2019 NYUAD SOLO EXHIBITION
My senior capstone exhibition BRAVADO studies a series of the ancient Greek statues and recreates them through large-scale charcoal drawings. The pieces deconstruct the idealization of male beauty depicted by the original statues — they emulate the graceful figures while also degrading and complicating their forms using abstraction techniques and artistic interventions. The exhibition is a cathartic and visceral series, where these statues are first lovingly recreated, and then torn apart and deconstructed. My own love for these sculptures and the attractive figures they depict is destroyed in the series in order to acknowledge the dangers of choosing to use art to glorify a singular male body image above all others.
SOLD • Discophoros • 122 x 200cm • Charcoal and Gesso
Parthenon Dionysos • 200 x 122cm • Charcoal and Gesso
SOLD • Dying Gaul • 200 x 122cm • Charcoal and Gesso
SOLD • Madonna of all Mournfuls • 200 x 122cm • Charcoal and Gesso
SOLD • Croatian Apoxyomnos • 122 x 200cm • Charcoal and Gesso
Vaison Diadumenos • 200 x 122cm • Charcoal and Gesso
Statue of Meleager • 122 x 200cm • Charcoal and Gesso
Fall 2017 NYUAD Open Studios Body Art Exhibition • Composition based on Italian tile design and the Trulli, Italy landscape.
Fall 2018 paintings integrating figures into textured environments.