Van Der Plas Gallery, NYC

Three Spatial Change/Social Equity paintings are included in an exhibition at Van Der Plas Gallery in New York City this month. 

You can find them at 156 Orchard Street. 

Local Ordinance.

Intersectional Analysis.


New Paintings

The first quarter of 2017 has been a busy one. I've been busy working on a new body of work - paintings more moderate in scale, with visceral paint application. The approach is different than my mark making for Hydropower, which was purposely restrictive and flat. 

You can see the new work, titled Spatial Change/Social Equity in the paintings tab. 


“Social change and spatial change are integral to each other.”

                                                                           -Doreen Massey, 1994

Exclusivity is a dominating occurrence in our lives. The separation of our society by race and class is mirrored in our zoning laws and exploited by commercial development and political policy. The pursuit of social change, inclusiveness, and equality is an exercise in interconnectedness rather than division. As geographer Doreen Massey observed in the opening quote, our society cannot achieve justice and equity until we demand a community that is designed to support them. Thus, there are parallels between the built environment we live within and the continued political policies of explicit marginalization and oppression.


These paintings are a reaction to patriarchy and oppression. The visceral paint application pushes back against narratives of exclusivity and policies of exploitation. Hard-edged geometry is utilized to silence while gestural marks are empowered voices of opposition. These paintings emphasize the inherent flatness of painting and compositionally represent the challenges of spatial and social separation. 

Keeping Watch on Habitat

I'm honored to have six photographs included in the exhibition Keeping Watch on Habitat at UNCC's Projective Eye Gallery. 

The exhibition explores the fragile coexistence of nature and humanity within the built environment.  My contribution is a suite of three diptychs that questions the boundary between utility and access and the relationship of tourism and preservation. 

Please join us for the opening reception Friday, February 24 from 6-8pm. In addition, there is a rich schedule of programming that runs the duration of the exhibition. More info can be found at

The exhibition runs from February 24 - April 27 at Projective Eye Gallery at UNC Charlotte Center City

Work featured in Light Leaked

I'm happy to share that two of my photographs from Land Marks are featured in the exhibition "America" on Light Leaked

The online exhibition was juried by Roger May and includes a wide assortment of images from over 50 artists. 

Hydropower Exhibition at McDaniel College

Here are some exhibition shots from my Hydropower exhibition at McDaniel College in Maryland.

You can also read about the exhibition in the Carroll County Times and Frederick News-Post!

Goodyear Arts Preview Party

I'm spending the next two months as a resident artist at Goodyear Arts in Charlotte, NC, making new work and having a blast. 

The space is located at 516 N. College Street in Uptown.

You're invited to join us for the official preview party on Friday, July 15 from 6-9pm. 

Information can be found HERE

Carolina Art Crush

The lovely people at HappeningsCLT posted a quick Q&A about my work. Please check it out below - I talk about my art, the upcoming No Vacancy performance series, and my love of Tex-Mex. 

Read it HERE

No Vacancy

Read Charlotte Five's article about No Vacancy:

No Vacancy is a summer-long performance series hosted by C3 Lab in Charlotte, North Carolina. All performances will take place within a faux-motel installation space that features four art installations by Charlotte-based artists. 

My contribution circles themes of memory, travel, and emotional detritus. it is a fully interactive installation that will change throughout the summer. I'l post photographs as the work nears completion. 

This Friday, June 3 from 6-8pm is the in-process preview. Come check out the space, talk to some of the artists, and get more details on the full performance schedule. 

The first performance is next Friday, June 10 and features Dust and Ashes

No Vacancy is sponsored by The Knight Foundation and is organized by TAPROOT's artistic director Briana Susan Smith and Union Shop Studio director Jeffrey Barninger.

More info can be found HERE

*Read this great write-up by Charlotte Magazine HERE

80x80 Exhibition at The Mint Museum

I have a painting in the upcoming 80x80 exhibition at The Mint Museum.

Sponsored by The Young Affiliates of the Mint Museum, the exhibition features 80 artists to celebrate the 80th year of the museum. 

Please join me at the opening reception from 6-10pm! 

All information can be found on Facebook HERE

Fraction Magazine 8th Anniversary Issue

I'm pleased to have an image in Fraction Magazine's 8th Anniversary Issue. This year's issue is a wonderful collection of artists. 

Please give it a look HERE

First Painting of 2016

The first painting of 2016 has been added to the Hydropower section. You'll notice a slightly new approach to composition with a softer (and brighter) color palette. I'm also toying with a somewhat homogenous value scale. 

There are more paintings on the way, so keep checking back.

Dangerous Waters featured in The Bitter Southerner

Dangerous Waters was featured in The Bitter Southerner this week. Please check it out for brand new photographs from the project, a book announcement, an exclusive artist statement, and a new introduction to the project by Chuck Reece. 

The Bitter Southerner is one of my favorite destinations for contemplating The South - its history, its cultural influence, and its future. Do yourself a favor and subscribe.

Check it out HERE.

Exhibition at Sozo Gallery, Charlotte, NC

UPDATE: Due to weather, the closing reception has been rescheduled for Friday, January 29 5:30-8:30pm.

I have an exhibition of paintings on view at Sozo Gallery in Charlotte, NC until January 23, 2016. 

Please join me for two events: 
Artist Talk, Lunch & Lecture - Wednesday, Jan. 20 @ 12:00-1:00pm

Closing Reception - Friday, Jan. 22 @ 5:30-8:30pm

Sozo Gallery is located at 214 N. Tryon Street in Charlotte, NC. 

Looking at Appalachia in The Atlantic

I'm honored to have a photograph included in this feature on the Looking at Appalachia project in The Atlantic. 

I've been affiliated with Looking at Appalachia since its creation and have three photographs included in the 2014 collection. It has been an honor to be amongst such esteemed colleagues and artists. The photographs speak for themselves and participate in a discussion much greater than any one image or artist can facilitate. 

You can see the feature HERE. 

Contemporary South 2016 - Raleigh, NC

I have work in Contemporary South 2016 at Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh, NC. Please stop by and give it a look if you're in the area. 

The exhibition includes 74 works from artists located in 12 states. It was juried by Kristin Fleischmann. 

The exhibition open tonight, January 8 from 6-10pm and is on view until February 25. 

You can read a review of the exhibition HERE

Dangerous Waters + Aint-Bad Magazine

I'm honored to have Dangerous Waters featured on Aint-Bad this week. The post includes an exclusive interview where we discuss the project, my paintings, and the nature of collaboration. 

Please give it a look: Aint-Bad Magazine

If you're not following Aint-Bad on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook, you should be. It is an excellent collection of contemporary photography from across the spectrum. Check 'em out.

New Paintings in Charlotte, NC

I have three brand-new paintings in this group exhibition at Sozo Gallery. All included work is priced $300 or less. Perfect for holiday shopping. 

The opening reception is Friday, Nov. 20 5:30-8:30pm.
Sozo Gallery is located in the Hearst Tower.
214 North Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Upcoming Photography Exhibitions

There are two upcoming opportunities to see some of my photographs. 

The Looking at Appalachia exhibition is hosted by UNC-Asheville for the next two weeks. The opening is this coming Friday, November 6 from 5-6pm. Info HERE

In addition, the SPE Southeast Regional Juried Photographic Exhibition is featured at the CVA Greenville space located in the ONE Building in Greenville, SC. Info HERE

Slow Exposures

I'm thrilled to be a part of this year's Slow Exposures festival. If you're in the Zebulon, GA, area, please drop by the festivities.

 It truly is a weekend that celebrates photography and how it has the power to bring communities together. 

More info can be found HERE

I will be in attendance for Sunday's events. Please come say hello. 

Open Studio - Sept. 18 + 19

Join me and the rest of the Union Shop Studio gang for our fall Open Studios events. 

Sept. 18
Ritual + Relic
furniture by Jeff Barninger and Joe Nodzak

Sept. 19
Oktoberfest Open Studio Party
Live music from 3-6pm. 

All of the studios are open and all the artist will be in attendance. We have painting, furniture, photography, glass, encaustic, piñatas, and sculpture. 

Brambles, Roads, and Fields at {Poem 88} in Atlanta

I have five paintings in the exhibition Brambles, Roads, and Fields: Micah Cash, Mark Leibert, and Hannah Tarr at {Poem 88} in Atlanta, Georgia. 

The exhibition is on view from July 11-August 28

White Provision Building
1170 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, Georgia

You can visit the exhibition through this lovely video tour by Terry E. Kearns: HERE

The exhibition is a lovely collection of abstracted landscape paintings. Here are a few images from the opening reception:

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