Work1 Title: Meeting Place Year: 2016 Materials: Diatomaceous earth, gesso, Flashe paint, acrylic, foam on wood panel Dimensions: H 72″ W 48″ D 2′
Work2 Title: Escape Route Year: 2016 Materials: Diatomaceous earth, gesso, Flashe paint, acrylic, ink on wood panel Dimensions: H 72″ W 48″ D 2″
Work3 Title: Pressure to Hold Year: 2006 Materials: Diatomaceous earth, gesso, Flashe paint, acrylic, ink on wood panel Dimensions: H 72″ W 48″ D 2″
Work4 Title: Running Out of Time Year: 2016 Materials: Diatomaceous earth, gesso, Flashe paint, acrylic, ink on wood panel Dimensions: H 72″ W 48″ D 2″
Work5 Title: Anxiety Attack Year: 2016 Materials: Diatomaceous earth, gesso, Flashe paint, acrylic, ink on wood panel Dimensions: H 72″ W 48″ D 2″
I have been active as a painter for more than thirty years, and in that time I have committed much of my studio practice to the exploration and development of materials and surfaces.
For many years I have worked mostly on BFK paper stretched to linen, where the surface was a mixture of painting, drawing and collage elements. In my most recent work, I have returned to working on wood, this time using a new surface material – diatomaceous earth. The diatomaceous earth surface becomes a substitute and a simulation of the former paper on linen surface. This new surface has enabled me to create a more fluid approach to my work.
My painting practice consists of a weave of memories falling out of chaos, where still life meets landscape. It becomes a mixology; an alchemy which tends to direct the composition toward visual play, a paronomasia of textural complexities and surface variations. I have worked to redefine the concept of landscape and break down its essential relationship within the language of abstract painting. This re-contextualizing is a process which is shaped by continual questioning, and by constant construction and deconstruction. What I seek is a place where one form slips, in a kind of timeless lapse, into another.
I am interested in creating environments for my paintings. I find that this dialogue between installation and painting creates a certain dialectic that opens the possibilities to create a broader interpretation of the work. I would like my viewing audience to experience the work as if they were put into a world that slowly opens up around them and a multitude of visual sensations become realized.
Solo and Two Person Exhibitions/ Projects
2017 DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY (scheduled show)
2013 “Theresa Hackett and Jill Levine”, The George Gallery, Laguna Beach, CA
2011 NYFA, Patron Window Residency, NY
Bryan Art Gallery, Coastal Carolina University, SC
2010 Contemporary Museum, “On View”, Baltimore, MD
2009 Haas Gallery, Bloomsburg University, Bloomsburg, PA.
2007 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2005 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2004 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2002 Linda Schwartz Gallery, Cincinnati, Ohio
2001 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
2000 Soho Myriad, “At the Edge of Understanding”, Atlanta, GA
1999 Smallworks Gallery, Las Vegas, NV
1998 Florence Lynch Gallery, New York, NY
1993 Cigales et Lavandes, Turin, Italy
1992 Sue Spaid Fine Art, “Traces of Erasure”, Los Angeles, CA
1991 Sue Spaid Fine Art, “Landmark to Landmark”, Los Angeles, CA
1990 Condeso/Lawler Gallery, New York, NY
1984 Jus de Pomme, New York, NY
Selected Group Exhibitions
2016 “Space, Light and Disorder”, curated by Marilla Palmer,
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, NY
2015 Venice Vending Machine, Edition 3, Serra dei Giardini, Venice, Italy
“Summer Salad”, Girl’s Club, Annex Space, Ft Lauderdale, FL
“Displaced Landscape”, DVAA, Narrowsburg, NY
2014 “Paintngs From Paris”, Makebish Gallery, NY, NY
“Starting Here: A Selection of Distinguished Artists from UCSB”
Art, Design &Architecture Museum, UCSB, Santa Barbara, Ca.
“The Last Brucennial”, New York, NY.
2013 “Lumen”, Film Festival, Staten Island, NY. Curated by David Terry, NYFA.
“As The Eye Is Formed”, Juried by Peter Campus, Parrish Art Museum,
Water Mill, NY. (Video Screening)
Mass MoCA-One Minute Film Festival: 10 Years. North Adams, MA
2012 “Between the Two: Six
Place: New York, NY