COLLEGE OF THE CANYONS ART GALLERY, 10/28/17 - 12/7/2017
You are seeing some recent painting from my “Light Fields” series. In the main exhibition area, I’ve chosen the larger-sized canvases. My work is part of the hand-made tradition of painting in a studio, not a machine shop. Each stretcher is unique, hand-made with a singular shape. Canvas is stretched, then painted with rollers with many layers of translucent polymer paint tinted with pearlescent pigments. Irregular accidents of the painting process are part of the painting. The trim is fluorescent paint. The paintings buzz and clatter.
I want to see something I haven’t seen before. Modern color. Imbalance. Non-recti linearity. Not just 90-degree angles. Irregular stretchers hung at angles. Straight lines and curves. Visual noise.
Thinking about seeing. How we see and what we see. That’s the subject matter of these paintings. A little bit of quiet beauty in the stream of life. A few moments of contemplative calm. Look and come back. Look and return.