Installation and Performance

Many of these works were created for public venues and events, most prominently, the Artists and Models Affair. Beginning in the early 1980s, this was an annual art party originally held on the evening of the Western New York Exhibition at the Albright Knox Art Gallery. These works provide opportunities to explore alternative art forms. …

Technology

In 1981 I was reading a National Geographic at my mother-in-laws house. The computer chip was just beginning to make its mark on our everyday lives, but the average person didn’t yet own a computer. I was fascinated by the article, and all that it implied for our future. Artist Statement Sometime around 1981 I …

Transitional

Transitional This page consists of work that occurred between distinct series. They might constitute a group in themselves, though they are few in number. Some of these are among my favorite works.

Archaeology (Painted Canvases)

The title of this series comes from the many images associated with archaeology and other sciences. But it also comes from a particular state of mind that informed the work. They are all acrylic paintings on unstretched canvas. Artist Statement I have long been enamored by Rene Magritte’s painting “La Trahison des Images” (the treason …

Research and Development

Art is the R&D for culture. Artists Conduct the R&D for society. With this series I create a collection of works that, when exhibited together, suggest a group show by different artists from different periods, all relating in one way or another to one of three iconic images: a micro-compressor chip, a pre-Columbian vase, and …

Men at Work

This small series is actually a subset of my Research and Development Series. All works are in acrylic paint on 30″ x 22″ paper from 1995. Though I did not write a statement specifically for this series, they are included under the Research and Development statement below. Artist’s Statement Research and Development: Painting has been …

Tattooed Women

This series of oil paintings on canvas alludes to historical painting styles and themes as a means of prompting various contextual associations. There are three types of works in this series: portraits, historical paintings (which allude to or parody conventions of historical painting), and tattoo “parts.” The frames on the portraits are an essential part …

Extemporal Suite

The title comes from the Latin extemporalis, meaning on the spur of the moment, or less literally, unrehearsed. These are quick paintings, mostly on paper, that I do quickly as a sort of exorcize. Several categories have emerged. CHROME RENEE Artist Statement This group of work came about almost accidentally. For years as a public …

Fish And Bicycles

“A woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle:” – Irina Dunn. I was inspired to paint this series of 30″ x 22″ works in oil on paper roughly the same time I was working on the larger Tattooed Women series. All are dated 1998. For an explanation of the work click here. …

Painting of People

This series of oil paintings addresses issues of image possession, authenticity, and art/spectator interaction, and the effect media has on art viewing. Artist Statement Like many artists whose productive lives have bridged the twentieth and twenty-first millennia—a period marked by rapid technological change as profound as the industrial revolution was to the modernists a century …

Titles First

The “Title First” series is an experiment with a novel method of determining subject matter. All are oil on canvas with wood frames. Most of the frames are painted and the titles are hand lettered. Artist’s Statement The concept for this work grew out of a chance occurrence. Having just finished a series of work, …

The Adoration of the Virgin: Wearing Vera Wang

This work was specially commissioned By NY City art collector, Vince Paparo in the style of the Divine Beauty Series.   For a detailed explanation of the painting’s iconography.

MYTH AND LIES

I have always had a fondness for academic painting. In this series I explore mythology and allegory, drawing attention to them as they have been represented both in painting and society at large by placing elements of historical tradition in unfamiliar contemporary contexts. This is the first work from a series that I am now developing. …

god-heads

Artist Statement To paraphrase Joan Osborne, “What if gods were some of us?” These paintings are circuitously inspired by my deep affection for academic painting. I love the clichéd idealism, formulaic standards, use of mythology as justification for painting the nude, and basically everything the Realists rebelled against. God-heads offers a contemporized take on familiar …

Miscellanous

These one-of-a-kind pieces don’t fit neatly into a series or category These three works might or might not become a series. Two of them grew out of my Paintings of Pictures of People with Paintings series, but essentially they are experiments in combining images metaphorically to evoke viewer responses. I like the political commentary that’s …