Fist money (series)


Size varies, Graphite and marker on gessoed panel

// drawing / exhibition //
With Andrew C. Lorish, Alyson Provax, Madeline Maszk, and Stephanie Parnes. Presented by Eugene Contemporary Art at ANTI-AESTHETIC, Eugene, OR.

phono: sound, voice

morpho: form, shape

idiot: a stupid person

PhonoMorphoIdiot is a group exhibition that considers the uncertainties and absurdities of our verbal, written, and text-based communication. We exist between a shared understanding and the sensory and cultural edges of language which are shaped by everything from bodily states, fantasies and in-group signaling, to predictive text, targeted advertising and character limits. Whether through image-making, objects or sound, the artists in this show engage with language’s flexibility – often to its breaking point. Channels become convoluted, noise increases, the signal is misdirected or lost. By staying with these failures and frolicking in their wreckage, we may stumble upon alternative modes of signifying and connecting to one another (ECA).

One of two pieces exhibited in a group show I co-curated with artist Stephanie Parnes titled PhonoMorphoIdiot. Building on steady drawing I had been doing since 2020, this series was a completion of work I initially began in 2017 as a reaction to the idiot President in office. Each piece is a distillation of my interest in broken language and draws on individual elements or ideas taken from other drawings. 

Originally an untitled series with the subtitle Scary time, R U ded?

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