contemporary art

No Hear Hear, No There There

  • October 11, 2016
No Hear Hear, No There There

This work fuses the silver palimpsest series with some of my text series, as well as my linear mandala/DNA spectrogram/sliced collage approach. It's also transtemporal -- there is a complex bas-relief texture of a Victorian petit point motto that reveals beneath the 21st century material. (The reflective quality of which allows the colors in the room, or the viewer, to resolve/dissolve into the piece. It also creates a shifting or unstable optical appearance as one moves around the work, with the different textures or sections luminescing at different angles or time of day.) The text...

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Curator

  • June 24, 2016
Curator

Just had a two hour studio visit with a curator from the AGO,  linking the work from the early linear A/B/A/B/ collages done in Tokyo through the remxible installations and sculpture work to the digital ice graffiti, laser palimpsest and outdoor ephemeral art, to the latest genetically modified object explorations...  

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naughtWaltz

  • May 24, 2016
naughtWaltz

naughtWaltz. 48 x 32", mixed media on aluminum. As installed at a collector's. From the ongoing palimpsest series, which have complex data bas-reliefs. (See also "00Boogiewoogie" and the 84 x 60" "Here Her There He" ) They change a lot in different light; here's a second view:

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Shift / Drift series

  • May 10, 2016
Shift / Drift series

VARIOUS SERIES: SHIFT/DRIFT | ORIGAMI'D  PALIMPSEST | RECOMBINANT | RAPT | NON-SERIES | LINEAR SERIES | WORKS ON PAPER | PHOTOS THE SHIFT/DRIFT SERIES Large works on canvas (See smaller works on paper HERE), glitched en plein air (in various weather conditions -20 to +30º). This series explores ideas related to analogue & digital crossovers; genetics (a 'resequencing' of parts); and music production techniques (sampling, timestretching, looping, glitching.) See the Statement for more.

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floSTEPPA (installed)

  • April 7, 2016
floSTEPPA (installed)

floSTEPPA - 48 x 36" Now installed at collectors. This series consists of paintings inside of paintings; a palimpsest, a 3D collage. The work is the rapt series combined with the shift/drift series of paintings with the linear  works.  A textured abstract beneath a silvered collage beneath a linear wrap of metal beneath a resequenced acrylic.

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notTango

  • March 4, 2016
notTango

Another palimpsest work, as installed at collector's. Bas-relief abstract wrapped in steel and painted. 40 x 26". A hybrid of the Rapt series, and the Shift/Drift series.

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Woven Ocean (for yacht)

  • February 14, 2016
Woven Ocean (for yacht)

This is a 'flat sculpture' commissioned for the galley of a yacht.  The 'steel waves on the silver sea' scintillate in the changing light and movement of the boat, sparkling like sunlight on water. Underneath the stainless steel is a complex burnt craquelure surface, visible through the gaps. Museum installation experts were used to install the work, (which had to deal with up/down, right/left, and forward/back movements while sailing).  

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((0)), for Fun(d): Upstepped & Intermixed

  • February 14, 2016
((0)), for Fun(d): Upstepped & Intermixed

Image: “((0))”, size variable, but here 60” x 70”, acrylic on aluminum A tectonic / bar graph rearrangement of the painting (((0))), spliced with a couple white sections from a second painting. The original version of this work was chosen for the lobby of a hedge fund, but I suggested a rising arrangement, with a dynamic upwards movement of four segments. Shift, fluidity and transformation are constant themes in my work. This piece changes physically and perceptually: the iridescent paint light-shifts as you move (the banding appears); the silver gaps pop with the light; the various...

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Palimpsest Wrestling, Gryphon Riffing

  • October 10, 2014
Palimpsest Wrestling, Gryphon Riffing

My static paintings have become intermixable like my recombinant panel works. ‘floSteppa’, the above piece, is a combination of 4 separate painting explorations: the top acrylic layer is from the shift/drift/glitch series; the 2nd layer is from the wrapped works; beneath that, from the reflective silver series (Ex.); and the bottom layer, from the minimalistic linear paintings. All four series evolved completely separately over time. As I began to write this I thought of ‘floSteppa’ as a palimpsest (a manuscript that’s been scraped and overwritten many times to save parchment;...

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In Everyone’s head Juliet

  • June 22, 2013
In Everyone’s head Juliet

In everyone’s head Juliet looks different. How much to reveal, how much to conceal? My recent paintings, which are enveiled in stainless-steel, barely show their images through the metal threading -- and in certain lighting, the reflectivity of the steel nearly obliviates what lies beneath. “Read between the lines”, literally. Previous works too: hidden layers & encoded information. Painting as a suggestion, as poem; the viewer finishes each piece in their own head. Post-creation, these writings were to give insight to some of the ideas embedded in each of my works... but they’ve...

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