All These Things

Solo exhibition
Bow Truss, Pilsen, Chicago, IL
December 8–31, 2016

All These Things explores the amount of stock we put into the peaks of life: greatness, intense emotion, and pain.  Why have these points become what we live for and pride ourselves on?  The work in this exhibition is a response to and questioning of the efforts to minimize time “wasted” on the unimportant, yet necessary parts of life.  If the majority of our lives exists in the periods that aren’t memorable, important, or exquisite then what do these long plateaus between the peaks count for?  How important can the struggle be if you could never reach the end of it?  These works articulate the feelings and experiences we often do not trouble our thoughts with.  Most of the works in this exhibition are on view for the first time as new or first time iterations.