shift drift series

Snow Graffiti

  • February 23, 2016
Snow Graffiti

75' x 22'. Research for outdoor ephemeral project 5X this size (and for indoor one on sand, 1/2 this scale.)

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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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Paper, Lesser?

  • August 8, 2014
Paper, Lesser?

Here's an ongoing series on paper -- they are a compression of larger canvas works, poems to a novel. They are continuing the linear-collagesque style, but all are done ‘en plein air’, sampling found materials by season & location; then schlepped back in the studio, where they are further shifted, drifted, glitched and remixed (see here for more deets). A number from this series have been sold outta the gate -- perhaps due to their human scale (most are only 18 x 22” framed); maybe cuz of the price (middle-class affordable); hopefully due to the fact that people resonate with the 21st...

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Snowfolds & Chromadrifts

  • March 3, 2014
Snowfolds & Chromadrifts

Flowasteppa acrylic on canvas, 72” x 52” x 1.5” The above painting (detail shot) came from two strands of work: 1) the outdoor monochromatic drift experiments, where I sifted wind-blown ash over arranged and analog-glitched found objects on snow; and 2) the ‘--Steppa’ works, high-color calligraphic and shift-chunked spraypaint pieces. (It’s also is a bit of a reaction against my own recent shiny-shiny.) With Flowasteppa (and others in the series) I laid raw canvas down on the ground on a -15° day, and, working with the wind and falling color, ghosted and pixelated the natural...

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