I like to set up parameters in my work where contradictory elements and applications are brought together in an attempt to “balance” the resulting visual and conceptual tensions. The process of combination, removal, replacement and reconfiguration in response to the aesthetic possibilities that emerge is, for me, where the art happens... finding the painting, a frozen moment of harmony born from conflict and contradiction.
This current body consists of mixed-media works on paper, and is divided into two differing visual styles united by the above mentioned process. One group is more formal: linear art adheres to a grid, overlaying and incorporating a gestural and expressive ground. The other group follows a similar path but, in this case, the work is examined for visual cues, and images are “drawn” from the aforementioned “ground”.
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I earned my BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1975, followed by an MFA from Edinboro University in 1980. Over the years, I have lived and worked and/or shown art in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Kansas City, Chicago and Pittsburgh. My wife and I currently live in Nashville TN.
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Not Just Drawing: A Line With Intent, juried,
ARC Gallery / Chicago
Beholder Artists, group, 111 Minna Gallery / San Francisco
New Beginnings, juried, Satsuma Gallery / Los Angeles
Paint and Content, group, Post Gallery / Kansas City
Five Abstract Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago
Red, group, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago
Drawing, juried, Moming Dance and Art Center / Chicago
Solo show, UP Gallery, University of Pittsburg / Pittsburgh
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