It has been said that a Baroque sensibility underscores my recent work, particularly in the large multi-figure narrative drawings; images, which suggest heightened sexual and psychological tensions. For a number of years now my work has almost exclusively privileged drawing, eschewing color and paint for the essential tools of charcoal and paper. This option for the basics was deliberate, a wish to regress to fundamentals and origins in both materials as well as content
In formal terms, the drawings attempt to integrate both comic and tragic modes – but not too comic or not too tragic. The underlying tone is perhaps one of bewilderment at the uncanny, astonishing awkwardness of the body as a site and medium of expression, experience and connection.
Artist Bio / CV
MFA completed at Brooklyn College, NY. Has exhibited nationally, most recently at The ’Temporary Museum of Painting in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY. Teaches in the Visual Arts Program at Princeton University. Previous teaching includes Pratt Institute, The New York Academy of Art, The Delaware College of Art and Design, The Minneapolis College of Art and Design and SUNY, Stonybrook. Lives in Long Island, NY.