May 1 - 30, 2021
Chapter 1: DOWN
During the full worm moon on March 28, 2021, I fell into a deep, dark rabbit hole. DOWN I went and this is where I live for the moment. This is where FEVER DREAM was born.
The demons inside of me are finally coming out and I can breathe for the first time in 35 years. It’s slowly getting a little easier to say this: I was raped, abused, manipulated, and my innocence was stolen from me starting at the age of 17, during my senior year of high school, while dating someone I knew from honors classes/marching band. I never thought he would hit me or hurt me but it slowly escalated and before I knew it, he was holding me down and fucking me as I screamed at him to get off of me. Instead he got off IN me.
Somewhere between the conscious and the subconscious, between acting out and repression, between optimism and nihilism, are where these images live.
The exhibition, FEVER DREAM, Chapter 1: DOWN contains two collections of work: FEVER and DREAM. Draped in dreamy pastels, DREAM provides a space for the viewer to breathe, meditate, and find pleasure in the patterns. FEVER concentrates on dark thoughts that live in the corners of my mind, creating a more chaotic atmosphere. Together the images work to reflect the emotional and mental tension I live within every day.
FEVER DREAM, Chapter 1: DOWN features various media, including watercolor paintings, collage, handmade books, and stop motion animations. Selected works from the series will be on view at 500X Gallery from May 1- May 30, 2021. The opening reception will be on Saturday May 1st from 12-7 pm at 500X Gallery. The address is 516 Fabrication Street, Dallas, 75212. (No appointments necessary for the reception, but we will limit the number of people who can enter the gallery space at a time.)
Join us for a live performance, part of FEVER DREAM, on Tuesday, May 11th at 7 pm at 500X Gallery.
An artist talk, with Ashley Whitt and Ross Faircloth, FUCKED UP: Navigating the Subconscious through Art, will happen on Saturday, May 8th at 500X from 2-5 pm. Artist talks from 2-3 pm, meet and greet will happen from 3-5 pm.”
Artist talk: May 8, 2021 | 2–5 pm
516 Fabrication Street
Dallas, 75212 TexasGet directions