Poppie’s first appearance on the New York scene as part of the 2007 group exhibition “In Context: collage + abstraction” brought him special mention by Benjamin Genocchio in The New York Times, and the challenge to push his materials further. In the years following, his work has been widely exhibited and entered several prominent collections. Recent exhibitions include the Katonah Museum of Art, New York; The Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Missouri; the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Wisconsin; and Lehman College Art Gallery.
Poppie's recent work involves the reclaiming of disposable objects in mass to create two- and three-dimensional works. Pieces can involve tea bags, matchbook strikes, plastic cutlery, etc. These items are generally disregarded and ignored by the everyday person. Through the gathering of the discards of contemporary culture, he asks the viewer to reconsider the function and value of these objects. He also reassigns their value by re-contextualizing them by creating a piece of art from them. Besides utilizing the formal issues that interest him, based in the Minimalist school, he is also am making a commentary on the disposable nature of contemporary culture.