In 2012 I began a twenty-year project, Field Work 20/20. 20/20 is a series of site-specific painting performances that inserts a once-per-year repeated performance in different settings and allows each year’s manifestation to attract meanings. 20/20 will result in a timeline portfolio of twenty paintings from sites across North America with additional collateral materials (photographs, video and artist books).
The annual performance is staged in an outdoor setting in a portable studio that obstructs my view of the vista. I sit and make a painting, engaging in a process of releasing dilute acrylic from a brush at closely-spaced intervals along the top edge of a sheet of paper and letting gravity pull the beads of paint downwards. The duration of each performance is about four hours, the time it takes to fill a large sheet of paper with narrowly-spaced vertical lines. My first performance was in 2012 in the Mojave Desert near Twentynine Palms, California. In October 2013, I completed my second performance in a collaboration of sorts with a hot air balloonist, Al Appenzeller, in Indianola, Iowa.
I hope to complete the documentation of the 2013 performance during my artist residency at Raid Projects.
I have an artist residency at son Ramos, Michelle Carla Handel and Molly Shea for welcoming me into the mix!in Los Angeles for the next three months. While I'm here, I will be producing new works and joining in on a lot of the LA art fun. A big thanks to JaMy home base for the next three months.
Projects and paintings have kept me very busy the last few months. The New Year began with a celebratory exhibition at William Busta Gallery. Bill Busta selected twenty-five artists to represent each of the gallery's twenty-five years, and I am so happy to have been a part of it. A toast to Bill!>> Previous Next <<