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The summer has been fruitful and productive. I have been working on fabrication of sculptural models and begun construction on the full scale version of Trapezoid. This piece will stand at over eleven feet when completed. I have also been working on a new set of photographs for the Idol Structures project. I have posted one here, but they are not officially on the website yet. I plan on posting them later this fall.

The time slot for my solo exhibition at DePaul Art Museum in Chicago was recently set for the summer of 2015. This is very exciting news. The exhibition will include sculpture, installation and photography from the Idol Structures project.

Mana Contemporary, the organization that hosts my studio space, is undergoing a grand opening for the Chicago space in September. They will be unveiling their new floor of artists who include Tony Tasset, Jan Tichy, Barbara Kasten, Oliver Sann, Jason Lazarus, Krista Wortendyke, Industry of the Ordinary, Alex Chitty, among others. The opening will coincide with Expo Chicago, Sept. 19-22 and the building will be hosting the Fountain Fair as a satellite to Expo. The public opening will be on Sunday, September 22 from 1-5pm with open studios and shuttle service from Expo at Navy Pier. Mana Contemporary is located in the Pilsen neighborhood at 2233 S. Throop at Throop at Cermak.

I was asked by the U.S. Embassy in Santiago, Chile this summer to participate in the International Photography Festival in Valparaiso in November. I will be traveling to Chile for ten days to participate in panel discussions, portfolio reviews, conduct a photography workshop and possible exhibit some work.

I was also honored to be nominated for the Prix Pictet this summer.

A four-foot model of what will be a fourteen-foot sculpture with working lights.

My assistant, Tia, standing next to the top portion of Trapezoid under construction at the studio.

An image for the wall from the Idol Structures project. Watch for a gallery of these to be posted this fall