Sink, oil on canvas, 66 x 58 in., 2014

Sink, oil on canvas, 66 x 58 in., 2014

working on a lot of things at once right now. 

working on a lot of things at once right now. 

Sink, oil on canvas, 49 x 32 in., 2014

Sink, oil on canvas, 49 x 32 in., 2014

Sink, oil on canvas, 78 x 46 in., 2014

Sink, oil on canvas, 78 x 46 in., 2014

four bathers burlap, 9 x 12 in., ea., respectively.

THE STATUS OF PORTRAITURE - AUTONOMIE PROJECTS

I am fortunate enough to be included in a show at the nonprofit art space, Autonomie Projects, opening this Saturday in Los Angeles from 5-8:30pm.

Press Release:

THE STATUS OF PORTRAITURE

While portraiture has long been seen as a sign of cultural ‘status’ and class distinction this survey of Los Angeles portraiture examines the varied approaches being taken up by today’s painters with regard to rendering a likeness, not only of a seated subject, but of the subject of portraiture itself. These disparate approaches to re-imagining portrait painting not only include formal innovations but they also question many of the traditional assumptions of the genre. By challenging historical conventions such as naturalism, stability and easy identification of the subject, all of the painters in The Status of Portraiture challenge us to think differently about what constitutes a portrait in the 21st century. Conflating interior and exterior states with different personal and theoretical concerns the painters in The Status of Portraiture give us a new series of motifs for thinking about access to the image of another, and in so doing, perhaps even another route into thinking about ourselves. 

ARTISTS

Justin Bower, Virginia Broersma, Josh Dildine, Alec Egan, Jay Erker, Andrew Foster, Roni Feldman, Steve Hampton, Laurance McNamara, Max Presneill, Constance Mallinson, Jason Ramos, Erica Ryan Stallones and Frank J. Stockton. 

Sink, oil on canvas, 39 x 46 in., 2013

Sink, oil on canvas, 39 x 46 in., 2013

Sink, oil on canvas, 46 x 39 in., 2013

Sink, oil on canvas, 46 x 39 in., 2013

Untitled sculpture… 2013

Untitled sculpture… 2013

Open studios on Saturday December 14th. 

Open studios on Saturday December 14th.