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  1. "'Sometimes the curtains part...,' 1/6 - 3/10/86, 11/01 - 11/03/21," engagements 1-22

    "'Sometimes the curtains part...,' 1/6 - 3/10/86, 11/01 - 11/03/21," engagements 1-22

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      "'Sometimes the curtains part...,' 1/6 - 3/10/86, 11/01 - 11/03/21," engagements 1-22

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    Untitled (Journals Found & Kept), 2018 - ongoing, analogue photographs of handwritten journal entries, found and created, size variable.

    When a family member passed away in 2017 and an uncle suggested handing-around her journals as everyone fiddled reflectively about the living room after her memorial service, I began thinking about this weird and intimate posthumous portrait of selfhood that is one’s private written life. For instance, we read several of her unsent love poems to someone who seemed to be a coworker... to our knowledge, a relationship never actualized, never acknowledged verbally. Apparently upon her death, Sontag’s own journals too held an emotional rhizome, atypical of the pointed thought so marked by her other writing... How do our inner thoughts carry into life actions and perceptions that implicate the world beyond our front door?

  2. EXHIBITIONS & COLLECTIONS:

    2021 Writ, group exhibition, curated by Sarah E. Brook, Sweet Lorraine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY.

    2019 Install/Deinstall, experimental group exhibition, curated by Gabriela Vainsencher, 601 ArtSpace, NY, NY.

    2018 “Instant Satisfaction,” group exhibition, Happy Lucky No.1, curated by Andrew Zaca, Brooklyn, NY.

    2018 Private Psychotherapy Practice, Downtown Manhattan, NY.