To better understand my phone, I started painting like a printer.  My process reappropriates traditional technique in order to explore how the photograph functions as cultural memory.  This method provides liberation from ideological naivety or cynicism. 

My work exists in an over-lap of nostalgia and social media.  Interpreting the painting digitally, I use a limited palette of cyan, magenta, yellow and black.  The four transparent colors, layered one on top of the other, mimic the oscillated output of an ink jet printer.  The finished product hangs, floating like a movie screen. 

In order to fully understand something, we need its adverse, or adjacent-other to compare it to.  These paintings reside in this flux in between two themes, referencing romanticism and technology - history and the present – all at the same time.

 

Selected Exhibitions

2017

Transaction In #Selfie Project, New York, NY Juror: Leni Smoragdova

The Figure: Interpreted Through Contemporary Mediums, Juror: Barbara A. MacAdam, Site:Brooklyn Gallery, NY

2016

PICTURING THE UNPRINTABLE,  Flux Factory, Queens, NY

2010

Young Associates Show, Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY

TEAMWORK,  Allan Nederpelt Fine Arts International, Brooklyn, NY

2009

New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, New York, NY Jurors: Anne Strauss Eric Fischl, Matthew Flowers

2007

New York Academy of Art Summer Exhibition, New York, NY Jurors: Jenny Saville Vincent Desiderio, Eric Fischl

 

Publishing

Create! Magazine (September)

         Average Art Magazine (July)

Wotisart? Magazine (July)

A5 Portfolio #4 (July)

PoetsArtists Magazine, The New Nude, Issue 86, July 2017,  Curated by Walt Morton.

PoetsArtists Magazine, The Portrait, Issue 83, April 2017,  Curated by Lorena Kloosterboer.

Arno, Rivka, “The Art of Banking,” The Clearing House/Banking Perspectives, Quarter 3, 2016.

 

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