My new show, titled “Occupied: The Experience of Inhabiting a Body” opens on October 13th at a.muse Gallery in San Francisco. I am furiously trying to get everything finished this weekend so next week can be spent framing and promoting, but as ever, the creative spirit is fickle and stubborn, and does not understand deadlines. So there are some good days, when she visits and whispers good ideas in my ear, and bad days, when she sulks in the corner of my studio because she has been ousted by Anxiety.
All the pieces in the show, bar one, are brand new and making their debut at this exhibition. It’s always both an exciting and a terrifying moment when you present new works. You never know how they’ll be received, especially when you’ve departed quite significantly from older pieces. Truthfully, these new pieces are more an extension of some earlier pieces; a more in-depth, deeper exploration of some ideas I had about how important the body is. So I don’t think anyone will be utterly stunned by the differences, but there are some very large, less controlled and almost violent pieces that I love, but am not sure everyone will.
More info about the show can be found here
The opening reception is on Thursday October 13th, from 6:00 – 8:30pm