Apr 29th 2022


@ ARC Gallery

1463 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL 60642

Opening Friday, April 29th, from 5PM - 8PM

On view through Saturday, May 21st

My current work explores the possibility of making visual sense through a process that, though sometimes complex, turns out to be a kind of managed serendipity. I create large abstracts, worked flat. I start with acrylic paint, begin with colors in different areas, and manipulate the canvas until I find what works. The beginning is almost arbitrary, but what emerges is usually surprising. I combine paint with a variety of textures—sometimes pouring medium, sometimes varnish, sometimes gels—to create surfaces that I embellish, remove, scrape, splatter or puddle.

Walking around the canvas as I work, I discover the perspective that best suits the piece. Whether vertical, horizontal or angled, there is a struggle between disarray and harmony, comfort and discomfort that I try to resolve in each piece, a process that can be completed through a minute detail or disparate dash of color. I try to keep the viewer simultaneously engaged by the complexities of the work and soothed by the empty spaces in between.

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