September 28-November 1
2021 Albany Post Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Opening Reception: October 6 | 12-2pm
I am grateful for the opportunity to share my work in this venue and look forward to continuing to find new and alternative spaces to share my work. Below are excerpts from my press release.
My interest in painting portraits, especially self-portraits, began in high school when I discovered a book of paintings by renowned Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo. For me, paintings portraits provides an opportunity to explore the artistic process of observing closely and responding to physical and psychological changes over time. It is also an opportunity to look inward and engage in self-discovery. I am interest in the emotional weight that portraits carry and often look to other artists, including Vincent Van Gogh, Lucian Freud, Jenny Seville, and Dana Schutz for inspiration.
My fascination with domestic spaces began in 2008, when I studied abroad in Venice, Italy. Living away from home for five months, with six other students, I became curious and interested about the habits and routines that develop when strangers, friends, or family members live tougher and they they manifest in shared and private spaces. Drawing on my experiences as a resident in Boston (where I have lived in over ten different apartments), the work of 20th century artists Henri Matisse and Pierre Bonnard, and the work of contemporary artists including Sedrick Huckaby, Gidenon Bok, and Olive Ayhes, I layer shift and exaggerate shapes and colors to create compositions that blur the boundary between reality and reproduction.