Biography

Born New York State, 1968

Lives and works in Houston, TX

Artist Statement

My work coalesces around three important themes: the relationship between the organic and the mechanical; the use of intensity to convey aesthetic meaning; and the desire to provide enough activity to keep the viewer energetically engaged across multiple viewings.

 

Conceptually, I am drawn to the relationship between the organic and the mechanical. It is fascinating that paper clips, bicycle parts and architectural hand drawings are as natural as they are technical.

 

Aesthetically, I am excited by differences in intensity, both in line density and in color. Some of my continuous-line drawings use different widths of pen, but some use only one. Some use black ink, but some use multiple colors. In all cases, however, motion emerges through differences in intensity. The same is true of the Clips & Rulers paintings and Mandalas: differences in density and color across the piece create gradients of energy, which can be read by the eye.

 

Visually, I always want something different to look at. My continuous-line drawings are abstract cloud-like shapes, which create different forms for every viewer. My Clips & Ruler paintings and mandalas are so dense with activity and varied in color that they become visual mazes for the eye.

Artist CV

Selected Group Exhibitions

     2016     Holiday Group Show, Samara Gallery, Houston, TX

                  Sawyer Yard Revealed, The Silos, Houston, TX

                  Selected Works from the Artists of Sawyer Yards, Silver Street Studios, Houston TX

     2015     The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

                  PrintHouston: PrintTX, Nicole Longnecker Gallery, Houston, TX

     2012     35 Years of Printmaking, Glassel School, Houston, TX

     2007     The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

                  New American Talent: 22, Arthouse, Austin, TX

                  Positive/Negative Twenty-Two, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

     2006     The Big Show, Lawndale Art Center, Houston, TX

 

Publications

 

     2015     EXU Magazine, Images included

     2006     Houston Chronicle, Lawndale's The Big Show opens (quoted/artwork photograph published), July 20

               

SAMARA Gallery

3100 Richmond Ave - Suite 104

Houston TX 77098

info@samaragallery.com

713.999.1009

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