For years he shared the space with the late Lennie Kesl.
This year he has invited Shawn Maschino to join him.
Here are the statements of
My brain gets overloaded often enough for me to need a reset.
Painting is my favorite reset for the over-stimulated world I often create for myself. When I sit at the easel my goal is to become more blank, quiet, reflective, centered, and devoted.
I have gotten into the habit of painting for a year asymmetrically, and a year symmetrically. By painting I often mean collage elements also. While I consider them chiefly paintings, the collage pieces help me establish a design quickly and with texture and pattern. This year is a “symmetrical” year.
The symmetrical paintings are somehow more fun and easy for me, and they reflect the joy I feel in my life, work, and family. The asymmetrical ones are more tedious and abstract, and tend to speak of landscapes, still life’s, and invented machines. I enjoy both pursuits equally, and feel excited when I get to put my latest 11 months of work on display.
Our world gets fuller and fuller of quick on-screen images for us to consume, and these paintings reflect my 46th year of life quite slowly.
I like to remember what a friend once told me… “You can do anything, but you can’t do everything.” I am deliberately trying to transform that “anything” into a tangible something that takes the form of framed paintings.