Heading to Scope/Art Basal November 29th

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I will be showing my latest work at the Scope Art Fair, Booth #E29 in Miami, November 29th – December 4th.  Sloan Fine Arts will show 5 of my pieces from “Don’t Worry I’m Not Dead Yet.” 

VIP Preview: Tuesday, November 29th, 4 to 8pm
Public Hours: Wednesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 4, 2011
For more information, go to the official Scope Miami web site.

“Don’t Worry I’m Not Dead Yet”  incorporate actual letters I wrote home to my parents when I was 13 and went away to a  summer camp in upstate New York for a couple of months.  The text references an earlier time, when children wrote letters home and the pace of communication was far slower.  I involve the viewer in decoding the buried words, as they reveal the camper’s anxieties, describing how it is a little cold up here, or how the kids are good, some of them.  Both hilarious and poignant, these letters have a purity and directness that make the audience wonder about the true identity of the author –  is he an innocent adolescent or a knowing adult? Layered in these works are images of foreboding forests, lonely lakes and isolated figures. A presumably festive children’s camp is seen through the eyes of a boy far from home. Ultimately, we are left to our own devices as we try to decipher these melancholic mixtures of text and landscape, order and chaos and their relevance to our own histories and adult daily lives. I’m  interested in exploring the mind of  myself when I was a teenager, and these letters provide  a portal to address serious issues about growing up.

Sloane Fine Arts at Scope Art Fair, Miami, FL,
With works by Mia Brownell, Nicole Etienne, Eric Finzi, Elizabeth McGrath,
Marion Peck and Aaron Smith

VIP Preview: Tuesday, November 29th, 4 to 8pm
Public Hours: Wednesday, November 30 through Sunday, December 4, 2011
For more information, go to the official Scope Miami web site.

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