26-30 September 2018
As part of the Bushwick Open Studios, I’ll be showing the below piece at Space 776, a gallery in Bushwick. Space 776 is at 229 Central Avenue in Brooklyn, and open through Sunday, 30 September, from noon-6 p.m. Please have a look if you are on this annual grand tour of Bushwick art.
Kurage is Japanese for jellyfish, and translates literally to “water mother,” a magnificent image. I learned this while reading “A Tale for the Time Being,” a gem of a novel by Ruth Ozeki which was shortlisted for the Man Booker prize. Ozeki is a Zen priest, who brings that sensibility to her writing. I serendipitously came across the book as I was working on a series of paintings and drawings, and then prints, which had medusa-like characteristics, and shamelessly lifted the term. While developing the prints I found some beautiful handblocked, deckled paper from Twinrocker that mirrored the form in the print, and it’s lovely stuff. The paper is unsized, so the inks seep in, making the color slightly understated and the color harmony more cohesive.
I have been working recently on a series of paintings on canvas, 24 in. x 30 in. combining painting and drawing. The paintings are coming out of some work I have been doing on paper mixing pencil and oil paint on an Arches Huile paper... (Continue reading)