Sunday, February 26, 2017

The Artist Project

It was a great show - but grueling long hours. Everything ran smoothly with help from Hugh and Caleb! Thank you guys! Here are some photos:

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Constant Change

This too shall pass. These paintings describe a world that is ephemeral – where everything, the good and the bad, is always passing away.

 I’m presenting impermanence and constant change in the static form of paintings. The paintings are still. It’s the viewer who provides the motion. The eye roves over the surface. It dives into the depth of perspective; it flips back to the flat graphics on the surface. It alternates between seeing the surface and seeing through it.
"From the Air", Mixed media on aluminum 30" x 20", 2017

 You can’t see the perspective space, the graphic elements, the water surface and the map diagrams all at once. You read these things one at a time; you go back and forth between them.

"Window of Appearance", Mixed media on aluminum 30" x 20", 2017

My paintings include a range of subject matter as well as a range of representational techniques. Hand painted elements are stacked over mechanically reproduced images and diagrams. The layering, the imperfections and the brush marks in the paint expose the process of making. Manual craft changes the way we interact with images. The disturbing ruins in Syria in particular, deserve the attention of being manually painted.

"Departures", Mixed media on aluminum 30" x 20", 2017

My intention with this body of work is to create paintings that are visually strong and will get your attention but will resist quick interpretation. The longer the pieces remain ambiguous and mysterious the more I think you’ll see in them; the more they’ll reward you.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Cedar Ridge Virtual Tour

Here's an interactive view of the show at Cedar Ridge. I've taken photos on a tri-pod and stitched them together to create this virtual tour. I've also added links to detailed photos of the paintings:

Monday, February 13, 2017

Cedar Ridge

The show at Cedar Ridge Creative Centre opened on Sunday - and I think it looks great! The show runs until Feb 24th. Come take a look: