These paintings are backdrops and participants, observers and actors. Figures and abstractions perform specific roles as they grope, reach, hold, and peer. Each work stages a potential movement toward knowledge, enchantment, or engagement.
The title of this group of paintings is taken from the Edward Albee play Fam and Yam, whose final direction reads:
(His face turns ashen… his mouth drops open. One of the Modiglianis frowns…the Braque peels…the Klein tilts…and the Motherwell crashes to the floor.)
Born in Los Angeles, I graduated from Columbia University with an MFA in Painting in 2009 and am presently exhibiting work in New York (Elga Wimmer Gallery, A.M. Richard Fine Art) and Los Angeles (Tracy Park Gallery).