Recent Work

"theory of blackness is theory of the surreal presence" -Fred Moten

In a 2014 interview by Ellen Mara De Wachter for Frieze Magazine Kerry James Marshall stated "I think the primary thing my work does is establish a black presence." This reduction of his work as a mechanism of recognition, was, for me, more a rush of wind than breathed words. It was a call which, itself, was a response. A diagnosis which doubled as a cure. These words got to me, went through me, wrapped around me leaving, etched on my skin, a map which inscribed a very particular way of imagining; of contemplating who, and deeper still where I am as an artist. It gave language to my aspirations and entrenched my investment in building a material black presence