Recent Work 2003-2010

Chill 

This work experiments with the ability of coiled forms to invoke social histories and to have eerie familiarity with viscera.  It is a sweeping baroque vista of ice morphology made from sunken sweater bundles.  Dramatic, but dislodged, symmetries assemble a hybrid of architecture, body and land.

Hymenal View of Chill website
gouache on paper, 8 x 20′, 2010

The Reflective 

This mountaintop painting investigates tactile qualities of vision as well as simultaneity of sensation.  It continues my fascination with the theatricality of grand illusion and the erotics of spectatorship.

gouache on paper, 8 x 20′, 2007

Lunacy

In this piece, I explore ways to engage the viewer in a complex spatial relationship.  I am fascinated by how painting induces kinetic disorientation and immersion.  Subject and object fuse into an allegory about excess, concealment and display.  Baroque knitting creates an illusion of sensory madness.  Fragment and detail become monumental.

gouache on paper, 8 x 20′, 2003

The Deluge

This painting contains a flood of bright molten materials that ooze from distant crevasses.  Through metaphor, I seek to create perceptual regimes that create spectacle.  I search for new ways that two-dimensional and static paint can become performative.

gouache on paper, 8 x 20′, 2005
00000 Hymenal View Of The Deluge detail
detail

Photographer: Robert Barrow

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