In my recent paintings I have been exploring ideas of light, filters, lenses, and frames. I am interested in how these devices function as metaphors for sight, perspective, and our understanding of the world.
My approach to color is intuitive, and my process is improvisational. I do not plan my paintings in advance, but find the images through making. While my paintings look tight and ordered in reproduction, they are painted in oil without tape or straightedge. In person the surfaces and lines waver, showing the inexactitude of the hand and contradicting the painting's mechanical appearance.
MFA 1998 Yale School of Art
BFA 1995 University of Washington
2009 Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
FP3 Gallery, Boston, MA
2007 Envoy Gallery, New York, NY
2009 The Great Impression, Geoffrey Young Gallery, New York, NY
2008 It's Gouache and Gouache Only, Jeff Bailey Gallery, New York, NY
2007 Pie In the Face, Jail Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Big Bang Abstraction, Decordova Museum, Lincoln, MA
2006 The Difficult Shapes of Possible Images, ZieherSmith Gallery, New York, NY
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