Jersey Requiem

We have a rich patchwork of stories in New Jersey: working-class stories, immigrant stories, love stories, war stories, crime stories… American stories. New Jersey is my muse, and my goal as an artist is to capture these narratives in the images I create. The format through which I tell my stories in that of the triptych, and these follow a deliberate structure: the main central image is a graphic icon, while the flanking images are photographs. Through my images I aim to communicate a site-specific message that is relatable to those who know and understand New Jersey…and whet the imagination of those who have yet to discover its countless charms.

 

My interview on the Jersey Requiem triptychs, with European curators Josh Ryder & Melissa C. Hillborn, is in the current issue of ART Habens Contemporary Art Review. Here is a direct link to the article: https://goo.gl/LzbjiK

 

 

 

exhibition view: aqueous dye print on cotton rag, 20″x24″

 

 

 

prohibition

Prohibition

 

 

 

mary&tony

Mary & Tony

 

 

 

road trip

Road Trip

 

 

 

jersey shore

Jersey Shore

 

 

 

late night

Late Night

 

 

 

the suburbs

the Suburbs

 

 

 

the garden state

the Garden State

 

 

 

VFW

V.F.W.

 

 

 

jersey noir

Jersey Noir

 

 

to see more of this series, follow me on Instagram @instantjersey

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This series is presented as dye process prints on 310g French cotton rag, archivally framed & matted at 20″x24.”