Almost Always Nearly There
Almost Always Nearly There is a performative work wherein a Lightbox was carried on foot and briefly by vehicle from my then-home in Los Angeles to a gallery location in Santa Barbara, CA. The Lightbox was lit at night, was kept on my person throughout the whole of my travel and the journey from home to exhibition was documented regularly via photography. As the phrase is placed into different contexts, it takes on new meanings, engaging the environment around it and making viewers aware of a sense of yearning in each location it is placed. The exhibition then featured the box itself as well as portions of the photographic documentation, speaking to the striving of a young artist looking for ways to emerge as well as the rather difficult psychological experience that many artists go through wherein no matter what forms of success they find, they always feel like they haven’t quite reached their potential and are therefore in a perpetual state pre-arrival or almost always nearly there.