January 3, 2013
Mason Dixon opens tonight at PUNCH Gallery. Going back 150 years to explore the Civil War and how it relates to the current divisiveness in American culture, my latest exhibition uses video, sound, painting and photography to explore and understand both sides of America from 1861 to 1865, and the role I may have played during the bloodiest period of American history.
October 16, 2012
If you happen to be in Delaware next Tuesday, stop the Delaware Center for Contemporary Art at 5pm. I will be giving a presentation in conjunction with a traveling exhibition titled Young Country. In addition to having work featured in this exhibition, I have been invited to give a presentation of my work and to participate in a talk addressing the subject of country music and dancing in relation to class in American
January 30, 2012
I have two video works in a traveling show titled Young Country, curated by Maiza Hixson, curator of contemporary art at the Delaware Center for the Contemporary Arts in Wilmington. The show first opened in Louisville, KY this past summer. Here's an article about the show at its most recent venue, Salisbury University in Maryland.
April 22, 2011
Are you going to be in Louisville, Kentucky for Derby week? If so, I'll have a couple of video pieces in a show titled Young Country at Leslie and James Millar's Quonset Hut (599 Rubel Avenue, Louisville, KY 40204). Stop by 7-10pm on Thursday, May 5 and have a whiskey for me.
February 1, 2011
Join me at PUNCH Gallery this Thursday for the opening reception of Moving Target.
September 12, 2010
In just a few weeks, I'll be packing up and hitting the long trail that extends between Thorp, Washington and Brooklyn, New York. Once there, I'll be installing and getting ready for Rural Famous, an exhibition of my work at 3rd Ward. The opening reception is on October 8th and the show runs through the end of the month. While the show is up, I'll be doing a month-long residency at 3rd Ward, during which I'll be drinking lots of cold Busch beer (or similar) and seeing how many words New Yorkers know for "hillbilly."
February 8, 2010
I will have work in an exhibition opening tonight at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA. The show is titled Country Cousins: An Exploration of Comtemporary Frontier Myth and is curated by Howard Barlow. The exhibition includes work by Renee Adams, Howard Barlow, Lorraine Barlow, Justin Beckman, Nathan DiPietro, Natalie Dotzauer, Bill Finger, Justin Gibbens, Patricia Hagen, Eugene Parnell.
January 12, 2010
I have a solo exhibition at PUNCH Gallery until January 30th, titled Dimestore Cowboy. I'll be sitting the gallery the last weekend of the month, so stop by and say hello. There's also a great review and some images on Regina Hackett's blog.
October 1, 2009
Are you a fan of PUNCH Gallery? Now's your chance to get your hands on an entire collection of art by PUNCH artists for $10! Check out the Winner Takes All sweepstakes happening this month.
May 1, 2009
I'll be at Grounds For Sculpture in New Jersey this week de-installing the Homestead installation. If you missed it, it was essentially the same as the version I installed at PUNCH, but all the materials were found on location in the Garden state.
March 15, 2009
If you're in the Georgetown neighborhood on March 22nd, be sure to catch the GS8 Super-8 festival. Monica and I have a film in this year's event.
January 30, 2009
Hopefully you had a chance to catch the Patch Dynamics exhibition which recently closed at Lawrimore Project in Seattle. Either way, you should check out the reviews in the Seattle Times and the Seattle PI.
November 30, 2008
November was a month of drinking Busch beer and eating peanuts & pickled eggs at my exhibition Honky Tonk. I haven't had a chance to add the photos to the gallery section, so here's a link to some low-res images for those of you unable to make it down to PUNCH Gallery for the real deal.
October 30, 2008
See you at PUNCH Gallery in Seattle on November 6th for the opening reception of my show Honky Tonk. The exhibition will only be up for three weeks, so don't miss it.
October 5, 2008
I currently have an installation up at Grounds for Sculpture in New Jersey. It's a slightly smaller version of the Homestead installation I've presented at two other venues. The show will be up through April 2009.
July 25, 2008
If you happen to be in the Kirkland, WA area, stop by and see some of my work in the exhibition, Cut and Paste, curated by Tracey Fugami and Jason Huff at the Kirkland Arts Center, through August 9th.
June 15, 2008
I currently have an installation at the Tollbooth Gallery in Tacoma, WA through August 15th.
June 1, 2008
Here are some images from my MFA thesis exhibition at the Sarah Spurgeon gallery on the Central Washington University
April 25, 2008
There are just a few more weeks left until my MFA thesis exhibition
at the Sarah Spurgeon gallery on the Central Washington University
campus. The show is titled Town and Country and opens on Wednesday, May 21st with a reception and party that night from 6pm - 9pm. Mark your calendars!
March 31, 2008
I will have work in an exhibition titled Temptation at
Allied Arts in Yakima, Washington. The show opens on April 10 and
runs until May 25th.
September 6, 2007
This month, come and check out my installation at PUNCH in the Pioneer Square area of Seattle. Continuing with my ongoing
investigation into the dichotomy between urban and rural cultures
and stereotypes, Homestead,
explores the banality of daily life and the contrast of private space
and public experience. Through the use of sound, video projection
and found materials, I created a rural homestead where time, place
and identity are ambiguous and fluid – a self-portrait and voyeuristic
opportunity to ponder the question, “are the private lives of
others really so interesting?” Oh, and there'll be plenty of
cold Busch beer and bologna sandwiches at the opening.
July 8, 2007
If you're looking for something fun to do the first weekend in August,
then load up the car and head over to Thorp, WA for PUNCH's Summerfest.
It's going to be three days of art, music, river floating, beer, campfires,
and studio tours. Get more details at the PUNCH website.
July 1, 2007
I was hoping for a mellow summer filled with camping and floating
the river, but instead I've been working on finishing up a commission
for the new Tumble Creek development in Roslyn and planning my installation
for this September at PUNCH. I also have work in a traveling video
exhibition in Italy this summer. As soon as I get my hands on an English
translation of the show info, I'll post more info.
February 6, 2007
Beginning on Saturday, Feb 10, 2007 and running through May 6, 2007,
I will be exhibiting work at Tacoma Art Museum's 8th Northwest
Biennial. The exhibition, which was juried by David Kiehl, Curator
of Prints at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and Rock
Hushka, Curator of Contemporary and Northwest Art at Tacoma
Art Museum, features artists working in a broad variety of media,
including conceptual, digital media, ceramic, fiber, glass, Internet-based
projects, small-scale installation, jewelry, mixed media, painting,
performance, photography, printmaking, sculpture, video, and works
December 12, 2006
For those of you in the Boston area, please join me on December 15th
at the opening reception for Mediate Me, an exhibition curated
by James Nadeau at GASP Gallery in Brookline. More information is
available at their website.
October 22, 2006
November 2 – January 19, 2006, The Hedreen
Gallery at Seattle University's Lee Center for the Arts will be
presenting the exhibition Screen Shots, curated by Carrie
E.A. Scott. Artists include James Coupe, Tivon Rice and myself. Click
here to download the press release.
October 13, 2006
Now through November 15, 2006, I'm exhibiting a video piece titled
Circulus Africanos at Wired
Forest, curated by Tracey Fugami at Kirkland Arts Center.
Other artists in the show include Vaughn Bell, Cat Clifford, Shannon
Eakins, Thom Heileson, Lezli Rbin-Kunda, Susie Lee, Cathy McClure,
Susan Robb, Michael Sherwin, and Mary Simpson.
August 30, 2006
I'm joining the artist emigration to Thorp, WA. I'll be moving into
the old Porter Store at the end of September. If you're going to be
around Ellensburg on Friday, Sept 8th, you should stop by for a house
cooling party at my current residence in Dogtown.
June 14, 2006
I will be presenting work in a solo-exhibition at PUNCH
Gallery, in Seattle, WA during the month of July. The exhibition,
titled Eastern Philosophies, explores the habits and activities
associated with my recent five years in Eastern Washington through
an installation of photo-based media and video. Guns, motocross and
rodeo are just a few of the themes examined in this first part of
a series focused on rural culture and stereotypes.
I have work featured this month in a group exhibition at PUNCH
Gallery, in Seattle, WA. The exhibition is titled Round Two,
and is the second of two shows introducing the artist-members of the
new gallery. I will also have a solo-exhibition there in July, 2006.
March 12, 2006
I finally got around to updating the website. I changed out some of
the work in the gallery section,
and added some video pieces to that section as well. I will be adding
more work and projects to the site over the coming months, so please
March 6, 2006
A group of us just signed a lease on a retail space in the Tashiro
Kaplan building in Seattle. We will be opening an artist-run gallery
We plan to have approximately 8-10 member artists. The first exhibition
will be a member group show and opens on the First Thursday in April.
Send me an e-mail if you want more details.