Developed and curated art program at Chef Charlie Palmer's Mystic Hotel from 11/2014 - 8/2017. The creative platform emphasized diverse approaches to contemporary art in an alternative art setting.
Selected highlights of additional shows include:
You've Been Here Before / Carissa Potter Carlson & Heather Van Winckle
A series of interventions use the Mystic Hotel as a site of inspiration to decontextualize small moments of the everyday into something magical.
Millennial Elegy / Jack Leamy
Socially-engaged artist Leamy depicts a culture still steeped in perpetual warfare set against the aspirations and hopes of a new millennium. At times this Tournesol Painting Prize awardee's paintings evoke a longing for the healing force of utopian ideals, and at others, the usurpation of those same ideals into a rationale for war.
Sky Level / Percy Cannon
Cannon forges a contemporary path in abstraction. Variable recollections and chromatic structures mingle, creating diverse spaces suggestive of the flat screen of the Mario Brothers' video games, quirky passages of Giotto fresco or the view from a moving car.
Resonant Forms / Laura Boles Faw + Cathy Fairbanks
A series of duets in a collaborative exhibition of wall-based and sculptural works explores objects and their place in the history of art. The combined resonance of the artists' distinct approaches to materials, form and installation opens up a new dialogue.
Flock / Lisa McCutcheon
A soft cry of vulnerability, a sudden predatory movement, a graceful chicken's foot, a delicate flash of color all morph in and out of each other. The viewer contemplates the nature of the image, the one and the many and vulnerability and aggression.
Endless Forms / Angelique Benicio
The artist subverts traditional notion of innocence of childhood with paintings evocative of eerie Grimm’s fairytales & enchantment.
Sleight of Hand / Angela Pryor
Pryor conjures both disappearances and appearances in her vibrant magical realist style as she explores the complications and processes of memory and the registration of history. She focuses on a single protagonist who was "disappeared" at the hands of the military in Argentina in the 70s.
Flight Maps / Pat Sonnino
Juxtapositions of diverse and self-contained spaces resemble a “still life” in flight.
Harvest / Jennie Lennick
Lennick reinterprets traditionally domestic and feminine imagery into hybrids of drawing, sculpture, fiber and functional items that navigate high art, craft and memory.
Paradox of Habitation, Annie May Johnston
The artist maps a psychogeography of life in a small apartment.