I''m honored to have two of my older figure paintings, Humps and Repose, included in this awesome anthology, Bared from Les Femmes Folles Books. Edited by Laura Madeline Wiseman and Sally Deskins, it celebrates female artists and writers who explore themes and imagery involving breasts and bras.
Another body of work I've been creating on the side is a portrait series of women. It’s an extension of my research, and documents some of the female writers, artists, and creative types of all stripes, who were part of the modernist avant-garde in the first few decades of the twentieth century. The series sheds light on their later years, and I’ve painted them in old age. The exhibition is on view in the campus gallery of University of Cincinnati Clermont College, through March 28, to coincide with Women's History Month. View the portraits here
I have an older painting included in Bared, a group exhibition at the Diamond Gallery in Morgantown, WV. Curated by Sally Deskins, it features artists from the corresponding anthology and the work explores feminist themes through imagery related to women's breasts. Opening reception is March 3 and the show runs through March 24.
I recently interviewed Nabil El Jaouhari as part of his solo exhibition, Memory Pacifier, which explores his memories of growing up in Beirut during the war. The article is included in the Oct/Nov 2016 edition of ÆQAI: read here
My work will be featured in the Bevre North Gallery at Fitton Center for Creative Arts in historic downtown Hamilton, just north of Cincinnati. This current body of work includes mixed media paintings, works on paper and encaustic monoprints as Arbitrary Language, a solo exhibition that's part of Forged and Fired. It will be on view Oct. 28, 2016 until January 7, 2017. The opening reception is Saturday, Oct. 29, 5:00-7:00 pm. For more information: http://fittoncenter.org/ and here
A portfolio of my recent work, Happy Limbo of Suspended Metaphors, was selected to feature in the summer / fall 2016 issue of the art and literary journal, Lunch Ticket, published by the MFA program of Antioch University, Los Angeles. View here: http://lunchticket.org/happy-limbo-of-suspended-metaphors/
Two of my pieces, Drainage Trope and Selfsame Meditation, were selected for the Painted Words edition of Poets and Artists journal. Curated by John Seed, the issue features work that integrates textual elements from a diverse range of approaches. To view the e-version of the journal and read Seed's introduction, click here.
Two of my monoprints are included in this year's SOS, an exhibition and event featuring a community-wide creative expression for peace, justice and social change. Opening night is Friday, May 27 and closing reception and events are Sunday, June 5. Curated by Saad Ghosn at Cincinnati Art Academy. For more information.
Read review of the show in May edition of ÆQAI
An interview I did with artist Zoe Hawk is featured in the March 2016 edition of ÆQAI. Her work is firmly rooted in feminist theory while also finding influence from children's books. Read the interview here
I recently interviewed the very talented artist Aris Moore for Figure50.com. It's currently featured in the November edition of ÆQAI. To learn more about her work, read the interview here: http://aeqai.com/main/2015/11/aris-moore/ Moore's interview and others may be viewed in the Interviews section of Figure50.com.
During the Woodstock Film Festival 2015, I attended the screening of Poet of Havana, a documentary about Cuban poet, songwriter and activist, Carlos Varela at the Ulster Performing Arts Center. After the screening, Varela was joined for a Q&A with director Ron Chapman and Jackson Brown. As a finale, Varela performed, with Brown joining him for several songs. wwww.thepoetofhavana.com
June 26, 2015