gertrude stein

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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dirty bits n gritty glitch, unshuffle n splice

  • November 6, 2013
dirty bits n gritty glitch, unshuffle n splice

Image: unShuffle, 20 x 26”, oilstick on canvas & aluminum tape, on aluminum, K.I.A. 2013. This whole series has a very complex bas-relief ‘subtext-ure’, which is overlaid with a second, nearly-hidden-but-thematically-related angular pattern created with the mirror tape; third and fourth levels of reference are sanded or etched-on before or after the main spray paint and oilstick layers. So: the painting reveals different information at different angles and in changing light. This is most apparent in “Hear Her, There He” (also the biggest in the series, 84” x 60”), where...

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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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