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I am deeply passionate about photography and manipulating the physical image.
I think of my abstract collage work as painting with found ink, discovering freedom in the limitations of paper and glue.
The razor mark sometimes evident, these gestural pieces aim to elicit the vague shape of memory, real or not.
Evocative forms that are strong but airy, bold yet flexible. This tension helps distill complex thoughts into simple visual poems.
Born in Morgantown, WV.
Living in Minneapolis, MN.
→ Interview and Feature. WePresent. August 2018.
Art Feature. Format Spotlight. February 2018
Art Feature. Harpers Magazine. Page 17. 2017. Print.
Featured on NOICE
Interviewed on Young-Space.com
Featured in The Steidz Magazine Online
Featured on Toombes.com
Featured on For-Example.com
Featured on UncommonTendancy.com
→ Got it For Cheap, US + Europe, 2019
Low Contrast, Oxford House, Amsterdam, 2017
Scope Presents: Sam Hertz and Jack Samels, Spektrum, Berlin, 2017
Vessels, Wolvenstraat Bar, Amsterdam, 2017
Juried Show, Rabbithole Gallery, New York, NY, 2016
familiar.Caves, Wright Museum of Art, Beloit, WI, USA, 2011
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