LAIR OF THE WILD FRONTIER
Large landscapes and still-life arrangements that are both familiar and exotic, beautiful and haunting, real and surreal. Composed of woodblock prints, paint, and assembled via collage the imagery in this exhibition examines various types of habitats with a narrative undercurrent of life and death. Animals and plant life emerge and flourish as larger mammals die and decompose. Inspired by disparate sources such as the American frontier, ossuaries, Dutch vanitas paintings, and Japanese ukiyo-e prints, Lair of the Wild Frontier presents imagery compounded by the beauty of the nature and the complexity of the human condition.