POINTS | Second Generation
The works on paper for this exhibition blend
fluid improvisational painting approach with a
repetitively structured and analytical one. Through
patterning, references are made to the decorative
arts (textiles and quilts) and technology (the binary
code of zeroes and ones). By integrating a
handcrafted sensibility with a technological one, I
create intricate layers of information that reflect but
also counter the hybridized nature of our fragmented culture. My
intention is to slow the viewer down, to reacquaint the viewer with
visual senses, and to assert the
benefits to be gained through concentrated visual explorations. The
embraces the dynamic forces of duality and balance.
This in turn offers an equation in which the answer
is greater than the sum of its disparate parts.
As one of the artists representing the middle
generation in this exhibition, I have the pleasure of
being professionally connected to all of the artists.
As a student, my professors' encouragement
empowered me to find my voice as a young artist.
As a teacher, I have striven to repay that support by
extending it to the next generation.