Artwork / 2021
This year has been all about healing. The commissions and personal paintings shown in this gallery are certainly part of that, as are the silly GIFs I’ve been making out of my own artwork and the brand new series that I am live painting on Twitch.
Then, too, there’s the fact that I exhibited my work in a public library for the first time since my art was censored by that institution in 2019. I was pleased to do a couple of talks to celebrate the show at the Princeton Public Library—this one about my queer identity and this one addressing the way censorship plays out for artists—along with a motivational presentation about art and money for Venture Café Philadelphia.
What’s more, some of my most negative art—a flaming portrait of Trump from 2017—has had a hugely positive outcome: it will be the cover of Larry Jacobs’ Democracy under Fire! This is especially gratifying, considering the personal circumstances around the making of painting.
And, finally, this year my work has earned write-ups in The Press of Atlantic City, South Jersey Magazine, and the Asbury Park Press for Lifesavers Fan Art, a project that I keep hoping will become obsolete in the near future.