‘Pour’ is open @joshualinergallery January 24th - February 23rd in New York. For Inquiries email [email protected]
Today I ordered Play-doh off of amazon as an attempt to incorporate more experiment and play into my studio practice. For those of you that want to know what I do during the day, now you have it. 🤸🏼♀️ Are You Serious # 6 + Chatham # 3, mixed media on paper, 30” x 22”, 2019 💫 on view @joshualinergallery.
Setting aside time for the residency was a big deal for me. It seemed like a rare gift to focus on a new body of work, free from any distractions. That meant completely silencing components of my practice I’ve grown accustomed to like meetings, emails, and phone calls. I started planning for the residency six months in advance, blocking out my schedule and finishing up paintings so I could have a singular focus in Chatham. ❄️ Read my latest essay on my blog about my month long artist residency @the macedonia institute. Link in bio.
Every mark I make is a reaction to the previous. It’s a physical process and I work on several pieces at once, careful to allow each painting time to settle before making the next decision. The negative space in my work is equally as important as the marks my body is making. - ‘Pour’ is on view @joshualinergallery until February 23rd.
Dusting off my sketchbooks and bringing that process back into my routine. I’ve been keeping sketchbooks since I was 12 but if you were to look through my archives you’d see an inconsistent pattern of gaps in each year. I’ll carry them with me religiously for several months on end and eventually it’s as though I lost interest. Looking back through, I’ve found I would put the sketchbook away when I was ready dive into bigger paintings. I wanted to rest my mind when I wasn’t in the studio, rather than always being on.
Sometimes I Mirror You # 5, mixed media on canvas, 36” x 48” - On view @joshualinergallery in New York until February 23rd.
These paintings will live on a ship and will likely travel more places than I will see in my lifetime. 🚢
I relish working on large compositions because it completely consumes me and I have no choice but to be completely present. In trade, I hope visitors have a similar experience.
It was so nice to be home for an entire week! Tomorrow I’m flying to the Midwest to jury The Student Independent Art exhibition and give a talk on my work at The Cleveland Institute of Art on Feb 8th at 12:30pm. The talk will be at The Peter B. Lewis Theater @cleinstituteart and is open to the public.
🎉 Celebrating 30 today by reflecting on my artistic journey up until now @soundandvisionpodcast. You can listen to to our conversation on Spotify and Apple Podcasts. Link in bio. 📸 @domingo robledo @populationsalon
Audio books, tea and painting kind of Monday. Enjoying the space to paint more and talk less this week.
Excited to be back in the studio for just a week before heading to The Cleveland Institute of Art to meet with students and jury their upcoming student exhibition alongside @renadetrixhe and @letha.wilson. @cleinstituteart