Beaver’s Show (2021)
two-person exhibition with my father, John “Beaver” Estes

My father, a craftsman and retired carpenter, discovered painting later in life while I was in art school. This accumulation of his self-taught oeuvre, in which landscape and natural imagery figure prominently, is displayed alongside my photographs made in and of the family home. This mirroring is echoed in Daddy’s Boy (2013), a video in which my father and I build a small piece of furniture across a split screen. The action is playfully subverted by the introduction of high heels, a gesture drawing contrast to gendered expectations of masculine identities.