Doomers DelightFebruay 7 - 25, 2009
Harwood Art Center
(photography by Matt Cohen)
I concentrate on making art that relies on the emotive power of form to depict the absurd and sublime. The process of installation serves as a means of working with formal painting concerns such as space, color, movement, contrast, and rhythm that I find particularly exciting. The vocabulary in my work derives from awareness to both natural phenomena and built form and a drive to play with and synthesize various ideas from visual culture.
Using material from the waste stream and secondary retail sources (surplus shops and thrift stores) is in line with new cultural trends that reflect a growing awareness of the conflict between our consumptive way of life and the environment that sustains us. A desire to create artwork that is responsive to these concerns, while at the same time suggesting the futility of human action, is the focus of my recent effort.