True indeed! I was blessed to have the opportunity to work with Jerry Gray, a good friend, amazing local artist, and major instigator in the local independent art scene, last March in a solo effort to take over Bozarts with my works and was able to do a small installation inside the space. Prior to that, I also showed there shortly after Jerry opened with the folks I found compatibility, stylistically and philosophically, with here in Toledo under the “The B-Collective” front alongside of a few of Toledo’s premiere local artists Yusuf Lateef, Adam Russell, and Kelly Lever. Also since I’ve been back in Ohio I’ve contributed to group shows with a good amount of the area’s active talent at The Secor Building and at the gallery out at Owen’s Community College. Regionally, I’ve had the opportunity to show in Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, and at various shows
out in Erie, PA since I’ve been back in this part of the world. As for previous ventures into the gallery scene, prior to returning home, I really started working on this front when I lived out in Phoenix, Arizona between 2001 and 2007, before I ventured back to the MidWest. While out that way, I fortunately found myself submerged in the local art scene there which was boomin’ at the time and continues to prosper currently. I was privileged to show at spaces such as Strive Dreams, The Firehouse, Thought Crime, Holga’s, & The Paper Heart to name a few. Every artist works with themes. What would you say are your overarching themes or subjects presented in your work?
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