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"I make number and text based, color oriented abstract paintings and drawings.

The paintings are created by repeating and layering the words or numbers found in the title of the piece. I use my own handwriting, fragment each letter or number and assign colors to every unit. Repeated over and over, the words become purposefully illegible, serendipitous rhythms of lines and colors in transition. I am interested in the “flow” the marks make, rather than any hint at legibility."

I consider the Stroke Studies (2014 – present) to be joyful research and development. Although these paintings began as a possible means to add more “hand” to the grounds of my text-based paintings, they have developed into an ongoing inquiry and stand on their own as finished works. 

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The exhibition is at the Pennsylvania Arts Experience (PAE). The PAE is a non-profit arts organization promoting the arts along the scenic river valleys of southeastern Pennsylvania. This region is teaming with a wide array of contemporary painters, weavers, quilters, printmakers, potters, glassblowers, woodworkers, etc., many with national or international reputations, working in unique and spectacular studios located in renovated barns or adaptively reused buildings in the small towns along the way. In addition to offering museums, galleries and studios with public hours, the PAE Artist Trail features exclusive “behind-the-scenes” tours of many of these artists’ studios not usually open to the public, allowing the visitor to interact with the artists and gain insight into their creative process, as well as providing the opportunity to help support the artists’ creative work through the direct purchase of original works of art.

 

PLANNING AN EXHIBITION

All good exhibits require an attention to detail and planning ahead. Making the art, ordering frames, fitting the artwork, and display are all critical to overall success of the exhibit.  Hershey has sent us some work in progress photos to document the process. I think you will agree it was worth the effort.  

A model of the exhibit is made a month before to show where each image would be hung.
A model of the exhibit is made a month before to show where each image would be hung.
Artwork is positioned on the wall and frames arrive from Metopolitan Picture Framing.
Artwork is positioned on the wall and frames arrive from Metopolitan Picture Framing.
The framing proceeds. All 65 frames are fit and ready to be wired!
The framing proceeds. All 65 frames are fit and ready to be wired!
The finished product.
The finished product.

"New Strokes + Words"
June 3 - June 28, 2016
Talk: 11 am Saturday June 18th
Pennsylvania Arts Experience
York, PA

 

Profile: 114 Wood: Maple Finish: unfinished

GALLERY FRAMES

Thin Profile: 114
Type: thin gallery frame
Wood & finish: maple wood frame with clear and black finishes
Purchasing Options: joined wood frame
Framing Advice: fitting gallery frames