I was a recipient of a Residency for Studios Midwest sponsored by the Galesburg Civic Arts Center, July 2018. In collaboration with Knox College, the five residents were given the use of the new Art Department building. I took the first floor sculpture room with its big tables to spread out on. Immediately, I worked on large drawings, 30”x44” on white Stonehenge, fulfilling a long-standing ambition to make a coherent series of large drawings.
With this series Planar Violations, I am aiming for a stripped down vocabulary leading both and perhaps contradictorily to clarity and mystery.
“I choose the mark … because I can more clearly formulate a discourse that may easily be read. The mark because it traces a vital tension in relation to other marks, which collectively become more significant and complete an inner process … The mark because it determines alternative spaces that could appear interconnected, creating the possibility of perceiving various planes, conceptually ordered and with a non-objective rigour that I would define as the ‘objective of reduction’.”
Photo credit: Jack Kulawik, jackkulawik [at] gmail [dot] com