On Saturday, April 8, 2017, my solo show "Glass Darkly" opened at the High Street Gallery in Beaumont, Texas! I was overwhelmed by the response and support, and greatly appreciate everyone for making time to see my work in person, buying prints, and talking shop.
If you missed the opening, the show is open by appointment for the next 3 weeks or so, please contact Olivia Busceme for details. While it's never the same as seeing the work in person, you can also see the exhibited pieces in the virtual gallery below.
While the show is up, I'm honoring the special print prices for any of these pieces (each is still limited to a single edition of 7). Just contact me via email or Facebook. Buying a print not only makes shows like this possible for artists, it also supports the gallery.
“For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.”
With this selection of recent works, I wanted to explore how our understanding of ourselves and our world is dim, shadowed, and unclear, like peering into an old, imperfect mirror.
Self-perception is a recurring theme in my work. Whether working underwater, in abandoned places, or in the studio, many of my figures are central and solitary in the composition, and the settings give a sense of surreal unfamiliarity.
For me, the purpose of the Nude is not simply to admire some classical “ideal” form. It also removes the deceptions of class and fashion and confront us with a basic truth we all share. Despite variations of age, proportion, gender, ethnicity, and scars of life, the fundamentals of the Figure are the same for all 7,125,000,000 of us.
So I hope you won’t just see these as you would a painting of a mountain, but that you’ll see a part of yourself dimly reflected back.