Thursday, March 31, 2016


I am presenting six mixed media oil paintings at 
Artworks Gallery, Winston Salem, 
March 30-April 30, 2016.

Still Life for a Guerrilla Girl
mixed media oil painting
36" x 50"

Still Life with Waffle
mixed media oil painting
39" x 50"

Bo Times for Betti
mixed media oil painting
39.25" x 50"

mixed media oil painting
38" x 41"

Still Life for an Italian American
mixed media oil painting
37" x 49.25"

mixed media oil painting
37.5" x 50.5"

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.

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