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I needed more space in DC to produce work during the Summer months; I moved my studio outside in late May.

The rain fell, leaves blew around and stuck to paintings, animals did things. It was hard to actually get things done —even with some protection from the elements.

My desire for more space has been trumped by my desire for order. I have moved back inside.

Posted on Thursday, August 21st 2014

An artist’s proof’s of my Toy Gun series: based on an actual toy gun I found and photographed.

The pigment-on-paper proofs, which measure roughly 24” x 12,” were surprisingly striking; seeing a gun twice its normal size causes an almost involuntary reaction to shy away.

Posted on Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Researching a second corporate commission for the Marriott headquarters in Bethesda, MD.

Posted on Saturday, August 2nd 2014

Happy to announce the Goldberg commission is complete and being prepped for delivery in DC.

Happy to announce the Goldberg commission is complete and being prepped for delivery in DC.

Posted on Sunday, July 27th 2014

Sizing it up   …the future.
This is an investigation into a new series of work that has been underway for the last year or so. It combines more conceptual content than prior work —which focused on abstract expressionism in paint.
The story focuses on curiosity around intangible things like time, concepts (like the future), and the interplay of the real and the virtual, which seem to be getting closer and closer to be one-in-the-same.
It’s stimulating: mixing up digital media, paint and pigment, and new formats to learn as I a go. Sketches and some glimpses into the work in progress will be posted as things unfold.

Sizing it up   …the future.

This is an investigation into a new series of work that has been underway for the last year or so. It combines more conceptual content than prior work —which focused on abstract expressionism in paint.

The story focuses on curiosity around intangible things like time, concepts (like the future), and the interplay of the real and the virtual, which seem to be getting closer and closer to be one-in-the-same.

It’s stimulating: mixing up digital media, paint and pigment, and new formats to learn as I a go. Sketches and some glimpses into the work in progress will be posted as things unfold.

Posted on Sunday, July 27th 2014

I have an upcoming show this Fall at the Anne Loucks gallery in Chicago. Show and opening dates forthcoming.

Posted on Saturday, July 19th 2014

Happy to have met Joel Shapiro, Don Gummer, and Mel KendrickAgnes Gund, and Bob Colacello this past weekend.

Each imparted a few bits of their experience and observations about growing and living in the art world, the realities of creating work —be those works successful or otherwise, and the NY art scene from the mid-70’s onward.

Don and Mel briefly recounted meeting as friends in lower Manhattan and scraping a living through odd jobs like cab-driving and carpentry in order to produce art.

Joel gave unvarnished insights to his approach on commission work and how a public space or client influences his work or not.

I regret not having more time to hear Bob’s stories, but picked up his book Holy Terror -which he signed. Same with Agnes, who has probably seen art through one of the most interesting vantage points of all.

I treasure these brief, but meaningful exchanges.

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014

Shipping White on White 08 to a Brooklyn client, the family of whom owns the most pieces of my work (something around 4 I believe).

Shipping White on White 08 to a Brooklyn client, the family of whom owns the most pieces of my work (something around 4 I believe).

Posted on Wednesday, July 2nd 2014