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This is a composite of photographs taken, spanning the time between my AFLOAT: AN INSTALLATION exhibit, in March 2013 and my work on THE CROSS SERIES for my solo show in April 2016. Like my AFLOAT process video, my spoken voice explains in detail, the reasons behind choosing subject, materials and method of working. Unlike the AFLOAT video, the images in this video reference my doing all aspects of art making that go on in an artist’s life. From talking to the shippers in the blue truck, to starting to work on THE CROSS SERIES, sketched out in yellow acrylic paint, and tentatively beginning to create an underlying palette for the first painting.
Divine Imagery Is Everywhere ™
THE CROSS SERIES
April 26 - May 21, 2016
Reception April 28, 6 - 8 PM
547 West 27th Street,
Suite 201, NYC
THE CROSS SERIES - the title of my forthcoming New York Exhibition - is a collection of nine 4 x 6 foot paintings. My love of collage this time integrates paint and paper. Materials are not selected for their content, but for their volume, color, value and shape.
The cross is the most basic of symbols, primitive, in that it coincidentally represents vertical man/woman standing in a horizontal world. For the most part, art that is considered successful, art that “works,” uses this primeval structure within its various forms. In my work, the symbol of the cross anchors the abstraction. Simultaneously triggering the unconscious awareness of this alignment.
The possibly religious content of the paintings takes a back seat to the form. The cross does not merely belong to Christianity.
I use the paintings of the Renaissance for guidelines to composition - the symmetry and the use of the cross, as the Renaissance is known for. Wild posting and street art come to mind. I like the incongruity of this with such a reverent symbol.