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For the past several years I’ve been painting modest, consistent size images that refrain from traditional wall display. In the recent past, I stacked piles of un-stretched paintings on the floor, inviting viewers to make physical contact by sorting through the work. My current work–now painted on t-shirts and underwear and stretched on shaped frames–continues this aspect of viewer-contact. The work is hung with clothes hangers on retail wall fixtures, and viewers are invited to sort through and arrange the displayed paintings.

Each painted section–a consistent 22.5” x 25” rectangle–is part of an ongoing image-making project that consults the rich history and vocabulary of modern painting. While this work doesn’t focus on a particular subject or theme, it has a tone of playful exploration. I’m attracted to painting that is crude; that has a dopey logic and reflects the clunky nature of thought. With goopy paint and soft cotton, this head wanders.

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2014