Come visit Chris Flory and I at the Gallery Hop on Friday, April 1st, 7-9 pm, Artworks Gallery, 6th and Trade Streets.
I am presenting 6 large mixed media oil paintings.
Large Stories Artist Statement:
These mixed media oil paintings explore the relationship between everyday objects and a cultural identity through personal belongings and experience. Juxtaposed is play with both traditional and contemporary painting and mixed media composition and technique.
With influences as diverse as Audrey Flack and Jim Dine, new variations are crafted from both opaque and transparent layers.
Ever since being a young adult artist, the traditional understanding of the human condition has fascinated the artist. Still life conveys a story through subject matter reflective of the time and culture we live in. Random historical information on each subject is gathered from the Internet, and a personal memory interwoven. What starts out as vision soon becomes corroded into a carnival of interpretation, leaving only a sense of what could have been and the possibility of a new understanding, morphed from the irony of older aesthetic values.
As wavering political correctness becomes transformed through emergent and repetitive practice, through words, objects and logos, the viewer is left with clues to the edges of our era, location and heritage.