I'm very excited to be featured in the Associate Member exhibit at Fountain Street Gallery, Harrison Ave. Boston MA. The name of the exhibit is called The Momentary. Here is a link to the press release.
Since March of 2020, my world changed quite significantly. Primarily because of the COVID 19 virus, I moved from my studio in Easthampton, MA to a home studio where I live in a small hamlet called Wyben, in Western MA. While adjusting to this change my father who is ninety-four years old, needed to hospitalized. Because of COVID, we were unable to be with him in the hospital, which was excruciating for me, for him, and for my siblings.
Through this time coping with these circumstances, I realized moments are not always perceived in the same way. I discovered there are times when moments seem to slow down and passage the of time becomes palpable. In this small series of paintings, I have explored this phenomenon. A listless, dreamless night, times waiting for news of a sick loved one, or just in the state of waiting, and my Dad sitting on the porch to fill his idle days, all exemplify this state of elongated moments.
Title: Dad on the Porch, oil on board, 14 x 11 x 1.5 inches
- Through my paintings, I have become attentive to the splendid drama of my everyday world. How the wind can create a ripple in a pond, a flock of birds descending on a field, or how sunlight can illuminate the side of a building are small miracles that happen all around us. Instead of seeking out subject matter to paint, I simply pay attention to the nuances in my surroundings. My goal is to turn what may be considered mundane or ordinary into the sublime.