WORK > KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK, KNOCK ON WOOD (2014)

Knock, Knock, Knock, Knock On Wood

A solo exhibition at G gallery

Part superstition, part joke, part invitation, the title of this exhibition sets the tone for an exploration into the curious nature of creating and exhibiting work.
In my practice painting holds an element of the unexpected. Painting over old paintings, layering paint over time and incorporating objects outside of the painting frame is part of the way I explore painting as a process. I am interested in the objects that “pick up” paint in the studio. Rags, tables, clothing, become incidental players in a creative search.
Domestic space, gallery space, studio space, dream space are continually being defined and redefined by the objects that fill them, our relation to the objects and the energy of the objects themselves.
The work in this show was created in many different spaces and places, taking on different purposes at different times. Brought together in the gallery, the work speaks to each other about confusion, desire, limitations and personal expression.

Velvet Coconut Burlap Blanket
velvet, cotton, painted cocnut shellsand burlap
70'x60'
2014
The Wilderness Battlefield
oil, acrylic on board with broken mirror
40'x36'
2012
Banana Trees
oil, acrylic on canvas
38'x34'
2012
Freddy and Monkey Fur
oil, acrylic on canvas with velvet and monkey fur
2014
Moon Drips, detail
silk velvet, paint rags
2014
Don't Go Chasing Waterfalls
oil on board with iron hooks
12'x9'
2012
TableTop
wood table top, paint
2014
Blue Nuit
oil, acrylic on board
40'x36'
2013
Witch my Broom
oil on board
40' diameter
2014
Boy
burlap
48'
2011
Boy detail
burlap
2014