Ground Floor is up at the Hyde Park Art Center

Ground Floor Installation of A Conversão de São Paulo

Ground Floor Installation of A Conversão de São Paulo

An exhibition titled Ground Floor features three of my pieces from  A Conversão de São Paulo. The show is up through March 22, 2015 at the Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago, IL. More info can be found here.

Ground Floor brings together work by Chicago’s most promising emerging talent, offering a single destination to discover the spectrum of artists whose work demands to be seen and supported. Ground Floor—so named because it provides a crucial platform for young artists and fills the entire lower level of the Art Center—is an ongoing biennial project. Continue reading

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A Conversão de São Paulo

The Baptist – Middle Panel

The Baptist – Middle Panel (60 x 150 inches)

In late May, I was awarded the Stuart Abelson Graduate Research Fellowship for a project that I had proposed in Brazil. By early July I was on a plane, and over the following 12 days created A Conversão de São Paulo, a series that consists of 27 images arranged as triptych altarpieces. Each of the altars is based on a biblical story and features models from an Evangelic church in São Paulo.

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The Kiss – Middle Panel (60 x 80 inches)

While the work explores the Evangelic community in Brazil, it also brings in various elements of contemporary Brazilian life. Continue reading