These newly completed paintings are now available at Georgetown’s Susan Calloway Fine Arts — 1643 Wisconsin Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20007. http://www.callowayart.com
This grouping of paintings features fresh jazzy figures that have the feel of society on the edge. With mostly vivid colors and painterly brush strokes, I’ve tried to maintain a blur between the real and imagined. They have a contemporary aesthetic that’s infused with emotional tension.
As always, ambiguity and ambivalence rule. All interpretations of these figures remain valid, possible, even probable. I prefer that my paintings address those things that do not lend themselves to easy description.
I do ascribe to the theme that people are more, much more, than they look. These two paintings aim at pulling out the inner core and daring exposure for all to witness. Both feel like an exhilarating moment, steeped in uncertainty. While the works defy labels, as figure paintings they’re not exterior likenesses, but rather, states of mind.
7 Curators +100+ Artists
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 7-11 pm
1333 H Street NW, Washington DC – three blocks from the White House
Cocktails, dinner, curated silent auction, dance party
Fancifully irreverent attire
SPECTRUM Miami Art Show with Gallery NK
WHEN December 2-6, 2015
LOCATION 1700 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami FL 33132
It’s always exciting to participate in Miami’s sprawling and exciting Art Basel Week. This will be my third year showing artwork there, and I want to thank Washington, DC’s Gallery NK for featuring my artwork and providing this great opportunity in Miami. In particular, Owner and Director Nihal Kececi has been tremendously helpful and supportive.
Gallery NK will be displaying four artworks in my Corrected Vision series — all newly completed in the past 6 months.
Washington, DC artists are always well-received and omnipresent throughout Miami during the week. Some twenty art fairs, several art museums and tons of galleries, individual artists, and arts aficionados crowd the streets, sidewalks, and beaches. It is really something! Honored to be rubbing shoulders with so many art fans and talented artists.
As a reminder, I remain represented at Washington, DC by Susan Calloway Fine Arts in historic Georgetown.
In Georgetown, Susan Calloway Fine Arts has been featuring my solo exhibit Inner/Outer this September and October. Lots of media buzz from the Washington Post’s Mark Jenkins and Ari Post writing for The Georgetowner.
A few words about the show. Drips, re-stated lines, contrasting color and visible brushwork all help convey the tension and ambiguity that form my signature style. In approaching the subject of the face and the human body, I respond to the feelings behind the facade to suggest resolve, fear, pride, frailty or other emotion. My goal is to suggest a kind of chaos that invites viewers to make their own interpretation. These paintings might best be described as coping with turmoil…Like modern life.