From my installation “Hello World” at the McNay Museum of Modern Art as part of the exhibition “Transamerica/n: Gender, Identity, Appearance Today” in 2019.
Each painting is created and live-streamed from inside the exhibition space over the course of 3 – 8-hour sessions. I paint exactly what I see in the mirror. No foundational lines or underlying structure to reign me in and as a result, features will stretch and distort. I paint as honestly as I am capable of, so they all capture not only what I was looking at in the mirror, but inflections what I was feeling that day.
If I do not capture the essence of that reflection, I stop that painting and move onto the next.
Finished or not, the painting will go on the wall.
Many of the paintings were created outside the exhibition, as this was a body of work I had started of my own volition. Well into this, I started to record and stream my painting sessions in their entirety, exposing myself and my studio to the outside world.
This is my first livestream from the museum, inside the gallery space itself.