheading for many years. Thank you Christine and Mark for letting me be a part of it. The unfolded poster side includes the rights in five languages  – English, Spanish, Hatian Kreyole, Nepali, and Tagalog.

It can be purchased here.

Making Policy Public - CUP opening

Making Policy Public – CUP opening

Making Policy Public - CUP inside panels

Making Policy Public – CUP inside panels

Making Policy Public - CUP - poster side

Making Policy Public – CUP – poster side

Desaturate & Desaturate 2

In the summer of 2010, I came up with a way to ensure that I would not succumb to stagnation and would continue to produce art during its dog days. I asked several artist to promise to make five, one color (black) screen prints each. Accountability to other artists would ensure that each artist would have to figure out how to make it happen. The results of that challenge produced the first Desaturate show made up of work from seven people.

Desaturate 1 - Screen print $10

Desaturate 1 – Screen print $10

Desaturate 2 - Screen print $10

Desaturate 2 – Screen print $10

Desaturate 3 - Screen print $10

Desaturate 3 – Screen print $10

Desaturate 4 - Screen print $10

Desaturate 4 – Screen print $10

Desaturate 5 - Screen print $10

Desaturate 5 – Screen print $10

Participating artist Derrick Buisch spearheaded the continuation of the project ushering in Desaturate 2 in 2013, in which two additional artist participated. I did five images but only liked three of them.

We are Here - Screen print $50

We are Here – Screen print $50

The Fates - Screen print $50

The Fates – Screen print $50

 

PITCH BLACK

The show was made up of a series of MOOD pieces. Even in their absence, it could be said the subject matter still revolves around people but now the lens focuses on their reverberations. A recent viewing of Jean Painlevé’s microscopic look at undersea life brought to mind otherworldly landscapes and inspired the more textural approach to this series.

 

MOOD mute - Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD mute – Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD major - Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD major – Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD mono - Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD mono – Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD minor - Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD minor – Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD Loom - Screen print $70

MOOD Loom – Screen print $70

MOOD Doom - Screen print $70

MOOD Doom – Screen print $70

MOOD mode - Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

MOOD mode – Screen Print w/ hand drawn elements using transfer paper $50

 

Sun Ra/El Saturn Commissions: Noon Moons

The Sun Ra/ El Saturn archive contains over 700 hours of recorded material left behind by Sun Ra and his Chicago-based manager Alton Abraham. I was commissioned by Experimental Sound Studio to create pieces in response to this archive. An animated video piece was also made collaborating with Terri Kapsalis, Wayne Montana and Rob Shaw.

Noon Moon - Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18"X24"

Noon Moon – Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18″X24″

Street Scene: A New Dimension - Digital print - $200

Street Scene: A New Dimension – Digital print – $200

The Moon - Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18"X24"

The Moon – Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18″X24″

The Sun - Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18"X24"

The Sun – Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18″X24″

Unknown to Some - Digital print - $350

Unknown to Some – Digital print – $350

Portrait of Futureness - Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18"X24"

Portrait of Futureness – Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18″X24″

The Station - Screen print $70 (edition of 20) 24"X24"

The Station – Screen print $70 (edition of 20) 24″X24″

Wings for Young Listeners - Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18"X24"

Wings for Young Listeners – Screen print $50 (edition of 20) 18″X24″

 

 

In an Indescribable Vessel and Moving Rapidly Toward an Indistinct Shore

This exhibition’s provocative title is taken from a recollection of a prophetic dream experienced by President Abraham Lincoln on the day of his assassination. Recalling his dream from the previous night, during what was to be his last cabinet meeting, he spoke these words describing the sensation the dream had given him. Do we find our nation’s course today, “moving rapidly toward an indistinct shore?” Do we have the power to change our course as a consumer driven, racially and economically divided nation, beset by the costs of war, or are we dutifully, yet unknowingly, manning a rudder stuck in place.

Chicago based artists; Christine Tarkowski & Jon Langford also had work in this show.

Alarms (in the Fifth Dimension) - Digital print & found glass in constructed wooden frame - $600

Alarms (in the Fifth Dimension) – Digital print & found glass in constructed wooden frame – $600

X-Ray pt. 2 - Digital print & found glass in constructed wooden frame - $600

X-Ray pt. 2 – Digital print & found glass in constructed wooden frame – $600

X-Ray pt. 1 - Digital print & found glass in constructed wooden frame -$500

X-Ray pt. 1 – Digital print & found glass in constructed wooden frame -$500

Digital print in constructed wooden frame -$500

Digital print in constructed wooden frame -$500