November 16 - December 5, 2018
“This current body of work, although utilizing two different mediums, is unified through the way each painting intertwines the pastoral with explorations of flight, weightlessness, the figure and humor. A singular painting isn’t very good at answering questions. More often it poses them. That, to me, is one of the most endearing qualities of painting. It gives me the power to not only document a moment in time, but to also create a narrative, whether probable or improbable. That’s incredibly fun for me.”
“We live in a climate that bombards us minute by minute with tough questions - social, ethical, and religious, among others. I care deeply about many issues, but turning that part of my brain off is sometimes necessary - for survival. And even more - in order to be positive, light hearted, and above all, an asset to those around me. It concerns me that our society has become a place where I actually have to remind myself that it’s okay to be happy. Painting provides an avenue for letting my imagination take center stage.
There are so many great stories to be told and to experience, in which the focus is not the problems, but the more lighthearted moments that surround us.”