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

Atmosphere, 2019

Clothing Sculpture: Atmosphere (in case), 2019 | Photo by YC Lam
Atmosphere (in case), 2019
Atmosphere (in case), 2019 | Photo by YC Lam
Atmosphere (in case, detail), 2019 | Photo by YC Lam
Atmosphere (in case, detail), 2019 | Photo by YC Lam
Atmosphere (landscape), 2019
Atmosphere (landscape), 2019
Atmosphere (portrait), 2019
Atmosphere (portrait), 2019

This sculpture was created for The 13th Central & Western District Festival in Hong Kong. The sculpture was installed on the sidewalk, in a glass case with integrated lighting. Swire Properties partnered with the Central and Western District Office and NGO Redress to hold a three-week clothing drive at 20 locations in the district. The goal was to connect people and inspire them to be more sustainable in their day-to-day choices.

This work is context aware and site-responsive. The colors were inspired by the sunsets which can be enjoyed at the harbor and from the upper floors of the tall buildings. To express the vibrancy, excitement and even chaos of Central, I flip-flopped and reshuffled the colors of the sunset, which for me, is how Central feels: colorful, dynamic and full of contrast.” 

Size: 
8′ x 2′ x 2′ (H x W x D)

Materials:
Second-hand clothing, wood and steel.

Garment Paintings, 2019

Garment Paintings, 2019
Garment Paintings, 2019
Garment Paintings, 2019

I created this drawing to work out ideas for wall works. The garments and scraps will be stretched on frames, painted, dipped,flocked etc..

Size: 
9″ x 12″ (H x W)

Materials:
140 lb. watercolor block paper & wax pencil

Clothing Stack Clamp Dispersal, 2017-19

Clothing Sculpture Drawing: Clamp Study, 2017-19
Clamp Study, 2017-19
Clamp Study, 2017-19

Here I explore the idea of compressing second-hand clothing between plywood blocks, held in place by bar clamps.

Size: 
9″ x 12″ (H x W)

Materials:
140 lb. watercolor block paper & wax pencil

Night Sky, 2016 – Photographic Print Installed

Clothing Sculpture Photo: Night Sky, 2016 with Italian Collector Giorgia Lera.
Night Sky, 2016 with Italian Collector Giorgia Lera.
Night Sky, 2016 with Italian Collector Giorgia Lera.

It was such a pleasure this past year to work with the new Italian collector Giorgia Lera. This is the first photo I’ve had printed and mounted on Dibond Panel. As you can see, we went big! It sits in Giorgia’s office, right by her desk. She is an aerospace engineer so we are in very good company. Thank you Giorgia!

New Drawings for 2019

Clothing Sculpture: Clamp Study, 2017-19
Clothing Assemblages

Clothing assemblages wrapped on panels (OK, maybe there is a wig in the first one!).

Empty Gestures, 2019
Empty Gestures, 2019

Ideas for outdoor sculptures that explore the idea of marking, directing, instructing… but lacking meaning.

All works graphite on Arches watercolor block paper, 9″ x 12″.

Print Love!

GQ, Russia, No. 7, 2010-11

I was so busy with shows when some of these came out, I never managed to share them. Thank you GQ, Complex, Brutus and Textiel Plus for the exposure! It was a pleasure to work with you.

GQ, Russia, No. 7, 2010-11
GQ, Russia, No. 7, 2010-11
Complex Magazine, May, 2011
Complex Magazine, May, 2011
Brutus Magazine, June, 2006
Brutus Magazine, June, 2006
Textiel Plus, Summer, 2015
Textiel Plus, Summer, 2015