PRESENTLY EXHIBITING AT:
KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS, NY, NY - September 10 - October 17, 2015
TEXAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS, Houston, TX - October 1-4, 2015
Various questions have led me to where my work is today. Primarily, what is the nature of a specific thing if it can be represented in various ways, even in opposing ways? Essentially this is an existential question.
This query has led to a pictorial examination of my own process and an empirical investigation of my visual vocabulary by distilling the image to the essentials of mark making. Pedestals, boxes of color, and fragments of paint are stacked within my canvases and drawings as a way of offering up an image that elevates the parts of the whole, thus building via deconstruction.
Most recently I was awarded a residency at the Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas. While there my experience with the landscape had its effect. Light and strong color have taken a new prominence in my work. In the desert, forms appear and disappear dependent upon the light---they sometimes shimmer or seem transparent or become mere shadows in a vast ephemeral space. I have always been attracted to the transient, the temporal, and finding a space where things are not necessarily fixed. This attitude has been present in my work for a number of years and expresses itself via the title of my current exhibit at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, 2015 “Neither Here nor There”. This does not mean a nod to irrelevance or meaningless but signifies ‘the transitory’ and implies a paradoxical space where abstraction and representation can meet to form a whole.