Mural commissioned by the La Jolla Community Foundation, La Jolla, California.
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MUSEUM EXHIBITION: March,2012
Vienna Austria, Belvedere Castle & Museum,"GOLD" a historical survey of the use of gold in art including Avant Guard and Contemporary Art.
19th Century & Earlier
I've come to rely on certain things simplicity for one clarity for another.It's clarity and freedom of investigation that gives contemporary art it's strength. It doesn't give answers but it can sometimes shed light on things.I think it's true that Modernism and Conventionalism can be in the same thing at the same time.I feel just at home painting the 19th century style scene of Florence shown here as the abstraction below. Romanticism can be blended with clarity and objective thought. This creates room for both sentimentality and science. Therefore I can make paintings of everyday contemporary life in a 14th/15th century sanctifying style etc.
Modernism has for me an essential spirit of organization to it. Especially in some forms of abstraction. Because it is abstract and not depicting any outside thing it is an art of essences. It depicts these essences in relation to each other. Minimalism is an exercise in essences in order to examine some fundamentals. The thematic minimalism I am practicing has this same objective, but in addition to formal concerns there are emotional ones as well.
These are assemblages made from coded and disassembled poetry in order to place the poems in a conjectural state to free the text and leave the writing in a pure state. The viewer is a participant in that their conjecture as to what the poem is creates a poetic state
The "Kindness" print was conceived as a contemporary icon. It became mass produced and distributed at a reasonable price with the goal of making "Art" available to everyone, in the spirit of the Pop Art multiples and editions that took Art out of the museums and brought it to people who could not ordinarily afford to collect "Art "with a capitol "A" .The open ended edition has become part of the "People's Art" with thousands of copies in homes, restaurants, offices, and hotels all over. It is shown above in the background of a restaurant skit on Saturday Night Live.
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