VisArts - Rockville, Maryland and Corcoran School of the Arts & Design - Washington DC
"Community Ties" consists of performance, installation, and participatory interactions.
Viewers are given permission to watch and stare at the artist as he attempts to tie a tie. Afterwards, they tie one on each other.
Conversation themes included: gender, disability, ableism, permission to fail, shame
REFLECTIONS (OF A SURFACE OR A BODY)
Sawyer Yards - Houston, Texas
"Reflections (Of A Surface Or A Body)" consists of installation and participatory action.
Mirrors are placed at multiple locations around Houston. Sites included gyms, hospitals, yoga studios, gay bars, etc. They are always installed across from each other. One reads "How Does Your Body Feel?" and another reads "How Do You Feel About Your Body?"
Responses are collected anonymously via QR code.
Conversation themes included: body image, gender, ego, societal expectations
Santa Fe Art Institute - Santa Fe, New Mexico
"Seek.Absorb.Absolve." was equal parts performance, drawing, and social engagement.
Participants are asked to write a note to 'a white man', and the artist interacts with, reads, eats, and rubs the words on his body.
Conversation themes included: race, shame, ancestors, lineage, body/soul connections
DiverseWorks - Houston, Texas
"CelebriTEA" was comprised of paintings, installation, and community engagement.
In collaboration with artist Lindsey Bailey, participants are invited to sit and share thoughts on current celebrity gossip.
Conversation themes included: social media, American obsessions, fame, privacy, power hierarchies