OCTOBER 29, 2019 – JANUARY 29, 2020
TERRACE GALLERY AT ORLANDO CITY HALL
400 S. ORANGE AVE • ORLANDO, FL
Sometimes the path walked upon is not as Robert Frost spoke of, but of a third road. A road not chosen but delivered upon us by fate. The dialog in my art communicates the past, present, and future essences of women and men who have experienced trauma or of those who are struggling to discover their niche.
The paintingsʼ mental exploration exudes the need to escape from confusion to peacefulness. There is an antagonist and protagonist relationship within. The backgrounds are usually the antagonist, so overpowering to the subject or figures that they are seemingly incapacitated. The protagonist works so hard to escape, striving to go somewhere else, but the antagonist is always creeping into the space, stopping them. Those who remain reflect different moments in time with altered emotions and phantasmagorias. What is real and what is perception? Are they the same?
Capturing an emotional space through pure intuition and materiality of paint texture creates an immediate connection to the viewer. The surface structure translates an image that subliminally exists in my subconscious. There are moments of juxtaposition between thick and thin texture that convey the tension, between limited morality and existence. I create a conversation of fractured reality where the viewer contrives an awareness of the painting.
As an artist, it is my desire to create narratives with brushstrokes and to realize that it will change with each viewerʼs history and frame of mind. In addition, my life experiences, which some people only read about in text, will bridge audiences with a sense of inspiration and counsel.