As I prepare for this year’s show at Blue Rain Gallery, I am always “under the gun” to complete as many works as possible, many of which began in the late fall of 2013, and some I just started yesterday!
There are some new large-format works I’m excited about. The focus this year will be on a group of black-and-white charcoal and ink drawings. These monochromatic works are "automatic drawings”, or otherwise, drawn without preconceptions or preliminary sketches. The subject matter is diverse. Animal spirits, botanical forms, and native spirits are inherent in these drawings, and in all things. They appear as rhythmic shapes and forms tangled into several worlds and inspire inquiry of their meaning(s) and invite you to discover more from them, over a length of time.
For this show, there’s also a fine selection of modernist New Mexican landscapes. Many of these paintings are directly influenced by the amazing cloud formations and dramatic skies this past summer has portrayed... inspiring skies like I’ve never seen!
Lastly, there’s a small group of traditional deity figures to round out my diverse inspiration, subjects that have defined my style since the beginning.
I look forward to seeing you at my show at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM on August 22nd from 5pm to 8pm. I will be sharing the gallery with my talented friends Preston Singletary and Tammy Garcia. This show is one not to miss!