My drawings reference cellular, biological and human forms. Networks of marks have developed into the floating forms, swells and inlets of the primordial soup. They are an index of moves, motions and systems, teeming with detail and patterns. Floating like a bloated protozoa. Shapes are familiar, deliberately ambiguous, suggesting natural phenomena. Large face-like elliptical forms float in a brightly colored atmosphere. Semi-lozenge linear shapes suggest fingers/hands, touching. Shapes inferring biological forms are embedded in tactile fields of space. They make subliminal connections and suggest that something is happening. The visceral impact is illusions of dimension, motions, transparency, weight and floating. Bright colors are free to be as clear as a Walt Disney cartoon and popped on an atmospheric black background. Pastels allow close physical contact with the material and allow me to show the subject matter to in it’s hallucinatory (but optimistic) intensity.
I’ve had solo shows at Willard Gallery, Vibeke Levy Gallery, Cirrus Gallery, Douglas College Art Gallery and Yale University Art Gallery and have been included in numerous group shows. My work has been written about in Arts Magazine, Artform, GQ, LA Times and Village Voice.
GRANTS: 2 NEA, Tiffany Foundation, Ford Foundation and CAPS.
Collections: Albright-Knox Museum, Vassar College Museum, Cooper Hewitt Museum and various private collections.