2015

EVERYTHING IS GOING TO BE ALL RIGHT

Ameditation on the Walker Percy novel, The Moviergoer
(select works)

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“All these years I have been assuming that between us words mean roughly the same thing, that among certain people, gentlefolk I don’t mind calling them, there exists a set of meanings held in common.”

– Walker Percy, The Moviegoer

In Everything is Going to Be All Right, both traditionally made black and white photographs and digitally sourced appropriated imagery are combined to produce a meditation on Walker Percy’s 1961 novel, The Moviegoer. Made in New Orleans (where the story is set) and largely shot at night, the photographs loosely document a dispossessed urban landscape, particularly the approximate locations of single screen movie theaters that once ubiquitously populated the city. After photographing these locations, I input the theaters’ names – ones like The Tiger, The Cortez, Dreamland, and The Gaiety – into Google image search to create a database of images that shares the landscape photographs’ melancholic tones. The result is a body of work that aims to simultaneously address the plurality of symbolic functions and describe my own personal search for meaning amid feelings of loss, isolation, alienation, and malaise.


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Everything is Going to Be All Right press: 

Oxford American
Dear Dave 26
FotoRoom
Aint-Bad
Lenscratch 
Mossless 
The Latent Image 
Strant Magazine 


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INSTALLATION


Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Candela Books + Gallery, May 5–June 24, 2017



Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Candela Books + Gallery, May 5–June 24, 2017



Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Candela Books + Gallery, May 5–June 24, 2017


Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Candela Books + Gallery, May 5–June 24, 2017


Contemporary Alabama Photography, Mobile Museum of Art, March 10–Aug. 27, 2017 (curated by Richard McCabe)



Contemporary Alabama Photography, Mobile Museum of Art, March 10–Aug. 27, 2017 (curated by Richard McCabe)



Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Convergys Gallery, Art Academy Cincinnati, Nov. 6–Dec. 12, 2015



Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Convergys Gallery, Art Academy Cincinnati, Nov. 6–Dec. 12, 2015



Everything Is Going To Be All Right, Convergys Gallery, Art Academy Cincinnati, Nov. 6–Dec. 12, 2015


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