Steward; a name/ word that does not normally float around my peripheral while constructing a painting.
Yet, while completing a body of work for my upcoming solo exhibit at Friesen Gallery in Ketchum, Idaho -
Steward came to me in a dream. I had been bouncing around titles; anchors, too grounding for the ethereal nature, legions sounding too much like an army.
Painting is my solace-
It’s the place where the chaos of the outer world turned in can dismantle and reorganize itself into an intuitive sensibility, an aesthetic elegance.
My influences; fragments of dreams, visions and the complexity of an omnipresent force I crave to bring to form.
Over twenty five years of painting I have risked- deconstructed—
-shuffled-veiled- denied- wrestled- reckoned with and resurrected surface
over and over again. It’s to date my longest standing relationship and I hold deep reverence to the process.
I search out, hold space and wait for the in between places-the relational glimpses of ephemeral frequencies that sometimes imagines it’s way through me. Mutating form and color into boundaries and tension points is what informs the process.
Sometimes the paintings happen quickly, the initial spark of a gesture and completed narration found in playful juxtaposition of textures and minimal hues of contrast.
But most often- I labor. Paintings built up over time. Layers of paint on top of paint hiding and obscuring. A palimpsest of surface, effaced with traces of beginnings at the end. These hold potent energy for me- life force.
I work to capture the ethereal, to find the intelligence in aesthetic beauty, shape shifting vibration, care taking light.
F R I E S E N G A L L E R Y
On View March 7th -April,12th 2019
Opening reception March 8th 5-8pm
320 1st Ave N. at Sun Valley road, Ketchum, ID 208-726-4174
Please contact the gallery with a complete list of works or more information