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Coming across your full color figurative paintings today, I appreciate your unmistakable delight in the oddities of the human body. Quartet beautifully plays up these individual distortions while allowing the viewer voyeuristic entry into the space. While the headless figures exist in a surreal environment placing their (or others) heads and shoulders at their feet, one of the stranger elements that draws my attention is the small blue underwear worn by the far left figure. The inclusion of this (too) small piece of clothing is jarring, pulling our mindset away from classical nudes into a realm of artifice and exaggeration. The body strains under the fabric, humorously causing tension between reality and expectation. In this way the work reminds me of John Currin. But there are some elements performing less clear roles in the scene; the black cords wind through the quartet, splicing through the bottom right figure, and resulting in a disembodied upper torso. This figure’s red eye adds to the mystery, whether cosmetic or depicting prior damage.
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Color Photography: 2018
Empty Places: Abandoned Spaces
Similitude: Works Exploring Portraiture
Contemporary Sculpture: Off the Wall, Floor & Ceiling
Inside / Outside: Upstream Gallery' Small Works 2019
Art on Paper
Sink & Chairs: International Call for Works Exploring Sinks or Chairs
Middle Tennessee Community College Showcase
Biggs Shot 2018
Arteles Creative Center' New Course Residency
Hoyt Galleries' Solo or Group Shows
5th International Exhibition and Publication on New Media Art
4th Annual Figures & Faces Art Competition
Wallsaver.Art Online Art Marketplace: Sell your Art!
Margo Harris Hammerschlag Biennial' $5,000 Direct Carving Competition
17th Annual Indian Wells Arts Festival
Superfine! The Fair
National Sculpture Society' Grants
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