Very nice article about my work, and review of paintings now up at Greenfield Gallery in Greenfield MA, in today's paper, along with a cool short little video of me working away in the studio. Video also now up on my website under the About heading.
Shown here: Adagio XXX, oil and fabric on canvas, 24" x 24, which is currently up at the gallery and was featured in the article.
I'm often asked about the titles I give to the paintings. Each one in this series is named "Adagio", which of course is the musical direction a composer might incorporate into their score, directing performers to play "slowly, with ease, gracefully."
For me there is something musical about these paintings and so I like the name in that sense. But more importantly, each one is created over time, very much in the spirit of adagio.... slowly, gracefully. Perhaps this is also my suggestion as to how one might best experience looking at the paintings as well.
In addition to titling them Adagio, I've taken to naming the day and month the painting was begun, and the day and month it was finally completed as part of the title. This gives each painting its own sort of "time signature", distinguishing one from another and also conveying the life of its creation over time. So the 48" x 48" painting in this post, which evolved over many months, is titled Adagio 6/5-12/28
My work has been chosen to be featured in the Color Field Painting Collection on Saatchi Art's homepage. You can see the collection here:
Curated by Bridget Carron of Saatchi Art.
This out of my fortune cookie after dinner last night. Sounds right. Going right up on my studio wall.
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