2014, 25" x 27", Oil on Panels
There will be a show of these Assemblages at The Art League Gallery, located in the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. June 2018
This page is for my 'Assemblages' Project, where I take several painting on a related theme, and assemble them into and overflowing a frame. I enjoy toying with the idea that each painting that make up these assemblages become an object, much like the object that is the subject of each painting. By overlapping and covering some of the assembled paintings, I play with the idea that the painting is no more important than the object that was painted. As an author creates mood by describing some details, and leaving others out. I try to do the same with paintings, using detail, color, form, and the object itself. Put into a group, they form a narrative. A story. It is somehow different than painting them all on one canvas. Each individual painting inside of an Assemblage varies in detail and execution. While the style is all the same some are about form and some lean toward a linear quality. This adds diversity to each piece.
I like to bring attention and importance to the common and overlooked things and places around us.
Westmoreland Museum of American Art. July 28 - Aug. 31, 2014
Ann Miller Gallery. Wittenberg University, Springfield, OH. 2001
Les Idees Art Gallery. Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA. 1997
Waldemar A. Schmidt Art Gallery. Wartburg College, Waverly Iowa. 1996
Phillip Dressler Center for the Arts. Somerset, PA 1996