My creative process is very much formed by the interaction of artist and canvas, in a back and forth process involving a combination of accident, discernement and intention, and more chaotic elements. The process is generally not oriented to a specific end-point, but emerges through an openness to imaginative possibilities and challenges that emerge through the process of painting itself. I am the artist, but the painting emerges out of a more supra-subjective field.
I embrace a tension between intentionally structured compositional elements and mark-making, and looser, more liberal gestures of line and color. Often it is this tension which gives my work its kinetic compositional character. I am also interested in the dialogue between bold forms and colors and exploring the hybridity of forms that can appear at once as figurative and abstract, organic and biological. My work as a whole is characterized by bold colors, organic shapes and figures that appear to be in active discourse. I find ideas generated from my imagination, sometimes they come to me in a restful or meditative state when my mind is relaxed and open. At certain points my subject matter comes from political or social issues that are pressing or timely, e.g. feminist issues.
New Member Exhibit, Jan. 9-Feb.6, Silvermine Art Center, New Canaan, Ct
Winter Juried Show, Newton Open Studios, Jan 9-Feb.28, (Juror: Vladimir Zimakov, Dir. Wedeman Gallery, Lasell College), Newton City Hall, Newton, Ma,
68th Art of the Northeast, Silvermine Art Center, July 14-August 25th, New Canaan, CT. Curator: Patricia Hickson, Emily Hill Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT
Members' 12 x 12, Exhibition and Silent Auction, Provincetown Art Association and Museum, Provincetown, Ma, June 29-August 26
2018 National Prize Show, Cambridge Art Association, May 17-June 23, University Place Gallery, Cambridge, Ma, Opening Reception 5/16 6pm-8pm, Jessica Hong (ICA/Boston), Michelle Grabner (Art Institute Chicago) , Jamillah James (ICA/LA) jurors
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