Local Laniakea

Index Art Center 

May – July 2015

Project Space Gallery

The immense supercluster of galaxies that contains the Milky Way has a new name. University of Hawaii at Manoa astronomer R. Brent Tully led an international team of astronomers in defining the contours of the supercluster. They named it “Laniakea,” meaning “immense heaven” in Hawaiian. So for our purposes, Local Laniakea is the immense heaven in and around us. With a nod to the artists as a union of “locals” working to define our space. 


Visual integration of macro and micro environments, and how they play out with the (in)observable environments all around us. Cartography of space through abstraction and geometry. A study of the relationship between relative scaling in our universe. creating an aesthetic bridge between the sacred and profane. Supporting local artists working to aesthetically inquire space/time. Featuring Artists Gianluca Bianchino, Lizzy Storm, James “ScoreBrx‬” Wilson because of their worldly perspective, and how our works hold similar motifs, used different mediums and would compliment each other. That was the project – contemporary tools mixed with old world knowledge. And to perhaps, offer some insight into a current movement of creating work that references both cosmic structure and the individual’s personal truths.


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A print based installation.

Hand-embellished print mandalas on canvas and cotton rag,
Thermofax Screen prints on vellum, transparency and card stock,
Wheat pasted posters prints of fractals, totems and designs,
Architectural backdrop of found and rescued wood, MDF & panneling




Closing Reception Brunch, Sunday June 14.

Four by Four, May 3- June 20

@ the Newark Print Shop
304 University Ave
Newark, NJ


vektor‘ is an ever uncompleted collection of B&W paintings and illustrations.  arranged, isolated, clustered and played with… then unwillingly photographed to humiliate them

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Materials used:
repurposed glass, recycled canvas, panels and paper, mdf, Plexiglas, transparencies, comic book holders, storm windows found frames, and boarders, scrap building material and used lumber and tape.  acrylic marker, fluid acrylic, gel, oil stick, india ink, watercolor ink, charcoal, permanent marker, show polish, water, windex