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The Flesh of the Fruit, the Pit of the Stomach

The Flesh of the Fruit, the Pit of the Stomach

12/01/2023 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
December 1st, 2023 to January 6th, 2024
Artist Statement

My work addresses the relationship between place or physical presence and the primary experiences of emotion and perception. The paintings express a sense of dislocation and question how an individual relates to their environment – I’m interested in things which live in this vulnerable state between connection and disconnection, or familiarity and specificity.  

By using the recognizable visual language of landscape, abstracted to the point of familiarity if not identifiability, and scale that shifts between the massive and enveloping or small and quiet, the works envelop the viewer in a space in which they cannot comfortably situate themselves. This elusive quality is vital – to accurately express these fluctuating states, they must balance a sense of both distance and belonging.  

The material build-up and impasto marks serve as an index, an imprint of the artist’s hand, speaking to my own bodily experience in the world and in the production of the paintings. I want to share with the viewer my own sensory and emotional experience of my environment, atmospheres which can be joyful, overwhelming, frantic, peaceful, dislocating, or some combination of these all at once.  


Upcoming Exhibits

Lincoln Artists Guild
1/5/24 to 1/31/24
Gladys M. Lux
1/12/24 to 5/6/24
Print / Paper
Nebraska Wesleyan University Students
2/2/24 to 2/28/24
Handweavers Guild of Lincoln
4/5/24 to 4/30/24

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