Born in New Orleans, LA, USA, 1960
Lives and works in New York, USA
Parsons School of Design
"A hyper presence being the paintings themselves, the presence being the room itself and the absence being those black paintings on the wall, where you have to sense some kind of part of reality being dropped out or vanished.
What fascinates me is how little I can control their behavior (paintings) in new situations. An image will coalesce and then disintegrate, giving way to another reading that sort of comes out of the background.To me some parts of a painting appear as if you’re looking down at them from an airplane window; others might evoke something that you’re very close to which is out of focus. to knit wildly varying perspectives into a unified space.
I like the unstable situation that depends on the light and the viewer both moving around; the painting changes before your eyes. (metallic paint)
I don’t think the artist can determine the meaning of content. What I am trying to do is alter baseline conditions of viewing to anticipate a new kind of viewing, to establish a site for “content” or experience. In a way, the paintings resist meaning. Perhaps it’s about motion and light. - almost cinematic quality.
destabilization isn’t my content. I attempted to heighten this sense of mutability of a painting. It’s something that gives the illusion of being alive.”