Aliens and Animals
“The Digital Age has brought upon us a binary kaleidoscope fog blanketing both perception and reality. I think of my artwork as not only beyond the fog, but also behind the curtain of technology.”
Each drawing and painting in the current exhibition include mythical landscapes of mountains, waterways, and woodlands along with celestial elements. Also included are other-worldly beings who engage with earthly inhabitants in a variety of everyday activities. Together and in a twilight setting, aliens, animals, and spirits float, hide, and flee from unforeseen events. Consternation prevails adding to the over-all surreal nature of the art along with ever-present references to conflict, dreams, and humor.
Noteworthy and with special emphasis on the mixed-media drawings, actual meteorite fragments have been integrated within.
Born and raised in Chicago and living in DC since graduate school, my career as an artist extends back to the early 1970’s and includes twenty-six solo exhibitions, numerous gallery and museum exhibitions (The Corcoran Art Gallery, The Anderson Gallery, The Katzen Arts Center). Additional noteworthy exhibitions and awards include the “Washington Art Matters ll: 1940s – 1980s” exhibition at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center, First Prize in The Fairfax Art Council awards, First Prize in The George Washington University Alumni Competition, and a Special Recognition award from The Virginia Commission of the Arts. Collectors include American University, The George Washington University, Marymount University, George Mason University, the Elisabeth French Collection, the Gudelsky Collection, Radio One and Prudential. I studied at The University of Illinois (BFA Painting), The George Washington University (MFA Painting), and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (TICA). Currently, I am employed as an adjunct professor teaching Drawing at Laurel Ridge Community College in Warrenton, Virginia and reside in Washington, DC.