Contemporary Painting and Collage
Mapping the Territory, 48" x 48", acrylic, graphite, charcoal, newsprint, fabric on canvas
The Map and the Territory is part of a body of work that explores both inner and outer states of consciousness and expression with the concept that there is both a 'map' of these experiences as well as an ineffable and inexhaustible territory to be explored. My solo exhibition of this work is at the Marjorie Evans Gallery at the Sunset Center in Carmel, CA in January 2015. Opening reception: January 8, 2015 from 5-7 pm.
I paint from an improvisational and guttural place. Inhabiting an attitude of allowing and not knowing, I activate the canvas with spontaneous marks. I respond with paint that alternately asserts and obliterates the space. I aspire to paint with the unfiltered expression and rawness of a child. This new work is featured in the Spring 2015 edition of Studio Visit magazine.
I am interviewed along with several artists from the Southern Lights workshop at the Bascom Center for the Arts, Highland, NC. Click here to see it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rXL9WatDL0s
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