My work is somewhere between abstract and completely non-objective. At times there seem to be recognizable images in my paintings, but these images lack definite boundaries and oscillate between possibilities. I am interested in the tension that occurs when perception is not absolutely clear. I like images that are ambiguous and simultaneously appear to be more than one thing, for example, are both vast and minute or both distant and close. I utilize both a control of the medium and an allowance for the accidental. Shifts of the image occur while I work and become part of the finished piece. The completed painting is my response to the unsettling relationship between random acts and carefully planned decisions. Also, with each work, I try to balance the physical properties of the material used and the metaphorical content of the image. With the ideas of ambiguity and perception in mind, I have also been investigating how meaning can be found where it is not intended. Totally random marks of paint can seem to be images of real things like finding pictures in the clouds.
Biography: EDUCATION 1976 MFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Massachusetts 1973 BFA, Massachusetts College of Art Boston, Massachusetts SOLO and TWO-PERSON EXHIBITIONS 2009 Wexler Gallery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2-person exhibition with furniture artist Vivian Beer 2006 H. Pelham Curtis Gallery New Canaan, Connecticut "The Worn City" 2005 The University of Szeged Szeged, Hungary "Paintings That Fit in a Suitcase" 2003 The DeBottis Gallery West Chester, Pennsylvania Gouaches and Solar Etchings 2001 The DeBottis Gallery West Chester, Pennsylvania Solo Exhibit of Painting 1999 Akar Architecture & Design Iowa City, Iowa Solo Exhibit of Painting 1999 The DeBottis Gallery West Chester, Pennsylvania Solo Exhibit of Painting and Sculpture 1999 The Philadelphia Art Alliance Members’ Gallery Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Solo Exhibit of Work on Paper 1998 The Germantown Academy Arts Center Gallery Fort Washington, Pennsylvania Solo Exhibit of Painting and Work on Paper
Country: United States
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