oil on panel, 2014, 36"w x 48"h
One of the great cultural struggles of contemporary society is dispelling the notion that humans occupy a hierarchal position above other species. I have been exploring ways of thinking past this human-centered focus. To do so I paint fragments of species to avoid anthropomorphism and present subjects as inconclusive to counter human domination. Furthermore, I use the visceral language of distilled oil painting techniques to create metaphors for cross-species exchanges. These disquieting impressions of domesticated species communicate the numerous agencies involved in narratives of evolution and pose questions about ideologies of control and ownership.
A Daimler Company
Due to the building guidelines that are in place in response to the COVID-19 situation, we are unable to install a new art exhibit in 2020 in our Farmington Hills, Michigan and Fort Worth, Texas offices.
Thankfully, the majority of artists who currently have their work on display in our Michigan and Texas locations have graciously allowed us to continue to do so for another year, through the spring of 2021. We would like to extend a huge thank you to those artists and we look forward to continuing with a new exhibition in the summer of 2021.