My small landscape works are mementos of remembered and imagined moments, mediated between illusion and abstraction. I use a muted palette so that the pictures are dampened, like worlds seen through a screen. I'm interested in imagery derived from technologies that simultaneously distort and expand visual perception: x-rays, night vision footage, and digital filters meant to unify and aestheticize a disjointed world.
I like to imagine that these images could be backdrops for some elusive narrative. They could depict settings for unwritten ghost stories. Or, conversely, they might represent moments of illumination, as when flashlight beams expel make-believe horrors from the undergrowth.
born: 19582, Baltimore, Maryland
Drexel University, MA, 2007
Maryland Institute College of Art, BFA, 2004
selected solo or two-person exhibits
Sensible Forest, Rehoboth Art League, Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, 2015
Branches, View, Old Forge, New York, 2015
Notes From Outside, Mountain Fold Gallery, New York, New York, 2009
selected group shows
Plain Airs, Indianapolis Art Center, Indianapolis, Indiana, 2015
Landscape Today and Tomorrow, Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, SUNY Geneseo, Geneseo, New York, 2014
Things That Scare Me, Rouse Company Foundation Gallery, Howard Community College, Columbia, Maryland, 2014
Biggs Picture, Biggs Museum of American Art, Dover, Delaware, 2014