Sometimes There Is Bliss
"Sometimes There Is Bliss", 24in. x 48in. (61cm. x 122cm.),
Oil stick, acrylic, glass beads, & mixed media on wood panel, 2016.
This Summer, Provincetown MA is gratefully re-opening its famed galleries to live audiences, in a sign of optimism and new hope for the future.
I am thus very excited to share with you the joy of returning to exhibiting --
in a beautiful gallery setting -- paintings that are alive with evident and unconstrained energy.
The exhibition particulars:
The painting above gave its title for the exhibition –
Sometimes There Is Bliss.
This solo show will highlight 10-12 paintings from my post-minimal cycle of work.
AMP Gallery – link: http://www.artmarketprovincetown.com/art/20210625/
June 25 – July 21, 2021
"Lover Be Blue", Acrylic and glass beads on wood panel,
24in. x 36in. (61cm x 91cm), 2019-20
These paintings have something to say, and while I hope you will all get a chance to see them in person, I can at least share with you my Artist
Statement "for this exhibition"-- and let it speak for them.
I paint in several color-filled abstract modes.
In this exhibition, I invite you to experience the bliss of my post-minimal cycle of paintings.
This work first came into being several years ago, as I experimented with a
new artists' material, glass bead gel – tiny glass beads in a suspension of acrylic medium.
To experiment, to search, to find that stopping point, when the painting
becomes self-sufficient, its own, prepared for an interchange of energies (formerly hidden and now visible) with the viewer. The painter becomes a
medium. And which medium s/he chooses, leads to an outcome: an open meeting on the plane of materiality, in the textures of what once was a flat
surface, and is no longer two-dimensional, inert and lifeless.
The artist-mediated energies are called down from the Elysian Fields above, activated into conscious understanding, into intermingling with our
restless plane -- on that Occam's razor between exuberance and quiescence – known to the lovers of chanting meditation as the eternal transcendent
moment. It's the humming of hummingbirds, restless wings blurring before the nectar of life. The potentiality of creation is the surface that entertains
the coming together of tribes and cultures, the rhythms of their wordless songs – before words arrive to sort our feelings into concepts and to stiffen
energies into solid objects.
"Bonjour Monsieur Gauguin", Acrylic and glass beads on wood panel,
12in. x 24in. (31cm x 61cm), 2019-20