My work is alphabet-like; with individual pieces functioning as fully realized objects and as the building blocks for painting-based installations. The work unfolds across diverse media and scale, including large oil paintings on canvas, pop-up table-top drawings, standing floor panels, animations, watercolors, and spray-painted drawings. Each of these materials contribute a particular surface and sensibility. The cumulative impact presents a rich and idiosyncratic visual language. The work refuses to privilege one medium or scale over another. A small watercolor fragment and large oil painting command equal attention. A mindful engagement with modern painting sensibilities anchors the multiplicity of media, scale, and approach. By sampling the modern canon indirectly, through the lens of memory and through the vagaries of digital representation, the work progresses like the children’s game of telephone. The distortion and misquotation of the original yield fresh imagery, surface, and palette. Bits and pieces of paintings never meant to occupy the same context bump up against each other and offer unexpected associations and meanings. These reinterpreted remnants cluster in tableaux and occupy a plurality of elevations, from floor to table-top to wall. Fragments from iconic paintings appear and reappear - iteration after iteration - the most recent painted in response to its immediate predecessor. Although many of the art historical references are transparent, their legibility is muted by the imperfection of my hand. Accidental and inadvertent gestures define this project. Experienced piece by piece, the work celebrates moments both known and unnoticed. Taken as a whole, it is an ode to painting's recent history and to its pluralistic present.


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