acrylic dye and paint
Roll out canvas. Cut to size. Spray with water. Brush or drip on dye. Let dry. Repeat dyeing if needed.
Assemble stretcher bars. Stretch canvas and seal.
Create a rough sketch, mostly while riding the subway. Think about the space of letters. About words, phrases, expressions, idioms, cliches, pairings. About process, illusion, meaning, geometry, communication. Following through, giving up, unraveling, revealing, from beginning to end, throbbing, oozing or frozen, a full spectrum, folding and unfolding, overlapping, deceiving, with stars and leaves, underwater, in the kitchen, or at your office.
Draw it all to scale. Create a template. Transfer to canvas. Tape off a section and fill. Work with the existing pattern, or work against it. Simulate surfaces: fur, carpet, formica, flower petals, leather, paper, an old sweater, cherry skin, basket weaves, the sky. Remove tape while paint is still wet. Avoid smearing it all over everything. Repeat several times.
Never redo a section. Change the plan whenever necessary.
Artist Bio / CV
b. 1976, New Jersey
Hard Lines/Soft Vibes. Jeff Bailey Gallery. New York, NY.
Paper, Mirror, Torn. Brian Morris Gallery. New York, NY.
Casheesh New Year. Brian Morris Gallery. New York, NY.
Folk Appeal. Curated by Sean Greene. Mingo Gallery. Beverly, MA.
Speakers. Suite 216. In conjunction with ALS. Brooklyn, NY.
Masterpiece Theater. Morgan Lehman Gallery. New York, NY.
Permanent Collection. Nancy Margolis Gallery. New York, NY.
Grey Full. Curated by Geoffrey Young. Jeff Bailey Gallery. New York, NY.
Paperazzi. Janet Kurnatowski Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
Emerging Artist Fellowship Exhibition. Socrates Sculpture Park. Queens, NY
THISORGANIZED by Hope Gangloff. Susan Inglett Gallery. New York, NY.
Return To: Sender. Tempus Projects. Tampa, FL.
Notable Henchmen. Janet Kurnatowski Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
The Big Show. Silas Marder Gallery. Bridgehampton, NY.
Deep/Shallow. Gowanus Studio Space. Brooklyn, NY.
Bedlam. Organized by Carlos Little. Bank Iran. New York, NY.
NURTUREart Benefit. ZieherSmith. New York, NY.
Strategic Abstraction. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA.
Power to the People. Feature INC. New York, NY.
The Worlds Greatest. Daily Operation. Brooklyn, NY.
Antler Necklace. Curated by Amber Vilas. Half/Dozen. Portland, OR.
Body Language. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA.
One Size Fits All. On Stellar Rays. New York, NY.
Garish. Geoffrey Young Gallery. Great Barrington, MA.
Champagne and Baloney. Jeff Bailey Gallery. New York, NY.
On From Here. Guild and Greyshkul. New York, NY.
Without Walls. Museum 52. New York, NY.
2012 NYFA Fellowship in painting
2011 EAF Fellowship at Socrates Sculpture Park
2010 Domestic City: Methodology and Intuition. Kidd Yellin Gallery. Brooklyn, NY.
2008 A/V Night. Blue Seats. NYC.
2007 MFA, University of California, Santa Barbara.
1998 BFA, The Cooper Union. New York, NY