ACHF Arts Access
Creating a new body of work to further promote the use of classical realism while facilitating a contemporary narrative. The project will result in a new body of painting and drawings. Creating a new body of work and having the ability to afford material and given the space would be a huge milestone in facilitating post education productivity.
An exhibition controlled by classical technique but articulated through conceptual, contemporary hands and minds. With creating the work alongside a fellow grantee, I found that this community aspect was fruitful for my development. Austin Swearengin is a sculptor that is a formalist in a sense though his work is comfortably places in a conceptual realm. Thus creating a language between the two styles of work only furthering the dialog of contemporary vs. classical. Also by working together we were able to accomplish more with the doubling up of materials and the utilization of combined income for press, construction etc.