It is my pleasure to announce the opening of my first solo show. The exhibition will be held at the Academy of Fine Arts of Sabadell (Barcelona) in Spain, from March 11 until April 06, 2014.
If you happen to be traveling to Spain sometime soon, I would love to see you at theopening on March 11 at 7pm!
For those of you who won’t be able to visit the exhibition, I invite you to visit my new work on Lens Culture, where it was recently featured as an Editor’s Pick.
All my best,
Thrilled to have been invited to show my work at Lens Culture!
My photographs portray a group of college students seeking to explore and define their emerging identities. These young people have chosen an unusual path: they are all enrolled in the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). When joining, they are taught a set of values and expectations that adhere to a group philosophy. As they struggle to define their own identities, they are also presented with a well-established role to play. Like actors who perform according to a script and can transform their personalities on stage, these cadets are learning a military script that will not only teach them how to perform in the field but require them to adopt a new persona as their own.
I began to photograph cadets of different ages, from a range of universities in Boston, during their physical and mental training to become leaders in the U.S. Army. I am most drawn to depicting how individual identity and military persona coexist. Resonating within these images is this confluence of agendas, at times subtle and at other times quite apparent. In my work, I explore the cadets’ success in adopting their roles, and look at the differences between freshman and seniors, men and women, and those who plan to become active and reserve officers.
I draw inspiration from the rich, dramatic lighting of the baroque paintings of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, and Velazquez. In my photographs, I explore the nebulous threshold between the individual personality and identity within the group.
Mañana sábado es el último día de la Exposición “Realidad y Emoción” en la Galería Valid Foto BCN.
A las 11.30h los directores Fernando Peracho y Ángel Albarrán realizarán una visita guiada.
Si todavía no conoces el trabajo de Andrei Fârcâsanu, Berta Vicente, Inka Martí, Miho Kajioka y Alejandra Carles-Tolrá, no te pierdas esta oportunidad!
More than twenty-five years ago, a group of Boston-area artists came together in response to the AIDS crisis, which was claiming the lives of so many of their friends, fellow artists and colleagues. They responded by creating and organizing the first ARTcetera, a contemporary art auction held at Boston City Hall, to raise money for AIDS Action Committee.
Over the years, ARTcetera has grown to become one of New England’s premier art auctions and an essential funding source for AIDS Action. And, while the AIDS epidemic looks nothing like it did 25 years ago, this epidemic and AIDS Action’s work are far from over.
Once again, the arts community and AIDS Action will celebrate our extraordinary partnership in this fight to stop the epidemic by preventing new infections and optimizing the health of those living with HIV.
Only 7 days left to bid online for the artwork at ARTcetera Auction.
I invite you all to visit the current online paddle auction to see the work. Please bid if you like it! I am thrilled to see my photograph, Socci in Class, 2012. included among such a wonderful group of artists!
Art critic Juan Bufill writes about Valid Foto BCN Gallery's current exhibition, Realidad y Emoción, in the Spanish daily newspaper La Vanguardia. In addition, he mentions my work from the series “Fall In”.
If you still haven’t seen the exhibition you still have time until October 19th at the following address:
If you can’t make it but would like to see the work I invite you to visit each artist’s website.