Early History (left) and Industrial Age (right), oil on canvas, 2016

Inspired by our human relationship to the earth – one that acknowledges physical existence as fleeting in relation to geologic time and geologic process – the ‘minera-logic’ series sets the stage for existential narratives that unfold through humor and pathos. Equally absurd and solemn, the paintings reflect on our place in the world by enacting formal relationships between space and object, light and shadow, and in situations gleaned as much through what is seen as what is not.

Material piles take on anthropomorphic form, occupying a landscape seemingly empty and timeless. But these are not the sort of narratives that offer any resolve. Their empty spaces and exaggerated shadows convey a sense of potential rather than assertion and time here is not linear but cyclic. The result is a narrative that doesn’t offer up answers, but a range of experience spanning silent contemplation at one end and a sense of unease at the other.

minera-logic, oil on panel, 2016

minera-logic, oil on panel, 2016

The Master, oil on panel, 2016

The Master, oil on panel, 2016

under a billion suns, oil on panel 2016

under a billion suns, oil on panel 2016

 

 

minera-logic, installation (oil on panel & ceramic), Loop Gallery, 2016

minera-logic, installation (oil on panel & ceramic sculpture), Loop Gallery, 2016