At the core of this new work are themes of color and its resonant frequencies, the peripheral urban environment, the patina of death and decay, and the small narrative fictions that remind us of the pressures and balances of our civic domain. This peripheral territory is the site of transactions and interactions; an area of auto body shops, strip clubs, bail bonds, title pawn brokers, and chicken wing joints. It is a place where necessity and function override aesthetics. This work is not about polish and shine, but about the propped up, the patched and stitched back together, and the ways that, with persistence, we continue to make do.
Between these photographs, colors and their frequencies are in flux, and there is a perpetual push and pull for dominance. The visual vibration that occurs between images and their radiating hues, is reinforced through the expansive and the minutiae, polish versus grime, and the interplay of scale. Through image pairings and groupings, there is a visual divide which allows the viewer to see and imagine new things between these sometimes discordant images, through juxtaposition, scale, and the optical layering of imagery. It evokes a nuanced way of viewing the mundane and revealing the invisible that surrounds us.