My piece Study 1304 is included in the online exhibition Drawing Challenge XVIII at Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY. The Drawing Challenge series was initiated by the gallery last year under the Covid lockdown. The theme for the current exhibition is a quote from artist Grace Hartigan: "In painting, I try to make some logic out of the world that has been given to me in chaos."
My circle piece Enso 2 is included in the online exhibition Drawing Challenge IV sponsored by Jason McCoy Gallery during Covid19 lockdown. The exhibition is in response to the following words by Rachel Carson (1907-1964), taken from her book Silent Spring: "Those who contemplate the beauty of the earth find reserves of strength that will endure as long as life lasts. There is something infinitely healing in the repeated refrains of nature - the assurance that dawn comes after night, and spring after winter."
The circle symbolizes many things to us: wholeness, cycles of time, the world, strength, elegance, fullness, and emptiness. This piece is crafted out of joined segments of wood, replete with "imperfections" in the arc (since perfection is only a concept in the mind). It references those Zen ink drawings of circles called ensō.
"Step out onto the Planet. Draw a circle a hundred feet round. Inside the circle are 300 things nobody understands, and maybe nobody's ever seen." Lew Welch, Hermit Poems.
Liana, joinery, glue, paper, plaster, acrylic medium and paint, 35.75" h x 35.75" w x 1.25" d / 90.8 x 90.8 x 3.2 cm
An exhibition to celebrate 10 years of artist friendships by curator, writer, and lecturer, Father Paul Anel.
An exhibition of recent sculpture and work on paper will be on view at the architectural firm Deborah Berke Partners, New York, NY, from March 22nd through May 25th, 2018. The opening reception will be held on Thursday, May 22nd. My work was previously exhibited at the firm in 1999.