SO THIS

Solo Exhibition at Mercury 20 Gallery, Oakland, CA
August 2 – September 8, 2018

The sculpture in SO THIS is both formal and disposable. The design is simple, legible, and minimal. Materials used are found wood—and found objects including plastic buckets, glass containers, clothing, buttons, chain, and cement block. The work explores states of coexistence and contexts informed by construction, arrangement, and contrast.

A series of paintings on found paper inspired by tantra paintings is also presented. Using the inverted triangle shape—the symbol for female power—these diagrams support a devotional mindset and visionary imaginative processes such as a female-centered future.

The abuse of power today is clear: laws and speech meant to break down human compassion, hard-won connections, and solidarity at a rapid pace. Living amidst these tensions that tear at the heart of social unities, we find a need to build and create connection on a daily basis. Making this work is an act of critique and a support for a continuing resistance.

In the words of Iggy Pop:
They say ‘SO WHAT’ I say ‘SO THIS’.
Your honest face, your quiet, simple grace,
You are one thing I will not waste.

Monument to the Precariat 1-3

All-One (Sun), Heap, All-One (Sky)

All-One (Sun), Heap

Installation View 1

Monument to the Precariat 1-3 + All-One (Sun)

Installation View 2

Room to Dream

Holding On (detail)

Holding On

Dream World, Tony + Me

Tony + Me

Tony + Me

Yoni Paintings 6 + 7

Yoni Paintings 2

Yoni Paintings 4

Yoni Paintings 5

All-One (Sky)

All-One (Sun)