In order to combine the raw expression of monotype and oil inks, pentemente of drawings, jagged outlines of collage, and the liquid feeling of acyrlic wash, I seek surfaces where I can manipulate images, push inks, and scratch with charcoal. I need to feel my options are open.
My work is about the process, the push to lose conventionality and seeing the figure in a new way; as a landscape, shroud, inside out. I don’t consider any piece precious. They can all be wiped away, drawn over, made better by finding something new to add or take away.
Work brings a new view of the world. Highway overpasses become dry brush strokes, liquid washes form dripping lowlights on a figure, and a shadow becomes a collage piece between a horse and his barn. The story of a place or figure hides behind its face value; it is here that we can find beauty, be it profound or simple.
Monotypes. Rosefsky Gallery, 9/03
New Work. Northwinds Coffee and Tea Co. Port Washington, N.Y. 4/05
Portraits, Bellmore Memorial Library, Bellmore NY. 10/06
Introspective, Ten Eleven Gallery, New York, NY 5/08
Here and Now, Ozzie’s, Brooklyn, NY 12/10
Uncovered, chashama, New York, NY 4/11
Selected Group Shows
Scope International Art Fair, New York, NY 2/12
Art Takes Times Square, New York, NY 6/12
GO Brooklyn, Brooklyn, NY, 9/12