Recent Works

 

Production in my studio was on hiatus from 2008 to 2011 while I did full-time graduate studies towards a Master’s degree in Art History. I thought about painting every day, my own as well as that of the three artists who were models for my thesis, but to produce works, I did not have the ‘timeless time’ in which projects are best generated, nor the singular and intense focus needed to carry them out.

When the thesis was submitted I returned to the studio; cleaning, repairing and repainting walls, and stretching canvases. I was curious about where I would begin after such a long break. Would it be where I left off, working with variants of the orthogonal grid, a form that had served for more than two decades as supporting structure for ongoing exploration of the expressive possibilities of colour? To my surprise I found that in the simple process of getting my studio ready, decisions about the work that was to come were being made without my conscious direction.

The vertical colour spaces of the first two bodies of work, the Breathing Space paintings and the installation, the Breathing Space Room, (found closer to the bottom of the scroll) are near relatives of the orthogonal grid, but their form addresses the body of the viewer more directly. Other ways of foregrounding the language of colour and playing with the grid are also being explored, and the path (or paths) forward remain a mystery, as they should.

For this section of the website I decided to go against chronological order to keep the most recent works at the top of the scroll, as I have done with the gallery installations section.

 

Seven Pieces for Arvo Part (2015), acrylic on birch panel, 12" x 12" each
Seven Pieces for Arvo Part (2015), acrylic on birch panel, 12″ x 12″ each
Seven Pieces for Arvo Part (2015) detail. One of Seven.
Seven Pieces for Arvo Part (2015) detail. One of Seven.
Yellow Grid (2015), acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
Yellow Grid (2015), acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″
Violet Grid (2015), acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
Violet Grid (2015), acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″
Grey Grid (2015), acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"
Grey Grid (2015), acrylic on canvas, 24″ x 24″
Increments, (2015), acrylic on 66 birch panels, 12" x 12" each, installed dimension with 1 1/2" spacing, 79 1/2" x 147"
Increments, (2015), acrylic on 66 birch panels, 12″ x 12″ each, installed dimension with 1 1/2″ spacing, 79 1/2″ x 147″
Incident (Deep Blue) 2015, acrylic on canvas, #5 of set of 5, 24" x 24"
Incident (Deep Blue) 2015, acrylic on canvas, #5 of set of 5, 24″ x 24″
Incident (Burnt Orange) 2015, acrylic on canvas, #4 of set of 5, 24" x 24"
Incident (Burnt Orange) 2015, acrylic on canvas, #4 of set of 5, 24″ x 24″
Incident (Forest) 2015, acrylic on canvas, #3 of set of 5, 24" x 24"
Incident (Forest) 2015, acrylic on canvas, #3 of set of 5, 24″ x 24″
Incident (Ochre) 2015, #2 of set of 5, 24" x 24"
Incident (Ochre) 2015, #2 of set of 5, 24″ x 24″
Incident (Dark Grey), 2015, acrylic on canvas, #1 of set of 5, 24" x 24"
Incident (Dark Grey), 2015, acrylic on canvas, #1 of set of 5, 24″ x 24″
September/October #4 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
September/October #4 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 18″
September/October #3 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
September/October #3 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 18″
September/October #2 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
September/October #2 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 18″
September/October #1 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
September/October #1 (2014), acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 18″
Grid Play (purple) (2014, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
Grid Play (purple) (2014, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 18″
Grid Play (yellow) 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
Grid Play (yellow) 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 18″
Grid Play (red) 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12" x 18"
Grid Play (red) 2014, acrylic on canvas, 12″ x 18″
Breathing Space Room, 2013, acrylic on canvas, detail of studio installation, 3 of 7 pieces
Breathing Space Room, 2013, acrylic on canvas, detail of studio installation, 3 of 7 pieces
Indigo (for Kaz Nakamura) 2012, acrylic on canvas, 45" x 42"
Indigo (for Kaz Nakamura) 2012, acrylic on canvas, 45″ x 42″
Eternal Hope (2012), acrylic on canvas, 60" x 48"
Eternal Hope (2012), acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 48″
Everything, Again (2012), acrylic on canvas, 90" x 78"
Everything, Again (2012), acrylic on canvas, 90″ x 78″
Everything and Nothing (2012), acrylic on canvas, 78" x 78"
Everything and Nothing (2012), acrylic on canvas, 78″ x 78″
The Dilemma (2012), acrylic on canvas, 60" x 50"
The Dilemma (2012), acrylic on canvas, 60″ x 50″
#5 in Gold (2012), acrylic on canvas, 84" x 52"
#5 in Gold (2012), acrylic on canvas, 84″ x 52″
Breathing Space for Agnes (2012), acrylic on canvas, 48" x 36"
Breathing Space for Agnes (2012), acrylic on canvas, 48″ x 36″

 

 

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