Saturday, July 19, 2014

"The Near Future": A Painting Installation at the Spruce Street Harbor Park







The Near Future, 2014, 36"x48" Acrylic and spraypaint on canvas, weatherproofed.
This piece is on view at the Spruce Street Harbor Park from July 19 to August 31. 
The park is located on the Delaware River at Spruce Street and Columbus Blvd.

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Art in the Open 2014




AiO is a juried art event celebrating the way artists interact with their urban environment. The selected group of artists are invited to take their studio practice outside to produce work in the open, create a temporary presentation, and interact with visitors. It took place May 16-18 along the Schuylkill Banks. This was the second time I participated. I made spray paintings on canvas mimicking natural patterns and textures with an unnatural medium, then installed them on an existing free-standing wall that was once the base of a bridge. My goal was to accent the wall with the size, color, and patterns of the paintings in order to have the wall itself become an art object.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

But My Spirit Says Let Go



But My Spirit Says Let Go; Spirit, Go

Friday, February 7, 2014

94X

A couple of months after There Is No was shown with the Juvenile In Justice exhibition, I revisited the themes found in the original 94 pieces. I made six new paintings that reflect my thoughts about this body of work while taking into account my growth as a painter.







Wednesday, January 29, 2014

[sic]

[sic] is an ongoing series of text paintings assembled from phrases that come from advertisements, overheard bits of conversation, hand-written signs, mundane objects, or any other mode of communication that I see or hear as I exist in the public realm. By presenting them in a similar format and stripping them of context, the words can be examined more carefully. Seen in this new light, the meaning of the words is often changed. With the source of the text hidden, the phrases can become what they really are: funny, manipulative, strange, and, frequently, inarticulate. The series is an attempt to hold all stimuli as equal, and in so doing, experience the world without omission.