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Sowing Seeds LA
Unknown Space
(2017)

I was interested in the still life as a form of painting genre that is often overlooked. Using the watermelon as a departure point I created this exhibition in a vacant space, typically not a gallery, typically not anything.

Using the melon seed I researched it's various contexts over time. Material was sourced from history and science books, art history painting, religious & spiritual, cultural stereotypes among others.

I was interested in activating a space that was largely neutral with a sensory pink. It was surrounded by dive bars, Chinese restaurants and located within the "tide pool" of a strip mall along a small boulevard in East Hollywood.

The works pose as seeds of time as they explore the fruit of their forbearer. Following this exhibition and documentation, I shipped the work to Tokyo where I was lucky to have another space organised to explore a "sister" exhibition. This allowed me to rethink the installation and a shifted context for the work as its environment changed. Upon conclusion of the exhibition I gave all the artwork to my friends.

Sowing Seeds
2017
Installation

Sowing Seeds
2017
Installation

Sowing Seeds
2017
Installation

Sowing Seeds
2017
Installation

Space Invader
2017
Found wood, house paint

Gallagher SMASH!
2017
Found wood, house paint

Access
2017
Found wood, house paint

Horror I
2017
Found wood, house paint

Horror II
2017
Found wood, house paint

Still life with watermelon
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Rebirth
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Rebirth II
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Rebirth III
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Offering
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Forbidden
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Bottles
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Rebirth IV
‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Baller
‍‍2017
Found wood, house paint

Captain
‍‍‍2017
Found wood, house paint