I can’t believe I haven’t posted in so long. I’m more of a Instagram micro blogger. I’m working everyday in my studio but apparently not spending that much time on my website. Well, I have two upcoming exhibits on the horizon one in the East and one in the West .
December 2- January 6 Ely Center of Contemporary Art
51 Trumbull Street New Haven, CT
Reception: December 2, 1-3pm
DEC 8 – FEB 16 DAB ART
1793 East Main Street Ventura, CA
Pleased to have “No. 214” chosen by The Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), Department of Painting and Sculpture Curator Jenny Harris to be exhibited in Greenwich Art Society’s exhibit “Parallel Visions, Realism & Abstraction” at the Flinn Gallery. July 25 – August 15, 2018.
Reception: Thursday, July 26th 6pm
A little about the juror. Jenny Harris has worked at The Museum of Modern Art in the Department of Painting and Sculpture since 2013, and has been a curatorial assistant since 2015. During this time, she has worked with Leah Dickerman on the exhibitions One-Way Ticket: Jacob Lawrence’s Migration Series and Other Visions of the Great Movement North (2015) and Robert Rauschenberg: Among Friends (2017), for which she also organized the public program Dance Among Friends, featuring choreography by Rauschenberg’s collaborators, Trisha Brown, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Taylor. Most recently, she assisted in the installation of the collection presentation, The Long Run (2017, organized by Paulina Pobocha and Cara Manes) and is currently working on the reinstallation of the collection for the reopening of the Museum in 2019. Prior to working at MoMA, she was the Liliane Pingoud Soriano Curatorial Fellow at the Musée du Louvre, Paris. She holds a BA from Wellesley College (2012)
Growing up in a beach town in the summer was amazing. I have fond memories as a young child of spending my days swimming, climbing the jetty and eating sandy peanut butter and jelly sandwiches (not recommended). In my teens, that same beach is where I had my first kiss and had my young heart shattered. When I think back to all of those experiences I smile. This quote by B.J. Neblett says it all.
“We are the sum total of our experiences. Those experiences – be they positive or negative – make us the person we are, at any given point in our lives. And, like a flowing river, those same experiences, and those yet to come, continue to influence and reshape the person we are, and the person we become. None of us are the same as we were yesterday, nor will be tomorrow.”
I am a beach girl at heart and my abstractions are the sum total of my life experiences.
I’m enthralled with large paintings but there is something to be said for smaller works of art. I recall walking into a museum show where Johannes Vermeer’s “Girl with the Pearl” was on loan from the Royal Picture Gallery Mauritshuis. I was really excited to see this iconic piece in person and was a little taken back on the dimensions of the painting. This little oil painting was breadth taking and that experience shifted my perspective on small paintings and their impact on the viewer. It was then that I started embracing the creation of small paintings.
I’ve updated my Figure Painting page to reflect these two new 8 x 8″ pieces. Here is a preview of what you can find there.