Sunday, September 14, 2008

Work on view at J Crist Gallery

Some of my small works are currently on view at J Crist Gallery in Boise, Idaho.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008


My work is currently part of a group show entitled EndoSkeletal and Exoskeletal: Sculptures with Armatures. SUNY gave me an honorarium to come install my work and do a talk to students and the public. Jennifer Hecker curated the show and Gallery Director, Tim Massey made it a beautiful installation. Both Jennifer and Tim are professors of art at SUNY. The Tower Fine Arts is a beautiful gallery and I was honored to be showing with Cheryl Coon, Ronald Gonzalez, and Therese Zemlin. I received two generous grants to help with crate building, shipping and travel expense. The Foundation for Contemporary Arts in New York City provided me with an Emergency Grant. Additionally I received funding from the Oregon Art Commisson's Career Opportunity Grant.

Click on the photo below to see exhibition photos.
SUNY Brockport: Endoskeletal & Exoskeletal: Sculptures with Armature

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Sameness Difference Stillness Movement

Here are shots of the show at Ogle Gallery (details are in the previous post). All the works looked great together and with a certain sameness of color throughout that felt very spare and elegant. Rob's pulsating reds and blues were the lively exception.

This is my large piece, Low Tide. This was the first time I've used this black wax in such a large scale. Even though it dark, the amount of pigment is very small and there is still a certain translucency. I saw this article the other day about researchers at Rice University who have created the blackest substance on earth. Fortunately I've not gone there.

this is a detail of Low Tide

Fluctuations (Dark). I'm really enjoying this dark wax. I've got a couple of smaller pieces in the works in the studio. The variations result by simply adding more or less black pigment to the wax. I like that the natural color of the fabric shows through when there is less pigment - it almost appears pinkish.

detail of Fluctuations