I’m thankful to be included in this group exhibition of fellow UCF alumni, where I’m showing Searching for the Flow of the Tropical City. I don’t know if I will ever be considered a “legend” but the title and show fit in to a longer running series of exhibitions that have been going on this year in Central Florida.
My first exhibition on my artist resume is a show I was in at UCF as a student in 2003. Scott Hall, one of my professors in the Computer Animation BFA program, took me over to UCF’s Daytona campus where they had a large format Epson printer that could make high quality inkjet prints and gave me my first lessons in digital printing. After graduation, as I applied to juried exhibitions around the world, I found that there was still a lot of bias against digitally produced work. That has changed over the years, and it’s great to be back at UCF, where a lot of my work started, for this exhibition.
Legends: The Next Generation celebrates the accomplishments of twenty alumni artists from the last fifteen years of the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida. These artists make their homes at the major Art capitals – Los Angeles, New York City and Berlin as well as regional centers. They are masters of the visual metaphors that make our hearts beat faster, our thoughts sharper, and our ability to act enabled. Curated by Yulia Tikhonova, Legends: The Next Generation affirms our commitment to art that illuminates and transforms our lives.
Read the curator’s statement and more about the artists here:
“LEGENDS” opens on September 6th and will run through October 13th. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, September 29th at 5pm.
University of Central Florida
Visual Arts Building
12400 Aquarius Agora Dr. VAB S1, 117
Orlando, FL 32816-1342
Facebook event for the opening reception: