(front page shows images from a pandemic drawing installation at Dawn Cerny's home in Seattle WA.)
My work covers a range of subjects, from post-it notes and mundane marginalia to figurative excerpts of Netherlandish renaissance paintings and early baseball cards. The consistency of the images comes from the interiority and presence of an ephemeral gaze, which is characterized by an approach to painting as a medium of constant transformation and transition.
My palette builds on post-impressionism and the revelatory event of color. Muted tones hold space near gestural applications of symbolic pinks and yellows. The poses of the baseball players turn into meditations completely outside of the relevance of team sports. Navigating the field of representational painting, these baseball players are often bent over, catching groundballs near the bottom of the frame. In a sympathetic posture of effort, the works exemplify a concern with the manual dimensions of looking, from the original baseball cards which were made and circulated by hand, to the baseballers’ gestures, to mark-making which directs your attention towards the momentary.