I often use cultural, social, and religious images to express my experience of the world; a shared cultural vocabulary with enough ambiguity so viewers can connect with my work thru the lens of their own experience. My work is witty, mundane, provocative, sacred, and profane.
Born in NYC, raised in NJ, I have been a college administrator, stay-at-home dad, bartender/waiter, teacher, carpenter/designer. I live & work as an artist in Hudson, NY.
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
"no room at the inn" December 2015 24" x 32" acrylic and enamel on Masonite
“Taboo and Revelation” solo exhibit of my work curated by David Schwing, Robert Bacigalupi and Adam Norbury in Gallery @ 46 Green Street Studios continues through December 2015 after successful ArtsWalk Preview on October 10th and Grand Opening on October 17th.
Gallery @ 46 Green Street Studios is open on Saturday and Sunday from 1 pm – 6 pm, by appointment, announcement or chance. A reception is planned on December 5, 2015 to coincide with Hudson Opera House’s Winter Walk. More details about the reception will be available soon.
In my painting, I am influenced by street art. I paint objects, people, animals, and abstract forms. I use color and form to communicate mood, to convey emotion, to express feeling. I usually paint people, animals, and objects disentangled from their usual environments. I find this isolation highlights their intrinsic human made or natural beauty. Iconic cultural, social, and religious images, outside of their expected surroundings, are freed to be reconsidered and reinterpreted. I seek to provoke thought with unusual or unexpected compositions. My work is political, religious, and spiritual; rooted in the human experience. My work at times prods viewers to discomfort and at others generates a smile, it is rarely neutral. My pieces are usually open ended. In many ways each piece is completed with the viewer's experience. I am keen to explore my connection with the viewer through my work. Born in NYC, raised in NJ, I have been a college administrator, stay at home dad, bartender/waiter, teacher, carpenter/contractor/designer.
Since early 2013, I have lived and worked in Hudson, New York. I am the artist-in-residence at 46 Green Street Studios and am helping to develop and manage a creative center which has studio spaces for artists and Gallery @ 46 Green Street Studios which I co-own and co-curate.