I Love You
March 24–April 9, 2023
Artist's Reception: Friday March 24, 5–7pm
I am a multi-disciplinary artist obsessed with all things craft and decoration. I reference the maximalist tropes of feminine identity thru the language of craft. Working along the kitsch pipeline that arcs from the museum to the thrift store: lace, flowers, embroidery, pinks, quilting, weaving, floral arranging. I make work that is unapologetically handmade; imagistic glazes, pinchy plant sculptures, paintings of vessels and fruit.
“A day or two after my love pronouncement, now feral with vulnerability, I sent you the passage from Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes in which Barthes describes how the subject who utters the phrase “I love you” is like “the Argonaut renewing his ship during its voyage without changing its name.” Just as the Argo’s parts may be replaced over time but the boat is still called the Argo, whenever the lover utters the phrase “I love you,” its meaning must be renewed by each use, as “the very task of love and of language is to give to one and the same phrase inflections which will be forever new.” ― Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts
In this show I am re-working and re-visiting past work, much like the Argonauts, this is me saying I love you while building something new one board at a time.