Manic Episode at Urban Hive

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I’m happy to be showing work in Manic Episode VI with members of M.A.N.I.A.C., a network of artists from around the world who are interested in the exchange and exploration of new ideas.

November 9, 2018 - January 25, 2019

Urban Hive, 1601 Alhambra Blvd, Sacramento, CA

Interview with Boston Voyager

I was recently interviewed by Boston Voyager. Here’s an excerpt:

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do and why, and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I make paintings that incorporate a mix of gestural, process-based and geometric abstraction. Over time I’ve developed a system of experimenting within set parameters. I start by deciding on a compositional structure for a painting. Then I tape off different areas of the canvas and work on them independently. In some sections of the structured layout I experiment to see what happens. In other sections I react to those uncontrolled marks in order to create a visual relationship. I’m basically setting up a puzzle for myself by generating imagery I can’t control and then figuring out a way to make it work in the painting.

Generally, I don’t use brushes when I paint. I like to wander the aisles of hardware stores and kitchen supply stores to find tools that will make unusual marks. Currently I’m using custom-made tools similar to trowels used to float concrete. These tools allow me to build up layers of acrylic polymer and pigment to create a variety surfaces — from smooth, transparent planes to thick, opaque blankets of color.

Click here to read the whole interview.

Nothing But Good at PARK in Tilburg, Netherlands

I am happy to be taking part in this exhibition based on the blog Nothing But Good, initiated by René Korten, Reinoud van Vught, and Michael de Kok. Invited artists from all over the world connect themselves with a deceased artist who has had an important influence on their practice as an artist — nothing but good should be said of the dead.
 
In addition to works made for the exhibit, the blog contribution with the chosen inspiring predecessor of all participating artists will be shown. Connections throughout art history become visible, from the anonymous artists of the caves of Cantabria to Ellsworh Kelly.

Click here to see my contribution to the Nothing But Good blog.

January 28 - March 11, 2018

Opening Reception January 27, 4 pm

PARK - Platform for Visual Arts

Wilhelminapark 53 - 5041 ED - Tilburg, NL