Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Works Show, PressitOn Art Gallery, Miami

I'm thrilled to be participating on a group show at PressitOn Art Gallery in Miami, Aug 27-Sept 31 2009.

I'll be joining wonderful artists Laura Dinello, Elena Madden, Tobia Makover, Cedric Smith and new gallery artist, surrealist photographer Jamie Baldridge.

The director has chosen "Flight Plan" (23x32), "Dreams of Flying" (18x24), and "Trust and Betrayal, Samson and Delilah" (36x52) for this show.

"Flight Plan" (23x32) and detail

"Dreams of Flying" (18x24) and detail

In "Flight Plan" and "Dreams of Flying" I see threads that have been showing up in my work of late, ideas of flight, birds and nests. There are so many symbolic connotations associated with these images, thoughts of freedom, achieving new heights, seeing things from a different angle than we're accustomed to.

It's exciting to find a commonality in a body of work that surprises me, an element that I wasn't consciously including in the design. My paintings take weeks to finish so one would think there would be few surprises left by the time I pronounce a piece finished, but sometimes I don't know what a piece is really about till months later.

"Trust and Betrayal, Samson and Delilah" (36x52) and detail

Samson and Delilah was a fascinating painting to do. It's a painting about choice, even Delilah could have made a different choice. It made me ponder thoughts of trust and betrayal. Still a subject worthy of consideration.

Samson and Delilah won the Alabama 2-D Artist Award at the Red Clay Survey, a regional juried show at Huntsville Museum of Art, in Huntsville, AL before traveling to Miami.

The show was juried by Margaret Lazzari, an Associate Professor in the Roski School of Fine Arts of the University of California in Los Angeles.

More about all the exciting upcoming events at PressitOn Art Gallery Miami at

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