Installation, Mixed Media (Furniture, Carpet, Mixed Media and a variety of Objects), 2010
Exhibited at AWOL Gallery in Toronto, Ontario in April 2010.
Original mixed tapes recorded from the radio in 1984 and 1985 play throughout the exhibition.
On May 18th, 1985, after celebrating my 11th birthday, I sat down at my desk that had a map of the world on it and started to draw. I drew the pin-ups that covered my bedroom walls… Duran Duran, Wham! Ricky Schroder, John Stamos, basically whoever graced the pages of Bop,16, Teen Beat, Super Teen, Tiger Beat
and numerous other teen magazines. I have chosen to display approximately the first 60 drawings executed between May and December of 1985. Without any formal training or instruction the drawings created at this time represent a pure artistic emotional response and execution. Safe from form and convention they transcend principles such as weight, volume, alignment, proportion and embody not only a time in my life but an innocent and uninhibited state of mind.
Original Drawing traced on the back of the cassette door case, then painted with acrylic. The tape inside is a mixed tape containing 1984 and 1985 recordings from the radio.
Mixed Media, April 2010