ART BASEL Art Fair: My work will be available at:
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts- ART ON PAPER, Deauville Beach Resort, 6701 Collins Ave. Miami, FL, December 2 - 6. 11:00am - 7pm.
Zolla Lieberman Gallery - ART MIAMI- Booth A2, Wynwood Arts District, 3101 NE 1st Ave, Maimi FL - (VIP preview: Tues. Dec. 1, 5:30-10pm). Dec. 2 - 6, 11am-8pm.
PRESENT SOLO EXHIBIT: 'SMALL WORKS', at SANDLER HUDSON GALLERY, ATLANTA, GA. OPENING: FRIDAY, NOV. 13, 7-9PM. EXHIBITION RUNS UNTIL JAN 9, 2016.
RECENT EXHIBITS AT:
KATHRYN MARKEL FINE ARTS, NYC - 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 differing 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.
Last year I was awarded a residency at the Marfa Contemporary in Marfa, Texas. While there my experience with the west Texas desert had its effect. 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, a space where things are not necessarily fixed-- a space where visual tension exists.
In my latest exhibition at Sandler Hudson Gallery I included works on paper that have always served as the primary exploratory medium for my work and I also chose to feature small paintings. For some time I have wanted to scale down the size of my work. These images paralleled recent larger works but their difference was not only in scale. The spatial context addressed in some of these paintings presents a seemingly ‘pictorial space’ that is contradictory. I wanted to explore various ways of presenting forms within a differing spatial format and this concern took prominence in these smaller paintings.
At the heart of all of my work are Painting’s creative problems and questions and juxtaposing and redefining what those questions can be in turn expanding the conversation.