It looks like it's going to be a great show this year, with lots of interesting and strong work. For more information, check out the gallery's website here: www.manifestgallery.org
Pair 2014 oil on canvas 30" x 30"
I had the honor of participating in this show last year as well. Two pieces of mine were selected for the 2013 show, one painting and one drawing (see images below). This painting was the first of several explorations of outlets in my studio. A wall outlet is such a humble utilitarian object - we use them every day to charge all kinds of fancy technological devices. But how often do we contemplate the outlet itself? I could spend a long time ranting about technology, but that's for another blog post. This outlet in particular was especially interesting to me, as it was surrounded by studio "noise" - marks, smudges, ephemera - the record of past creative activity.
Plug 2013 oil on panel 36" x 36"
This drawing is still one of my favorites. It is graphite on Rives BFK. It was very satisfying and possibly a bit indulgent to make. I do still consider this part of my empty studio spaces series, even though it is somewhat of a visual tangent. I am especially fond of the butterflies on the paper towels.
Many thanks to Stephanie Chambers for the use of her table.
Shadow 2013 graphite on paper 22" x 30"