Thinking Inside The Box.


The other day I decided to think outside the box, and so I went to the store and bought a box.  My idea is to make an exhibition box that will contain about 50 Long Series paintings and the materials for the creation of Long Series paintings. The box is essentially a mail art project, but it is also something I can easily travel with.

50 Long Series Paintings.

50 Long Series Paintings.

The box will contain instructions for the display of the artwork, and for the process for setting up a workstation so that people may participate in the creation of artwork. There will also be biographical, project, and news-media information included in the box.

Over the years I’ve shown in many different types spaces, and I’ve always been attracted to alternative approaches when it comes to presenting my work. I see this work in a small space with the paintings on the wall in a grid. A desk and chair would be in front of the wall, and the desk would contain sheets of 12×12 inch paper with art materials so that viewers of the work might join in and make marks that eventually when returned to me would become part of finished paintings.

Ideally I would like to work with a curator or the staff of an interesting alternative art gallery. I would welcome suggestions of curators or galleries that you think might be interested in an interactive exhibition.

Daily Studio Photograph. March 19, 2012.


March 19, 2012.

March 19, 2012.

The studio has some nice light today, and I feel a bit of spring fever coming on. The contrast between shadow and sunlight is always interesting on a day like today, and I think my cat has the right idea. Find a sunny spot, stretch out, and sleep.

Long Series #1051.


#1051.

#1051.

This painting was through my work pile a few time before I decided it was finished. It is a nice combination of controlled accidents and careful painting. I like it wild energy, and rough nature.