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Sunday, August 2, 2015
Keene Valley offerings
I've been preparing for shows at the Corscaden Barn Gallery and the High Peaks Artists shows coming up in Keene Valley, NY. Here are some of the pieces that will be hanging up there. I leave in the morning for the North Country!!
Octavia Gallery. Solo Show. 454 Julia Street in New Orleans. www.octaviaartgallery.com. March 2015.
Corscaden Barn of Art. Group Show. Keene Valley, NY. Aug 2014.
High Peaks Artists. Keene Valley, NY. Aug 8-10, 2014. Opening Friday, Aug 8.
University of California in Washington, D.C. (UCDC). Solo show 5/12 - 6/18. Opening party with musical performance by The Grey A on Thursday, May 15, 2014 6-8pm. 1608 Rhode Island Ave, NW. On the Dupont side of Scott Circle. Open 8am-8pm seven days a week.
Christ Church in Georgetown. Group show. Opening reception Friday, April 25. Closes Sunday 3pm. 3116 O Street NW DC 20007.
Georgetown Artists at House of Sweden. Feb 6-10. 2900 K Street NW by the Waterfront. 11am-5pm, with opening reception 6-9pm. www.cagtown.org
I am a twenty-first century painter engaged in an old, earthy struggle to affirm the fundamental experience of being alive. The art world’s infatuation with novelty and cleverness impresses me less than strong, soulful, timeless creations. Feet planted in the tradition of plein-air realism, I’m reaching for the mystical energies that inflamed the work of Dove, Carr, Hartley, Marin, and Bischoff. In my work, the paint exercises corporal presence while describing a figurative and emotional world on the picture plane. Sustained immersion in my visions yields thick, flowing, gestural brushwork. I paint in places that resonate with my own story, exploring my preferred archetypes of mountains, rivers, boats, bridges, friends, nude swimmers, clouds, fish, and trees populating wild and industrial contexts. Born and raised in the District of Columbia, I ventured far and wide before returning to DC in 2004. I am represented by the Foundry Gallery in DC, Octavia Gallery in New Orleans, and the Corscaden Barn of Art in Keene Valley, NY.