Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This Spring I traveled to Tucson, AZ, to do research for an upcoming exhibition that I will have this September at Whitespace Gallery, Atlanta, GA. I lived in Tucson at one point in my life, for two years, and I chose this location to revisit experiences from my past when I was 18 years old. One of the first drawings I have created for this body of work is titled, El Gallo and I think that I will title the exhibition after this piece. El Gallo was my attempt at drawing my personal boogeyman or demon so to speak. He is an aggressive shape shifter and predator. El Gallo's are everywhere maybe you just don't know it. My artistic process involves concepting and thumbnailing, but ultimately I use models and photograph them to work from. This is Michael O'Connell, my model for El Gallo.