Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Atlanta Film Fest

“Because I Could Not Stop For Death He Kindly Stopped for Me” 
Installation for the Atlanta Film Festival: Sound & Vision 2013
Goat Farm Art Center, Atlanta Ga
Wood, Glass, Foam, Plastic, Ceramic (fired and unfired), Brick, Plastic Spiders, Red Glitter

Detail, Glittered Spiders, Red Gems, and Synthetic Meat

Detail, fired ceramic slab with boot prints and unfired bee and rose molds. The unfired clay will eventually disintegrate the fired ceramic has fossilized the boot prints.


Pictures courtesy of Quentin Jones 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Wild Dogs Stumble Upon the Ladies of the Flies

Wild Dogs Stumble Upon the Ladies of the Flies (Installation)
Synthetic Flowers, Wood, Towing Chain, Monofilament, Plastic Molds
Dimensions: Variable; Roughly L4ft. x W 8ft. x H 6ft.  
2012, Young Blood Gallery. Atlanta, Ga.

Pictures by Dave Batterman

Friday, September 28, 2012

Create, Destroy, Rebuild

CDR is a process oriented show. The artists are asked to take a completed work (either old or new), destroy it in whatever fashion they wish, and then rebuild the pieces to create an all-new piece of art.

Jessica Caldas, John Paul Floyd, Romy Maloon, Kelly McKernan, Kelly O'Brien, Sam Parker. Dorothy Stucki

This piece was created for Beep Beep Gallery's Create Destroy Rebuild show. We were asked to create a work, document it, then destroy it and display the destruction. This is the work after the destruction 

"Afrikaner Soldier- At the Peak of one's career, 1976"
Ceramic, Synthetic Flowers, South African Army issued button and metals

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

FoF and Nikita Gale Present: Art Show Fundraiser!

On Saturday, April 21, 2012 at Whitespace Gallery, 814 Edgewood Ave, Atlanta, GA 30307, I participated in Nikita Gale's curated Exhibition for Faces of Feminism! The proceeds of this show went to fund Faces of Feminism an organization serving the Atlanta feminist community through discussion, events, and activism.  

Featuring work by: Ashley Anderson, Romy Maloon, Nathan Sharratt, Henry Detweiler, Katy Malone, Dorothy Stucki, Becky Furey, Sanithna Phansavanh
Some shots of my work, taken by the talented Nathan Sharratt

"Ladies of the Flies" (front)
Synthetic Flowers, Wood, Foam

"Meat Log with Gems" 
Foam, Gems, Paint, Wood, Chain

 Romy Maloon with work 

 "Two Springboks"
Glazed Ceramic

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Day Job: Georgia

Day Job: Georgia
Curated by Nina Katchadourian and Stuart Horodner

Ashley Anderson, Mac Balentine, Christopher Chambers, Sarah Emerson, Sharon Lapin, Jody Fausett, Lane Ketner, George Long & Jessamine Starr, Romy Aura Maloon, Ignacio Michaud, Michael David Murphy, Valentina Custer O’Roark, Monet Taylor, Andy Moon Wilson, Zuzka Vaclavik

Day Job: Georgia brings together 15 artists whose various modes of employment have a clear link to the art that they produce. Selected from a statewide call for submissions that yielded hundreds of applicants, those chosen work in the food, architecture, gardening, sales, security, customer service, home improvement, and childcare industries.

Co-curator Nina Katchadourian posed two questions as Day Job: Georgia’s guiding concerns: 1. The day job can stand in the way of “freedom,” but is complete freedom necessarily the best climate for productivity? 2. If you choose to work, do you choose a job that’s very different from your creative work, so as not to sap energy from it, or do you parlay your artistic abilities into something that you can get paid for?

Most people do not have a choice about working; they must. What is clear about the artists in this exhibition is that their art is empowered by the skills, materials, and rituals of their day job. Their works address the ways in which labor can be boring, humorous, stressful, and satisfying.

At a time when Americans struggle with record unemployment rates and economic woes, the issues of working for money and pleasure take on added relevance. Perseverance and nimbleness, characteristics that have defined artists for centuries, become the modus operandi for anyone seeking a satisfying work life.

A catalogue documenting Day Job: Georgia will be available in March 2012.

Day Job has been organized by The Drawing Center, NY. The presentation of Day Job: Georgia at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center is curated by Nina Katchadourian and Stuart Horodner.

Here are some Images from my exhibited work & some excellent show reviews on Creative Loafing and Arts Critic ATL!

What Rough Beast, It's Hour Come Round at Last

Installation: Plywood, Stain, Glitter, Chain, Gems

Roughly: 4ft. H x 14ft. W x 11ft. L

Detail View: "Bullet Holes" with Red Glitter

Seasonal Installation

Installation: White Tail Deer Skull, Synthetic Flowers

Roughly: 422inch. H x 14inch. W x 12inch. L

Pictures by Dave Batterman