Art, Teaching, & Curating

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Artist’s Statement

I seek to be a researcher, a technician of visual language on one hand and a “straight” photographer on the other.   At times I take photographs to document the world, at other times I create work to elicit the rediscovery of the ordinary. One embodiment of my practice as an artist is that of a documentarian with an agenda I react to the world around me and try to make sense of it by breaking it up into small morsels within the frame of the viewfinder.  The second persona is that of the tinkerer who is fascinated with incongruence and dysfunction. When tackling these themes I produce objects and images that puzzle the viewer and offer no immediate resolution to stimulate discussion and discovery. Yet these two souls are are tied together by my desire to see and understand what surrounds me. Learn More

Rome Twice Removed #

Image by Zaire McPhearson Personal Portfolio Project 

Teaching Philosophy

A strong belief in the “growth mindset” underpins my whole teaching philosophy. Especially in the arts, we need to overcome the belief that talent is the principal element to success; talent often means that something is enjoyable and consequently practice our craft more consistently giving us an edge. Switching students from the fixed/talent mindset over to the growth mindset is the challenge that we need to embark on. Learn More 

Curatorial Statement

As a curator, you are faced with three main constituencies: the public, the artists, and the gallery. need more text Learn More

Exhibtion: Handle With Care – Senior Exhibition

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About Me

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