I am an interdisciplinary artist whose practice employs Fresco (buon and secco) with the addition of digital fresco (monotype) and sgrafitto (scratch) to create paintings, objects, installations and discourse around issues of gender, sexuality, race, class and power. These works represent my interest in beautiful, historical, mythical, ornamental and patterned human histories. My approach to painting reemerges the art of fresco, honors the zeal of figurative painting and explores new adaptations to old traditions. With these bodies of work I’m compelled to push boundaries and comingle materials and techniques used to express the copious layers of powerful women of color inclusive of anonymous, invisible and rarely celebrated history makers.
These works are at times autobiographical a blend of self explorations and visual observations. What I experience, desire and witness is communicated through a catalog of figures, signifiers, symbols, and materials. By employing the ageless process of fresco and sgraffitto, paper cutting, and found objects, I fulfill my aesthetic appetite.
Mirrored MigrationApril 9 - May 21 2017
Curated by Sharbreon Plummer