Tremendous turn out for the opening of the national juried exhibition "Patterns" at the Attleboro Art Museum last night. Its a really strong show and I enjoyed seeing the other works and meeting some of the artists. I was pleased to see my painting Memory I very prominently displayed so its exposed through the Museum's main window to the street, representing the exhibition to the outside world. Very nice and much appreciated.
One of the things I like so much about painting is that it is a journey I can go on, but never arrive. The exploration is entirely what it is about for me. In a sense, the finished paintings are markers along the way. Each one describes a particular moment in time, a record of an idea, or technique or challenge I was investigating at that point in the journey. Taken as a whole in retrospect, the paintings are a road map of where I've been.
Lately I've been searching for ways to get further "into" the paintings, beyond the surface markings and dynamics. Not that I am looking to portray a literal space, but rather a sense of volume and light to move around in. Berceuse, 24" x 30", is an example of this idea, the current moment in the ongoing journey.
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