"This place is too much..." Installation view, Collaged Watercolor on Paper and Whitewashed Rattan Peacock Chair, 2017
"This place is too much..." Installation view, Collaged Watercolor on Paper and Whitewashed Rattan Peacock Chair, 2017

My show, Fantasy Island, unpacked the premise of Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg’s popular 1970s-80s television series as pop-culture parable to examine our own times- specifically the ways fantasy and nostalgia dominate our political lives and contrived stories influence our perceptions of reality.

Read the catalog essay "Fantasy Islands and Bubble Trouble" by Kate Haug here.

Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on Paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on Paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Fantasy Island: Vignette Leaves, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
Fantasy Island: Vignette Leaves, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
Smiles, everyone! Places!, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Smiles, everyone! Places!, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 10: Salem, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 10: Salem, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017

"Did you find the simple morality and perfect life you longed for?"

Season 1, Episode 6: Voodoo, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 6: Voodoo, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017

"Their family exploited the natives on their island for five generations. Voodoo was the only thing they could fight back with."

You wanted to be in show biz..., Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
You wanted to be in show biz..., Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 2: Return to Fantasy Island, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 2: Return to Fantasy Island, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017

"They're fighting for equality, Tattoo. I wonder if they find it, will they even recognize it?"

No one can hide from what they are \ I tried to warn you about your fantasy before you started, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
No one can hide from what they are \ I tried to warn you about your fantasy before you started, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island, installation view
Fantasy Island, installation view
"This place is too much..." Installation view, Collaged Watercolor on Paper and Whitewashed Rattan Peacock Chair, 2017
Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on Paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Fantasy Island: Vignette Leaves, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
Smiles, everyone! Places!, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 10: Salem, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 6: Voodoo, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
You wanted to be in show biz..., Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 2: Return to Fantasy Island, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
No one can hide from what they are \ I tried to warn you about your fantasy before you started, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island, installation view
"This place is too much..." Installation view, Collaged Watercolor on Paper and Whitewashed Rattan Peacock Chair, 2017

My show, Fantasy Island, unpacked the premise of Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg’s popular 1970s-80s television series as pop-culture parable to examine our own times- specifically the ways fantasy and nostalgia dominate our political lives and contrived stories influence our perceptions of reality.

Read the catalog essay "Fantasy Islands and Bubble Trouble" by Kate Haug here.

Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on Paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Fantasy Island: Vignette Leaves, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
Smiles, everyone! Places!, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 10: Salem, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017

"Did you find the simple morality and perfect life you longed for?"

Season 1, Episode 6: Voodoo, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017

"Their family exploited the natives on their island for five generations. Voodoo was the only thing they could fight back with."

You wanted to be in show biz..., Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017
Season 1, Episode 2: Return to Fantasy Island, Watercolor on Paper, 30 x 22 inches, 2017

"They're fighting for equality, Tattoo. I wonder if they find it, will they even recognize it?"

No one can hide from what they are \ I tried to warn you about your fantasy before you started, Watercolor on Paper, 22 x 30 inches, 2017
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Roarke and Tattoo, Watercolor on paper, 47 x 80 inches, 2017
Installation view, Fantasy Island
Fantasy Island, installation view
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