I create paintings, drawings, and prints in an attempt to address – through archetypal themes and symbols – the fundamental questions, ideas, hopes, and concerns I have about being in the world.
I write texts in an attempt to integrate rational conceptions with my passionate, sometimes illogical, visual expressions.
In tandem, these avenues form a multifaceted array of investigation and inquiry that I use every day to, hopefully, understand and make sensible the miraculous reality of being.
Note: The above text is a root from which I grow exhibition-specific or body-of-work-specific statements. You can see a few developed texts here:
An Ensign For Miyoko Ito – Statement on a current and growing body of work that takes inspiration from Miyoko Ito.
The Impossible Interior – Statement on a series of paintings exploring the US bombing of a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan in October, 2015.
Omen: Wars and Rumors of Wars – Catalog essay for an exhibition of The Omen Series paintings at Gillock Gallery in Chicago in 2006.
Notes on Quintessence – Musing on the body of work I created in 2008 and 2009 which was featured in the two-person (with David Spear) show Concerning Composing at PS Gallery in Columbia, MO.
Hammers and Bells – The talk I delivered at the opening of The Bell, Struck: Tondos by Tim Lowly and Matt Ballou, an exhibition that took place in June 2011 in Louisville, KY.
Certain Densities, Uncertain Visions – An essay I wrote as a curatorial and conceptual statement for the exhibition Certain Densities, which took place in 2013 at George Caleb Bingham Gallery on the campus of The University of Missouri.
In the drop down menu for this Statements section, you’ll see a variety of exhibition proposals and commission information.
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