Untitled 6 (aggregate), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 6 (aggregate), 2019

This crayon rubbing was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 5 (plan), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 5 (plan), 2019
Untitled 5 (plan), 2019
Untitled 5 (plan), 2019

I created this rubbing by cutting the seams out of non-wearable clothing and arranging the scraps on a table. It was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens that was open to the public every day for one month. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019
Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019
Untitled 3 (Layers, Onesie), 2019

I laid these garments on top of each other, from large to small. The arrangement references growth and the passing of time. It was produced during a month-long pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. This work is in the collection of Gregory Patterson. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 48″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019
Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019
Untitled 1 (blue shirt daisy chain), 2019

This crayon rubbing was made by buttoning four men’s shirts together, in a daisy-chain fashion. They were then laid out on a table and covered with a sheet of drafting film. I then used wax and encaustic crayons to create the rubbing. It was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. 

Approximate Size:
30″ x 60″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 4 (yellow glow), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled-4-Yellow-Glow-2019-1300-3

While looking a bit like an x-ray or rayograph, this drawing is a crayon rubbing. It was made possible by a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. This work is in the collection of Gregory Patterson, NY

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax, oil stick & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

Untitled 2 (red/blue double), 2019

Clothing Rubbing: Untitled-2-Red-Blue-Double-T-2019-1300-2-1

This work shows the layering of t-shirts, like growth rings. They are distinct and overlapping at the same time. It was produced during a pop-up open studio in Queens. The project was made possible with a grant from The Queens Council on the Arts. This work is in the collection of Gregory Patterson, NY

Approximate Size:
30″ x 30″ (H x W)

Materials:
Wax & Watercolor Crayon on Drafting Film, Saddle Stitched to museum board

More about this in the Journal.

September Pop-up Art Studio, Open to the Public

Clothing Rubbing: Group Blocks: Study in wax crayon, 2019
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To Live is to Leave Traces takes place in a storefront art studio, open to the public, in the heart of Jackson Heights. Below is the proposal I submitted to The Queens Council of The Arts to receive the grant: During the month of September, the artist will: 

– Create a dozen new works, extending his practice.

– Actively engage with local organizations (eg. The 82nd Street BID, The Renaissance School).

– Encourage passers-by to come in and provide feedback.

– Invite guest artists to work alongside him.

– Host weekly events in the evening. 

– Strive to be collaborative and inclusive.

He hopes that this project will strengthen the creative fabric of his community. At the end of the pop-up, the resulting work will be exhibited at Espresso 77, a local cafe. 

Addresses

Open Studio: 35-59 82nd St., Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Exhibition: Espresso 77, 35-57 77th St, Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Dates and Times

Open Studio: September 4th-September 30, M-F 8am-6pm

Exhibition: October 23rd-November 26th 

Exhibition Reception: October 25th, 5-8