Exhibitions

TERRA INCOGNITA

TERRA INCOGNITA (Curator Lila Allen), Plant Seven, High Point, NC  2019 April 6 - September

TERRA INCOGNITA (Curator Lila Allen), Plant Seven, High Point, NC

2019 April 6 - September

Artist Statement

Ideas, thoughts, innate, imagine

Visual, stream of consciousness

Play, discover, evolve, nonverbal

Continual, perpetuation, research, refine

Collaboration, coalescence, combination, dialogue, composition

Relationships, interactions, responding, reacting

Connections, detachments, individual, community

Document, archive, record, organize, collect

Symmetry, repetition, pivot, mirror

Structure, transparency, whole resting on broken

Identity, experience, truth, compelled, peace

Color, childhood, childlike, freedom

Artifact, symbol, language, shape and form

 

 

Liminal Coherence

Liminal Coherence, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX  2019 April 1 - 12

Liminal Coherence, Meadows Gallery, University of Texas at Tyler, Tyler, TX

2019 April 1 - 12

Artist Statement

Ideas, thoughts, innate, imagine

Visual, stream of consciousness

Play, discover, evolve, nonverbal

Continual, perpetuation, research, refine

Collaboration, coalescence, combination, dialogue, composition

Relationships, interactions, responding, reacting

Connections, detachments, individual, community

Document, archive, record, organize, collect

Symmetry, repetition, pivot, mirror

Structure, transparency, whole resting on broken

Identity, experience, truth, compelled, peace

Color, childhood, childlike, freedom

Artifact, symbol, language, shape and form

 

 

Student Juried Exhibition NCECA 2019

Assemblage 001 , NCECA Juried Student Exhibition in conjunction with NCECA 53rd Annual Conference (Jurors Linda Nguyen Lopez and Steven Young Lee),   Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN  2019 March 25- April 20

Assemblage 001, NCECA Juried Student Exhibition in conjunction with NCECA 53rd Annual Conference (Jurors Linda Nguyen Lopez and Steven Young Lee), Soo Visual Arts Center, Minneapolis, MN

2019 March 25- April 20

Artist Statement

Interacting, relationships, connections, detachment

Engage, conversation, dialogue, language

Touch, hold, over, under, balance

Curving, bending, moving, playing

Kaleidoscope, pivot, evolution, mitosis

Repetition, multiplying

Thought, innate, imagine

See, discover, conscious, documentation, interpretation

Refine, research, daily diligence, productivity

World, tribe, symbol, form, structure

Individual, community, collection

 

 

Clay Matters

Bioluminescence, Mitosis , Clay Matters, First Annual National Ceramic Art Competition (Juror Beth Ann Gerstein), Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA  2019 March 22 – May 5

Bioluminescence, Mitosis, Clay Matters, First Annual National Ceramic Art Competition (Juror Beth Ann Gerstein), Epperson Gallery, Crockett, CA

2019 March 22 – May 5

Artist Statement

Interacting, relationships, connections, detachment

Engage, conversation, dialogue, language

Touch, hold, over, under, balance

Curving, bending, moving, playing

Kaleidoscope, pivot, evolution, mitosis

Repetition, multiplying

Thought, innate, imagine

See, discover, conscious, documentation, interpretation

Refine, research, daily diligence, productivity

World, tribe, symbol, form, structure

Individual, community, collection

 

 

 

Hey Lady Issue 9: Karen Dalton Pop Up Exhibit

untitled , Hey Lady Issue 9: Karen Dalton Pop Up Exhibit, Las Cruxes, Austin, TX  Saturday, September 15, 2018

untitled, Hey Lady Issue 9: Karen Dalton Pop Up Exhibit, Las Cruxes, Austin, TX

Saturday, September 15, 2018

 
 

 

The Indigo Show

Artifact 007 , The Indigo Show, Recpec Gallery, Austin, TX  July 21, 2018 - September 8, 2018

Artifact 007, The Indigo Show, Recpec Gallery, Austin, TX

July 21, 2018 - September 8, 2018

 

Artist Statement

où je vivais là-bas, slow life, desert, disease, nature, rest

Symmetry, contained space, repetition, multiples, pivoting

Resting on rocky terrain, whole resting on broken

color combinations, early 1990’s Japanese animation films

Formal elements and ideas are before and also present in creating, conscious, first, intentional

Thoughts and revelations come after creating, discovered, self-discovery

Played with in composition, intuition, but exist alone

Artifacts, documentation, nonverbal communication, form

If I could do anything with my work I would hike into the desert and leave my piece there. Alone in the light and beauty, surrounded by the dust and earth and plants. I would collect samples of the plants I came into contact with. I would carry my piece with me into the desert, I would know where it needed to be placed when I arrived there, I would place it carefully on the ground. The piece would be remembered by me only. Never seen by others it would rest, still. The piece would exist separate from any society or civilization that exists somewhere else, separate. It would exist apart from the normal art object life in a gallery, home or museum. It would never know that life. It would never know the normal course of events. It would exist apart. It would take in the heat of the sun and the cool of the shade and night. It would exist under the illumination of the moon and stars and know well the rustling of desert brush and the buzzing of insects. It would be related to this environment being made from clay but unlike anything around it because it was formed, altered. Placed carefully, respectfully and left. My pieces each individually reflect me, existing, separate, behind, apart, alone, and longing to be outside.

 
 

 

Juried Student Exhibition UT Tyler 2018

Bioluminescence, Mitosis , 2018 Juried Student Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, UT Tyler, Tyler, TX  Juried and Curated by Sherry Owens  April 23, 2018 - August 10, 2018

Bioluminescence, Mitosis, 2018 Juried Student Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, UT Tyler, Tyler, TX

Juried and Curated by Sherry Owens

April 23, 2018 - August 10, 2018

 

Artist Statement

Interacting, relationships, connections, detachment

Engage, conversation, dialogue, language

Touch, hold, over, under, balance

Curving, bending, moving, playing

Kaleidoscope, pivot, evolution, mitosis

Repetition, multiplying

Thought, innate, imagine

See, discover, conscious, documentation, interpretation

Refine, research, daily diligence, productivity

World, tribe, symbol, form, structure

Individual, community, collection

 
 

 

The Contemporary Print 2018

Pocket Things , The Contemporary Print, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX  January 18, 2018 - February 16, 2018

Pocket Things, The Contemporary Print, Flatbed Press, Austin, TX

January 18, 2018 - February 16, 2018

 

Artist Statement

forms, shapes, lines, suggested space and surface

movement, flowing, dripping, waving, bending, curling, rolling, twisting

unique, individual

together, relationships and interactions, responding, reacting, space

connectivity and disconnectedness

 
 

 

2017 Juried Student Exhibition

I Dream In Forms,  2017 Juried Student Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, UT Tyler, Tyler, Tx  Juried and Curated byBarbara Frey  Awarded Best in Show

I Dream In Forms, 2017 Juried Student Exhibition, Meadows Gallery, UT Tyler, Tyler, Tx

Juried and Curated byBarbara Frey

Awarded Best in Show

 
 

Artist Statement 

I feel I have lived most of my life once removed from the environment of people around me. I have never identified with or felt a part of the culture or society in which I’ve lived and, in turn, have lived a lot of my life in solitude. Some things I have gathered as reasons for these feelings of detachment were the inconsistency of situations in my life growing up, my family’s indifference, dropping out of school, moving to another continent in my youth, and my sensitivity to sound. I am compelled to create a world of my own. Because of this understanding and acceptance of my existence, I have clung fervently to creating.

My recent ceramic creations explore shape focusing on form and composition. From my initial idea-which was based on a sketch-continues to evolve as I create the drawing with clay, interpreting it as a physical 3D mass using coils and slab-building methods. I may reinterpret what I am working on as new ideas of the finished piece come to mind, at which point I will stop and sketch the new idea and continue working on the piece.

The majority of the shapes I create are unique; this reflects the uniqueness of us all and our individuality as humans. After I have an accumulation of shapes, I play with their arrangement, learning how they interact with each other and how they work in the space. I question if they are better suited to be placed on a surface or suspended in the air as if painted there, these interactions mirror the interactions of all things in existence, whether living or inanimate, and, on a smaller scale, focus on my experience as a human and the innate desire for community in our lives. One way in which the shapes layout is mirrored in my experience is that the shapes are placed near-to, but separate from each other, alone, each in their own thoughts.

Chains are a reoccurring theme in my drawings, paintings and ceramic works. Chains in my work reflect connections-links that bind ideas and things together and the accumulation of life we have lived that make us who we are. Our memories, experiences, and places we have lived that have left permanent marks on our lives and identities.