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"And 22", 2018




"As one ages and as the world ages, the connections we have made and the ones we hope to make, have become increasingly more important and quite possibly, essential. I use images and ideas from nature and decoration in these works. While dealing with the formal aspects of the picture’s surface and appearance I also explore its symbols and metaphors—both personal and more universal. Nature and beauty and their loss—the increasing disassociation and alienation—are general concerns. The relations we have with others–our friends and family, our neighborhood, our city....and on to the world at large, are vital to our well-being and our very existence. I am interested in systems, networks, connections and infrastructures—their strengths and vulnerabilities. Maps and plans (i.e. blueprints) are brought to mind, focusing on the spot where things hold up but threaten to collapse or disintegrate—order confronting disorder. I approach this by addition and multiplication of image—overloading and overwhelming. Without resolution or answers, I want to present the place where opposites can exist simultaneously. Chaos in the beauty and/or beauty in the chaos? Having a studio in Greenpoint for over 25 years I have seen many changes. Some are good, but, of course, many are not. New and bigger buildings, less unclaimed, empty areas, more restricted views, more crowded.... These changes are also felt emotionally. We’re slowly losing the unique character of Greenpoint. Some places have disappeared along with the people who inhabited them. Those occasional spots where nature had taken over–planned and tidy or unplanned and wonderfully wild–are especially missed. Greenpoint was never precious and pristine and we liked it like that."

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Pigment, oil on canvas | painting | drawing


20.00 x 16.00 x 0.50 in | 50.80 x 40.64 x 1.27 cm

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Broadway Stages Gallery
520 Kingsland Ave M2 , Brooklyn, NY 11222 11222

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Broadway Stages Gallery
520 Kingsland Ave M2, Brooklyn, NY 11222 11222

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