March 6 – 28, 2015
Helen DeVitt Jones Studio Gallery
"My work is about painting itself. It is so tied to its history, to call myself painter is an acknowledgement of this. I alternatively work between two sets of conventions: stretched and unstretched canvas, and abstract and representational imagery. There are also many voids. I grave rob the masters, (those canonized in Google search) stealing dogs, rugs, chairs, and other bland, familiar motifs. I think to “reawaken” historical images and clichés allows me to do a sort of violence in their honor. I’m not dabbing them into being or rendering them out, rather I’m flinging paint from large brushes onto canvas, letting them remain in a frenzied, empowered state. It’s a love affair with painting, entangled with a criticism of classist notions that ofttimes were propagated throughout painting history."